Celebrating Colonials Weekend

Thousands of GW families and friends are on campus Oct. 16-18. Highlights include performances by Jon Stewart and Octoberfest.

October 08, 2009

Lectures, plays, sports—there is something for everyone at GW’s 2009 Colonials Weekend Oct. 16-18.

The weekend kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday with myriad events, including massages, lectures and performances at GW’s Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses.

On Saturday afternoon from 2-5 p.m., families and local residents will enjoy pumpkin carving, contests, and fall desserts at the Mount Vernon Campus’ annual Octoberfest, the popular outdoor festival organized by the Mount Vernon Programming Council. That evening, Emmy-award winning host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show Jon Stewart will entertain audiences for two shows at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at GW’s Charles E. Smith Center.

Saturday events will also include a silent auction, campus tours, department open houses, breakfasts with school deans and a golf scramble.

Live music at the annual Jazz Brunch on Sunday from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Marvin Center will kick off a day of activities, which include an interactive session, “CSI Mount Vernon: The Case of Death in a Big City,” at GW’s Acheson Science Center on the Mount Vernon campus, the New Plays Festival at GW’s Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre and the seventh annual Foggy Bottom/West End Neighborhood Block Party from 1-4 p.m. on the Eye Street Mall.

For more information, visit http://gwired.gwu.edu/parents/ColonialsWeekend.