In Photos: GW Welcomes Back Students for Spring 2024 Semester

Move-in, New Student Orientation and Bid Day were some of the highlights of the weekend before the start of the spring semester.

January 16, 2024

Bid Day 2024

Students walk from campus to the National Mall to meet their new National Panhellenic Conference sorority members on Sunday, Jan. 14. (William Atkins/GW Today)

The George Washington University—as well as Mother Nature—welcomed students back to campus for the start of the spring 2024 semester. The university held several events for students over the weekend including move-in, New Student and Family Orientation and Bid Day,  before  inches of snow fell on D.C. and canceled the first day of in-person classes on Tuesday. 

Around 150 new students moved into residence halls prior to the start of the spring semester. New students and their families were also welcomed to the university with an orientation on Jan. 14, complete with greetings from GW President Ellen M. Granberg and Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Colette Coleman. And throughout the week, events for the annual formal recruitment process for GW’s National Panhellenic Conference sorority chapters took place. It all culminated on Sunday, Jan. 14, with Bid Day on the National Mall, where new members met with their respective chapters. Roughly 1,000 active sorority members were involved during the process, recruiting around 300 potential new members to their chapters.

GW Senior Photographer William Atkins and GW Today writer Brenda Wilson captured some images throughout the week.