Tickets for GW Inaugural Ball Close to Sold Out

Limited number of tickets available; GW Today will give away two pairs of tickets through its social media accounts.

GW Inaugural Ball
Tickets for the GW Inaugural Ball are available online and at the Lisner Box Office.
November 09, 2016


There are still tickets available for the sixth George Washington University Inaugural Ball, which will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 2017, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, the university announced Wednesday.

A limited number of tickets for the ball are available online and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lisner Box Office or until tickets are sold out. Tickets cost $150 each, which covers the cost of admission, refreshments and complimentary shuttle service to and from the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses and the Omni Shoreham.

George Washington Today will give away two pair of tickets to the Inaugural Ball through a promotion via its Twitter (@GWToday) and Facebook (George Washington Today) accounts. Look for information on the tickets giveaway on Nov. 14 in #GWtoDo, the weekly, curated arts and events calendar in GW Today.

Keeping with tradition, the GW Inaugural Ball is a black-tie event. 

This year’s dress for the ball options are $50 off of all tuxedo rentals sponsored by Men’s Wearhouse; discounted prices on attire and services offered from local businesses; and new this year is the Martha and George’s Pop-Up Shop. The shop will offer free of charge formal attire and accessories to GW students for the ball.

GW students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to donate clean, in-good condition formal attire and accessories to the shop. Items accepted include gowns, cocktail dresses, dress shoes, tuxedos, dark suits, purses, wraps and accessories. Donations are being accepted now through Dec. 1. For more information on donating and Dress for the Ball, please

The items will be available for students from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 at the Martha and George’s Pop-Up Shop at the Marvin Center in room 407.

GW has hosted an inaugural ball since 1993. This longstanding tradition brings together the entire GW community and celebrates the university’s politically active campus in the heart of Washington, D.C., four blocks from the White House.

More than 4,000 students are expected to attend along with George Washington President Steven Knapp and other members of the GW community.


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