University to Unify Colonials, Alumni Weekends

GW will welcome alumni, families, students and friends to campus for a weekend of academic experiences, student performances, class reunions and fun.

March 8, 2017

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The George Washington University will combine Colonials and Alumni weekends this year, hosting a unified Colonials Weekend for alumni, families, students and friends Oct. 19-22.

The four-day celebration will incorporate popular events from both weekends, including student performances, class reunion and affinity celebrations, academic and information sessions, open houses in residence halls and other campus facilities, and opportunities to network, reconnect and explore the university.

A full schedule of activities will be finalized when registration opens this summer and updates will be posted as they become available.

“We are excited to be able to offer an interactive experience that connects our students, families and alumni as lifelong members of the GW community,” said Peter Konwerski, B.A. ’91, M.A. ’94, Ed.D. ’97, vice provost and dean of student affairs.

The change allows the university to offer an experience that enhances the integration of different groups of the GW community, connecting participants to every aspect of life at GW and beyond. And it offers more convenience for those who may have previously traveled to attend both Colonials and Alumni weekends.

It also allows students and alumni to interact more with one another, building lasting personal and professional relationships.

“Alumni tell us all the time that they want more interaction with current students,” said Matt Manfra, interim vice president of development and alumni relations. “By combining these weekends we meet our alumni’s needs and continue to foster their enduring engagement with the university.”