Alumni Weekend 2009


Affinity Group Reunions

Several affinity group reunions were held during Alumni Weekend, including:

Multicultural Alumni Happy Hour
Alumni enjoyed a networking reception at Ozio's with members of the various multicultural alumni associations.

LGBT Alumni Happy Hour
Members of the LGBT community met for drinks and light hors d'oeuvres before heading to the All Alumni Kick Off.

Shabbat Service & Dinner followed by Oneg in the Sukkah
Hillel students and friends met for a service, complimentary Kosher dinner, and special Oneg (dessert) under the stars in the Sukkah and experienced Jewish life on campus during Alumni Weekend.

GW Athletics Reunion
The first ever Athletics Reunion took place with alumni athletes, coaches, and staff.  The Reunion included multiple team reunions that connected student and alumni athletes.

Alumni Emeriti Society Luncheon (with the Class of 1959 50th Reunion) & Induction Ceremony
Alumni who graduated 50+ years ago, or who are 72+ years of age, celebrated the Class of 1959's 50th Reunion and joined them for the inaugural  Induction Ceremony into the Alumni Emeriti Society.

Green Alumni Network
The Green Alumni Network, a new opportunity for GW alumni to learn about what GW is doing to make our campus and our world more sustainable, hosted their first event. The network offers opportunities for volunteer engagement and enables alumni to share their expertise with GW. To learn more about the network and to join, visit

Sigma Chi New House Dedication
Members of GW's Sigma Chi Fraternity dedicated their new chapter house on F Street.

Latino Alumni Association Kick-Off Event
This new GW alumni group began their inaugural year with a wonderful mid-day social event.

GW Black Alumni Association Showcase
The BAA hosted its annual awards reception which recognized the outstanding achievements of three Black alumni.

Presidential Administrative Fellows (PAF) 20th Anniversary
Fellow PAFs and staff commemorated their milestone anniversary at a dinner with President Knapp.

View a slideshow of some of the weekend's highlights here.

For more photos, view the complete gallery on Flickr.