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How it Works: Sign up for any event that you are able to attend. Your sign up = one entry into a lottery for a ticket to that event. At the conclusion of the sign up period, we will randomly select the confirmed participants from all of the sign up submissions. Anyone not selected to participate will be added to the waitlist. You will receive a notification of your status (confirmed or waitlist). Only first year students are eligible to participate, unless noted otherwise. Questions about sign up? Email [email protected]

 

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

 

 

Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey
She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement

SIXTH & I / On October 5, 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey—and then the world changed. For months, Kantor and Twohey had been having confidential discussions with actresses, former Weinstein employees and other sources, learning of disturbing, long-buried allegations. Over the next year, hundreds of men from across industries would be outed for mistreating their colleagues. But did too much change, or not enough? Those questions plunged the two journalists into a new phase of reporting and some of their most startling findings yet. In She Said, Kantor and Twohey—awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their reporting—share the untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement. They describe the surprising journeys of those who spoke up for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves—and so changed us all. In conversation with Bob Woodward, a journalist, bestselling author, and associate editor at The Washington Post.  BOOK INCLUDED


Event Date: Wednesday, October 2
Meet Up Time: 4:30 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 9:00 PM
Transportation to Event: Metro and short walk

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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton

 

 

GW Presidential Distinguished Event Series: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

LISNER AUDITORIUM / Join Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they celebrate the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience spotlights the women throughout history who have had the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. BOOK INCLUDED


Event Date: Friday, October 4
Meet Up Time: 5:15 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 7:30 PM
Transportation to Event: Walk

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Lauv performing

 

 

Lauv

THE ANTHEM / Crowned “Pop’s Up-and-Coming Heartbreak King” by Rolling Stone, 24-year-old independent singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Lauv went from a D.I.Y. phenomenon in his NYU dorm room to a multi-Platinum modern pop trailblazer. After emerging as an in-demand songwriter [Cheat Codes, Demi Lovato, and Charli XCX], he made major strides as an artist on the heels of his breakthrough double-Platinum smash debut single “I Like Me Better.”  To date, he has tallied 2 billion cumulative streams for the tracks comprising his playlist project, I met you when I was 18. Lauv is currently at work on his upcoming debut album ~how i’m feeling~ and will be releasing tracks in a rolling timeline beginning in April 2019 and culminating with the album release in March 2020. Lauv has also notably received widespread acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, New York Times, People, Billboard, and Time who called him, “The New Voice in Pop, Making Hits Out of Heartbreak.” 

Event Date: Saturday, October 5
Meet Up Time: 6:15 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 10:30 PM
Transportation to Event: Metro and walking

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DC United press photo

 

 

DC United v. FC Cinncinati

AUDI FIELD / D.C. United is an American professional soccer club based in Washington, D.C. The club competes as a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer, the top level of professional American soccer. D.C. United and the Seattle Sounders will be going head to head at Audi Field.

Event Date: Sunday, October 6
Meet Up Time: 2:30 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 6:30 PM
Transportation to Event: Metro and walking

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Washington Capitals press photo

 

Washington Capitals v. Dallas Stars

CAPITAL ONE ARENA / The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. They won the Stanley Cup in 2018. 

Event Date: Tuesday, October 8
Meet Up Time: 5:30 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 9:30 PM
Transportation to Event: Metro and walking

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Jim Mattis is a white short and blue tie

 

Footloose

KENNEDY CENTER / Everybody cut Footloose! When rebellious teenager Ren McCormack, played by J. Quinton Johnson (Choir Boy, Hamilton, Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights), moves from Chicago to a small town in Texas where dance and rock music are forbidden, he leads his classmates around the law, and Reverend Shaw Moore, to break free and have a rock'n'roll senior prom. 

Event Date: Friday, October 11
Meet Up Time: 6:45 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 10:45 PM
Transportation to Event: Walking

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Washington Mystics logo

 

All Things Go Fall Classic: DAY ONE

UNION MARKET / The All Things Go Fall Classic is the home to what’s next in music. The 2019 festival will feature a curated selection of exciting and emerging artists at Washington DC’s iconic Union Market. Each year the festival features brand new original activations. Past highlights include 360-degree slow motion photo booths, virtual reality lounges, spray paint walls, art installations and more. The Fall Classic will feature a diverse selection of vendors from Washington, D.C.’s vibrant food scene and beyond, offering music fans a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.Featured music 2019: (Day 1) Chvrches, Lany, Coin, Muna, MXMToon, Nasty Cherry, Arkellis, Sneaks.

Event Date: Saturday, October 12
Meet Up Time: TBD
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: TBD
Transportation to Event: Metro and walking

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 three males from left to right; in a yellow, pink, and red turtle neck

 

All Things Go Fall Classic: DAY TWO

UNION MARKET / The All Things Go Fall Classic is the home to what’s next in music. The 2019 festival will feature a curated selection of exciting and emerging artists at Washington DC’s iconic Union Market. Each year the festival features brand new original activations. Past highlights include 360-degree slow motion photo booths, virtual reality lounges, spray paint walls, art installations and more. The Fall Classic will feature a diverse selection of vendors from Washington, D.C.’s vibrant food scene and beyond, offering music fans a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.Featured music 2019:  (Day 2) Melanie Martinez, Betty Who, Leon, Olivia O'Brien, Allie X, Carlie Hanson, Teamarrr, Shenna. 

Event Date: Sunday, October 13
Meet Up Time: TBD
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: TBD
Transportation to Event: Metro and walking

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students picking up trash from the sidewalk

 

Supreme Court of the United States - Private Guided Tour

SCOTUS / A private, guided tour of the Supreme Court of the United States of America (SCOTUS). The Court is the highest tribunal in the Nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States. As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution. Note that participants should not anticipate seeing oral arguments as part of this guided tour.

Event Date: Tuesday, October 15
Meet Up Time: 12:00 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 2:00 PM
Transportation to Event: Metro and walking

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Washington Spirit logo

 

Shop Made in DC: Paper Flower Making Class

 SHOP MADE IN DC GEORGETOWN / Craft time at this local shop. Participate in a guided lesson on making paper flowers! You'll leave with beautiful paper flowers, perfect for accessorizing your residence hall room or gifting to a friend.  

Event Date: Saturday, October 19
Meet Up Time: 12:00 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 2:30 PM
Transportation to Event: Circulator (free) or walking

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Shop Made in DC

 

 

Protecting Our Vote with Eric Holder and Mother Jones' Ari Berman

LISNER AUDITORIUM / The right to vote is under attack, with Election Day 2020 just more than one year away. From states passing new voter suppression laws to gerrymandering efforts that manipulate district lines, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for voters to exercise our democratic rights. Yet a surge in civic action to protect these rights is building momentum,and former US Attorney General under President Obama, Eric Holder is leading the fight for ballot access and against unfair voting maps. As we near an election year that will shape voting maps for the next decade, join Holder in conversation with Mother Jones senior reporter Ari Berman as they discuss the current state of voting rights in America. BOOK & DINNER INCLUDED


Event Date: Wednesday, October 23
Meet Up Time: 5:45 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 8:30 PM
Transportation to Event: Walking 

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Mac Demarco

 

 

29Rooms: Interactive Art Exhibit

DC ARMORY / The Expand Your Reality Experience is the latest immersive playground from 29Rooms. The makers behind Refinery29 have collaborated with visionaries and brands in the fields of art, activism, style, and technology to bring you 29 experiences under one roof that tap into the conversations of today and our hopes for tomorrow. Through multi-sensory installations, performances, and workshops,you will experience a new way to connect with creativity, culture, and community.

 

Event Date: Thursday, October 24
Meet Up Time: 3:45 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 7:30 PM
Transportation to Event: Metro and walking

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DC United Soccer Team

 

 

ALL CLASS EVENT:
Pumpkin Picking & Orchard Day

SUMMERS FARM / Spend a day at a local farm enjoying fall activities like corn mazes, hay rides, face painting, and more. You can also venture into the orchards for pumpkin and apple picking (students cover the cost of apples and pumpkins they purchase). GW TRAiLS will lead this day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Come enjoy fall with us! Bus transportation to the farm is provided. This event is open to undergraduate students of all class years. 

 

Event Date: Saturday, October 26
Meet Up Time: 9:30 AM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 4:00 PM
Transportation to Event: Bus transportation provided to Summers Farm in Frederick, MD

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

 

Haunted and Historic Georgetown Walking Tour

GEORGETOWN / The Haunted and Historic Georgetown tour will dive deep into the creepy past of one of DC’s oldest neighborhoods. You’ll see the steps from The Exorcist, the eerie Oak Hill Cemetery, the Old Stone House and much more. There’s a secret souvenir in store at the end of the tour, so you’ll be rewarded for withstanding the scares. After the tour, we'll get dinner as a group at a local Georgetown favorite. DINNER INCLUDED

 

Event Date: Monday, October 28
Meet Up Time: 5:00 PM
Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor
Approximate End Time: 9:00 PM
Transportation to Event: Circulator (free) and walking

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