Things To Do On Campus

Looking for activities around campus during your visit to GW for the inauguration? From Saturday to Tuesday, there's plenty to do in Foggy Bottom and beyond.

Open Daily


George Washington Museum and the Textile Museum

The George Washington Museum and the Textile Museum

701 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Open Daily (excluding Tuesday), 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission is free for museum members, children, and current GW students, faculty, and staff. $8 suggested donation for non-members. Email [email protected] or call 202-994-5200 for all other questions. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.


Plan a Visit

Current Exhibitions:

Scraps: Fasion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse Exhibit

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

Come learn about the work of three designers who have pioneered creative approaches to recycling textiles: Luisa Cevese of Riedizioni in Milan; Christina Kim of Dosa in Los Angeles; and Reiko Sudo of Nuno in Tokyo. Organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

The Box Project: Uncommon Threads Exhibit

The Box Project: Uncommon Threads

Collector and former Textile Museum trustee Lloyd Cotsen challenged thirty-seven leading fiber artists worldwide to create a dynamic three-dimensional work sized to fit within a standardized box. Organized by the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research with the Racine Art Museum.

Albert Small Collection: A collector's vision

A Collector’s Vision

A new selection of maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection includes recent acquisitions and rare treasures. Mr. Small donated his unrivaled Washingtoniana collection—nearly sixty years in the making—to GW. The collection documents the formation, development and history of Washington from the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century.



Luther Brady Gallery

Drawn From: 15 Years of Exhibitions at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

Luther Brady Art Gallery
Open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Media Public Affairs Building, Second Floor
805 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20052


GW’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery has been showcasing art on the university’s Foggy Bottom campus for 15 years. The new exhibition, “Drawn From: 15 Years of Exhibitions at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery,” celebrates highlights from the gallery’s history and the university’s extensive art collection and new gifts of work by Howard Hodgkin and Holly Trostle Brigham. For any additional question, please call Olivia Kohler-Maga 202-994-1525 or email [email protected]



Schedule of Campus Events

Saturday, November 11

Veteran's Day Wreath Laying

Veteran’s Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kogan Plaza H Street NW
Between 21st and 22nd Street


Join GW Veterans, GW VALOR, and The George Washington University as we celebrate Veteran's Day in the annual Veteran's Day wreath laying ceremony. Leaders from GW Veterans and GW's administration will be hand in Veteran's Memorial Park in Kogan Plaza to highlight GW's dedication to past, present, and future Veterans. For any additional question, please contact Deane Highby at 202-994-7765


Students dance the tango at the GW Inaugural Ball

GW Argentine Tango

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Dance Studio B132
2121 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20052

Come learn and enjoy some Tango on Saturday.  Practice is great to learn new moves and brush up the ones you’ve already learned. This is a free beginner’s class. For more information call Dhruv at 703-517-3462 or email [email protected].


GW Women's Volleyball team

GW Volleyball vs Saint Louis University

7:00 p.m.

Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street NW

GW Volleyball hosts Saint Louis for Senior Night in their final home game of the regular season with a spot in the Atlantic 10 Championship potentially on the line.  Admission is free for students with a valid G-World. Staff and students, ask about your special discount. For more information call 202-994-9849 or email [email protected].


Sunday, November 12


Women's Basketball team with President LeBlanc

Women’s Basketball vs. South Dakota State

2:00 p.m.

Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street NW


GW Women's Basketball seeks revenge against South Dakota State after falling to the Jackrabbits in South Dakota a season ago. This game also serves as a prelude to a significant stretch of women's basketball action at the Charles E. Smith Center as following this heated contest, GW then plays host to Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin and Syracuse.

Admission is free for students with a valid G-World. Staff and students, ask about your special discount. For more information call 202-994-9849 or email [email protected].


GW Orchestra playing in concert

GW Orchestra Fall Concert

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW

Ticket information coming soon.


Tuesday, November 14



The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World: A lecture by Professor Maya Jasanoff

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Gelman Library
Room 101
2130 H Street NW

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Maya Jasanoff for a lecture and discussion about her new book, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World. Professor Jasanoff won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction. Email Michael Bishop, [email protected] or call 202-994-4744 for all other questions.



Alec Baldwin as President Trump

GW & Politics and Prose Present Alec Baldwin with Kurt Andersen

7:00 p.m.

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW


You Can’t Spell America Without Me is political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump’s presidential memoir, as recorded by America’s foremost Trump scholar, Kurt Andersen, as well as America’s foremost Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin. For tickets and other questions, call University Ticket Office, 202-994-6800 or [email protected].


Events and Activities Near the Foggy Bottom Campus



Within Walking Distance


Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

The Renwick Gallery is located steps from the White House in the heart of historic federal Washington. Barrier-free access is available at the 17th Street entrance.

Stroll Through Georgetown
M Street NW, Georgetown

Just a short 15 minute walk away from campus: all the shopping, food and entertainment you could desire. From bowling at Pinstripes, cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes, or a nice dinner overlooking the waterfront at Farmers, Fishers & Bakers, there is plenty to do.

White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., and has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

Shuttle Service at GWU/Foggy Bottom Metro

The John F. Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW

Performances throughout Inauguration Weekend: The Book of Mormon, The National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Orchestra, and Shear Madness. Visit to book your tickets.

In addition, free performances every day at 6 PM on the Millennium Stage. As part of the Kennedy Center's "Performing Arts for Everyone" initiative, visitors can enjoy local, national, and international artists as they showcase their talents in music, dance, theater, and more.  No tickets are required, though seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Take the Metro to National Mall, Monuments and Museums

National Mall and Monuments

One of DC’s greatest attractions is the monuments. Walk the mall during the day, or take a stroll at night when the beautiful architecture is emphasized by the lights. Start at the Lincoln Memorial, where many a GW student has studied, exercised or just enjoyed the splendor of this magnificent memorial. The memorial is within walking distance to GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus.


National Gallery of Art
3rd Street and 9th Street on Constitution Avenue, NW

The National Gallery of Art is free to all visitors and is open seven days a week
Gallery Hours
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM    
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Smithsonian Museums
National Mall

Accessible by metro, take a ride down to the National Mall and explore the many museums that line this national park. Most of the museums offer free admission and are open during the day. Take any metro rail from Foggy Bottom in the direction of New Carrollton/Largo Town Center and get off at Smithsonian.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
10 AM – 5:30 PM
1400 Constitution Avenue, NW

Experience the only national museum devoted to documenting the life, history and culture of African Americans. Advanced free timed entry passes for the museum are not available at this time. Your best option is to obtain a same-day ticket entry pass. Passes are available online beginning at 6:30 AM ET until they run out. Same-day passes are not available via phone.

National Portrait Gallery
11:30 AM – 7 PM
8th and F Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

It’s always face time at the National Portrait Gallery. We tell the diverse story of America through leaders, rebels, artists, entrepreneurs, and other prominent personalities who shaped our culture.

View the George Washington’s Lansdowne Portrait as part of the America’s Presidents exhibition, which was acquired as a gift to the nation through the generosity of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Feeling Adventurous?

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Garden and Estates
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Mount Vernon is an iconic American landmark - an enduring reminder of the life and legacy of the Father of Our Country. Once a vibrant plantation in the 18th century, the estate is now one of the nation’s most visited historic sites. Combining an authentically interpreted 18th-century home, lush gardens and grounds, intriguing museum galleries, immersive programs, and first-rate dining and shopping, Mount Vernon is an incomparable national treasure.