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  1. 1. A Guide to Commencement May 15–17, 2009
  2. 2. Office of the President To our 2009 graduates, families, and friends: On behalf of all of us at The George Washington University, I offer congratulations to our graduating students and welcome everyone to our Commencement Weekend. In a variety of events and activities May 15–17, the University will pay tribute to the academic and personal achievements of our graduates. In separate ceremonies during the weekend, each school will host a celebration that recognizes these achievements. Our all-university Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. on the National Mall between the United States Capitol and the Washington Monument (between Fourth and Seventh streets). Every effort has been made to ensure that we will be able to conduct Commencement on the National Mall. At the same time, we have also carefully planned for an alternative venue if situations beyond our control prevent us from being on the Mall. This booklet will provide you with the information you need for a successful and enjoyable Commencement Weekend, including details regarding the alternative site and emergency information. Commencement is the capstone of a student’s journey. It is also a tribute to the many years of indispensable support and guidance each student has received from family, friends, and teachers, beginning long before his or her arrival at GW. I wish you all a weekend filled with pride and joy in successes achieved and those to come. Sincerely, Steven Knapp President
  3. 3. Table of Contents The Basics 4 Commencement Weekend Schedule 7 Monumental Celebration 8 Information for Doctoral Candidates The Big Day – Sunday, May 17, 2009 9 Commencement Information 10 Seating on the National Mall 11 Commencement Weekend Information for Individuals with Disabilities 12 Transportation to the National Mall 14 Parking on Campus 15 Alternate Site/Emergency Plan Information Weekend Preparation Checklist 17 Caps and Gowns 18 Graduation Packets, Tickets, Announcements, and Diplomas 19 Important Phone Numbers Maps 20 Map of Commencement Weekend Events 22 Foggy Bottom Campus Map Supplements 24 Other Campus Activities As more than 20,000 guests are expected to attend Commencement Weekend events, it is recommended that graduates and their guests read and heed the information in this booklet. Please note as you read the booklet, “I” Street should be read as the letter “I” (as in “I Love GW”), not as the number 1 (one). Information about GW’s 2009 Commencement Weekend also is available online at
  4. 4. Commencement Weekend Saturday, May 16 Schedule of Events 8:00 a.m. Graduate School of Education and Human Development Celebration Friday, May 15 Charles E. Smith Center. Tickets required. For further informa- tion, please call (202) 994-2194. 8:00 a.m. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps 9:00 a.m. Phi Beta Kappa Installation Commissioning Ceremony Lisner Auditorium. The George Washington University chapter Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, VA (Rain site: of Phi Beta Kappa inducts the newly elected members. By Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre). For further information, invitation. Tickets required. For further information, please please call (202) 994-5880. call (202) 994-0514. 11:00 a.m. Elliott School of International 12:00 p.m. First Columbian College of Arts Affairs Celebration and Sciences Celebration Charles E. Smith Center. Tickets required. For further Charles E. Smith Center. Tickets required. For further informa- information, please call (202) 994-3002. tion, please call (202) 994-6210. 1:00 p.m. Commencement Legacy Family Reception 12:00 p.m. School of Public Health and Health Alumni House. For further information, please call Services Celebration (202) 994-6435. Lisner Auditorium. Tickets required. For further information, 1:30 p.m. Doctoral Hooding Ceremony please call (202) 994-0822. Lisner Auditorium. The Columbian College of Arts and 3:30 p.m. Second Columbian College of Arts Sciences, the School of Business, the Graduate School of and Sciences Celebration Education and Human Development, the School of Public Charles E. Smith Center. Tickets required. For further informa- Health and Health Services, the School of Medicine and tion, please call (202) 994-6210. Health Sciences-Health Sciences Programs, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science will host a special hooding 4:00 p.m. School of Medicine and Health Sciences ceremony for their doctoral candidates and guests in Lisner Celebration (Health Sciences Programs) Auditorium. Please see page 8 for further information. Lisner Auditorium. Tickets required. For further information, please call (202) 994-4241. 3:00 p.m. University Interfaith Baccalaureate Service Western Presbyterian Church. For further information, please 7:30 p.m. College of Professional Studies Celebration call (202) 994-7129. Lisner Auditorium. Tickets required. For further information, please call (202) 496-6293. 4:00 p.m. School of Business Undergraduate Celebration Charles E. Smith Center. Tickets required. For further informa- 7:30 p.m. School of Engineering and Applied tion, please call (202) 994-8252. Science Celebration Charles E. Smith Center. Tickets required. For further 7:30 p.m. School of Business Graduate Celebration information, please call (202) 994-6080. Charles E. Smith Center. Tickets required. For further informa- tion, please call (202) 994-8252. 8:30 p.m. to Monumental Celebration at Union Station 11:30 p.m. 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE. All graduates, friends, and families invited. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit 4 5
  5. 5. Sunday, May 17 ***SEE PAGE 15 FOR ALTERNATE SITE INFORMATION*** COMMENCEMENT! Important Information 9:00 a.m. Upon arrival at the National Mall, graduates should proceed The University has a comprehensive alternative plan in place immediately to the procession formation site designated for their school. Graduates will be able to identify their school’s for Commencement if extraordinary circumstances dictate line-up location by the color-coded banners that will be in changes. We encourage you to call (202) 994-5050 or visit place on the National Mall. The school colors are: throughout the weekend for up-to-the-minute schedule information. White Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Students Gold Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Master’s and Doctoral The George Washington University Degree Students Board of Trustees and President Steven Knapp Green School of Medicine and Health Sciences Orange School of Engineering and Applied Science invite graduates and their families to enjoy an evening of live music, desserts, and dancing Light Blue Graduate School of Education and Human Development at historic Union Station Royal Blue School of Business Commencement Eve Gala Red Elliott School of International Affairs Monumental Celebration Salmon School of Public Health and Health Services Purple Law School 2009 Saturday, May 16, 2009 ◆ 8:30–11:30 p.m. Taupe College of Professional Studies Union Station Graduates are strongly encouraged to specify, before the ceremony, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE the exact location where they will meet their guests at the conclusion of the ceremony. $45 per graduate 9:30 a.m. The processions begin. $55 each for friends and family For further information and 10:00 a.m. University Commencement begins. to purchase tickets visit The Commencement is expected to last about two hours. 2:30 p.m. School of Medicine and Health Sciences Tickets are also available through the TicketMaster MD Celebration box office in The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center Lisner Auditorium. Tickets required. For further information, 800 21st Street, NW please call (202) 994-3501. (202) 994-7411 2:30 p.m. Law School Celebration Charles E. Smith Center. Tickets required. For further infor- Cocktail Attire Live Music ◆ Dancing ◆ Desserts ◆ Cash Bar mation, please call (202) 994-6288. 6 7
  6. 6. Information for THE BIG DAY— Doctoral Candidates Sunday, May 17, 2009 Doctoral candidates from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, School of Public Health and Health Services, School of Medicine and Health Sciences Commencement Information (Health Sciences Programs), and School of Engineering and Applied Science The George Washington University Commencement will be held Sunday, are invited to attend the hooding ceremony on Friday, May 15, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. May 17, 2009, at the east end of the National Mall (the end of the Mall nearest in Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street, NW. Candidates also will receive four (4) the U.S. Capitol).The academic processions will start at 9:30 a.m. Commencement guest tickets and one parking permit valid on this day only for a space in will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is scheduled to last approximately two hours. the University Parking Garage. Tickets for the hooding ceremony are distributed Please note: All ushers and official Commencement staff will be wearing GW to the candidates by the individual schools. baseball caps, polo shirts, and name tags. Please look to these guides for assis- Candidates should wear their academic regalia to the hooding ceremony. tance on Sunday. The hood will be given to each candidate before the ceremony and formally presented during the ceremony. For further information on when and where Arrival Time to purchase regalia, please see page 17. Graduates should arrive at the National Mall between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. A reception will follow the hooding ceremony in the Marvin Center Grand to line up for 9:30 a.m. processions. Parents and guests should be seated by Ballroom, 800 21st Street NW, Third Floor. 9:30 a.m. when the processions begin. Faculty and school representatives will be present to assist with the formation of each procession line. The schools are During University Commencement on the National Mall, doctoral candidates color-coded. Graduates should report to the appropriate color-coded location will be seated with their schools. Doctoral candidates should report no later when they arrive at the National Mall. than 9:00 a.m. to the area designated by the school’s color-coded banner for their school’s procession on the National Mall. Tips for Being on Time Doctoral candidates may pick up their diplomas after the University Commencement • Parking is extremely limited near the National Mall. Guests are urged to in the Registrar's Office, Colonial Central, located on the Ground Floor of the park on campus and use the shuttle bus service between the campus and Marvin Center from noon to 4:00 p.m. Alternatively, diplomas may be picked the National Mall. Shuttle bus service begins at 7:30 a.m. Shuttle buses up the following week, Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the depart from the front of Rice Hall (I Street between 21st and 22nd streets). Registrar's Office, Colonial Central. Doctoral diplomas not picked up by Friday, For further information about transportation to the National Mall, May 22, will be mailed to graduates. please see page 12. Requests for Extra Tickets • Shuttle buses can get crowded. If you wish to see or be part of the academic processions, you should board the bus between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Graduates who need extra tickets for the doctoral hooding ceremony will need to call the Office of University Events at (202) 994-7129. • Graduates should be at the National Mall by 9:00 a.m. • The academic processions will begin at 9:30 a.m. sharp! Family and guests should be seated by that time. 8 9
  7. 7. Seating on the National Mall • The National Mall can become very warm on a sunny day. We encourage you to bring your binoculars, sun screen, and sun hats. There will be water The seating at Commencement will be based on a color-coded system that stations on the National Mall. While bottled water will be available, you identifies each school. Graduates will need to remember their school’s color may wish to bring some of your own. code. Each school’s procession will form at the rear of the audience seats in areas designated by the school’s colors. Graduates should look for gold and • The use of personal video cameras will be allowed to the extent that they blue banners edged in the school’s designated color. do not obstruct the view of other guests. Please be considerate and aware of others in the audience. White Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Students • The National Mall is a large space. Before the ceremony, be sure to determine where you will meet your graduate or ceremony participant when the Gold Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Master’s and ceremony concludes (for example, in front of the stage). Doctoral Degree Students • There will be paramedics on the National Mall in the tents with the red cross. Green School of Medicine and Health Sciences • Ushers will escort lost children to the paramedic station at 7th Street. Orange School of Engineering and Applied Science • The lost and found will be located at the paramedic station at 7th Street. Light Blue Graduate School of Education and Human Development • Restrooms will be provided at the National Mall for your convenience. Royal Blue School of Business Red Elliott School of International Affairs Salmon School of Public Health and Health Services Commencement Weekend Purple Law School Your School Your School Information for Individuals Taupe College of Professional Studies Color Blue Yellow Blue Color ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ with Disabilities Please note: The color of the hoods worn by gradu- Interpreting Services ate degree candidates is determined by the degree Sign language interpreters will be provided at University Commencement on being awarded. The color of the hood often differs the National Mall. If you wish to be seated near an interpreter at the cere- from the color of the school banner. All of the ban- mony, please call the Office of University Events at (202) 994-7129 before ners will have one gold and two dark blue center Monday, April 20, to make arrangements for special seating. Sign language stripes with the school’s colors in flanking stripes. interpreters will be provided at other Commencement Weekend events on an as-needed basis. Please complete a Special Events Interpreter Form at Tips for Guests before Monday, April 20, • The National Mall is a series of grassy fields surrounded by gravel walkways. to request an interpreter at a specific celebration. Everyone is encouraged to wear comfortable, flat-heeled, closed-toe shoes. • We are planning for a cool, dry, sunny day! However, in the event of Wheelchair Accessible Seating on the inclement weather, guests are encouraged to dress for the weather and National Mall and at School Celebrations bring rain gear. Umbrellas may be useful in the event of sunny as well as rainy weather but may obscure the view of the guests behind you. We • Graduates who use wheelchairs or who have severe mobility problems should contact the Office of University Events at (202) 994-7129 as soon as request, that you please be considerate of those seated around you. possible and before Monday, April 20, to make the necessary arrangements for the processions on the National Mall and at the School Celebrations. 10 11
  8. 8. • For guests and graduates, GW provides wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses Wheelchair-Accessible Shuttle Bus that pull up as close as possible to the National Mall. There is a reserved sec- Wheelchair-accessible buses for guests and graduates will provide regular tion of seating on the National Mall for guests who are in wheelchairs or transportation to and from the National Mall from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on have severe mobility problems. One guest from the individual’s party may the day of Commencement. Shuttle buses with wheelchair lifts will pick up join the physically challenged guest in this section. Ushers will be available passengers on the north side of I Street between 21st and 22nd streets. The to assist with seating. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping this section entire party of the guest in the wheelchair is welcome to ride the wheelchair- available for guests with limited mobility. accessible shuttle to the National Mall. • The National Mall is an uneven, grassy, and rocky space that will be crowded on Commencement day. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated. Metro Service • If you choose to travel to the National Mall by car (though we recommend The Metro opens at 7:00 a.m. on Sundays. Guests may ride the Metro to the that you do not) families are encouraged to drop off elderly guests and Foggy Bottom-GWU Station and then take the shuttle buses to the ceremony guests who cannot walk long distances as close to the National Mall as pos- from campus. The Foggy Bottom-GWU Station is located on 23rd and I streets, sible before parking. Be sure your guests know where the car is parked in one block from where the shuttle buses will be departing. the event they must leave the National Mall unexpectedly. Walking Directions from Metro Stations Closest to the National Mall • Restrooms at the National Mall will be wheelchair-accessible. • Archives/Navy Memorial Metro Station (Yellow & Green Lines) • All University buildings used for Commencement activities (School Celebrations, Depart station (there is only one exit) and turn left. Walk half a block etc.) are wheelchair-accessible. For further questions about wheelchair- to Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street. Turn right onto 7th Street and accessible seating at School Celebrations, please contact the school directly. walk two blocks to the intersection of 7th Street and Madison Drive. A list of schools and their phone numbers can be found on page 19. Enter Commencement seating area. • To learn more about services in Washington, D.C., for visitors with mobility • Federal Center SW Metro Station (Orange & Blue Lines) Depart station concerns, please visit To rent or purchase wheelchairs, (there is only one exit) and turn left. Walk a block and a half to Independence call Scoot Around at 888-441-7575 or visit their Web site, Avenue. Turn left onto Independence Avenue and walk a block to 4th Street. Turn left on 4th Street. Enter Commencement seating area. Transportation to the National Mall • L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station (Orange & Blue/Yellow & Green Lines) Depart station through the exit labeled 7th and Maryland Avenue. At street On Sunday, May 17, guests and graduates parking on the GW campus may level turn left and walk towards 7th Street. Turn right and walk two blocks take the Metro from the Foggy Bottom metro station to several stations with- to 7th and Jefferson Drive. Enter Commencement seating area. in walking distance of the National Mall. See the paragraphs on Metro Service and other transportation options. • Smithsonian Metro Station (Orange & Blue Lines) Depart station through the exit labeled Smithsonian National Mall. Walk straight ahead along the path towards the Capitol building (distance to seating is equivalent to six Shuttle Bus Service city blocks). Enter Commencement seating area. Guests may also utilize the campus shuttle bus service located on I Street between 21st and 22nd streets. Shuttle buses are for all graduates and guests Taxis and will operate continuously from 7:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The buses will A trip to the National Mall from a downtown hotel via taxi will cost about $10-$15 depart campus from I Street between 21st and 22nd streets. The buses will depending on the distance traveled and number of people. Taxis usually are depart the National Mall from designated locations on the National Mall. available on streets surrounding the National Mall after Commencement. 12 13
  9. 9. Parking on Campus IMPORTANT! Friday, May 15, 2009 Alternate Site/Emergency Plan Participants in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, the Elliott School of International Affairs Celebration, and the School of Business Celebrations will receive one Information for All Commencement parking permit for Friday, May 15. These permits will be honored on a space- Participants and Guests! available basis in University garages. For up-to-the-minute information, visit Saturday, May 16, 2009 The National Mall is a public space under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Park Graduates of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Service. While we are grateful for the use of the National Mall, degree candi- School of Public Health and Health Services, School of Medicine and Health dates and guests are reminded that use of the space is not under the exclusive Sciences (Health Sciences Programs), School of Engineering and Applied control of the University. Science, the College of Professional Studies, and Columbian College of Arts Commencement will be held on the National Mall rain or shine. However, if cir- and Sciences will receive a parking permit valid for parking on Saturday, May cumstances beyond our control, such as an electrical storm, prevent us from hold- 16, 2009. These permits will be honored on a space-available basis in ing our ceremony on the National Mall, we plan to hold the event in the Verizon University garages. Center. Because the Verizon Center is the home of two professional sports teams (the Washington Wizards of the NBA and the Washington Capitals of the NHL), Sunday, May 17, 2009 we will announce the exact time for the alternate site ceremony after the playoff All graduates will receive one parking permit for Sunday, May 17, 2009. This schedules for these teams (if any) are determined in late April or early May. permit will be valid for May 17 only for one space on campus in the University PLEASE NOTE THAT EACH GRADUATE RECEIVES SIX (6) TICKETS [FOUR (4) Parking Garage or in the Marvin Center Garage. Campus parking permits are BUFF AND TWO (2) GRAY] FOR COMMENCEMENT ON THE NATIONAL MALL valid on a space-available basis. This permit also will be valid for the partici- BUT ONLY THE BUFF TICKETS CAN BE USED AT THE VERIZON CENTER. pants in the Law School Celebration and School of Medicine and Health In the event the Verizon Center is not available as a result of playoff games, Sciences MD Celebration. Guests who are staying in hotels within the vicinity GW’s Charles E. Smith Center will serve as the back-up site for the Sunday cer- of the National Mall are encouraged to walk to the Commencement area, take emony. Graduates and the platform party will go to the Smith Center. Multiple the Metro, or take a cab, rather than drive. video viewing sites will be available on campus for guests. University Parking Garages If we are forced to use an alternate site plan, we will do everything possible to The University parking garages are wheelchair-accessible. schedule the ceremony at a time convenient for graduates and their families. While unlikely, it is possible that our alternate ceremony could take place on Due to the large number of guests on campus throughout the weekend, park- the evening of Sunday, May 17. For that reason, you may wish to consider ing on campus will be extremely limited. Your cooperation and patience are making travel arrangements that could accommodate this circumstance. appreciated. Please arrive early to allow time for parking. Guests with parking Again, we will do everything possible to conduct the ceremony at or near the permits will be allowed to park in designated University garages. If designated scheduled National Mall start time. University parking facilities are full when you arrive, you will be directed by an attendant to another parking lot. In the event that it is necessary for us to cancel or leave the National Mall cer- emony due to life-threatening and/or emergency circumstances, the following information will assist you: • Current information on the status of Commencement Weekend events will be available on a 24-hour basis throughout the week from Monday, May 11, through Sunday, May 17, at (202) 994-5050. This recorded information will 14 15
  10. 10. be updated immediately in the event of changes to the weekend schedule and/or Sunday ceremony. In addition, public service announcements of last- Weekend Preparation Checklist minute changes will be broadcast on WTOP radio at FM 103.5. Caps and Gowns (Regalia) • Alternate site plans will be distributed at School Celebrations and will be Graduates should have pre-ordered regalia in March; however, graduates who available for download at did not do so can still purchase regalia from May 13 to 17 in the GW Bookstore. Visit or call (202) 994-6870 for further information. If the alternate site is the Verizon Center: Regalia will not be available on the National Mall. Except as noted, graduates • The Verizon Center is located at 601 F Street, NW (on the Red, Yellow, and Green may keep their regalia after the ceremony. Caps and gowns also are worn to Metro lines at the Gallery Place-Chinatown Station). The Verizon Center is an the School Celebrations, the Phi Beta Kappa Installation, and the Doctoral air-conditioned space large enough to accommodate ticketed guests. Hooding Ceremony. • All graduates, guests, faculty, staff, and platform party participants should Please note: Graduates of the Law School should have made arrangements for proceed to the Verizon Center as directed. The start time of an alternative regalia through the Law School. Additionally, School of Medicine and Health site ceremony will be announced and may be different from the scheduled Sciences MD graduates rent their regalia from the GW Bookstore. National Mall time. Regalia Pick-Up at the GW Bookstore* When traveling to the Verizon Center, guests may: • Take a cab directly from their hotel or residence. Wednesday, May 13......8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. • Take the Metro. The Metro can be taken to the Verizon Center which is Thursday, May 14 .........8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. located on the Red, Yellow, and Green lines at the Gallery Place-Chinatown Friday, May 15..............8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Station. All Metro stations are wheelchair-accessible. Saturday, May 16..........8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. • Take the shuttle bus between the National Mall and the Verizon Center as Sunday, May 17............7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (emergency pick-up only) well as between the GW Foggy Bottom campus and the Verizon Center. In addition to the shuttle bus service between the Verizon Center and the • Graduates attending School Celebrations on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, National Mall and the Foggy Bottom campus, shuttle bus service will con- May 16, are strongly encouraged to pick up their regalia no later than tinue to operate as described in the Commencement booklet between the Wednesday, May 13. campus and the National Mall. • Faculty participating in School Celebrations or in the Commencement academic processions may rent their regalia from the GW Bookstore. If we start the ceremony on the National Mall but must relocate to the Verizon Center: • The Verizon Center is approximately six blocks from the National Mall. * Be sure to purchase GW memorabilia before you leave campus. Ushers will direct those guests who wish to walk. • Guests may take a cab. Cabs are normally available on the streets around the National Mall and the University will alert local cab companies to the need for additional cabs if we need to relocate. • Shuttle bus service will be available to take guests from the National Mall to the Verizon Center. These same shuttle buses will be available to take guests from the Verizon Center back to campus at the conclusion of the ceremony. 16 17
  11. 11. Graduation Packets and Tickets School Celebration Tickets for University Commencement Each school will handle ticket distribution for its own School Celebration. Each graduate will be given six (6) guest tickets for the University Commencement Please contact the graduate’s school regarding Celebration tickets. The schools on the National Mall. All six (6) tickets will be valid for the outdoor ceremony. and their numbers are listed below. Four (4) of these tickets also will be valid for the alternate site. Tickets for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences University Commencement are found in the graduation packet. For informa- (202) 994-6210 tion on picking up packets, graduates should call (202) 994-7129 or visit Elliott School of International Affairs Graduates should claim their tickets no later (202) 994-3002 than Thursday, April 30, 2009. Graduation packets may still be available but are not guaranteed after May 1, 2009. School of Business (202) 994-8252 Students who graduated in the Summer or Fall 2008 were mailed packets to their diploma address provided they indicated they would be attending the Graduate School of Education and Human Development May 17, 2009 ceremony. (202) 994-2194 Students looking for extra tickets for University Commencement on the National School of Engineering and Applied Science Mall should call the Office of University Events at (202) 994-7129. Students with (202) 994-6080 questions about School Celebration tickets should contact their school directly. College of Professional Studies For a list of schools and contact information, please see page 19. (202) 496-6293 School of Medicine and Health Sciences Graduation Announcements Health Sciences Students (202) 994-4241 Graduates are provided with graduation announcements in their graduation Doctor of Medicine Students (202) 994-3501 packet. Personalized announcements are available for purchase through the School of Public Health and Health Services GW Bookstore. (202) 994-0822 Diplomas Law School Diplomas are awarded under the official name of record at the time of gradu- (202) 994-6288 ation. Diplomas will be mailed to the diploma address or permanent address indicated on file. If your diploma is mailed to the address of record and is returned Important Phone Numbers or lost, there will be additional fees of $25.00 to re-send and $50.00 to replace Alternate Site/Emergency Plan Information — (202) 994-5050 your diploma. Diplomas are scheduled to arrive 8 to 12 weeks after conferral. If University Events — (202) 994-7129 you have any questions concerning this information, please contact the University Relations — (202) 994-6460 Registrar’s Graduation Services Office at (202) 242-6843. GW Information Center — (202) 994-4949 Office of the Registrar, Graduation Services — (202) 242-6843 Sign Language Interpreting Services — (202) 994-8250 (VOICE/TDD) The Graduation Hotline — (202) 994-GRAD University Police Department — (202) 994-6110 non-emergency (202) 994-6111 emergency 18 19
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  13. 13. Campus Map WASH INGTON CIRCLE H.B .Burns AVE Memorial IRE The Bldg . PSH George HAM Washington University NEW Hospital Ambulatory John Care Quincy Center Adams Rice 2100 Hall Penn House Metro PENN M Foggy Bottom/ GW I STREET Lafayette I STREET SYLVA NIA AVEN U E Himmelfarb Kennedy Health Sciences Onassis Munson Academic Hall Rome Dorothy Library Hall Hall Center Hall 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue Betts Marvin ONE WAY Smith Theatre ONE WAY Ross Hall Hall of Art University Parking Phillips Marvin Ful- Garage Visitor Hall bright Center Center Media and Public Affairs Building/Luther P Hall Crawford C Brady Art Gallery Hall P H STREET H STREET Hillel Madison Samson New Hall Hall Parking Entrances Center Lisner Hall P Baccalaureate Auditorium Service Gelman Metro Hours: Library University Law M Opens-5:00am Weekdays 7:00am Weekends Tompkins Kogan Corcoran Yard School Plaza Closes-midnight Hall of Hall 22ND STREET 24TH STREET 23RD STREET 20TH STREET 3:00am Friday & 21ST STREET Engineering Saturday Duquès Hall Presybeterian Church University Staughton Honors Program Western Hall Shuttle Bus Hall of Pick-up Area Lerner Health and Monroe Lisner Wellness Center Funger Govt. Bell Stuart Wheelchair-accessible Hall Hall GW Hall Hall Hall Shuttle Bus Area Police ONE WAY G STREET ONE WAY G STREET Davis- School of Education & Tonic at Hodgkins GW N Human Development Quigley’s House Hatchet Strong ONE WAY Hall W E Ivory Charles E. Tower Smith VIR Scholars’ ONE WAY GIN ONE WAY Center Village S IA A Townhouse VEN Key UE Guthridge Building Support Potomac Hall The Hall on Hall F Street JJ Building House House Virginia Avenue F STREET ONE WAY F STREET Old Alumni Thurston Main House Hall Mitchell Hall 1957 E Street E STREET 22 23
  14. 14. Other Campus Activities The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, an educational gallery located on the second floor of the Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street, NW, is the pro- fessional showcase for art at GW. The gallery will be hosting Jules Olitski: An Inside View, A Survey of Prints 1954–2007, a retrospective of prints of works by the renowned Color Field painter. Organized by Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Brattleboro, Vermont, the exhibition features works from 1954 through 2007, covering the major artistic movements during Olitski’s career. The gallery will be open to the public Friday, May 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 16 from noon to 4:00 p.m. For further information: (202) 994-1525, The Dimock Gallery The Dimock Gallery provides a space on campus for exhibitions curated by students of the Department of Fine Arts and Art History.The gallery will be open to the public Friday, May 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is located on the lower level of Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street, NW. For further information: (202) 994-1525, GW News Center Visit, GW’s online news source for the latest news, events, photo galleries, faculty research, media coverage of GW, and additional content including immediate coverage of Commencement 2009. Visit the site to sign up for weekly E-news that will give you a preview and review of events at your new alma mater! ByGeorge! ByGeorge! is a 11,000-circulation tabloid newspaper serving The George Washington University community since 1989. Published monthly September to June. ByGeorge! highlights news and feature stories about GW’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the surrounding community. For further information about activities on campus or in the city, pick up a copy of ByGeorge! in the lobby of most academic buildings and the Marvin Center or read the online version of ByGeorge! at To subscribe to ByGeorge!, send an e-mail request with your name and address to Grad Week~May 10–17, 2009 Grad Week will feature socials, an Alumni Relations Real World Transition Series, a day trip to Atlantic City, various Cultural Induction Ceremonies, a first ever Class photo at the Lincoln Memorial, a Parent and Graduate Wine & Cheese Celebration, and many more events. Visit or email for further information. 24
  15. 15. National Mall Information U.S. Capitol 4TH ST. COMMENCEMENT SITE JEFFERSON DR. MADISON DR. 7TH ST. National Mall Your Your School Abbreviations and Banner Colors School School Color Blue Yellow Blue Color CCAS WHITE Bachelor’s Degree Students ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ Columbian College of Arts and Sciences CCAS GOLD Doctoral and Master’s Degree Students Columbian College of Arts and Sciences GSEHD LIGHT BLUE Graduate School of Education and Human Development SEAS ORANGE School of Engineering and Applied Science SMHS GREEN School of Medicine and Health Sciences SB ROYAL BLUE School of Business ESIA RED Elliott School of International Affairs SPHHS SALMON School of Public Health and Health Services LAW PURPLE Law School CPS TAUPE College of Professional Studies
  16. 16. For up-to-the-minute schedule and ALTERNATE site information: 202-994-5050 or Printed on recycled paper made with process-chlorine-free 100% post-consumer waste fiber and manufactured with electricity generated by wind power. G21655 (2.09)