Colonials can showcase their buff and blue pride while driving, since the University has created custom GW license plates.
The plates, emblazoned with “GW Colonials” on the side and “The George Washington University” on the bottom, are available for any vehicle registered in D.C., Maryland or Virginia.
“Many alumni have let us know that they want to show their GW pride with special license plates,” said Julia Coplan, alumni benefits coordinator for the GW Alumni Association. “We’ve worked hard with the DMVs in each state to make this possible.”
GW license plates have been available in Maryland since 1993, but the D.C. and Virginia plate programs were only recently launched this past summer. Prices vary by state but cost around $100, Coplan said, adding that 36 Virginia plates have been on sale since the summer.
University President Steven Knapp said he bought a D.C. plate for his own car, with the license plate number “0016” to represent his tenure as the University’s 16th president.