CI Guide

Piecing Together: How to make the most of general requirements

Freshmen majoring in political science may be pining to jump into courses on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, but class registration gets a little more complicated in a liberal arts-based education. Engineers still may have to trudge through philosophy. English majors have to break out their calculators. Students map out course requirements with an academic […]

Piecing Together: Your CI experience

Starting college life at Colonial Inauguration can be exciting and surreal. To make the most of your first few days on campus, keep The Hatchet’s do’s and don’ts list in mind. Some of these tips could make or break your first impression of your new home. Do… Take a monument walk at night. The walk […]

Piecing Together: Your new city

Foggy Bottom has a lot to offer, but after hopping to different Welcome Week events, try to leave the GW bubble. The Hatchet compiled a guide to help you find a neighborhood to match your mood. Dupont Circle About 20 minutes by foot Head to Dupont Circle and the surrounding area for the restaurants, such […]

Piecing Together: Last year’s news

June Dining programs overhauled Years of criticism for fast food and a lack of variety prompted the campus eatery J Street to revamp its dining options. Wendy’s and Chik-fil-A and were replaced by new Sodexo venues like the Metro Diner, the Coffee Stop and Thyme. Students’ dining plans also changed; sophomores are no longer mandated […]

Piecing Together: Best of the crime log

Harassment 10/18/11 – 5 p.m. Location: Off campus Case closed A student reported that an alumnus was bothering him on the Metro because the alumnus was not admitted to the student’s fraternity.Off-campus incident 11/20/11 – Multiple times Location: Dakota Apartments Case closed A student reported to the University Police Department that he had a one-night […]

Piecing Together: Your GW bucket list

Start a student organization. Walk to the White House at 3 a.m. Party on a rooftop. Take a tour of the Capitol. See the White House Christmas tree. Eat a half-smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl. Pull an all-nighter to walk around the city. Get your own Library of Congress reader card. Study for finals in […]

Piecing Together: Your CI free time

CI 1: June 14-16 Thursday 14 U.S. Marine Band Every year, the national military band holds free performances around the city. The band will perform on Flag Day in front of one of the most recognizable District landmarks, the Washington Monument. Friday 15 “Memphis” at the Kennedy Center Visit one of the world’s most famous […]

Piecing Together: Your Twitter feed

Stay up-to-date with the community as a Colonial by following the Twitter accounts of top administrators and resource offices, along with some users that mock campus stereotypes. @GWtweets This is the University’s official Twitter account, updating students on everything from tornado warnings and traffic alerts to faculty achievements and big campus events. @GWPeterK Dean of […]

Piecing Together: Campus Construction

School of Public Health and Health Services Location: New Hampshire Avenue and 24th Street Estimated completion: late 2013, opens in spring 2014 The new School of Public Health and Health Services building will house its seven departments under one roof for the first time. At $75 million, it will cover more than 115,000 square feet […]

Piecing Together: Your new dictionary

GW has its own strange acronyms, nicknames and terms that you should get to know before the fall. Not sure who on Earth Manouch is? Use The Hatchet’s glossary to learn slang you will use throughout your time on campus. 4-RIDE The University Police Department runs this free shuttle service seven days a week from […]