Commencement Guide

When GW graduates become employees, payday awaits

As graduates from the Class of 2013 jump into the slowly rebounding economy, they may wind up back at GW. The University boasts that 1,400 employees, or 6 percent of its workforce, hold GW degrees – far higher than schools like the University of Georgia, which counts .1 percent of its employees as alums. Recent […]

The graduate’s guide to up-and-coming D.C. neighborhoods

Ten years ago, New York Avenue didn’t have a Metro stop. One of Columbia Heights’ main shopping complexes was an empty lot. The boardwalk along the Anacostia River in Navy Yard was still just a dirt trail. In the last decade, a booming job market has caused thousands of recent college graduates to flock to […]

Brandon Minor: Bringing robots to life

What is typically the stuff of sci-fi fantasies will soon come to life for one senior. Brandon Minor, a University Honors Program student who is double-majoring in physics and computer science, will enter the School of Engineering and Applied Science in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. in robotics. He works on robotic movement, which […]

Kayley Sullivan: Aiding local education

It only took until Colonial Inauguration for Kayley Sullivan to make her first college decision that would scare her parents: changing her major from business to psychology. “I had some resistance from my parents, because there’s a tone when you say you’re majoring in psychology: ‘Oh, what are you going to do with it?’ But […]

48 hours in D.C.

Shuffling from graduation ceremony to graduation ceremony should not be the highlight of your Commencement weekend. Resist the urge to tour the monuments and Smithsonians like every other Parent’s Weekend visit. Mix some art, history, dining and outdoor activities to take full advantage of your last D.C. weekend with the people who probably helped pay […]

Alumna moves from silver screen to Commencement stage

Kerry Washington told David Letterman last week that she is “terrified” for her headlining speech Sunday on the National Mall. But Washington, best known for starring in ABC’s political drama “Scandal,” will be on familiar terrain when she apperas before thousands of families and becomes the first GW graduate to headline Commencement in six years. […]

Highlights from four years at GW

’09-’10 September South Hall opened as the University’s first LEED-certified building. The University’s sole senior-only hall houses 450 students in suites and cost about $75 million to build, becoming one of GW’s most coveted residence halls. During the Class of 2013’s first major on-campus performance, students pelted rapper Sean Kingston with glowsticks, causing the rapper […]

Graduates see brightened job prospects

Graduates who will cross the stage Sunday are more likely than their 2011 counterparts to have jobs secured for after they turn their tassels, according to a national survey that shows positive prospects for the Class of 2012. More than 25 percent of seniors across the country reported already being employed, according to a National […]

Transportation to the National Mall

By shuttle: The University will provide shuttle bus service for graduates and their parents between Foggy Bottom and the National Mall. Shuttles will start running Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Buses will be located on I Street between 21st and 22nd streets. Wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses will depart from Rice Hall at 2121 I St. To arrive […]

Alex Roman: First student to graduate as organizational sciences major

Just one student will proceed to Lisner Auditorium’s stage when the organizational sciences major is announced at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony Saturday. Alex Roman will make GW history as the first student to graduate with a degree in the new major that emphasizes management strategy, leadership and communication. The Department […]