Freshman Day of Service and Convocation 2014


On Saturday, September 6, 2014, The George Washington University will host the sixth annual Freshman Day of Service and Convocation event to officially welcoming the Class of 2018 into the Colonial Community! Please consults our list of FAQs for more event information.

Faculty and staff are also encouraged to sign-up for this special event. Members of the faculty are encouraged to walk in the academic procession, wearing their regalia, with President Knapp and Provost Lerman. After the opening ceremony, they can join the Class of 2018 in service through Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area.

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The Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service aims to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. We focus GW’s resources to meet community needs beyond the campus, promote active citizenship in a diverse democracy, and enhance teaching, learning and scholarship at GW.

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