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Freshman Day of Service and Convocation
About the Event
On Saturday, September 7, 2013 The George Washington University hosted the fifth annual Freshman Day of Service and Convocation event officially welcoming the Class of 2017 into the Colonial Community!
President Knapp, Provost Lerman, faculty, staff, and student leaders joined the Class of 2017 at the Smith Center and then throughout the District of Columbia in a day filled with engaging speakers, direct service projects, reflection, and fun. The theme of this year's event was "Fulfilling the Dream of Democracy in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington. This day also commemorates the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance along with the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a member of the Class of 2017, do I need to register or sign-up to participate in Freshman Day of Service and Convocation?
Nope! As a member of the newest class of Colonials you are already registered for the event. All you need to do is check-in on the day of the event and arrive at the Charles E. Smith Center before 11am.
Where do I check-in and when?
Your leader will send you information about when and where to check-in via email at the start of the school year. Please note that your check-in hub is based on your residence hall.
What should I bring to Freshman Day of Service and Convocation?
Enthusiasm! As well as wear close-toed shoes, long pants, clothes that can get dirty, and any medication that you need to take during the day or in case of an emergency (epipen, insulin, etc…).
What are we given at Freshman Day of Service and Convocation?
Upon checking-in, you will receive a nametag with all your information for the day, a reusable water bottle, a Freshman Day of Service and Convocation t-shirt, and before departing for service a boxed lunch!
Have more questions?
You can contact Michael Cuttler, Freshman Day of Service Coordinator with questions at email@example.com .
Check out this video from Freshman Day of Service 2013!
Today you will become a part of our legacy of service, and I hope this will just be the start of your commitment to serve.” – The George Washington University President Steven Knapp during his remarks at 2012 Freshman Day of Service and Convocation