Freshman Day of Service and Convocation

About the Event

 

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 The George Washington University will host the tenth annual Freshman Day of Service and Convocation event officially welcoming the Class of 2022 into the Colonials community!
 
President LeBlanc, Provost Maltzman, faculty, staff, and student leaders will join the Class of 2022 at the Smith Center and then throughout the District of Columbia in a day filled with engaging speakers, direct service projects, reflection, and fun. 
 
Last year, over 2,200 students, faculty, and staff participated in the event focused on the theme Tomorrow, Together. Read more about last year’s event on GW Today or check out the video.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a member of the Class of 2022, 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.

· Thurston, Potomac, and Mitchell Hall residents will check in between 9:30am and 10:40am in their residence halls.

· All students living on the Mount Vernon Campus will check in between 9:00am and 10:30am in the Eckles Auditorium.

· All other students will check in between 9:30am and 10:40am in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom.

What should I bring to Freshman Day of Service and Convocation?
Enthusiasm! As well as wear close-toed shoes, 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…). Your leader will also let you know about anything else you may need to bring to your specific service sites.

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 boxed lunch!

Have more questions?
You can contact us with questions at fdos@gwu.edu.


Current Students and Staff

Freshman Day of Service and Convocation are great opportunities to welcome the incoming class, build community, and promote citizen and leadership in service and academics. 

Current Students: We invite you to serve as a logistics volunteer for the Class of 2022's Freshman Day of Service! Logistics Volunteers play a critical role in the day helping freshmen to check in at their residence halls, distributing lunch boxes, and assisting with set-up and supplies.

Staff: We invite you to serve alongside the Class of 2022 and/or serve as a logisitcs volunteer.  Logistics volunteers will serve from 9am-12pm and service will occur from 12pm-5pm. 

You can contact us with questions at fdos@gwu.edu.