Who can sign up for District Connections?

Currently, this is an initiative that is open only to first-year undergraduate students at GW, unless otherwise noted in event promotions . Sign-up is open to all first-year undergraduate students at the George Washington University, but please note that signing up does not guarantee your participation in the activity.

How do I sign up for District Connections events?

All sign-up information will be listed within the event descriptions found on the Events and Sign-Ups page. Sign-up for all February events closes 3 days prior to the event date or when the event and its waitlist reach capacity, whichever comes first. From those submissions, the participants are selected at random. You will receive notification when your participation status is confirmed. 

Is there a cost to participate in District Connections events?

All District Connections events are free. Participants may by asked to cover the cost of transportation if taking Metro. Transportation will be noted in each event description. Participants should expect to cover the cost of any discretionary spending (snack, souvenirs, etc) while at the event.

How do I get my ticket if I registered to attend?

Each event starts on the fifth floor of Marvin Center at the stated meet up time. You will receive your ticket here, if needed. Please bring your GWorld card and a government-issued ID, as some venues require additional identification. Participants under 18 must submit the parent/guardian signed travel waiver in advance (no later than 4pm the day prior) in order to participate.

how do we get to the event?

The transportation plans for each event will be noted in the event description. Generally, if the destination is Metro accessible, the group will take the Metro and participants are expected to cover the cost of their own transportation. If the destination is not metro accessible, we will provide shuttle transportation. Regardless, participants for each event should meet on the fifth floor of Marvin Center at the stated meet up time and the group will travel together. If you have questions or concerns about a specific event or need assistance covering the cost of transportation for a specific event, please contact us at engage@gwu.edu.

how long should i plan to be at the event?

Each event begins at the stated meet up time on the fifth floor of Marvin Center. Prior to departing for the event, we provide time for the participants to do introductions and get to know one another. The total time commitment varies per event, but we try to provide our best estimate of when we anticipate returning to campus based on event duration and travel time. These details are noted within each event description.

Can I attend more than 1 event?

Yes! Please feel free to sign up for any event in which you’re interested. Sign-up for each event closes 3 days prior to the event date or when the event and its waitlist reach capacity, whichever comes first. From those submissions, the participants are selected at random. You will receive notification when your participation status is confirmed. 

Something came up, and I can’t go any more. What do I do?

We understand that things come up - out of courtesy and respect for your classmates, please just be in touch! If you need to cancel your ticket, kindly let us know at engage@gwu.edu no later than 4pm the day prior to the event so that we can ensure another student is able to enjoy the experience. Keep in mind that failing to let us know your ability to attend has changed may prevent another student from enjoying the event. Participants who fail to show up and/or fail to notify us of a cancellation will be precluded from future participation in District Connections events.

The event I want to attend is full/closed. Is there a waitlist?

Capacity for our District Connections events are limited in order to provide a more enjoyable experience that allows for participants to become acquainted with each other. Sign-up for each event closes 3 days prior to the event date or when the event and its waitlist reach capacity, whichever comes first. From those submissions, the participants are selected at random. If you are not selected to participate, you will automatically be placed on a wait list. Should a ticket become available, we will notify you -- typically, notification will come no later than 5pm the day prior to the event. If you find that the event you’re interested in is already closed for registration, just send us a note at engage@gwu.edu and we will add you to the waitlist or to the event participant list whenever possible.

Who can I contact for more information, with questions, or with ideas for future events?

District Connections is coordinated by GW’s Student Experience team. Please contact engage@gwu.edu or 202-994-6555 with questions. We welcome and encourage your feedback - let us know how we’re doing!