Bicentennial Highlights

Don’t miss any news, events or updates throughout GW’s Bicentennial year. Find out more about what is happening and how you can stay informed and involved.




GW's Professors Gate


Future Of

Rachel Brown



The Future of Internships

Rachel Brown, associate vice provost for University Career Services, examines how internships were impacted by the pandemic.


Two students planting a tree



The Future of Sustainability Globally and Locally

Meghan Chapple is the director of the GW Office of Sustainability and Tara A. Scully is the director of the sustainability minor program and an assistant professor of biology in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.


Mary Ellsburg



Female student working on computer



Classrooms of the Future

University experts say artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, a more diverse faculty, student body and curriculum, and virtual applications will be common in classrooms in the coming years.


GW: Then & Now

Professor looking at robot he uses to help children with autism



Commencement ceremony on university yard



Then & Now: Commencement

On Sunday, May 16, the George Washington University will graduate its class of 2021 under unprecedented circumstances necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. But this certainly isn’t the first change Commencement has undergone since Columbian College, which would eventually become GW, held its first one in 1824.


French President Emmanuel Macron speaking on stage at GW



George mascot with two students at the Capitals Stanley Cup Parade



Then & Now: Athletics at GW

At the George Washington University, athletic traditions stretch way back. Here is a selection of highlights of GW sports through the school’s 200 years.


A convalescent ward in Columbian College General Hospital.



Then and Now: GW’s Medical Enterprise

From presidential assassinations to pandemics, GW has been a seat of medical education, research and care in the nation’s capital practically from the beginning.



My Favorite GW Memory 

Kalyn Womack



Anna Warhol smiling at gymnastics meet



 Tirzah Budiman



Juanita Dennis, M.A. '68



Juanita Dennis, M.A. '68

Like many alumni, the fondest GW memories for Ms. Dennis, who celebrated her 96th birthday last August, include not only her time at GW but also her visits back to Foggy Bottom.


Grace Speights



GW Tempietto