GWOW Schedule at a GlanceThe below events are just a few of the many activities that make up Georgetown Weeks of Welcome. Stay tuned for more details regarding other student sponsored programs.

In 2017, GWOW will be held from Tuesday, August 29 through Saturday, October, 14th.

GWOW 2017 Calendar of Events

Welcome Back Jack BBQ (WBJ)

Our largest and most celebrated event, WBJ is a fun-filled afternoon of activities, student group performances, free food, giveaways, and thousands of people - not to mention the infamously elusive WBJ t-shirts. This event is sponsored by various campus offices.


During the first few days of classes, current students, and staff and faculty will be tabling across campus to provide directions, refreshments, and information.

Bed Bath & Beyond Trip

Come join GWOW, Interhall Council, and Bed, Bath & Beyond for a night of discounted shopping to stock up on the essentials you need for your dorm room! All Georgetown students will receive a 10% discount on all items purchased, and transportation to and from the store will be provided at no cost to you. BBB experts will be available to guide you through the shopping process as you make your dorm room a personalized, one-in-a million space.

Community Service Day

Working in conjunction with the Center for Social Justice, Community Service Day serves to introduce incoming students to the service opportunities available at Georgetown. Join hundreds of first year students, GU faculty and staff, and DC community members in service projects throughout Ward 7, including neighborhood clean ups, serving the elderly, mural painting, building community gardens, outdoor restoration work and more!


Vintage Georgetown Tees are on sale for $2, or if you bring us a shirt from a different university, you can swap it out for a Georgetown shirt! And brand new this year, stop by our tie-dye station and create your own tie-dye masterpiece! All proceeds are donated to the Georgetown Scholarship Program. All shirts that were received via the swap option will be donated to a local shelter.

Color Run

Join GWOW as we head towards the National Harbor for the day to walk, jog and run a 5K, un-timed race while being splattered head to toe in different colors! The only rules for the game are to “1) Wear white at the starting line and 2) Finish plastered in color!"

Taste of the Hilltop

Taste of the Hilltop is a massive culinary experience that brings DC cuisine to Georgetown’s front gates. Taste of the Hilltop brings together both campus/student groups and neighborhood vendors and storefronts to interact with students and learn more about one another. Come enjoy a scrumptious meal while you learn more about what Georgetown clubs and organizations have to offer!

Big Hunt

All first-year and transfer students are invited to go Jack to the Future in Georgetown's annual, DC-wide scavenger hunt! Get to know your new home with your new friends, win incredible prizes, and feast on some of the best food DC has to offer after a long day of time traveling!

And Many More!

GWOW Welcome Ambassador Staff in front of Inflatable Jack