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Welcome to the Office of the President
As the 16th president of the George Washington University, I am pleased to welcome you to an institution that is building every day on the visionary promise of its namesake. In his last will and testament, George Washington anticipated an institution that would create citizen-leaders for a young and newly united country. Today, the legacy of the first president of the United States has evolved into a university that graduates citizen-leaders not only for this nation but for the world. With daily contributions from students, faculty and staff, the George Washington University is fully engaged in new initiatives to yield greater knowledge, resources and an even more extensive contribution to our local – and global – community.
Speeches and News
International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde comes to GW
Freshman Day of Service
GW Move-In Day 2013
In introductory remarks, George Washington President Steven Knapp highlighted Ms. Lagarde’s years of experience, honoring her for being the first woman in the IMF’s 67-year history elected to lead the organization.
At the Charles E. Smith Center, the class of 2017 was welcomed by GW President Steven Knapp, Provost Steven Lerman and leaders from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Elliott School of International Affairs and the School of Public Health and Health Services.
President Steven Knapp and volunteers from the GW community helped approximately 3,800 students move in this weekend. More than 7,000 students will be living on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Campuses this academic year.
#HistoryLivesHere Residence Hall Naming Contest
President Steven Knapp and senior staff have issued a challenge to the GW community: Come up with a name for the university’s newest residence hall.
The #HistoryLivesHere Residence Hall Naming Contest is an opportunity for members of the GW community to leave their mark on GW, and the university will accept submissions until Feb. 23 at 11:59 p.m.
Full contest details are available on the #HistoryLivesHere webpage.