Signature Events

The Military and Veteran Services hosts a number of signature events throughout the year for our military-affiliated students.

9/11 Memorial Ceremony
9/11 Ceremony Pic

MVS partners with GW Vets to hold an annual ceremony on campus in remembrance of the September 11th tragedies. Event takes place in Kogan or U Yard and culminates with a ribbon tying ceremony for each individual who lost their lives that day, and to remember the 9 GW Alumni who were killed in the attacks. 

Ceremony will take place on Monday, September 11, 2023. 


Veteran's Day Ceremony

MVS in partnership GW Vets hold an annual ceremony in the City View Room in celebration of the over 1,800 military-affiliated students on campus and the veterans within our faculty and staff community.

Event will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023


GW Lifts

This annual event brings together novice, intermediate, and experienced weightlifters to participate in a powerlifting competition.

Partnering with Lerner Health and Wellness, this is a great opportunity to meet fellow military-affiliated students and support a good cause as all raised funds will support veterans' nonprofits. We encourage all interested to sign up! Check out GW Veteran's Engage for more information.

Event completed Saturday, Feb. 25. Check back in Spring 2024!


The Pitch
The Pitch Group Pic 2023

Center for Career Services, in partnership with GW Vets and MVS, presents The Pitch. It is a program provided to military-affiliated students at NO COST to meet, network, practice, and refine their interview skills with business professionals from around the DMV, all while competing for cash prizes that awarded at the end. 

Event completed Friday, March 24, 2023. Check back in Spring 2024!


Veteran Day of Service
VDoS 2023 Window Cleaning

Veteran Day of Service (VDoS) brings together military-affiliated and civilian populations to serve those who have served, connect GW students, faculty and staff with the larger community, and elevate communities across the DC Metro region.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members can all participate as part of a group or as individuals. 

Lunch and transportation to off-campus projects will be provided.

Schedule At-A-Glance

10:15 am - 10:50 am: Check In

11:00 am – 11:20 am: Opening Program

11:20 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch & Travel to Site

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Service & Reflection

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Clean Up & Travel Back to Campus

Event completed on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Check back in Spring 2024. 


Military Mile Memorial March (M4)

The Military and Veteran Services and the GW Veterans student organization present the annual Military Mile Memorial March (M4) which honors the past and celebrates the future of military-affiliated students at the George Washington University.

This family-friendly event kicks off with a 5K Run/Walk through the National Mall and it’s memorial parks and the run ends at the WWII memorial where the participants will greet the members of the Honor Flight group. Following the run, there will be a barbecue social at the Military Community Center to wrap up the day with food, music and games!

Participants can choose to do the tour as a 5k walk or as a jog; all ability levels are welcome!

This event is opened to all military-affiliated GW students and their families. This year's M4 will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10 am