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Graduate Student Government would like to formally invite you to our annual fall Boat Cruise! Join us on Friday 9/16 for a night on the Potomac with an open bar and hors d'oeurvres.
Please refer to your Georgetown email for a message from GradGov that includes the private link to the Eventbrite page where you can purchase tickets using the password "GradGov"
Main campus and Medical Center graduate tickets are available for $40 each. A limited number of significant other tickets are available for $50 each.
Please know that while we did get the biggest boat available to us, it has a maximum capacity of about 300 people, and tickets sell out fast! (Hopefully you clicked on the link and already bought your ticket before even reading this far).
Friday, September 16th
- The boat will depart at 9:00 pm and return to the dock at midnight.
- Boarding begins at 8:45 pm
- Check in begins on the dock at 8:00 pm
The Potomac Riverboat Company
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(Boarding the Cherry Blossom boat)
Music. Dancing. Booze. Food. The Potomac River. Boats are SO cool. Grad students are even cooler. All of the above and then some.
Some important logistical details:
- Please be prepared to show your GU ID upon boarding the boat
- You must print your ticket
- Significant others must show ID with a name that matches the ticket
- Be prepared to present your ID to bartenders on the boat
- The captain has the right to search any guests and bags/purses brought onto the boat
- No one under the age of 21 is allowed on the boat cruise
Find us on Facebook and make sure to attend the event by clicking here created by the Graduate Student Government page (because we know you all want to creep and see who all is going to be there).
We encourage you all to dress up in your classiest attire and come ready for a good time!
The Executive Board of the Graduate Student Government would like to formally congratulate Ariya Hagh. After an open vote conducted by more than 150 Ph.D students, Ariya has now been elected as GradGov's Ph.D. representative to the Executive Committee of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
ExCo is the body responsible for the University's long-term academic planning, so Ariya will represent the Ph.D student body on many important issues. He will frequently interface with the constituency to understand what issues are important to our student body, and in turn, produce minutes from each meeting held to share with relevant parties.
We want to thank all students who participated in the election by casting a vote, and we are so excited to have Ariya representing this important population at Georgetown and we look forward to learning more about priorities shared by Ph.D. students.
(Featuring the cast of Parks and Recreation)
GradGov does tons of awesome things, but some of the most awesome stuff we do is plan and host a variety of events throughout the school year for graduate students to enjoy
To start off the year, we have the Graduate Student Welcome BBQ on September 8th from 4 to 7pm at the Car Barn Patio. After three hours of free food, free drinks, and meeting other graduate students, you’ll leave feeling just like this:
And just a week after that, we have our annual Boat Cruise on September 16th from 9pm-12am. That means free food, open bar, and a night out on the Potomac. Just make sure you buy a ticket as soon as they go on sale beginning the first day of the semester. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for a link to ticket sales and more information.
Then comes our Happy Hours at Bulldog Tavern every other Friday starting on September 23rd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Come early to get drink tickets, free food, and hang out with other grad students.
After a long week you’ll be like:
We also host Coffee Hours once a month. Here you can grab coffee, tea, a snack, and hang around with other grad students.