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Save your GWorld with free food during Welcome Week

If you play your cards right, you can eat for free every day during Welcome Week. Hatchet File Photo by Cameron Lancaster | Photo Editor
If you plan ahead, you can eat for free every day during Welcome Week. Hatchet File Photo by Cameron Lancaster | Photo Editor
A newly replenished GWorld is both a gift and a curse: With the freedom to spend money on the Whole Foods hot bar items you missed over the summer, sticking to a budget can prove difficult during the first few weeks back on campus.

Welcome Week has plenty of events that offer free food and activities so you can save some Colonial Cash.

Aug. 25

Student Performance Showcase and Dessert Reception
7 to 11 p.m., Lisner Auditorium and Kogan Plaza

This annual showcase features GW groups that kick off the school year with everything from singing and dancing to acting and comedy. Go with a group of friends and enjoy the performances, then stick around Kogan Plaza for some free dessert.

Aug. 26

4 to 6 p.m., Kogan Plaza and Gelman Library

Librarypalooza, celebrating all things Gelman and Eckles, is back courtesy of the GW Libraries staff. While learning about the best study spots, Gelman’s history and some secrets of the stacks, snack on free barbecue in Kogan Plaza.

Elliott School of International Affairs Freshman Pizza Party
5 to 6:30 p.m., 1957 E St. City View Room

This event is a little more exclusive than the others, but there’s still an opportunity to score a free meal. Freshmen in the Elliott School of International Affairs are invited to a pizza party with Dean Michael Brown, faculty and staff. Pick up your school t-shirt, grab a slice of pizza and mingle with top department figures.

Aug. 27

Allied in Pride Freshman Social
5 to 7 p.m., Thurston Hall TV Lounge

Join Allied in Pride for the group’s first event of the year. At the dinner, talk to executive board members and learn about what the organization has planned for the upcoming year.

Aug. 28

George’s Heroes Interest Meeting
6 to 8 p.m., Thurston Hall TV Lounge

Grab dinner at this meeting for the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education’s new bystander intervention program, George’s Heroes.

Aug. 29

MSSC Block Party
4 to 7 p.m., Marvin Center Third-Floor Terrace

The Multicultural Student Services Center’s 10th annual block party will feature games, music and a collection of student organizations in addition to the free food perk. It can’t hurt to stop by – you might find a new organization to join in the process.

Aug. 30

Fall Fest
3 p.m., University Yard

The largest free, outdoor, on-campus live music event of the fall semester is hoping to step it up after last year’s somewhat disappointing lineup. But even if you don’t like the headliner, arrive at University Yard early for free food and, of course, the popular Fall Fest tank tops.

Aug. 31

GW Bazaar
2 to 5 p.m., Mount Vernon Campus Quad

Take a trip to the Vern for a festival you won’t find on Foggy Bottom. The GW Bazaar will give you and your friends the chance to get matching henna tattoos or some caricatures to hang on the white walls of your room. Organizers will also be pass out food truck vouchers, so get there early before they run out.

Movie on the Yard – “Neighbors”
8 p.m., University Yard

Catch the fratty comedy “Neighbors” for free in University Yard Sunday night. Free movie theater snacks will be provided. There’s really nothing better than a free movie under the clear night sky with free snacks.

Sept. 2

Raise High Barbecue
1 to 3 p.m., Kogan Plaza

Give your GW school spirit the boost it needs at the Raise High Barbecue. There will be games and free food to get you out of that post-Labor Day slump.

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