GW Inaugural Ball - Monday, January 21, 2013 - Omni Shoreham Hotel

Event Details


The GW Inaugural Ball will be held on Monday, January 21st, 2013, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street, NW) located near the National Zoo, Rock Creek Park, and great restaurants.


Please contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at 202-994-8250 or, at least a week in advance of the event, to request disability-specific accommodations.

Admission and Identification

To enter the GW Inaugural Ball, each attendee must present a valid ticket issued by the George Washington University and a valid form of government-issued photo identification (e.g., passport, military ID, resident card, or driver’s license).  A GWorld card is not a valid form of government-issued identification.

Please remember to print your GW Inaugural Ball ticket(s) before arriving at the event.  You only need to print the ticket(s) included in the first page of the link you received after your purchase (i.e., you will not need to bring the invoice information).

Coat Check

Coat check ($5 per guest) will be available at the GW Inaugural Ball.

Dress Code

The GW Inaugural Ball is a black-tie event.  For fashion ideas and inspiration, visit the University Event’s Pinterest site.


GW students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to purchase tickets to attend the Inaugural Ball.

GuppyPod™ Photos

Complimentary commemorative photos from GuppyPod™ will be available for guests of the GW Inaugural Ball who take a picture at the event with Instagram and use the hashtag #GWball.  The photos will be available for pickup in the hotel lobby as you leave.

For guests entering the university’s #GWinaugural Challenge, you should also include #GWinaugural on your photo to earn points.  Please limit two GuppyPod™ photos per guest.  For more information about the contest, please visit

After the event, any unclaimed prints will be available for pick-up from the Student Association office (800 21st Street, NW, Marvin Center 427) until Friday, February 1.  Photos will also be uploaded to the GW Facebook page about a week after the event where you may  make comments and tag yourself and friends.


Refreshments and sweet and savory light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Proof of age is required to purchase drink tickets for alcoholic beverages.  Drink tickets for alcoholic beverages are $9 each (cash or credit cards accepted for payment).  Hors d'oeuvres, water and soft beverages are complimentary.