Event Information

The Omni Shoreham Hotel

Event Time & Location

8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC

Admission and Identification

GW Students, Faculty & Staff must present:

1. A printed valid ticket issued by the George Washington University
2. A valid form of government-issued photo identification*
3. Your GWorld card

*Government issued ID's are required for the GW community only if you would like to purchase drink tickets
*Non-affiliated GW guests must enter with their GW guest and must bring a government issued ID

GW Alumni:

1. Must present a printed valid ticket issued by the George Washington University
2. Must present a valid form of government-issued photo identification
3. Must check-in at the Alumni table through the main entrance of the hotel and on the far right


Non-GW Guests:
1. Must present a printed valid ticket issued by the George Washington University
2. Must be the guest of someone from the GW community (student, faculty, staff, alumni)
3. Must enter with their GW guest
4. Must have a government issued ID

Valid government issued  I.D. includes: passport, military ID, resident card, or driver’s license.  


Reminders Before You Go

  1. Make sure you have a printed ticket in hand. If you are taking the complimentary shuttle you must show your ticket to board. If you do not have a printed ticket, visit the Ticket page for more information.
  2. Check GW's Campus Advisories page to stay on top of weekend long street closures
  3. For transportation information to the Inaugural Ball, visit the Transportation page.
  4. Consider scheduling a dinner reservation at a local restaurant near the hotel.
  5. Proof of age is required to purchase drink tickets for alcoholic beverages.
  6. Make sure to charge your phone!
  7. Doors open at 8 p.m.
  8. Set-up a meeting spot with your non-GW guest prior to arriving at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (If you're bringing a non-GW guets, you must enter with them)
  9. If you rented a tuxedo through GW and Men's Wearhouse, please make sure you pick them up on Wednesday

Coat Check

Coat check is $5 per guest.

Drink Tickets

Drink ticketse are $9 per drink. Cash and credit card is accepted. Valid government ID with birthdate required to purchase drink tickets.


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