On the last day of Orientation, all incoming first year students will go on a group excursion into D.C., led by Orientation Advisors. This is a great opporunity to start exploring the city where you will spend the next four years!

You will sign up for an excursion as you register for Orientation. You will have the option to choose from several excursions, some of which have a cost and others which are free. Each excursion has a limited number of spaces, so be sure to sign up now!! If you do not select an excursion, you will be assigned to attend one of the free excursions before you arrive on campus. 

Note: Students will need to cover the cost of the Metrorail fare to and from each event and any meal/snack. Please plan accordingly.

2019 Excursions

  • Newseum
  • Eastern Market
  • Potomac Boat Cruise
  • National Mall
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • Georgetown
  • Smithsonians