Arrange a Class Visit or Day Trip

Since opening in 2001, the Washington Center has helped coordinate visits for classes from a variety of departments, enabling students to hear firsthand from policymakers and practitioners and to engage in meaningful dialogue and discussion.

Read about a few visit examples


Organizing a day trip to Washington from the main campus or VIMS is easy!  Some intial things to consider:
  1. Speakers -- If you are interested in involving DC area speakers, the Washington Center staff can help.  [[adanth, Email Adam Anthony]]  for ideas/suggestions to get you started.

  2. Meals -- We can help you order breakfast and lunch from one of several caterers in the area, depending on your particular needs and budget.  Here are some ideas to get you going: Food/Catering

  3. Transportation -- Transportation options in Washington, DC are abundant: Travel  All travel to and from the Washington Center requires proper Travel Authorization from campus.  

  4. Funding -- Aside from department budgets, The Roy R. Charles Center provides some funding for one-day conferences and class visits.  The Reves Center for International Studies also provides funds for certain internationally-focused events.

When you are ready to make your formal event/visit request, submit our Event Request Form.

If you have any questions or trouble completing the form, call the Washington Center at 202-836-8610 or [[wmdccenter, send us an email]].