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2023 Saturday in the City

Test drive D.C. during the Washington Center's Saturday in the City

Head up to D.C. for the day on April 1st to explore the capital and learn more about W&M's Campus in the City! This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the city, learn more about the Washington Center and Study in D.C., and make meaningful connections with W&M alumni in the D.C. area. The deadline to sign up for this awesome event is March 20th at 11:59PM! 

Saturday, April 1st
Bus to D.C., 6:15am

Meet the bus outside the Sadler Center at 6:00am to depart for D.C.

Welcome and Breakfast, 8:45-9:25am

Enjoy breakfast and a welcome to D.C. reception at the Washington Center to prepare for the day.

Explore D.C., 9:45am-1:00pm

Explore D.C. by participating in a D.C. themed tour. There will be several tour options for students to choose from. This is a great opportunity to get to know the city better! 

Lunch, 1:00-1:45pm

Enjoy lunch at the Washington Center from a delicious, local D.C. spot! 

Experiential Learning in D.C., 1:45-2:45pm

Join Study in D.C. staff to give you a taste of experiential learning at the Washington Center with some interactive academic activities.

Break and Snacks, 2:45-3:00pm

Take a quick break and enjoy some snacks from the Washington Center!

Life in D.C., 3:00-4:00pm

Hear from recent W&M graduates and current students about their experiences being a young person in D.C. and how their Study in D.C. experiences impacted their time at W&M and beyond. 

Break and Student Apartment Tour, 4:00-4:40pm

Take a quick break and explore the student housing provided by the Washington Center!

Dinner, Networking Session, and Closing, 4:40-6:30pm

Enjoy dinner from the Washington Center and have the opportunity to network and make meaningful connections with W&M alumni in the D.C. area to learn more about their lives and careers. Finally, celebrate the end of a great day in D.C. with dessert and swag!

Bus to Williamsburg, 6:30pm

Get on the bus at the Washington Center to head back to Williamsburg.


The cost to participate in this awesome day is $15 totalThank you to Student Assembly for subsidizing $35 of the original $50 cost to participate in this program!

  Limited financial assistance is available for students who want to participate in this experience. Please email with any questions or concerns.

  • Get a taste of W&M's campus in the city and everything D.C. has to offer
  • Get an introduction to this wonderful, vibrant city and  itself as well as W&M's presence in D.C. through our strong alumni network and the Washington Center
  • Get a feel for what our Study in D.C. programs are like if you're on the fence about participating in one of our programs at the Washington Center
  • FREE FOOD - you will get 3 great meals and snacks throughout the day
Alumni Volunteer Information

This is a great opportunity to connect with students and provide them with valuable information about what life after W&M in D.C. can look like. If you would like to attend the Saturday in the City networking reception, please sign up here. 


If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please reach out to Sarah DeVellis ( 

Please note: registration for Saturday in the City is currently full, but if you're interested in participating in the trip, please email to be added to the trip waitlist           
                                                                                           Student Registration for Saturday in the City