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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.  

Organizing a day trip to Washington from the Williamsburg campus or VIMS is easy! Some initial things to consider:

  1. Speakers: If you are interested in involving D.C. area speakers, the Washington Center team can help. [[eebattle, Email Erin Battle]] for ideas/suggestions to get you started.

  2. Meals: Here are some ideas to get you going from our frequently used caterers.

  3. Transportation: Getting to D.C. is easy! There are multiple different ways to get from Williamsburg to the nation's capital. 

  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]].