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 main campus or VIMS is easy! Some intial things to consider:
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.
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
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]].