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:
Speakers: If you are interested in involving DC area speakers, the Washington Center team can help. [[roadle, Email Roxane Adler Hickey]] for ideas/suggestions to get you started.
Meals: Here are some ideas to get you going from our frequently used caterers.
Transportation: Getting to DC is easy! There are multiple different ways to get from Williamsburg to the nation's capital.
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]].