Alumni Benefits & Services


As members of the GW Alumni Association, regional and international alumni networks, affinity groups, industry networks, career services and student alumni programs, Columbian College graduates remain active and engaged members of the university community. Alumni are also entitled to a variety of benefits and services, from career assistance to library access. Learn about the many benefits of being a graduate from GW's Columbian College of Arts & Sciences!

Exclusive Benefits for CCAS Alumni

Alumni Events

The Columbian College alumni relations team hosts many events around the country each year. Check the GW Events Calendar for upcoming events in your area!

Alumni Weekend

Each year, Columbian College hosts events during GW's Alumni and Families Weekend to welcome alumni back to campus. Join us to reconnect with fellow alums and meet current students and faculty.

Transcripts and Diplomas

The Office of the Registrar maintains all academic records and issues official transcripts. It also provides certification of enrollment documents (for loan deferments, Social Security benefits, health insurance, or other services) and verification of degrees earned at GW. Visit the Office of the Registrar website for details.

Special Offers and Discounts

As a GW Columbian College graduate, you have access to hotel, transportation and travel discounts as well as exclusive specials on insurance and banking. Visit the GW Alumni website for details.

Alumni Mentoring Program

Alumni can get involved by volunteering to mentor a current student. As mentors, alumni are in a position to give real-world advice that can be invaluable to students as they enter the working world. Contact us for details.

Alumni Directory

As a GW alum, you have access to alumni email and an online alumni directory. The first step to accessing these services is to have a GW UserID (previously referred to as a NetID). If you have questions about your UserID, or need to create one, please find more info about that process and accessing your alumni email.

Once you have your UserID you can access the Alumni Directory.

GW Magazine and CCAS Magazine

In addition to the GW Magazine sent to all GW alumni, GW Arts & Sciences Magazine is also mailed annually to alumni.

CCAS Updates 

Columbian College sends a monthly e-magazine, CCAS Spotlight, to alumni inboxes. The mailing includes alumni-specific news and class notes.

Gelman Library

Alumni may also access GW's main library, the Gelman Library, by obtaining a GWorld Alumni ID card.

Volunteer with GW

Every year, thousands of alumni volunteer to serve in a variety of ways. From representing GW in a region to networking with current students or helping to plan your reunion, there are countless ways to make an impact on the GW community, both in person and virtually. Visit the Volunteer page to get started.

Meet Local Alumni

The GW Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving partners with alumni volunteers to offer a variety of GW alumni networks, including Regional and International Alumni Networks, Shared Identity and Interest Alumni Networks, Alumni Industry Networks, and Keep Up-to-Date with Your School. The networks host events throughout the year designed to connect GW alumni both socially and professionally. Visit the GW Alumni website for details and to join.

Connect with Students

GW offers a variety of ways for alumni to mentor current students, help them build their career networks and offer career advice. Learn more about how you can help.

Lead Your Industry Network

GW provides alumni with opportunities to connect with fellow alumni through both virtual and in-person networking programs. Networks are organized by professional field. Join a network on the GW Alumni website.

Career Resources

GW supports all alumni throughout their lifelong career journey. The Office of Alumni Relations and the Center for Career Services provide career management resources to assist you including professional development programs, lifelong learning opportunities and career and networking events.