Bow Tie Tour: Young Alumni Weekend

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Young Alumni Weekend

President William G. Durden ’71 and Dr. Elke F. Durden
invite you to join them in Washington D.C. for

The Bow Tie Tour: Young Alumni Weekend

Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28

Those who graduated under President Durden hold a special place in Dickinson’s history, and played a large part in how far we have come over the past several years. Come together to celebrate with a weekend of programs in our nation’s capital, and bid farewell to the Durdens.

Welcome Happy Hour
6 p.m.
Public Bar
1214 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Kick of the weekend with friends at Public Bar! Enjoy drink specials and hors d'oeuvres in our private lounge.

Zoo Meetup
10 a.m.

3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Meet fellow Dickinsonians at the entrance of the National Zoo for a casual self-guided tour through the zoo. Maps will be provided. Click here to view special events happening at the zoo that day!
Fee: Free

Managing Your Career
10 a.m.

Renaissance Washington Hotel
Meeting Room 18
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Join Phil Jones, Dean of the Career Center, and Lin Koenig, Associate Director for Alumni Career Services, to discuss how to manage your advancing career.

From Giotto to Raphael: Treasures of Renaissance painting
11 a.m.
National Gallery of Art

4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565
The National Gallery houses one of the outstanding collections of Italian art in the world. This hour long survey focuses on selected masterpieces from the 14th to the 17th century including works by Fra Angelico, Leonardo, Giorgione, Bellini and Titian. Guided by Eric Denker ’75.
Fee: Free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Capitol Tour
12 or 1 p.m.

Meet the group at the Capitol Visitors Center, located at the east side of the Capitol.
The United States Capitol is a monument, a working office building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world. Enjoy a private Dickinson tour to learn about its history and how the building functions today. The 12p.m. tour will be led by Patrick Sheahan '07.
These tours are now closed.

Career Center Appointments
1-5 p.m.

Contact the Career Center at 717-245-1740 to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Career Center staff member. Appointments are scheduled in 30 minute increments.

Painting in the Age of Rembrandt
3:30 p.m.
The National Gallery

4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565
The National Gallery’s superb collection of Dutch seventeenth-century painting includes major canvases by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Ruisdael and Hals. The tour includes major and lesser known masters, and includes a discussion of historical scenes as well as images of everyday life in the Dutch Golden age. Guided by Eric Denker ’75.

Young Alumni Gala & Auction: The Weekend’s Big Event!
7:00 – 10 p.m.
Old Ebbitt Grill Atrium
675 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Enjoy drinks and dancing with President and Dr. Durden. The evening’s auction includes special archival Dickinson items, donations from alumni, and pieces from President Durden’s private collection, with President Durden as the auctioneer!

Cocktail attire recommended. Pre-registration is now closed, but additional guests can register at the event!
Please note- the bar is CASH ONLY. Credit cards will not be accepted. There is an ATM located inside of the restaurant. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Fee: $25 per person

The Marine Corp Marathon and 10K are also on Sunday. Good luck to all of the Dickinson runners!

Hotel & Travel Information

Beacon Hotel
1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Group Name: Dickinson College
Rate: King: $165, Double: $175
Book by Friday, October 19 to receive the Dickinson rate.

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Group Name: Dickinson College
Rate: $159, singles and doubles
Book by Friday, October 5 to receive the Dickinson rate.

Getting to Washington D.C.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to view information on traveling to Washington D.C.
Contact Information

Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement
Liz Glynn '06
Date & Location
Date: 10/26/2012 to 10/28/2012

Washington D.C.
View below for travel information.

Washington DC Airport Info:

Baltimore-Washington (BWI)
  • Located south of Baltimore, 34 miles away
  • Most affordable option to fly in to
  • Public transportation is easy – marc or Amtrak trains go from airport to Washington Union Station every 30 minutes – 1 hour
  • Security lines can get lengthy
  • Large airport but still easy to navigate within terminals
  • Southwest is best at this airport
  • Cabs can be $80-100 if traveling alone (easiest to split between several people or take the train)

Dulles (IAD)

  • Located 26 miles from Washington, DC in Chantilly, Virginia
  • Middle of the road price wise for flights (cheapest if you are coming from farther away typically)
  • Large airport so it takes awhile to navigate
  • NOT metro accessible – to access via public transportation you must take a bus to and from the Dunn Loring metro station (orange line)
  • Cabs and car services can get expensive
  • Getting to and from during rush hour can be tricky

Reagan Washington National (DCA)

  • Located in Arlington County, Virginia and is the closest airport to downtown Washington, DC
  • Getting to and from during rush hour can be tricky via car
  • Taxi’s are easy and never more than $20 (not in rush hour, with tip)
  • Metro accessible on the blue and yellow line
  • Definitely the priciest of the three
  • Easy to navigate

Bus Companies

From the Airports:

Super Shuttle

From Out of Town:

Bolt Bus