Career Milestones

Celebrating Your Career at GW

Three glasses of champagne


The Career Milestone Celebration has always served an important role at GW. It is an opportunity for our university to honor our committed staff members for their contributions to our academic mission. Due to the pandemic, we postponed our Career Milestone Celebration in 2020. With that in mind, we are especially grateful that this year, we will be able to recognize those who are celebrating (or have celebrated) a Career Milestone in both 2020 and 2021.

In order to accommodate the large number of employees, we will host multiple celebrations over the course of three dates. Each employee will be sent an invitation with the date and time for the event they will attend. 

Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to help support you in your preparations for this event.



1. What safety measures are in place for this event?

We will host several smaller celebrations over the course of three dates (December 1, 2, 3) in order to ensure that the crowd size is limited at each event. Employees should only attend the event that is listed on their invitation. Additionally, all attendees will be required to keep a face mask on at all times when not eating or drinking. 

All guests are required to have their GW badge registered as Cleared upon attending the event. This means that you have received a negative COVID-19 test and have satisfied the other requirements to be on campus. 

We will provide further information on any additional safety precautions as needed.


2.  How do I know which event I should attend?

All information on the date and time of the event that you have been invited to is listed on the invitation email. You may only attend the event that is listed on your invitation, and we ask that you please RSVP by November 23, 2021. You can RSVP through the email invitation sent to you. If you are having trouble locating your invitation, please contact [email protected]


3. If I cannot attend the event that I have been invited to, can I attend an alternate date?

The event schedule has been designed so that staff from each school and division attend their celebrations on the same dates. In order to ensure that you are celebrating your Career Milestone with your colleagues and your school’s or division’s leader, we ask that you attend the celebration listed on your invitation. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions. 


4. Can I bring a guest to this event?

In an effort to abide by restrictions regarding crowd size and COVID safety procedures for entering campus buildings, only invited career milestone recipients may attend. No additional guests will be allowed this year. We appreciate your understanding.


5. If I haven’t yet been contacted about receiving my milestone gift, who should I reach out to?

Please contact [email protected].


6. Is there any additional guidance that I should be aware of?

If you are an employee returning to campus for the first time after remote working, please remember that you must schedule an on-campus COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test or otherwise upload a COVID-19 PCR test from a qualified lab prior to coming to campus. Information on how to schedule your test can be found on the GW Onward website. You must complete a COVID test in order to gain campus access and be able to attend the event.