SUP, SUPSO, and GW Library events will be posted on our Google Calendar and our listings below. Check back frequently to stay up to date on all of our events going on for the year.  Information on standing and other annual events can be found below. Flyers are usually attached to every event and will be posted once they are available.

*NOTE: Students should subscribe to the calendar on your GW Gmail account to see real-time updates to events, as well as the events populating on your calendar. Eventbrite's may be sent out occasionally as well.



Office Hours

Hosted on the second Monday and third Wednesday of every month, Office Hours serve as an outlet for students, alumni, and faculty to chat with board members about ideas, upcoming events, or simply to catch up. Invites are sent out via Google Calendar and usually take place via Zoom. Should you require an invite to the next meeting, please email

Second Saturdays

Hosted on the Second Saturday of every month, SUPSO holds an event to gather SUP students together to hangout outside of the classroom. These events range from happy hours, museum tours, hikes, and even group bike rides. Stay up to date on the newest event as they are released two weeks in advance of the next Second Saturday event. Event times will vary depending on the activity, and we hope you can join us!


Welcome Back Bash

Hosted in the preceding month before the Fall semester begins, the Welcome Back Bash is the first annual event of the academic year. Newly introduced in 2021, this event serves as a networking and bonding point for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to reconnect after a long and well-deserved Summer. Eventbrite invitations are usually sent out a month in advance. 

Capstone Showcase

All SUP students will be required to complete their capstone project prior to graduation. The Capstone Showcase serves as the final step in students chapter in SUP. Steps on how to begin the capstone the process can be found on the Students page. Students should plan accordingly, and be prepared to present their projects at an in-person gathering (open to the public) during their last semester in the program. The next Capstone Showcase will take place in Fall 2022.

Studio Class Presentation

Offered every Fall semester of the academic year, the Studio in Sustainable Urban Planning course is a conglomerate of students who embark with our Program Director, Dr. Whitehead and Adjunct Professor, Professor Voigt, on an assignment that works with real-time stakeholders or agencies that need our help while providing professional experience to our students. For Fall 2022, the Studio class will be working with Arlington County.

Please refer to our Events page to find out when the next Studio class presentation will be.

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Two symposiums take place throughout the academic year, bringing in speakers from across the country to discuss the theme of each symposium. Last year, our Climate Justice Symposium brought an impressive turnout featuring Deneine Powell from Positive Communities at ecoAmerica. We will update you when the next symposium will be!

Park(ing) Day

Hosted annually across the country, Park(ing) Day takes place during the month of September to reimagine parking spaces through urban areas and transform them into spaces for people. As a result, "parklets" spawn with fun games, activities, and educational material on the parklets purpose. 

Spooky Party

Hosted a week before Halloween, SUPSO brings together students from our program ad other local DMV student planning organizations to develop network opportunities long after graduation. In 2022, Virginia Tech's Capital Area Student Planning Association (CASPA) joined SUPSO for a night of spooky festivities!


Giving thanks! Our students come together a week before Thanksgiving Break with our own version of "Friendsgiving" festivities. Traditionally held as a potluck-style event, our students come together and feast for a night full of food and fun!

End of the Semester Party

Hosted at the end of the Fall semester, SUPSO comes together to celebrate the end of a long semester and give kudos to our Fall graduates! This event usually takes place the day after the Fall Capstone Showcase and the beginning of Finals week in December.

National Planning Conference

The National Planning Conference (NPC) is hosted by the American Planning Association (APA). This large annual event brings urban planners from across the country into a large 4-day event, highlighting the newest trends and ideas in the urban planning profession. NPC 2023 will take place in Philadelphia.

SUPSO will happily take ideas for events! Please email or reach out to our 

Events Chair, Ugo Njeze, at!