Community Life

Community is one of the cornerstones of the UHP vision. We do our best to be a family— a place where you can find comfort, advice, and companionship for the long, hard journey of college. We develop that community through events, the impartation of peer advisor wisdom, and much more! 

UHP Trivia Night 2020

Who was the legendary Benedictine monk who invented champagne? What do you call a duel between three people? What is the closest city to the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull? That’s right, the UHP is hosting a trivia night! Join us on Sunday, March 29 for UHP trivia...

The Hunt for Lost Nazi Uranium Colloquium

Check out the following colloquium event passed along by Professor Kung! Title: The Hunt for Lost Nazi Uranium Abstract: 1944 saw the height of the Manhattan Project efforts which was distributed between Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Hanford. Since the Manhattan Project...

Sunday Brunch with the UHP!

March 1 (next Sunday). 11am (until 1pm). Townhouse Club Room. Be there!! We will have: Free brunch food Board games Student staff Ronnie (always a delight) The warm, comforting lighting of the Club Room chandeliers on a cold March morning The UHP community! RSVP below...

Islam in India and Pakistan: A Historical Look into Interreligious Dialogue

Check out the following event passed along by Professor Aviv! Please join us on Thursday, February 20 at 5pm in the Marvin Center, Room 307 for the 2020 Berz Lecture: “Islam in India and Pakistan: From the First Conquests to the Citizenship Amendment Act...

The UHP Takes On Nats Park!

Yup, that’s right! We’re heading over to Nationals Park on April 7th at 7PM to see our dear World Series Champions face off against the Miami Marlins. Tickets are only $7 (and include a $10 food voucher!), and we’ve only got 30 of them, so sign up...

Advice from The (Peer) Advisors: Doing Homework Is a Skill?

Check out the following study tips from Senior Peer Advisor Gwen Umbach (CCAS ’20)! On the second day of this semester, the slam of my apartment door startled me from a social media stupor yet again, to see my homework spread around me, long since abandoned. I...

The Great Alone, The Review

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020 The Review had its first monthly meeting where we discussed Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone. Here is what we had to say. (Warning, spoilers!)   First, our general consensus is that the novel reads like a bestseller. The story checks...

Apply to be a Peer Advisor

Honors Peer Advisors are an integral part of UHP advising. They provide mentorship to incoming first-year students and advise on the UHP student experience, honors classes, housing, and all other facets of life at GW. If you have a knack for mentorship and lending a...

#HonorsProblems: How to Ace Finals and Finally Relax

Be not stressed about finals, dear UHPers! Heed the wise words of Peer Advisor Daniel to get you through this challenging season. Well, here we are again. For some reason, finals season just keeps coming around at the end of each semester. Someone should really do...

My Favorite Tips to Boost Studying Productivity

Worried about the upcoming finals season? Don’t be! Peer Advisor Sarah has some excellent tips for you all to consider as you navigate this horrifying jumble of exams, papers, and presentation! After enjoying a peaceful few days off for Thanksgiving break, you...

Published at 19, ft. Chris Zuniga

Join me for a Book Talk I am hosting on January 28th, 2020 in the basement of Gelman at 6:00 PM. There, I will talk about my journey in getting published and what it really is to sit down and write and know that your work will become part of the public discourse. The...

Welcome to the New Blog!

Welcome, dear UHPers, to the NEW UHP BLOG! This space has a lot of fun new features, like a simplified menu, pages for Community Life and Openings and Opportunities, and a Featured Image of the Week (just a little bit to the right!). Community Life On this page,...

Hey, You Should Really Be in Honors!

First-year students in their second semester at GW are invited to apply to join the Honors Program! The deadline is Friday, February 21, 2020.   Students accepted will enter the program their sophomore year and jump-start with a specially designed course in Fall 2020....

Social Media Spotlight: LinkedIn!

Fun facts: there are two UHP logos in this picture, not just one. With this, dear UHPers, we have come to the final episode of our social media spotlight series: LinkedIn. Yes, that’s right, the UHP is on LinkedIn. For a couple years now, the UHP has had a dedicated...

A Hearth for the School-Weary: Townhouse Guide

A Sophomore student enters Gelman library. She’s looking for a place to sit comfortably and lay out her study materials. Floor 2? The computers are taken, the couches are taken, the study rooms are taken. She ascends the stairs to Floor 3 – no luck there...

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