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Essentials for a new student

washubound111washubound111 Registered User Posts: 0 New Member
Hey guys,
So I was wondering if I could ask a question to any current students or parents of current students. My girlfriend is entering GW next year and I wanted to get her something cool to help her enjoy GW. I was gonna get a museumg pass until I realized that all the museums are free. Are there any passes, memberships, or just things that would make a cool gift that give you cool opportunities in and around the city of DC or on campus?
Any help would be really appreciated,
Thanks!

Replies to: Essentials for a new student

  • MSNDISMSNDIS Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    She would probably enjoy a fare card for public transportation so she can easily access all the free museums.

    https://smartrip.wmata.com/storefront
  • NHufferNHuffer Forum Champion GWU Posts: 872 Forum Champion
    edited June 2015
    I think a SmartTrip card and/or a Starbucks gift card would be really cool. GW has no less than 3 Starbucks on campus and they are prime real estate. I've spent many a dollar on their beverages throughout my undergrad time. If you could only do one I'd lean towards Starbucks (even if she doesn't drink it yet- peer pressure will see to it that she starts, lol). I used my SmartTrip a bit as a student but it seemed like we took taxis and the campus 4-Ride everywhere.

    Edit: I just thought of it, but another thing that students like to do is decorate their rooms with all kinds of swag. You could either get her a gift certificate to the GW Bookstore or maybe buy her a GW pennant to hang in her room: http://www.bkstr.com/georgewashingtonstore/home
  • Zoidberg93Zoidberg93 Registered User Posts: 640 Member
    you could get her a library of congress card, but she would have to accompany you. I like the idea of a smartrip metro card as well, that's basically an essential item
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