Mascot Appearance Request
Are you looking for a way to add some life to your parties, business meetings, or special events? Try a visit from GW's favorite mascots: George, Big George and Hippo. GW fans and students alike can't help but love the fun antics of our founding father, George Washington, his twelve foot counterpart, Big George, and their twelve foot friend Hippo! If you would like to have an exciting and memorable addition to your birthday party, sales meeting, classroom, or special event, please fill out the form below and hit "SUBMIT". Our Mascot Coordinator will respond to your request within 5 business days.
All appearances are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and are dependent upon mascot availability (limited availability on days of home Colonials basketball games late October - early March). The rates below reflect an appearance by one mascot only and requests for additional mascots will incur additional fees. An additional fee of .32 cents per mile will be added to non-Metro accessible locations.
Please give at least two weeks (14 days) notice. Please contact the GW Spirit Program at 202.994.3207 or goGW@gwu.edu with any questions. Please note, we require for all appearances a private, secure changing room for our staff and water provided on site. For all requests for Big George and Hippo, 12 foot clearance is needed in all areas of the appearance due to their height.
Hippogram: $50.00 for 20 minute appearance
A Hippogram includes a visit from any of the 3 lovable GW Mascots for 20 minutes. We will provide helium balloons, a personalized card, and will take a photo to capture the moment. Special deliveries are available on campus or in a metro accessible locations.
GW Department/Student Org Event Appearance - $100.00 per hour for max of two hours
Have the GW Mascots meet your guests, goof around, pose for pictures and add some fun to your event. Events must be sponsored by a department or office or student org of The George Washington University.
Nonprofit Organization Appearance - $150.00 per hour for max of two hours
For nonprofit organizations with proper 501c3 documentation. Please contact the GW Spirit Program for more information.
Corporate Appearances - $350.00 per hour for max of two hours
Up to two hours in length.
Schools (K-12) - $100.00 per hour for max of two hours
Have one of our amazing mascots visit your classroom, attend your assembly or visit with students. Contact The GW Spirit Program for more information about partnerships with school programs.
Weddings - $450.00 per hour for max of two hours
Have George, Big George or Hippo be a part of your big day. Complete with balloons, a Colonials gift pack and card, plus photos, they'll be the best guests!
Mascot Appearance Request Form