GW Spirit Programs
Download GW fight song
Visit the GW Sports site

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 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

Event Date
Event Start Time
Event End Time
Event Name
Event Type Indoors

Estimated Attendance 10-20
Estimated Audience Age Range Year or less
Year or less - 8
Mascot(s)'s Role/Requests
Event Description
Event Location
Mascot(s)'s Requested George
Big George
Requesting Organization/Department
Contact Person Name
Contact Person Address
Contact Person Home Phone
Contact Person Work Phone
Contact Person Cell Phone
Contact Person E-mail Address
Secondary Contact Person Name
Secondary Contact Person E-mail Address

Please enter the challenge words (this is to prevent spam):
Please wait for the challenge words to load.

Thank you for your interest in the GW Spirit Program and their mascots, George, Big George and Hippo. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the GW Spirit Program at 202-994-3207. You can also send e-mail to
Please note that this agreement conveys no rights to purchaser in The George Washington University's marks, trademarks, name, or copyrights. Purchaser may not use images of GW or GW Spirit Program for any purpose not specifically identified herein. The GW Spirit Program or The George Washington University shall not be responsible for any damage, loss, or injury of any kind related to this appearance. Purchaser agrees to reimburse The GW Spirit Program or The George Washington University for any damage caused to the costumes by event participants or attendees. 

end content spacer
 GWU Homepage