Eagle Summit Session 1: June 19-20

Eager to explore your new city beyond orientation? Student IDeals™ is here to help! We’ve got you covered from activities and events to restaurants and more.

Here’s what’s going on in DC while you’re in town:

Monday 6/19:

  • 6pm: DC Jazz Festival presents Bass-ically Yours: Kristopher Funn at the Kennedy Center


  • 8pm: U.S. Navy Band Concert at the Capitol
    • The Concert Band performs regularly on Monday evenings on the west steps of the U. S. Capitol.  Sitting on the steps, audience members have the opportunity to look out at the band and have a clear view of the National Mall and the Washington Monument.


Tuesday 6/20:

  • 6pm: Toned Up Tuesdays – Free FlyBarre class at The Park at CityCenter
    • This total-body sculpting class blends light weight training with core strengthening exercises to create the ultimate toning experience. FlyBarre is a fun, high-energy workout that quickly tones and strengthens muscles, concentrating on arms, core, thighs, and glutes. RSVP here!



Some More suggestions – Fun Things to do:


  • Georgetown Waterfront – just a few miles from AU campus: Shop, grab a bite to eat, walk along the water or even rent a paddle board/kayak!



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  • National Mall: The National Mall/Lincoln Memorial is a must see – especially at night.  If you’re feeling adventurous go on a little walk around the other various monuments/memorials around the area (Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, etc.) Pro Tip: Best in the evening just as the sun is going down


  • Tidal Basin: Rent paddle boats or just simply take a walk around the beautiful area. Check out surrounding monuments/memorials: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial)



Hungry? Here are some places to check out around AU campus:

Grab and Go Options:

  • Robeks: smoothies, acai bowls, juices

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  • Le Pain Quotidien: bakery, breakfast, lunch






Sit-Down Restaurants:

  • Kitty O’Shea’s: lunch, dinner, bar food

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  • Clydes: brunch, lunch, dinner


  • Sushiko: sushi, lunch, dinner, happy hour







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