The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming and seniors, both high school and collegiate, are ready to walk across the stage that closes one chapter of their lives and begins the next. Yes, graduation season is upon us and the light at the end of the tunnel is firmly in sight for parents AND students. For most, this can be quite the chaotic time as graduation ceremonies require planning, accommodating family, and ensuring all is in order for what is sure to be a celebration for the entire family and a rite of passage for the student. With so much going on, there is no better place than Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir to kick back, relax, and save all that energy for the big moment of seeing your student cross the stage! Here are some of the spring graduations going on in the area along with directions to and from Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria for your convenience: George Washington University When: Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 9:30 A.M. Where: The National Mall Distance/Direction from HIEX: 11.7 miles Commencement Speaker: Apple CEO, Tim Cook Howard University When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. Where: Upper Quadrangle – Main Campus Distance/Directions from HIEX: 14 milesGeorge Mason University When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. Where: The Patriot Center Auditorium Distance/Directions from HIEX: 16.9 MilesUniversity of Maryland When: Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. Where: Xfinity Center Distance/Directions from HIEX: 27.9 milesGallaudet University When: Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 1:15 P.M. Where: the Field House Distance/Direction from HIEX: 13.8 milesGeorgetown University When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 12:00 P.M. Where: Healy Lawn Distance/Direction from HIEX: 10.5 miles
Mt. Vernon High School When: Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 2:00 P.M. Where: The Patriot Center Auditorium Distance/Directions from HIEX: 16.9 MilesWest Potomac When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 2:00 P.M. Where: The Patriot Center Auditorium Distance/Directions from HIEX: 16.9 MilesThomas Edison When: Monday, June 22, 2015 @ 9:30 A.M. Where: The Patriot Center Auditorium Distance/Directions from HIEX: 16.9 MilesT.C. Williams High School When: Monday, June 15, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. Where: The Patriot Center Auditorium Distance/Directions from HIEX: 16.9 MilesBishop Ireton High School When: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 11:00 A.M. Where: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Distance/Directions from HIEX: 15.2 miles Many graduations will take place within miles of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria, allowing you to utilize our complimentary shuttle service to help you get to and from the commencement! Don’t worry about the hassle of driving if you don’t have to, we’ve got ya covered! Before and after the graduation festivities, celebrate by experiencing all of the things to do in Alexandria! Stop by the National Harbor for shopping and dining or celebrate like the Founding Fathers did in Old Town Alexandria at Gadsby’s Tavern! As a guest of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria, you’ll enjoy personalized service and fine contemporary amenities. Book our DC Metro Package and enjoy free shuttle service to the Huntington Metro Station and two tickets for the Washington Metro Rail to shuttle you throughout the DC Metro area. The package also include free hot breakfast every morning, featuring signature cinnamon rolls, eggs, breakfast meats, Chobani yogurt and fresh fruit! With a location that sits at the heart of all there is to do and see near Alexandria, Holiday Inn Express & Suites offers DC area accommodations and amenities to make sure you have a worry- free graduation experience. You have one thing to worry about graduation weekend, and that’s making sure you have enough tissues! We’ll take care of the rest. Happy graduation!