Virginia German Day 2022

The Collaboratory for German Studies in Virginia is pleased to announce its first state-wide German Day on Saturday, March 26, 2022. High school programs from across the Commonwealth are invited to visit one of these six universities: George Mason University (GMU), the University of Mary Washington (UMW), the University of Virginia (UVa), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Virginia Tech (VT), and William & Mary (W&M). The day is filled with fun competitions and hands-on activities such as German Jeopardy, Schultüten crafting, and German karaoke.

Chose the campus that is closest to your school to save on travel time. We will connect all universities via Zoom several times during the day.

Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash


German Day is designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Students will learn while having fun. The first half of the day is dedicated to competitions, the second half to workshops. The specific times and workshops might vary slightly from campus to campus due to local campus and room conditions.

9:30+ Arrival and registration
10:00 Welcome by Dean / Department Chair
10:30 Competitions
11:30 Competitions / Campus Tour / Workshops
12:30 Lunch (Buffet / boxed / self-buying)

Connection via Zoom to other campuses

1:30 Workshops II
2:30 Closing ceremony / prizes


Prepared in Advance
On campus


will vary by location, please check the web page of the respective campus below.

For questions about a specific campus, please see the following links and faculty contacts:

George Mason University–  Dr. Natalia Dudnik

University of Mary WashingtonDr. Marcel Rotter

University of VirginiaDr. Manuela Achilles

Virginia Commonwealth UniversityDr. Oliver Speck

Virginia Tech – Rescheduled

William & Mary – rescheduled




Please express your interest in participating here.



This event was made possible through the generous support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.