Students sitting at sculpture; cars in city; students taking selfies



Three campuses, countless stories.

Come live yours at GW.



Campus Life


Living at GW grants you the rare opportunity to encounter a variety of new cultural experiences while learning and interning at world-class institutions. Residence hall life is an essential aspect of your college experience, and some of your lifelong friends will first be your neighbors and roommates. 

CA88ca88During your time at GW, you’ll likely find fellow Colonials who share your interests. Whether it's leadership, politics, arts and culture, athletics or service that moves you, GW students engage in more than 450 clubs and student organizations on campus. Pursuing your passions and sharing your diversity plays an integral role in building our community.



Andrew Kenney

Andrew Kenney

Class of 2020
CA88ca88 Majors: Business Economics and Public Policy

“Getting involved at GW is a really great way to make a medium-sized university feel like a smaller community. I absolutely strive for more because of the fact that I'm surrounded by others that are willing to dive headfirst and commit to challenging things. Whether it’s joining a couple organizations or holding a leadership position, having a community that gets involved and stays involved is really motivating.“

An Incredible Education Always Within Reach

students walking through Kogan Plaza on Foggy Bottom Campus on fall day




Foggy Bottom Campus

GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus sits just blocks from the White House, U.S. State Department, the National Mall and world-class research centers, providing students with one-of-a-kind learning and internship experiences. You won’t have to walk far to find unparalleled educational opportunities: Dozens of the finest research and liberal arts learning facilities in the region can be found around every corner at GW. On campus, you’ll study and live with peers from all over the world while learning from renowned faculty in our classrooms.

Explore Foggy Bottom


Foggy Bottom is a 15 minute shuttle ride away from Mount Vernon Campus on the Vern Express 

Mount Vernon Campus clock tower exterior




Mount Vernon Campus

If you’re looking for open-air lawns and lush green spaces within D.C.’s metropolitan setting, you’ll find it at our Mount Vernon Campus, affectionately known as "The Vern," which sits three miles northwest of Foggy Bottom. The Vern’s 25-acre campus is composed of athletic facilities and residence halls and is never more than a short ride from Foggy Bottom on our Vern Express shuttle, which is available 24 hours a day.

Explore the Vern


By Car, By Metro or By Modem 

Virginia Science and Technology Campus building exterior




Virginia Campuses and Online Education

Our Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) houses facilities dedicated to nationally recognized STEM-H programs related to health sciences, big data and analytics, high-performance computing and more. Graduate education centers in Alexandria and Arlington provide educational opportunities to local working professionals, while a growing number of online programs make it possible for students around the world to attain a GW education.

Explore VSTC

Explore Distance Education Opportunities



CA88ca88  you can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same passion for sports, literature, film and more. Our — such as the Women’s Leadership Program and the Politics and Values Community — integrate critical thinking into residential life.

CA88ca88All new buildings and major renovation projects at GW are constructed to meet current accessibility standards, and all shuttles serving GW routes are designed to meet ADA accessibility guidelines and requirements for safe and secure transportation.


Thurston Hall

Thurston Hall Room -

Take a look inside Thurston, which houses more than 1,110 of our first-year students. Rooms include options for four-, five- and six-person suites as well as a limited number of doubles and triples. 

District House

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CA88ca88District House is our newest and second largest residence hall. While some students can live in two-bedroom units holding four people or studios holding two, District House also has special affinity housing where 16-20 students from approved student organizations can live, learn and experience together. 

Dining at GW


CA88ca88No matter your dietary preferences or your busy schedule, your dining plan provides you with unique, healthy and convenient options to meet your needs and tastes.


Campus Safety

Student safety is a top priority at GW, and our provides a secure campus environment at each of our locations with the partnership of all areas of our university. We also partner with local law enforcement and the community to keep our students safe. With more than 100 sworn officers, the protects the community by providing 24-hour patrol services to the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses and overseeing security at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

If you experience an emergency on campus, you can download the to set off a silent alarm on your phone or use it to report crime tips. When you’re looking for a safe ride around Foggy Bottom, schedule a , a late-night service that transports you to and from buildings on campus. You can schedule your ride up to two hours in advance and can track the van’s progress as it arrives to pick you up.

CA88ca88Emergency updates are available for students and their families on our website.