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Health & Wellness

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GW is committed to providing an experience that helps you maintain physical fitness and wellness through healthy lifestyle choices. Various resources and support around campus will help you achieve your goals and address your health needs.

Health Services in the Colonial Health Center

The Colonial Health Center, located on the Ground Floor of the Marvin Center, offers a range of confidential health services including medical, mental, health promotion and prevention and parenting support.

Food Task Force

The Urban Food Task Force is an initiative of GW faculty, students, staff and volunteers who share an interest in healthy eating, sustainable food production, and food policy.

Fitness & Wellness Facilities & Programs

Lerner Health and Wellness Center

The Department of Campus Recreation manages an array of fitness and wellness programs, services and facilities. The programs and services – many of them free – are available to GW students, faculty and staff with memberships to the Lerner Health and Wellness Center. The facilities include:

  • 3-lane indoor lap pool
  • Cardiovascular and strength-training center
  • Free weight room
  • 2-court gymnasiums for basketball, volleyball, badminton and intramural sports
  • 6 squash courts
  • 4 racquetball courts
  • 3-lane suspended jogging track
  • Locker rooms and equipment rental
  • Conference, wellness and multipurpose rooms
  • A healthy-eating café

Mount Vernon Athletic Complex

All facilities are located on the Mount Vernon Campus, in northwest Washington, D.C.

GW Lloyd Gym

Activities available to current GW students, faculty and staff include basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer. The facility also boasts a full circuit of free weight and cardiovascular equipment. Current GWorld cardholders are welcome.

Mount Vernon Campus Pool

A six-lane swimming pool beckons the fitness minded – as well as the entire family. This seasonal pool is open from May through September, offering members a cool and refreshing way to relax. The center has a toddler pool for young children. GW Students can present their GWorld card to use the Swim Center.

GW Tennis Center

The tennis center is open to all GW students and Tennis Center members. Our 11-court facility has lights on six courts for night play. Amenities include a courtside patio, water coolers, court chairs, divider nets, private locker room and much more.

Club & Intramural Sports

More than 4,000 students participate each year in GW varsity, club and intramural sports.