The submission period has ended. Check back on March 16 to vote for one of the five finalists!
GW's first commencement was attended by the president and vice president of the United States. During the Civil War, university buildings were used as hospitals and barracks. Some of the most important work on the Big Bang Theory was researched on GW's campus.
History lives here. And we want you to make your mark on the GW campus.
The new residence hall at 2121 H St. NW needs a name, and we want GW students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and community friends to help us brainstorm one.
We're looking for something that highlights the history of the university, the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses and President George Washington himself.
- During the contest, we'll put out items on the official university social media accounts that will spotlight some of the university's most important historical events, people and places; use these as a basis for your submission.
- Register with the entry form. Include your name submission and some text justifying why you think your idea is the best. Convince us that the new residence hall should bear your moniker!
- Only the first submission of a name will be approved. We'll be approving each appropriate entry in chronological order.
- Entrants can submit ideas until 11:59 p.m., Feb. 23. The five best submissions will move on to the next round.
- Check back on March 16 when you'll be able to vote for your favorite name.
- The top five nominees will have the chance to win great prizes, and we'll also be selecting three voters at random to receive prizes!