Halls & Amenities

View from E Street dorm

A lot of your time at GW will be spent outside the classroom, in your room and with your residence hall community. You have choices when it comes to selecting the room costs, hall amenities, building locations and roommates that fit your GW life. You have options in our individualized housing assignments program— iHousing. It is easy, online, flexible and personalized to your individual housing preferences.

Residence Hall Amenities

Standard amenities include: 

  • Cable television
  • Data and voice connections for each student
  • Microwaves and refrigerators in each room
  • Many residence halls have kitchens

Undergraduate Residence Halls by Year

GW's residential house system converts traditional residential halls into theme-based houses that focus on providing academic readiness and character development opportunities. This unique living program is tailored to the individual interests of each of our many, diverse students.

Greek Housing

A number of Greek organizations maintain chapter houses with living arrangements for members on the GW campus. From 8-30 students live in each house. Eight chapters are individually housed in Greek Townhouse Row. International House, Strong Hall, and Building JJ are also home to a number of chapters who reside on individual floors. Seven chapters, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Βeta Theta Pi, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Nu, Sigma Psi Zeta, and Ζeta Beta Tau reside in individual houses within the GW campus. Four chapters, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Chi, and Τau Kappa Epsilon are housed within the campus boundary in independently-owned houses.

These chapter listings are for Academic Year 2013-2014 and are subject to change annually.

Greek Townhouse Row

Eight chapters are individually housed in Greek Townhouse Row.

Graduate Student Housing

GW offers both on-campus and off-campus housing options to our graduate students. Law, medical, graduate and professional degree students can enjoy living in a safe, diverse community in convenient proximity to all of the university’s schools and colleges.

Hall on Virginia Avenue (HOVA) Graduate Housing

Located at 2601 Virginia Avenue NW, in the Foggy Bottom community, HOVA provides safe, affordable residence-hall living convenient to GW’s graduate schools and professional programs.

Admissions Visits

We encourage all students and families who are considering GW to visit. We have a range of tour options available. 

Undergraduate Admissions Visits

For more information about campus visit options and arranging a visit, please visit:


Graduate & Professional Admissions Visits

Tours of GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus are offered for prospective graduate and professional students three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at 12:30 p.m. Led by a current graduate student, tours last approximately one hour and begin at the Admissions Welcome Center in the Marvin Center, 800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC, 202-994-6602. Click here to register for a campus tour.

Large groups (e.g. more than fifteen people, visiting scholars, college/university groups), should call (202) 994-5984 for special arrangements.

If you would like to talk with a faculty or staff member during your visit, please contact the department or program directly.

 

 

K Street Directions & Parking

K Street Center for Graduate Education

2020 K Street NW, Lower Level Washington, DC 20006
202-496-8422

Directions By Car

Follow driving directions to Foggy Bottom Campus.

Directions By Metro

Orange & Blue Lines to Farragut West or Foggy Bottom Metro Stations

Parking

Diplomat Parking Garage
2021 K Street, N.W.
After 5pm: $3 or $2 with student ID
Open until midnight

Kinney Parking
21st Street, between Pennsylvania Ave. & K St., N.W.
After 5pm: $5 or $3 with student ID
Open until 10:30 pm

Hampton Roads Directions & Parking

GW Hampton Roads Center

One Old Oyster Point Road Newport News, VA 23602
757-269-4949
804-649-1333

Directions By Car

From the East:

  • Follow I-64 West through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.
  • Continue on I-64 West past the Hampton Coliseum.
  • Take the Oyster Point Road exit (exit 256A.)
  • At the first light, turn left on Canon Blvd.
  • Turn left at the next light onto Old Oyster Point Road.
  • The George Washington University Hampton Road Center is located in the Towne Bank Building (first building on your left.)

From the West:

  • Follow I-64 East to the Oyster Point Road exit (exit 256A.)
  • At the first light, turn left on Canon Blvd.
  • Turn left at the next light onto Old Oyster Point Road.
  • The George Washington University Hampton Road Center is located in the Towne Bank Building (first building on your left.)

From the North:

  • Follow Rt. 17 to Rt. 171 (Victory Blvd.)
  • Turn right on Victory Blvd and follow Victory Blvd over I-64 where it becomes Oyster Point Road.
  • At the first light after passing over I-64 turn left on Canon Blvd.
  • Turn left at the next light onto Old Oyster Point Road.
  • The George Washington University Hampton Road Center is located in the Towne Bank Building (first building on your left.)

From the South:

  • Follow I-664 through the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel to I-64 West.
  • Continue on I-64 West past the Hampton Coliseum.
  • Take the Oyster Point Road exit (exit 256A.)
  • At the first light, turn left on Canon Blvd.
  • Turn left at the next light onto Old Oyster Point Road.
  • The George Washington University Hampton Road Center is located in the Towne Bank Building (first building on your left.)

Parking

There is ample parking in the Towne Bank parking lot. No fee.

A Variety of Opportunities to Serve

At GW, service is so ubiquitous that students can turn in a variety of directions to find opportunities to serve. President Steven Knapp has identified service as one of the institutional priorities, and the university has been frequently recognized for its devotion to service.  Amy Cohen, executive director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, answers questions about service projects at GW.

Greensburg's Greening

On June 16, GW Business School sophomore Max Chen’s video footage from an Alternative Spring Break trip to Greensburg, Kansas aired on PBS’s Planet Forward.  The “phoenix-from-ashes” story used clips from Max’s original video and focused on the corporate perspective on “going green,” specifically the LEED Platinum-certified BTI-John Deere dealership in Greensburg.

GW Hosts Kickoff of New White House Initiative

This summer, GW hosted the national kickoff of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, a yearlong national initiative sponsored by the White House to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding through existing community service activities sponsored by colleges and universities.

Exemplifying Public Service

This past March, the George Washington University announced a new scholarship dedicated to the late Dorothy Height, a leader in both the African American and women’s rights movements.  The Dr. Dorothy I. Height Scholarship for Public Service will be given each year to incoming first-year students with financial need and a personal commitment to public service, civil rights, academic excellence and public policy.

Housing

GW offers a variety of residential options for freshmen and continuing students. Our 40 distinctive residential options range from traditional coed halls and apartment-style residence halls with private bathrooms to small townhouses for upper classmen and independent-living high-rises. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live in university housing, and GW also provides on-campus options for students who want to take advantage of the residence hall system for their entire undergraduate career. Our commitment to provide a complete undergraduate educational experience includes residence hall programming for students in university-sponsored housing. The Center for Student Engagement (CSE) encourages the total development of our students, including attention to personal, academic, social and pre-professional stages of growth. Community-living environments and co-curricular initiatives have been designed to promote student growth and development.

In addition to a year-specific curriculum, CSE provides opportunities for residents to be actively engaged within their house community. This is made possible through Living and Learning Cohorts, the Residential Advisory Council and the F Street Corridor Commission.

CSE provides a four-year experience that has been recognized nationally by the American College Personnel Association for outstanding innovation in residence life. In partnership with other university offices, CSE meets the distinct needs of students as they evolve into mature citizens in a responsible community.

CSE ensure that residents are guided by older, more experienced students throughout all four years. Our student, professional, and academic staff members work to empower student residents in their own personal development, their experience at GW, and their role within their residential community. Because students in each house, and in each year, have specific needs, the role of CSE staff varies with every group of residents.