Alexandria Directions & Parking

GW Alexandria Graduate Education Center

Street Entrance: 413 John Carlyle Street
Garage Entrance: 1925 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 250, Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandria, VA
703-299-0297

Directions by Car

From I-395 North/South:

  • East on Duke Street approximately 3 miles.
  • Turn right at the light on to John Carlyle Street and go to the end of the circle.
  • Continue on John Carlyle Street and turn right on to Ballenger Avenue.

From I-495:

  • Exit 2B to Telegraph Road North.
  • Turn right onto Duke Street (Route 236 East).
  • Turn right at the light on to John Carlyle Street and go to the end of the circle.
  • Continue on John Carlyle Street and turn right on to Ballenger Avenue.

From George Washington Parkway North/South:

  • West on Duke Street approximately 1/2 mile.
  • Turn left at the light on to John Carlyle Street and go to the end of the circle.
  • Continue on John Carlyle Street and turn right on to Ballenger Avenue.

Street Entrance

GW's street entrance faces the circle. Take the elevator up to the 2nd floor. To map our location enter this address into your search: 413 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

There is 2-hour metered parking until 5 pm around the circle and on adjacent streets, and a parking garage under the building. Street parking after 5 pm is free.

Parking Garage Entrance:

Continue on John Carlyle Street past the circle to Ballenger Avenue. Turn right on to Ballenger Avenue, then right at 1925 Ballenger Avenue into the garage. Follow the signs to Retail Elevator and take it up to the 2nd floor.

Parking Rates: $3 / hour; $10 / all day; $5 / evening; $125 / month.

Metro

The Center is located approximately 4 blocks from the King Street Metro Station, accessible by the Blue and Yellow lines.

Exit the metro to Diagonal Road and turn right. Walk to Duke Street and turn left (east) at the light. Turn right on to John Carlyle Street at the next light. Walk to the end of the circle. The Center entrance faces the circle. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

Volunteer Opportunities for Alumni

Whether you are looking to engage fellow alumni or help current students, we have a volunteer opportunity that meets your interests, experience and schedule.

Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you are looking to engage fellow alumni or connect with students, we have an opportunity for you.

Arlington Parking & Directions

GW Graduate Education Center, Arlington

950 N Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
703-248-6200

Driving Directions

From Washington D.C. on U.S. 50:

Cross the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, proceed west on U.S. 50 (Arlington Blvd.) to 10th Street. Continue onto 10th Street North.Turn left onto N. Fairfax Drive, and then left onto N. Glebe Road. The building will be on your right.

From the West on U.S. 50:

Proceed east on U.S. 50 to Glebe Road. Turn left (north) on Glebe Road and then bear right at Quincy Street. Turn left onto N. Fairfax Drive, and then left onto N. Glebe Road. The building will be on your right.

From the West on I-66:

Take exit 71 to N. Fairfax Drive (toward VA-120/Glebe Road). Turn right onto N. Glebe Road. The building will be on your right.

From I-395 North/South:

Take exit 8A (the first Washington Blvd. exit). Go north on Washington Blvd. for approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto 10th Street.Turn left onto N. Fairfax Drive, and then left onto N. Glebe Road. The building will be on your right.

Directions By Metro

Take the Orange/Silver Line one stop West of our old stop at Virginia Square. As you exit the top of the escalators at street level, turn to you right. Walk three blocks on Fairfax Drive to the building on the opposite side of North Glebe Road.

Parking

The Building Garage

The Building's garage is open from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. seven days a week. A special GW rate $4 after 3pm Monday - Friday and all day on Saturday.

Ballston Public Parking Garage

Located at 665 N. Glebe Road and4238 Wilson Boulevard, the Ballston Public Parking Garage is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cost is $1 after 6 p.m., on weekends or under three hours.

Metered Street Parking

Short-term metered parking is $1 per hour for a four hour maximum time limit from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Sataturday. Parking is after 6 p.m., on Sundays and on holidays.

Strategic Initiatives

At The George Washington University, our ultimate goal is to be the preeminent research university in the nation’s capital, with unparalleled resources for our students, our neighbors, the nation and the world. We are seizing new opportunities to enhance our academic, research and service programs, focusing particularly on six strategic initiatives:

Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability provides a strategic home for sustainability initiatives at the George Washington University that are implemented in partnership with stakeholders across the organization. The George Washington University seeks to engage the world by exploring the important issues of our time including policy and governance for sustainability with a vision to create resource systems that are healthy and thriving for all. Through efforts underway in operations, teaching, research, and outreach, the university is committed to being a model of sustainability.

Affordability

Across the country, parents are worried about paying for college. To address this growing concern, GW instituted a five-year fixed tuition and guaranteed financial aid program. It ensures that students’ tuition will remain stable for up to five years and need-based and merit-based institutional grants will remain at least at the levels awarded at the time of the student’s initial enrollment. We also are committed to moderating any increases in line with inflation.

For families with multiple children at the University, we offer the GW Family Grant, providing a 50 percent discount.

Community

Between their first steps onto campus and the moment they throw their graduation caps in the air, students become part of a lifelong and worldwide GW community. After commencement, they remain an important part of who we are. To strengthen our relationship with 225,000 alumni around the world, GW’s Alumni Association focuses its efforts on:

  • Engaging alumni to create lifelong interactions with fellow graduates, current students and GW;
  • Providing an outlet for alumni to voice their opinion with the University;
  • Building a culture of philanthropy to support current and future generations of GW students and alumni.

Innovation

President Knapp has laid out an ambitious but achievable goal to increase GW's investment in academic learning, research, and the student experience by $60 million per year, through the Innovation Task Force. The plan is to build up to that $60 million level over the course of the next five years. This funding will come from three components: raising new funds from philanthropic sources; increasing the productivity of our research and instructional programs; and finding savings in our business processes. In other words, we will increase the rate of fundraising and the efficiency and productivity of our programs until, at the end of five years, we have reached the level of an additional $60 million per year (i.e., from that point onward) to invest in our priorities.

Service & Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service aims to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. We focus GW’s resources to meet community needs beyond the campus, promote active citizenship in a diverse democracy, and enhance teaching, learning and scholarship at GW.

Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and our campus has embraced an ambitious agenda to move us forward in advancing our goals to become a more diverse and inclusive community. By incorporating a broad range of human experiences and a rich variety of human perspectives, we enlarge our capacity for learning, enrich the quality and texture of campus life, and better prepare for life and leadership in a pluralistic society.

Our Three Campuses

The GW University boasts three major campuses: the Foggy Bottom Campus, the Mount Vernon Campus and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Each has a distinct feel with integrated services and unparalleled amenities.
 

Contact Us

Please contact the Office of University Events for information regarding University sponsored events.

Phone: 202-994-7129

E-mail: use@gwu.edu

If you have questions about commencement, please email commencement@gwu.edu.

VA Science & Technology Campus Directions & Parking

The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus is in Loudoun County, inside the University Center complex in Ashburn, Virginia. The Campus is conveniently located off Route 7, one mile west of Route 28, five miles north of Dulles International Airport, 12 miles west of Tysons Corner, and eight miles east of historic Leesburg. The campus is linked to Washington, D.C. via a highway network system that includes Route 7, I-495, Route 28, the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267), and I-66. Parking is free.

Driving Directions

New Traffic Patterns

Use Loudoun County Parkway (Rt. 607), North. This is now the only way to access the Campus from Route 7 due to new traffic patterns in and around University Center. The two traffic lights near the Campus were removed in conjunction with the opening of the Route 7/607 interchange. All traffic to Campus uses the new Loudoun County Parkway (Rt. 607) interchange.

Please Note: Directions created using MapQuest and related programs and GPS devices are not accurate as the new interchange opened recently. The turn from Rt. 7 onto Presidential Drive no longer exists.

From the East: D.C., Eastern Maryland (Rt. 7, Tysons Corner; this route includes tolls)

  • I-66 West
  • Exit 67 toward Dulles Airport (right lane exit, just past the Sycamore Street/Falls Church Exit)
  • Follow signs for Route 267, To All Local Exits Keep right, following signs to 267 Toll West. (Do NOT veer left onto the No Toll Dulles Access Road – it is an express road to the airport)
  • Toll booth to the Dulles Toll Road
  • Continue approximately 11 miles to Exit 9B, Route 28 North—Sully Road
  • Exit toll booth onto Route 28, Sully Road
  • Drive approximately 5 miles, following signs to Rt. 7 West to Leesburg. There is a left lane entrance lane to Route 7; Merge with Route 7 traffic
  • Exit Route 7 on right ramp for Loudoun County Parkway (607). Stay right on the ramp for 607 North and continue straight/slight right. Turn right at the stop sign onto George Washington Boulevard (when see signs for Springhill Suites and Lakeview).

Continue straight on George Washington Boulevard and follow directions below for different buildings.

Alternate Route From D.C./Reagan National Airport area (This route includes tolls)

  • Merge onto GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PKWY N (Passing through DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, then crossing into VIRGINIA).
  • Take the I-495 S exit on the LEFT toward VIRGINIA.
  • Merge onto I-495 S/CAPITAL BELTWAY/I-495 OUTERLOOP toward ALEXANDRIA/RICHMOND.
  • Merge onto VA-267 W via EXIT 45A toward DULLES AIRPORT (Portions toll).
  • Stay on VA-267 W to Exit 9B, Route 28 North—Sully Road
  • Exit toll booth onto Route 28, Sully Road
  • Drive approximately 5 miles, following signs to Route 7 West to Leesburg. There is a left lane entrance lane to Route 7; Merge with Route 7 traffic
  • Exit Route 7 on right ramp for Loudoun County Parkway (607). Stay right on the ramp for 607 North and continue straight/slight right. Turn right at the stop sign onto George Washington Boulevard (when see signs for Springhill Suites and Lakeview).
  • Continue straight on GW Boulevard and follow directions below for different campus buildings.

From West: Leesburg, Purcellville, & Points West

  • Take Route 7 East toward Tysons Corner
  • After passing Ashburn Village on your right look for a sign for Loudoun County Parkway exit. ***Please note this is a new traffic pattern. Presidential Drive no longer exists.

Building Addresses & Directions from GW Boulevard

Exploration Hall (formerly called Research 1)
20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, VA 20147

Exploration Hall will be the first building on your left. Turn left into Academic Way, and left into the parking lot. Exploration Hall is a four-story brick building set against the hillside.

Enterprise Hall (formerly called Building 2)
44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147

Take the second right onto Bridgefield Way (first right is into a retail/office complex), turn right onto Knoll Square, and left into the parking lot. The building entrance is on the lower level near the parking lot. Enterprise Hall is a large, rectangular brick building.

Innovation Hall (formerly called Research 2)
45085 University Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147

Continue straight on GW Boulevard. Innovation Hall will be the second building on your left. Turn left onto University Drive, left into the parking area.

Research Place
45155 Research Place, Ashburn, VA 20147

From GW Boulevard, make a left onto Research Place. The building will be on your right after the intersection of Research Place and River Ridge Terrace. Access to this building is restricted via GWorld card to occupants only. The Finance Division and the Division of Operations Finance are located in this building. 

Bus Transportation

Buses are provided  at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station and on the GW Campus for public transportation to and from the Virginia Science and Technology. For additional information, visit GW's Transportation & Parking Services.

Mount Vernon Campus Directions & Parking

Driving Directions

Approaching the Mount Vernon Campus from the North (Maryland):

  • Follow I-495 (Capital Beltway) to the Connecticut Avenue NW / MD-185 exit. (Whether this is 495-W or 495-E will depend upon from which direction you’re coming.)
  • Take Connecticut Ave NW / MD-185 south.
  • Pass through Chevy Chase Circle, continuing to follow Connecticut Ave NW / MD-185 south.
  • Turn right on Nebraska Avenue NW, following it south.
  • Pass through Tenley Circle, continuing to follow Nebraska Ave NW south.
  • Pass through Ward Circle, continuing to follow Nebraska Ave NW south.
  • Take a left at Foxhall Road NW, following it south. (This will be a three-way intersection. If you’re on Nebraska Avenue and come to Chain Bridge Road, Indian Lane, University Terrace, or Arizona Avenue, you’ve gone too far.
  • Follow Foxhall Road NW south to Whitehaven Parkway.
  • Turn right on Whitehaven Parkway, following it west.
  • After just a few moments, you’ll see the entrance to campus on your right side. Park in the Parking Garage on your left.

Approaching the Mount Vernon Campus from the South

  • Follow I-495 (Capital Beltway) to either I-66-E or I-395-N
  • If taking I-66-E:
    • Follow I-66-E to exit 73. Exit onto US-29-N.
    • Turn left at N Lynn Street (still US-29-N).
    • N Lynn Street will turn into the Key Bridge.
  • If taking I-395-N:
    • Follow I-395-N to exit 8B. Exit onto Washington Boulevard / VA-27.
    • Follow VA-27 north
    • Take the exit for Jefferson Davis Highway / VA-110. Follow VA-110 north.
    • Take the exit for I-66-W. Follow I-66-W to exit 73. Exit onto US-29-N.
    • Turn right at N Lynn Street (still US-29-N).
    • N Lynn Street will turn into the Key Bridge.
  • Follow the Key Bridge north.
  • Take a left on M Street NW, following it west.
  • M Street NW turns into Canal Road NW. Continue to follow Canal Road NW.
  • Bear right at the first intersection, onto Foxhall Road NW. Follow Foxhall Road NW north.
  • Take a left at Whitehaven Parkway, following it west.
  • After just a few moments, you’ll see the entrance to campus on your right side. Park in the Parking Garage on your left.

Approaching the Mount Vernon Campus from within Washington, D.C. (from the Foggy Bottom Campus)

  • Take either M Street NW or the Whitehurst Freeway NW to the west.
    • If taking the Whitehurst Fwy, turn left at its termination, onto M Street.
  • Follow M Street west.
  • M Street NW turns into Canal Road NW. Continue to follow Canal Road NW.
  • Bear right at the first intersection, onto Foxhall Road NW. Follow Foxhall Road NW north.
  • Take a left at Whitehaven Parkway, following it west.
  • After just a few moments, you’ll see the entrance to campus on your right side. Park in the Parking Garage on your left.

Parking on Campus

For those who wish to drive to the Mount Vernon Campus, note that ALL parking MUST occur within the campus boundaries in either the Parking Garage inside the Whitehaven Parkway entrance.

Note: Parking by visitors to the Mount Vernon Campus is not allowed on the streets adjacent to the campus; those who do so are subject to fines, towing, and/or University enforcement action.

For more information, visit Transportation & Parking Services.

Bus Transportation

The Vern Express

For information on The Vern Express, the free shuttle service connecting the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, visit The Vern Express website or call 202-242-6673.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

The Mount Vernon Campus is accessible by Metrobus, along the D6 bus line. Learn more from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.