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Access to Campus Facilities

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Smith CenterCharles E. Smith Athletic Center

600 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: 202-994-5480


Special alumni rates are now available on Smith Center President's Club memberships! Following renovations the President's Club now offers state of the art facilities with the following amenities:

  • Private & exclusive locker rooms featuring luxury amenities such as a swim suit dryer, enclosed showers, and private wood-grain lockers
  • Sauna and Steam rooms
  • Courtesy towel and laundry service
  • Courtesy workout clothing
  • Full use of extensive state-of-the-art fitness and strength equipment
  • Exclusive lounge with cable TV
  • Full use of an 8 lane, 25 yard lap pool
  • Use of an indoor running track
  • Full use of a convertible RQ or SQ court depending on desired sport
  • Golf Simulator Room
  • Courtesy guest access to be billed annually *Based on $10 per visit, per guest
  • Courtesy refrigerator in locker room for convenience
  • Courtesy toiletries: deodorant, Q-tips, razors, shaving cream, mouthwash, etc.

For further information regarding the improved facilities and exclusive discounted membership rates for alumni, please contact the Membership Director by email, scmember@gwu.edu, or by phone at 202-994-5480.

Please refer to the gwsports.com Web site for Smith Center building hours and closings.

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Lerner Health and Wellness CenterLerner Health and Wellness Center

2301 23rd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: 202-994-1522

Alumni living in the Foggy Bottom/West End neighborhood are now eligible to apply for membership to the Health and Wellness Center. To be eligible for membership you must reside in the area generally bounded by 19th Street on the east, Constitution Avenue on the south, Rock Creek Park on the west, and N Street on the north (see Zoning Map).

Alumni memberships are limited to 250 per year and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost for a one-year membership is $325. Eligible alumni may also join the President's Club at a higher membership rate. The President's Club offers additional amenities such as a steam room and sauna, as well as laundry and towel service.

For additional information please contact the membership office at: hwc.membership@gmail.com.

To learn more about the Lerner Health and Wellness Center, visit the Lerner Health and Wellness Center website.

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Gelman LibraryGelman Library

2130 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: 202-994-6558
Fax: 202-994-1340

Alumni with a GWorld card have to access to the Gelman Library's open collection of books, journals, microfilms, special collections, and other non-circulating items at no charge. For an annual fee of $50 (payable at the Circulation Desk), alumni may obtain limited borrowing privileges.

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Burns LibraryJacob Burns Law Library

The George Washington University Law School
716 20th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: 202-994-6646
Fax: 202-994-2874

The Jacob Burns Law Library provides access to its collection for graduates of the GW Law School. It also offers alumni access to selected databases for locating articles, books and related materials, as well as on-site reference service. A Law School alumni card or GWorld card is required for access.

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Himmelfarb LibraryHimmelfarb Health Sciences Library

The George Washington University Medical Center
2300 Eye Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone: 202-994-2850 / Fax: 202-223-3691
E-Mail: library@gwumc.edu

The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is open to alumni of the GW Medical Center Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm. A valid ID Card is required for admission.

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Brady Art GalleryThe Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

Media and Public Affairs Building
2nd floor
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: 202-994-1525

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery features several exhibitions each year, including university-related shows and permanent collection exhibitions. The gallery also administers the university's permanent collection, including important paintings, sculptures, graphics, textiles, ceramics, historic furnishings, and photographs. Alumni and friends are welcome to attend preview openings of exhibitions. For more information or to add your name to the mailing list, please contact the gallery at the above phone number.

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Campus ParkingCampus Parking

Parking on GW's Foggy Bottom campus is extremely limited. Alumni attending events or other activities on campus are encouraged to use one of GW's visitor parking garages:

University Garage
2211 H Street, NW (entrance on 22nd Street)
Washington, D.C. 20052

Marvin Center Garage
800 21st Street, NW (entrance on H Street)
Washington, D.C. 20052

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