GW’s Response to COVID-19

Our campus operations continue to be guided by our commitment to the health and safety of the GW community. Learn more about how we are moving onward. For information and resources on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website.

 

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While much has changed over GW’s 200 years,
what endures is our never-ending


commitment to creating a
greater world.

 

 


Make an Impact

GW Team Celebrates First Flight at Design, Build, Fly Competition

GW students working on their unmanned aircraft

 

A team of GW students competed for the first time in person at the 2022 Design, Build, Fly competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The international competition is an opportunity for students to get practical experience in the field.

The aim for the competition was to design, build and test an unmanned aircraft to deliver components needed for vaccination—timely, as this was the first time the competition has been held in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Missions included aircraft deployment, staging of vaccination syringes and delivery of environmentally sensitive vaccine vial packages.

 


NEWS AND EVENTS

 

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STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY

U.S. Secretary of State talking to GW students

Students Meet with U.S. Secretary of State

Elliott School of International Affairs students met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken after a speech on campus discussing the administration’s China policy. The exchange covered a range of subjects, the students said, including future careers in the Foreign Service, efforts to improve diversity in the Foreign Service and the administration’s relations with China.

Students donating materials during Green Move Out

Students Donate During Green Move-Out

During Green Move-Out, students donated 45,000 pounds of clothing, 6,000 pounds of household goods and 2,100 pounds of food for distribution and reuse. This year, 58 volunteers worked for a combined 472 hours to sort and bag reusable items. A total of 53,000 pounds—more than 26 tons—were collected, diverting 11 truckloads from the landfill.

 

 


"Thomas Buergenthal visited my Holocaust class @GWtweets today and I’ll never forget it. It was the first time in my life hearing from a Holocaust survivor directly. Research through text is one thing. Hearing directly from the person is another."

Gavin Coble

BA Political Science '19


A Diverse Community is a Strong Community

Collaboration, Respect, Openness and Diversity are core values that define the George Washington University (GW). The Accessibility Notice and Equal Opportunity (EO) Statement shared here reflect our desire to make this a welcoming and inclusive space for all students, visitors and members of our broader community.

 

Accessibility Notice

The George Washington University (GW) is committed to making all web properties and web content accessible and usable for everyone, including people with disabilities, by employing principles of universal design and striving to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access GW websites, videos or other digital content, please let us know.

Equal Opportunity (EO) Statement

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