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.


GW is creative, evolving, inspiring, determined, fearless, passionate, groundbreaking, cutting-edge, imaginative, global, driven, talented, connected, caring, engaged

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

commitment to creating a
greater world.



Make an Impact

Digitizing a Visual Installation

students examining flags at the COVID memorial


Every flag planted in artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg’s installation “In America: Remember” represented an individual in the United States who died from COVID-19. A team led by Sarah Wagner, professor of anthropology in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, geolocated flags with personal dedications written by family or friends of the deceased in order to bring the visual art into the digital space. The team included five student researchers who combed through the rows of flags daily and photographed every personalized flag they saw to add to the digital collection.






Senator Elizabeth Warren at GW Commencement

Elizabeth Warren to Graduates: ‘Get in the Fight’

Senator Elizabeth Warren, ATT ’66-’68, urged the graduates to “Focus on what you believe in and then fight like hell for it” at the long-awaited in-person Commencement ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

GW physician assistant student talking to a DC resident

GW Administers 80,000 COVID-19 Vaccines

Hundreds of GW students, faculty and staff from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, the Milken Institute School of Public Health and the GW Medical Faculty Associates have both worked and volunteered at various community vaccination events in the District of Columbia to administer nearly 80,000 vaccines. This is just one example of the numerous ways the GW community has served our city throughout the pandemic.

GW Serves DC Report (PDF)



"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

The George Washington University does not unlawfully discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by federal law, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, or other applicable law, including without limitation, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, or familial or marital status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the university, including admission to education programs and employment.