GW’s Response to COVID-19

Virtual instruction is currently underway. We are actively planning for a comprehensive in-person learning and on-campus experience for the fall 2021 semester. Learn more about our enhanced health and safety efforts as well as our response to COVID-19. 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

SEAS Students Redesign Device to Assist Veteran Care

Students and professor standing with laptop in workshop


Graduating seniors Caitlyn Pratt, Shannon French, Justina Pruski, Courtney Dutile and Nicholas Brignola collaborated with researchers at Walter Reed National Medical Center and Quality of Life Plus, which brings together college students to create assistive technology for wounded veterans and military personnel. As part of their School of Engineering & Applied Science capstone project, these students designed a mechanized chair that enables researchers who collect important data to assist with the care of amputees to work with improved speed and efficiency.

The original unstable chair device had to be adjusted by hand, requiring the help of multiple technicians. 

The GW team aimed to reduce the effort and overall burden on the patients and researchers without adversely affecting data collection. Whereas it took researchers 90 seconds to manually adjust springs on the old chair, they were able to complete this task in under 15 seconds using the new mechanized chair created by the GW students.



Commencement for the Classes of 2020 & 2021

Celebrating Commencement on the National Mall for the Classes of 2020 & 2021

Commencement on the National Mall
October 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. EDT

We are thrilled to invite our Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates and their families to the National Mall for a truly special event.

More About Commencement


Meeting the Moment: GW Turns 200

The George Washington University’s bicentennial is an incredible, historic milestone. With 27,000+ students from more than 135 countries, a worldwide community of 300,000+ living alumni, and thousands of faculty and staff, the GW community is coming together to celebrate 200 years of phenomenal growth.

Celebrate GW's Bicentennial



Dancer Posing in Ocean

NEXT 2021

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's graduating class presented NEXT 2021, a dynamic, innovative, end-of-year celebration. Virtual and physical experiences included research papers, series of paintings, radio plays and more. This particular year, the global pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have profoundly impacted these young artists as they both define and reflect society through creative work.


Congrats to the Class of 2021!

While the journey included some unexpected challenges for the Class of 2021, you persevered and showed what it truly means to Raise High. We admire your tenacity and look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the future. We celebrated you through your school-specific celebrations and our University-wide Commencement featuring speaker and honorary degree recipient, Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian.


"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.