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Bicentennial Kickoff Scheduled for Feb. 9

We kick off our bicentennial celebrations with a virtual opening ceremony on Feb. 9, the 200th anniversary of the 1821 congressional act that established the university.

Throughout the year, bicentennial events will trace GW’s growth from humble origins to a comprehensive, global research university in the heart of the nation’s capital. In telling GW’s story throughout its 200-year history and into its future, celebrations will follow our journey from the first class of 20 students and six faculty members to a home for 27,000 students, thousands of faculty and staff, and more than 300,000 alumni worldwide.

Female researcher in PPE in lab

GW Plays Essential Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Emergency Use

GW was part of the historic nationwide effort to develop and test a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine in record time, serving as one of 100 Phase 3 clinical trial sites for the mRNA-1273 vaccine the Food and Drug Administration approved for emergency use

“Our participation in the Moderna Phase 3 vaccine trials has enhanced GW’s already-robust vaccine research effort and further highlighted our prominence among other research universities in the collective effort to address the largest global health crisis in modern times,” said Barbara Lee Bass, vice president for health affairs, dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and CEO of the GW Medical Faculty Associates.


"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.


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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.

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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.