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Fall 2020 Update

All undergraduate courses, with exceptions for specialized programs requiring in-person instruction, will be held online for the fall 2020 semester. GW will provide on-campus housing for a limited number of undergraduate students who have extenuating personal or academic circumstances. Residential students will attend courses online and will be expected to comply with public health and safety measures including social distancing, mask wearing and regular testing for COVID-19. Additionally, most graduate programs will be conducted online, with certain programs holding discipline-specific in-person classes.


Please continue to monitor our resources for updates and information and learn more about how the Federal CARES Act funding was distributed to our students.



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GW Community Collaborates to Produce PPEs for Hospital Workers

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Groups of students and faculty members from across disciplines collaborated to find immediate responses to the needs of health care professionals at GW Hospital. The group represented the Corcoran School of Art and Design, School of Engineering and Applied Science, GW Hospital, the GW Innovation Center, student organization George Hacks and others—who worked together to develop and manufacture much needed protective gear and protocols. Using a 3-D printing farm, they produced 200 face shields in under a week. 

Across the university, across disciplines and across programs, there's a group of really energetic people who are hustling to deal with COVID-19,” said James Huckenpahler, an adjunct digital lab instructor in the Corcoran.






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New Student Orientation

New Students Begin Virtual Orientation

GW is beginning virtual orientation sessions to increase connectivity amongst our community as we distance together this fall. This comprehensive, month-long virtual orientation experience consists of online modules with interactive content and virtual live events to acclimate students and families to GW.

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GW All Access: Jason Zara of SEAS

As we prepare for a virtual Fall 2020, our faculty are working tirelessly to move their classes online. Dr. Jason Zara believes the challenges of online learning could help teach his students one of the most vital engineering lessons: the ability to be “comfortable being uncomfortable.”


"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

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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.