GW’s Response to COVID-19

As we begin the fall semester, 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

First-Year Students Celebrate Return of In-Person Learning with Service

Masked students painting a mural on a wall

 

As they settled into campus, many first-year students participated in Welcome Days of Service, a chance to give back to the GW and greater D.C. communities. This annual tradition began after former First Lady Michelle Obama challenged GW in 2010 to complete 100,000 volunteer hours in one academic year. We’ve exceeded that number every year since. Last year, the GW community completed 654,708 hours of service and was awarded 504 President’s Volunteer Service Awards, a national recognition for service.

This year’s multi-day event marked GW’s first in-person service opportunity for students in more than a year.

 

 

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Our Moment, Our Momentum: The GW Centuries Celebration Weekend

 


NEWS AND EVENTS

 

GW Today, GW's official online news source

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


STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY

 

Andolyn Medina, Miss DC

 

 

Psychology Student Reigns as Miss D.C.

Fourth-year clinical psychology doctoral candidate Andolyn Medina, M.A. ’17, M.A. ’20, likes to keep busy. She is aiming to become the first doctor in her family,  a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy and in June she was crowned Miss District of Columbia—one step away from winning the 100th Miss America title this December. Ms. Medina is accustomed to juggling challenges. In addition to her Navy reserve duties and her shifts at the professional psychology program’s Center Clinic—a nonprofit community mental health clinic where students work directly with patients—she balances classwork with pageant preparations.

 

Onward GW

Returning to GW

At GW, our objective is clear for this fall: a comprehensive, in-person living and learning experience for our students, faculty and staff. We are excited about the on-campus experience we will offer our students, including in our classrooms, residence halls, laboratories, libraries and studios. We are taking productive steps to prepare for your arrival to campus, including by updating our public health protocols, reviewing and updating our buildings and classrooms, and preparing our residence halls.

professor putting white coat on student

Welcome to the M.D. Program Class of 2025

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences White Coat and Honor Code Ceremony symbolized the first of many milestones for the M.D. program Class of 2025. This year’s class of 183 students from 24 states, Washington, D.C., Canada and China represented 81 universities and included 21 GW alumni. The class brings an already impressive list of accomplishments and boasts Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and Operation Smile volunteers, Fulbright scholars, active duty or veteran service members and even a pair of beekeepers.

 


"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.