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

The Fearless Artist

MFA Student Kiki Somerville posing in front of art


After moving to Paris to reconnect with her passion for art, Kiki Somerville concluded that art told the story of the world, and thus belonged to the world— except she was troubled by how few people held the paintbrush. Determined to re-allocate some of what has now become a $65 billion industry, Somerville founded The Fearless Artist and made it her mission to level the playing field and open the art market to creatives with talent and ambition who haven’t historically had access to buyers. Now a graduate student in the Corcoran School’s MFA in Social Practice program, she launched The Fearless Artist’s Young Curators Program to help younger artists get their work seen, shared and sold.



Civil Engineering students on the Robotics team working on their bridge for competition

Civil Engineering Students Compete in Steel Bridge Competition

A team of GW civil engineering students spent the past several months designing and building a 20-foot, scale-model steel bridge—using the skills they have learned in the classroom to compete at the regional Student Steel Bridge Competition. The team successfully assembled their bridge in 28 minutes and received a second-place award for aesthetics.

Students posing for photo while serving during spring break in Costa Rica

Students Serve during Spring Break

During GW’s spring break, a collection of students immersed themselves in different cultures while doing work to help those communities. Run through the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, Alternative Breaks held student service projects in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and in Washington, D.C. for students to build skills and gain experiences to make meaningful change through active citizenship.



"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.