Students walking in Kogan Plaza



History beneath your feet and discovery in the air:

Is there any better place to learn?



Foggy Bottom Campus

Foggy Bottom Campus combines the academic and residential amenities of a top notch university with the excitement and convenience of living in the heart of the city. From lecture halls to high tech labs, and small group meeting rooms to open study spaces, you’ll find a wide range of learning environments to fit your needs and aspirations.

You’ll also enjoy the culinary benefits of city life with a variety of dining and grocery partners on and near campus. Explore the world through your tastebuds with restaurant offerings from different ethnic traditions or go on a food excursion to check out restaurants in D.C.’s vibrant neighborhoods.

Walk to a variety of museums, parks and attractions or hop on the Metro, a bus or bike share for adventures all over the city. And your city experiences don’t need to be confined to daylight hours, as many students enjoy “midnight monumenting” after the tourists have turned in for the night.

Everything Here is Within Reach, Come See for Yourself

10-minute bike ride to class at the National Gallery of Art



8 Metro stops to your internship at the Capitol



Home to 3 campus libraries




Sebastian Vazquez

Sebastian Vazquez

Class of 2019
Major: Undecided

The opportunities to do community service here are constant. I can easily get to anything with the Metro and in D.C. there are so many options. You have to be here for something you're passionate about and GW is the perfect place for me to do service and make something out of it.

Your Home in the City

Just steps from the world's great institutions, your home on Foggy Bottom Campus will become your base for building friendships, advancing your studies and reflecting on your GW journey.

Living Space on Campus


District House Affinity Housing - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Explore a 360-degree view of an apartment-style room in the Dakota, one of our residence halls for upperclassmen on Foggy Bottom. 



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Getting to Foggy Bottom

Foggy Bottom is conveniently located in the heart of Washington, D.C., close to three major airports, including Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington Dulles International and Baltimore Washington International, as well as to Union Station where you can take the bus or train. Public transportation is at your doorstep with the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro stop on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines located right on campus.


If you're driving to campus, you can enter the Marvin Center's address of 800 21st Street NW into your GPS as a reference point or head right to one of our visitor parking garages. Be sure to review the parking garage rates and hours before you arrive.

Where to Stay

There are a variety of hotels convenient to our Foggy Bottom. To find a hotel for your stay:



Shuttle Service to Other Campuses

Students waiting for the shuttle outside of Funger Hall


Use our campus shuttle services to easily head to Mount Vernon Campus or Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC).

Ride the Vern Express shuttle for approximately 15 minutes to go to Mount Vernon Campus and enjoy a view of the Potomac River along the way.

Travel to Ashburn, VA, to visit VSTC on our:

  • VSTC shuttle, which goes directly between Foggy Bottom Campus and VSTC
  • Wiehle Express shuttle, which goes to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro stop on the Silver Line, the closest stop to the campus




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