Image of the Tempietto in Kogan Plaza during cherry blossom season

Foggy Bottom Campus


Since 1912, GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus has been a part of the historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood, only blocks from the White House, State Department, World Bank and world-class museums.

The university capitalizes on its location to deliver an unprecedented educational experience, bringing nearby international, government and cultural resources into the classroom, drawing adjunct faculty from the top ranks of public and international institutions and facilitating exceptional internship and job opportunities for its students.

The campus is truly a part of Washington, D.C., and its range of architecture reflects that relationship. More than 100 campus buildings house classrooms, libraries, residence halls, fitness centers and the medical center. Landscaped outdoor spaces include pocket parks, the University Yard, a flourishing rose garden, the classical Tempietto and outdoor sculptures.

Foggy Bottom Campus amenities include:

  • 42 acres in the heart of the city
  • Proximity to shops, restaurants, clubs and galleries
  • 26 residence halls
  • Sports facilities: Health and Wellness Center, Charles E. Smith Center
  • Campus Dining Locations: J Street, Ivory Tower, 1959 E Street, Potomac House

The campus also boasts historic landmarks, including the F Street House, a residence built in 1849 that served for decades as a club for presidents, vice presidents, Supreme Court justices, members of Congress and other elite.

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Whatever the reason for your visit to GW, and no matter how long you stay, you’ll never run out of things to do.