GW offers a variety of residential options for freshmen and continuing students. Our 40 distinctive residential options range from traditional coed halls and apartment-style residence halls with private bathrooms to small townhouses for upper classmen and independent-living high-rises. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live in university housing, and GW also provides on-campus options for students who want to take advantage of the residence hall system for their entire undergraduate career. Our commitment to provide a complete undergraduate educational experience includes residence hall programming for students in university-sponsored housing. The Center for Student Engagement (CSE) encourages the total development of our students, including attention to personal, academic, social and pre-professional stages of growth. Community-living environments and co-curricular initiatives have been designed to promote student growth and development.
In addition to a year-specific curriculum, CSE provides opportunities for residents to be actively engaged within their house community. This is made possible through Living and Learning Cohorts, the Residential Advisory Council and the F Street Corridor Commission.
CSE provides a four-year experience that has been recognized nationally by the American College Personnel Association for outstanding innovation in residence life. In partnership with other university offices, CSE meets the distinct needs of students as they evolve into mature citizens in a responsible community.
CSE ensure that residents are guided by older, more experienced students throughout all four years. Our student, professional, and academic staff members work to empower student residents in their own personal development, their experience at GW, and their role within their residential community. Because students in each house, and in each year, have specific needs, the role of CSE staff varies with every group of residents.