View of buildings and green space on Mount Vernon Campus



Classrooms and study spots, close-knit community, sports facilities and open green spaces:

if you want it all, you’ll find it on The Vern.



Mount Vernon Campus


Student musicians playing on Mount Vernon Campus


If you love being close to everything the city has to offer, but also want a more traditional college campus experience, then Mount Vernon Campus will win your heart.

“The Vern,” as it’s affectionately known, provides open green spaces and access to athletic facilities including a gym, tennis courts, soccer/lacrosse and softball fields and even an outdoor pool.

The campus is home to other amenities including Eckles Library, a black box theater and classroom and laboratory spaces.

The tight-knit community atmosphere among the six residence halls also helps residents to forge bonds that last throughout their time at GW and beyond.


A Retreat from the City, Right Inside Its Limits



Starting point for annual 22-mile bike ride to George Washington's home, Mount Vernon Estate



7 academic programs held on campus



Home to 6 varsity sports



Where Everybody Knows Your Name

When your days are spent bustling through classes, internships, service projects and city exploration, The Vern will welcome you home. Residents live in halls filled with familiar faces and the strong sense of camaraderie that forms among those who live here.

Living Space on Campus



Explore a 360-degree view of a suite-style room in West Hall, a recently renovated residence hall for freshmen and upperclassmen.


Learn More About Living on Campus



Getting to Mount Vernon

The Vern is located in the Foxhall neighborhood of D.C., just three miles from Foggy Bottom Campus.

If you’re coming to GW for a campus tour, your visit will start at the Admissions Welcome Center on Foggy Bottom at 800 21st Street NW. Be sure to schedule your visit in advance.


If you’re driving directly to The Vern, you can enter 2100 Foxhall Road NW into your GPS. Be sure to review the rates, hours and location of the parking garage before you arrive.

Where to Stay

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



Shuttle Service to and from Mount Vernon

Vern Express Shuttle on Mount Vernon Campus


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

Stop locations on Foggy Bottom Campus include:

  • 23rd Street and G Street in front of Funger Hall
  • 2025 E Street in front of the Red Cross building

Stop locations on The Vern include:

  • The quad in front of Somers Hall
  • Behind the Academic Building by the soccer field (drop off only)


Vern Express Shuttle Schedule