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Planning for the Future


Over the past year, we saw the very best of the GW community as we remained united in the face of once-in-a-century challenges. Now, our chance to finally reunite is very close at hand.  

Buoyed by positive signs—expanded vaccine production and distribution, improved transmission rates locally and nationally and containment of the spread of virus on campus—we are actively planning for an in-person return to campus this fall.

We are optimistic about the comprehensive on-campus experience we will offer our students, including in our classrooms, residence halls, laboratories, libraries and studios. At the same time, we know our community will need options, and we will incorporate flexibility into our fall plans wherever possible to meet the varying in-person and remote needs of our community.

We are taking productive steps to prepare for our new and returning students’ arrival to campus, including by strengthening our testing and public health protocols, reviewing and updating our buildings and classroom configurations and preparing our residence halls.

We will continue to share regular updates on our fall planning.

We cannot wait to see you all very soon.



Latest Updates

Important Update on Return to Campus Date

We expect all university offices will be open for in-person services by August 16.

Update on Campus Facilities, Health and Safety

Our residence halls, classrooms, libraries, offices and other spaces are safe and ready for our community members to occupy.

Pfizer Vaccine Available at the University Student Center

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to GW students, faculty and staff and their family members at the University Student Center.

Important Reminders for In-Person Return

We continue our work this summer to get our campuses ready to welcome back students, faculty and staff in-person for the 2021-2022 academic year.


All University Updates



GW COVID-19 Testing Dashboard

The George Washington University’s COVID-19 Testing Dashboard provides comprehensive and up-to-date data on coronavirus testing and results for the university’s on-campus community members. In compliance with privacy laws, the university does not disclose individual identifying information.

View the Dashboard


Testing and Tracing

Symptom monitoring and regular testing for on-campus students, faculty and staff will play a key role in ensuring a safe environment for members of the GW community who live and work on campus. 


Testing and Tracing Information