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Spring 2021 Update




While the university remains focused on ensuring a successful fall semester, we also recognize the importance of planning for and communicating about the spring.  

Based on GW's foremost priority of health and safety, the current spread of the virus and uncertainty about its trajectory, and feedback from the university community, GW announced that we will continue virtual instruction in the spring, with limited exceptions for courses that require in-person instruction or research. Recently, the university provided more information on the spring academic calendar and housing.

More information on the spring is available in recent messages, recordings of virtual forums, and on the frequently asked questions page.



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Thanksgiving Break Health and Safety Guidance

The CDC recommends limiting travel and celebrating the holiday with those in your immediate household to minimize your exposure to COVID-19 or the flu. Currently, transmission of COVID-19 is currently at record-breaking levels across the U.S. and travel is risky in this context. The District of Columbia recently issued new guidance regarding self-quarantine, testing and travel. The university follows D.C. guidelines in order to help maintain the health and safety of our GW community.

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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.

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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. Members of the on-campus cohort must schedule regular testing appointments through the medical portal and are expected to monitor their symptoms daily.


Testing and Tracing Information


Campus Access

Access to GW’s campuses this fall is limited to only students, faculty and staff who have been granted special permission to enter university buildings. Those granted access include faculty who applied to teach or conduct research on campus this fall and staff who need access to campus to perform essential functions of their job. Individuals who have been approved for campus access have been notified, all others should continue to telework and engage with the university remotely during the fall semester.


Campus Access Information


All Access GW

This new series from GW Today shows how the university has prepared to provide a high-quality academic experience for the fall semester.


All Access GW


GW All Access; Michelle Carlson

Michele Carlson, associate professor in the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, sees virtual learning as an opportunity to make the art of printmaking more accessible.

GW All Access; Pablo Frank-Bolton

Pablo Frank-Bolton from the School of Engineering and Applied Science looks for new ways to connect with his computer science students virtually.

GW All Access; Tamara Henry

Tamara Henry, an associate teaching professor in the Milken Institute School of Public Health, makes social justice a core component of her courses.