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University Updates


GW will provide updates to the community as decisions about university operations are made. Community members were invited to join a series of virtual forums to learn more about GW’s plans for the fall and to ask questions. Recordings of those events are available for viewing on the Virtual Forums page.

Members of the community are also encouraged to provide feedback on GW’s planning for fall operations through this website.

Financial Impact of New Fall Plans

August 10, 2020
Due to the recent adjustments to our plans, we now anticipate a gap of $220 million between expected revenue and expenses this year.

Changes to Access to GW Campuses

August 10, 2020
Beginning Friday, August 28th at 5:00 pm, access to all of GW’s campuses will be limited to only those who have special permission to be on campus.

GW All Access: Martín Zysmilich of CCAS

August 06, 2020
Chemistry professor says some techniques from virtual learning should remain in place whenever classes convene in person again.

Virtual Forums Answer Fall 2020 Questions

August 06, 2020

With the university shifting to online-only instruction in the fall, university leadership hosted a series of virtual forums to address community questions and concerns.

GW All Access: Alexander Cromwell of the Elliott School

August 05, 2020
Dr. Cromwell will create an engaging online learning experience for students to enhance their research and career skills as an internship course faculty adviser.

New GW Students Begin Virtual Orientation

August 05, 2020
Students will participate in online modules with interactive content and virtual live events throughout August in preparation for the fall 2020 semester.

GW All Access: Jason Zara of SEAS

August 03, 2020
The 2020 winner of the Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence is optimistic that virtual learning might make students better engineers.

Update on GW Athletics

July 31, 2020
In consultation with the Board of Trustees and GW leadership, we have determined that we must reduce our athletics teams from 27 to 20, effective at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year.

Update to Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

July 29, 2020
The academic calendar is reverting back to its original schedule following the university's decision to offer an online semester.

Important Fall Update: Adjusting GW’s On-Campus Plans

July 27, 2020
GW leadership announces all undergraduate and most graduate classes to be online in fall semester.