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University Updates


GW will provide updates to the community as decisions about university operations are made. 

Campus Health Update: Booster Shots, Flu Vaccine, Testing

October 08, 2021

Guidance on booster shots, flu shots and testing. 

Update on Additional Federal Government COVID-19 Relief Funding

October 07, 2021

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is a program authorized by the American Rescue Plan approved by Congress in spring 2021 that provides support to institutions of higher education to ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Health and Safety Guidance for Travel Over Upcoming Breaks

September 29, 2021

As you make travel plans, we encourage you to review guidance from the on how to protect yourself and others when you travel.

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Appointments; External Tests Accepted

September 24, 2021

In an effort to provide the GW community with more flexibility and options to meet the university’s COVID-19 testing requirements, we are offering new enhancements.

New Visitor Requirements

September 16, 2021

Beginning September 27, GW will require visitors to campus to follow new protocol.

Additional COVID-19 Guidance for Faculty Now that Classes are Underway

September 09, 2021

This memorandum provides faculty with some basic COVID-19 guidance.

Updated COVID-19 Protocol: Increased Testing Frequency and Post-Travel Testing

September 08, 2021

GW’s Medical Advisory Group continually monitors and evaluates the latest data about COVID-19 transmission in our community, as well as local and national public health guidance.

COVID-19 Testing after Travel Outside of the DMV Region

September 03, 2021

If you are planning to travel outside of the District, Maryland or Virginia, please be aware of testing and quarantine requirements and recommendations.

Holiday Closures for GW COVID-19 Testing Centers

September 02, 2021

The GW COVID-19 testing centers at the Foggy Bottom Campus will be closed on Friday and Monday, Sept. 3 and 6.

Update on Facilities

August 28, 2021

As we welcome students, faculty, and staff to our campuses, I write to provide you with an important update on our continued efforts to ensure that all GW buildings are safe to occupy.

Returning to Campus in Light of the Delta Variant

August 19, 2021

GW public health experts provide guidance on the COVID-19 Delta variant as GW students, faculty and staff return to in-person learning and working.

Onward: GW’s Fall Operating Plan

August 06, 2021

As we approach fall semester, our campus operations continue to be guided by our commitment to the health and safety of the GW community.

GW Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate

July 30, 2021
Effective Saturday, July 31, until further notice, GW is reinstating its indoor mask requirement in university-owned or -operated facilities for all individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Campus Access

July 23, 2021
This fall, most buildings on our campuses will be accessible only by GWorld card.

Health Protocols for Classrooms, Labs, and Office Spaces, and Accommodations for Students

July 21, 2021
The Provost’s Office is working with our operations staff to ensure a healthy return to campus in the fall. 

Updates on Fall 2021 Instruction for Graduate and Professional Students

July 07, 2021
Your school or college will send you more specific information about instructional policies.

Updates on Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction for Undergraduate Students

July 07, 2021
This fall, courses will be in person for undergraduates, and students will be expected to attend in person.

Updates on Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction for Faculty

July 07, 2021
Courses will be in person, unless there is a programmatic need for an entire course section to be online.

Update on the Resource Allocation Committee (RAC)

July 02, 2021
The Resource Allocation Committee will sunset, effective immediately.

Important Update on Return to Campus Date

June 30, 2021
We expect all university offices will be open for in-person services by August 16.