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University Updates


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

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 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.

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.

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.

Additional Vaccine Information for Students Arriving from Outside of the United States for Fall 2021

June 16, 2021
GW requires all students who will be in-person during the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year to be fully vaccinated with a U.S. FDA- or World Health Organization-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Mask Requirement Lifted at All GW-Operated Facilities

June 16, 2021
Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated people at all GW-operated facilities.

Transitioning to On-Campus Fall

June 14, 2021
We are spending the summer preparing our campus and operations for a comprehensive, in-person living and learning fall experience for our students, faculty, and staff

GW Faculty Vaccine Requirement

June 08, 2021
All GW faculty members are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Update on Campus Facilities, Health and Safety

June 07, 2021
Our residence halls, classrooms, libraries, offices and other spaces are safe and ready for our community members to occupy.

Summer 2021 COVID-19 Test Centers Operating Hours

June 03, 2021
The GW COVID-19 testing centers at the Foggy Bottom and Virginia Science and Technology Campuses will be open throughout the summer.

GW Staff Vaccine Requirement

June 02, 2021
All GW staff members are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Updates and Reminders for In-Person Return; Exemption Request Deadline Extended

May 28, 2021
Please read the information below for important updates and reminders as we prepare for in-person operations this academic year.

Pfizer Vaccine Available at the University Student Center

May 26, 2021
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

May 20, 2021
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.

Fall 2021 Course Planning

May 20, 2021
Classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and other spaces will be open again for teaching, learning and research.

Pfizer Vaccine Clinic at VSTC, May 15 and June 5

May 13, 2021
GW Nursing, in collaboration with My Dr.’s Pharmacy, will host two high-capacity COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus on May 15 and June 5.

Changes to D.C.'s Gathering Limits and Vaccine Distribution

May 05, 2021
Starting Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5 p.m., the university will require that outdoor student social gatherings on- or off-campus be limited to 50 people or less based on the size of the location. Indoor social gatherings are still limited to 10 people or less.