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University Updates


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

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 Marvin Center

May 26, 2021
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to GW students, faculty and staff and their family members at GW's Marvin Center.

Fall 2021 Course Planning

May 20, 2021
Classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and other spaces will be open again for teaching, learning and research. Courses will be in-person principally, with some remote options to meet the varying needs of our community. 

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.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for International Students

May 03, 2021
This communication describes how we are addressing the needs of our international student community while supporting the health and safety of our community.

Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update

April 19, 2021
We will require students, faculty, and staff who are in person this fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to being on campus.

Positive Steps Forward

March 30, 2021
Given the recent promising developments around global health and our positive momentum toward an in-person fall, we have many reasons to be optimistic about the coming months.

Shenkman Hall Testing Center Moving to Lerner Health and Wellness

March 12, 2021
The GW COVID-19 off-campus student and symptomatic testing center currently located at Shenkman Hall will move to the Lerner Health and Wellness Center.

Reflecting on the Past Year

March 12, 2021
While we all hoped our home offices and classrooms would be temporary, we now find ourselves a full year since the pandemic dramatically altered our university community, and communities around the world.

Update on Planning for Fall 2021

March 12, 2021
We remain confident that we will be in person to the fullest extent possible this fall and expect to share more information about fall housing in early April and about fall course registration in mid-April.

2021 Commencement Celebrations

March 11, 2021
When it is safe to do so, the university will host in-person celebrations on the National Mall to honor the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020, with each class enjoying its own, curated celebration.