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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 spring and to ask questions. Recordings of the fall virtual forums are also available for viewing.

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

New Location for Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing and Flu Shots at Foggy Bottom

October 09, 2020
GW will expand testing centers for the on-campus cohort to include the Marvin Center for all asymptomatic COVID-19 testing and flu vaccinations

Spring Semester Update

October 09, 2020
University announcement about spring 2021.

Changes to the Financial Hold and Registration Policy for the 2020-21 Academic Year

October 05, 2020
Beginning in October, the hold threshold for future registration will temporarily increase to $2,500. All active students with a balance below that threshold will be eligible to register for spring 2021 and summer 2021.

GW Urges Community to Power through ‘COVID Fatigue’

October 05, 2020
Students, faculty and staff should minimize risks and continue social distancing and hygiene efforts as flu season begins.

Staying Healthy and Safe this Fall

October 05, 2020
Recent new positive COVID-19 cases serve as a reminder to all of us to remain vigilant and follow recommended CDC guidelines, including wearing a mask, social distancing and practicing good hygiene.

Important Reminder on Flu Shots

October 02, 2020
The university is requiring the on-campus cohort to receive the flu vaccine this year and strongly encourage all members of the GW community to receive the vaccine.

Flu Vaccination Requirements for Fall On-Campus Cohort

October 01, 2020
Members of the fall on-campus cohort are required to receive a seasonal influenza vaccination or provide documentation of the 2020-2021 seasonal influenza vaccination by Nov. 10, 2020.

GW All Access: Libraries and Academic Innovation

September 28, 2020
From Zoom auditions to virtual whiteboards, LAI provides technological resources for students and instructors during virtual learning.

New Location for COVID-19 Testing at Foggy Bottom Campus

September 24, 2020
The Foggy Bottom GW COVID-19 in-house testing center, along with the Medical Faculty Associates’ (MFA) testing center, will move to Shenkman Hall on Monday, Sept. 28.

Finalizing Current Fiscal Year Budget Mitigation

September 24, 2020
Message from President Thomas LeBlanc regarding fiscal year budget mitigation.

COVID-19 Testing for Students Without Campus Access

September 22, 2020
The university has expanded access to our in-house testing to additional GW students who live in the region but are not part of the on-campus cohort. Students can now obtain tests through our in-house testing operation if they believe they have been exposed to the virus or have symptoms.

Update on COVID-19 Testing, Spring Semester Planning

September 14, 2020
GW leadership provides a public health update, including news about the new COVID-19 Testing Dashboard, as well as the latest information on spring planning.

SMPA Professor Establishes Fund to Help Students Affected by COVID-19

September 14, 2020
The Cokie Roberts Tuition Relief Fund will be available to SMPA students experiencing financial hardship.

GW All Access: The Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

September 14, 2020
The office will continue to assist students and faculty with high-quality virtual innovation and entrepreneurship programming and networking.

GW All Access: Trudy Mallinson of SMHS

September 09, 2020
As head of the Advanced Metrics Lab, Dr. Mallinson works virtually with collaborators from undergraduates to post-doctoral students to develop and refine outcome assessments for disorders of consciousness.

GW Nursing Students Take Charge at COVID-19 Testing Site

September 09, 2020
Undergraduate nursing students perform nasal swabs on patients at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology campus, obtaining clinical hours and experience.

New Information about On-Campus Access and Testing Protocols for Students

September 04, 2020
The university provides information about access to campus and COVID-19 testing and training requirements for students who have been granted special permission to be on campus this fall.

Welcome Message from President LeBlanc: A New Semester and New Opportunities

August 31, 2020
"You are demonstrating every day that it matters less where we are and more how we are coming together—supporting one another, remaining connected, and fulfilling our mission," President Thomas LeBlanc writes in message to GW community.

GW All Access: Todd Belt of the Graduate School of Political Management

August 31, 2020
Todd Belt, political management program director, said students will experience the power of GSPM’s elite network even in the online learning environment.

GW All Access: Megan Leftwich of SEAS

August 31, 2020
Dr. Leftwich is focused on the fundamentals while adapting traditional engineering experiments for at-home data collection.