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University Updates


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

Spring Academic Calendar and Housing Update

November 13, 2020
As we continue to plan for the spring, protecting the health and safety of our community and ensuring a high-quality academic experience remain our top priorities. Recently, we have made decisions that support these priorities as we finalized the spring academic calendar and moved forward with the limited expansion of residential housing.

Fall 2020 Guest Policy Update

November 11, 2020
Effective Wednesday, Nov. 11, each residential student will be allowed to host one guest from the same residence hall in their unit during the day; no overnight guests. This guest policy applies to the fall 2020 semester only.

Virtual Forums Answer Spring 2021 Questions

November 02, 2020
University leadership hosted a series of virtual forums to address community questions and concerns as GW continues online instruction this spring.

GW and Community Partners Provide Free Flu Shots in D.C.’s Medically Underserved Neighborhoods

October 26, 2020
GW health providers said the flu shots will protect vulnerable residents and are critically important in the fight against COVID-19.

Spring Housing Application Process Notification

October 26, 2020
The Campus Living and Residential Education Office expects to offer 1,500 additional bed spaces to undergraduate students in the residence halls. If we receive more than 1,500 applications, we will conduct a lottery to allocate these spaces. The application opens on Tuesday, October 27.

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Enrollment at GW

October 22, 2020
The university’s Oct. 10 census shows a 2.9 percent decrease in overall enrollment compared to this time in 2019.

Federal Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Chief Visits GW Site

October 22, 2020
Rapid enrollment and early scientific developments promise to keep an ambitious initiative on track.

Continued Suspension of Study Abroad and Non-Essential Student Travel

October 21, 2020
Study abroad programs and other non-essential student travel will remain suspended for the spring semester. The Office for Study Abroad will contact all students who had hoped to study abroad in the spring to provide guidance on changing plans.

Spring Housing Update

October 21, 2020
GW plans to welcome back a limited number of additional residential students to campus for the spring semester.

Updated HRMD Guidance for COVID-19 Pandemic

October 20, 2020
Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD) has created additional guidance to support those who may need to self-isolate or quarantine.

University Holiday on Election Day

October 19, 2020
This year, given the impact the pandemic has on the current election cycle, GW will designate Election Day, on Tuesday, November 3, a university holiday.

Pass/No Pass and Credit/No Credit for Academic Year 2020-21

October 16, 2020
Undergraduate students will be permitted the pass/no pass grading option in a maximum of one course per semester through the 2020-2021 academic year.

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.