Campus Visit Options

Campus Visit Options

Information Session and Campus Tours

Led by an admissions officer and a current student, our hour-long information session introduces you to a variety of campus offerings, both academic and extracurricular, and acquaints you with the admissions and financial aid processes. The Foggy Bottom Campus tour immediately follows the information session. Visitors may complete their visit with a tour of our Mount Vernon Campus. Select Schedule a Visit to sign up for these activities.

Foggy Bottom Campus Tours

Walk through our historic Foggy Bottom Campus neighborhood with a current GW student. Tours last approximately one hour.

Mount Vernon Campus Tours

Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are led by a student tour guide. The Vern Express, a shuttle bus, provides easy access to the Mount Vernon Campus from Foggy Bottom Campus. The Vern Express will return you to Foggy Bottom.

Engineering and Applied Science Tours

Tours of Tompkins Hall, home of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, are available Mondays through Fridays at 12:30 p.m. This brief tour explores the classroom and laboratory facilities available to GW’s engineering and applied science students. The tour begins in Tompkins Hall, Room 104. No reservations are required.

If you are unable to attend one of our pre-scheduled tours, please email or call 202-994-6158 to arrange a tour at another time.

School of Business Tours

Meet current undergraduate business students while touring the state-of-the-art Ric and Dawn Duques and Norma Lee and Morton Funger Halls, home of the School of Business.  Hear how you can be a part of the intersection of business and society.

Through the tour you will learn about the undergraduate curriculum, internship opportunities, leadership programs, and how School of Business students make the city their classroom. Request your visit using this form or contact with questions.  

A Closer Look at Our Campuses

The following options must be scheduled in advance by contacting

  • Meet with professors, coaches and other campus resource staff.
  • Attend a class matched to your academic interests.
  • Stay overnight in a GW residence hall.

Overnight visits are available to high school seniors many Sunday through Wednesday nights during the academic year. Hosted by current GW students, overnight visits can provide prospective students with greater insight into the GW experience. Requests for overnight visits must be made at least three weeks prior to your preferred date.


We offer a variety of interview options, both on and off campus, including interview weekends in many locations throughout the world, interviews with local alumni and on-campus interviews. Interviews are offered to high school seniors through mid-January of the senior year. The deadlines to request interviews are as follows:

Early Decision I - November 1

Early Decision II - December 15

Regular Decision - January 1

An interview is not required for admission; however, if you choose to participate in an interview, it will be considered in the admissions process.  

**Beginning in December, the Office of Admissions is able to offer phone/Skype interviews to high school seniors who are applying for admission for fall 2014.  In-person interviews are no longer available on or off campus at this time. Students interested in scheduling a phone/Skype interview should fill out the Phone/Skype Interview Request Form.  Seniors can request an interview before submitting the application for admission.

Group Visits

If you have a group of more than 15 high school students and would like to make arrangements for a weekday tour or meeting with an Admissions Director, please complete and submit this form. High school group visit requests must be received at least 30 days prior to the date of the visit; however, we encourage you to contact us as early as possible as the Admissions Welcome Center can accommodate a limited number of special groups each day.  

We welcome special groups of high school students to campus Monday through Friday, with the exception of University holidays. Please note, we are unable to host special groups during the months of March and April due to the extremely high number of visitors to campus.  

Although we are not able to offer information sessions and guided tours to elementary or middle school student groups, self-guided walking tours of campus are available, and we are glad to distribute them upon your arrival to campus.