Campus Visit Options

Campus Visit Options

Information Session and Campus Tours

Led by an admissions officer, our information session introduces you to the opportunities and programs available to you, along with information about admissions and financial aid. The Foggy Bottom Campus tour leaves from the information session. Visitors are encouraged to 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 the School of Engineering and Applied Science located in Science and Engineering Hall (SEH) are available Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and breaks (see academic calendar). The tours will begin at 12:30 PM in the Student Services Suite - SEH 2500, which can be found immediately to the right of the elevators on the 2nd floor.

If possible, we request that visitors notify us in advance via email uggweng@gwu.edu or by phone (202) 994-6158, so that we can better prepare for the visit. If you are unable to attend our pre-scheduled tours, contact us so we can discuss alternative visitation options.

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Tours

We invite students interested in the arts and design to join a current student for a ninety minute tour of the studios and resources available to students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. You will explore how our students create art in the unrivaled cultural and artistic landscape of Washington, D.C. The tour will begin at the Admissions Welcome Center and is offered at 1:30 PM on Mondays and Fridays.

Students are also encouraged to engage in a one-on-one portfolio review with a member of the Corcoran community. The portfolio review offers you the opportunity to receive feedback on your work, curate your final portfolio, and gain insight into GW's visual arts programs.  A limited number of portfolio reviews are offered on select Mondays and Fridays.

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 gwsbtour@gwu.edu with questions.  

A Closer Look at Our Campuses

The following options must be scheduled in advance by contacting gwvisit@gwu.edu.

  • 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.

Interviews

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. 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.