If you want to make history, you've come to the right place

Visit GW

We welcome you to visit the George Washington University (GW), located in the heart of the nation's capital to see how you can make history as a GW Colonial. You can attend an information session, talk with our Admissions representatives, join a tour with our STAR (student) tour guides and take in our campuses to see how you will live and study.

You can also register for off-campus events and open houses through the link below. Just select a category and date range to find the right option for you to explore GW!

Meet Us at the Admissions Welcome Center

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    Admissions Welcome Center

    Visit the Admissions Welcome Center to get answers to your questions, attend information sessions and start your tours. Find us in Foggy Bottom at:

    Marvin Center, 800 21st Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20052
    Phone: 202-994-6602

Take a Campus Tour

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Come to GW for a closer look at our two campuses where you'll spend most of your time.

Take an hour-long tour of our historic Foggy Bottom Campus, located blocks from the White House and other D.C. institutions, to see the opportunities that a city campus can provide.

Hop on the Vern Express shuttle for a 30-minute tour of our scenic Mount Vernon Campus, a more traditional college campus that still puts you in the center of action in the city.

Email us at gwvisit@gwu.edu to schedule a group tour.



Optional School Tours

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School of Engineering and Applied Science Tour

Learn what our School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) is all about during a tour of Science and Engineering Hall. Take a look at our top-notch research facilities and find out how undergraduate students at GW get to take part in ground-breaking research and study in innovative classrooms.

Register for a SEAS tour
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Corcoran School of the Arts & Design Tour

You can study the arts at the Corcoran School and also visit the Corcoran Museum to learn more about program options and see examples of work. Join a current student on a ninety-minute tour to understand how our students create art in an unrivaled cultural landscape in D.C. The tour begins at the Admissions Welcome Center.

Register for a Corcoran tour

Other Event and Open House Opportunities

Inside GW - Admitted Student Days

If you're admitted to GW for the fall semester, you'll have the opportunity to join us for a day on campus to experience what it means to be a Colonial. At Inside GW, admitted students engage and connect with faculty, academic advisors, university leaders, campus support services and current students. ​Registration invitations​ will be sent at the end of March 2017.


Get to Know GW

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GW in Your Neighborhood

If you can’t get to D.C. or are just starting your research, you can still meet and talk with GW representatives across the United States and around the world during the academic year. Have a question about the application process, academic options, living in D.C. or life as a Colonial? Our admissions team can answer these and more.

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STAR Tour Guides

Our tours are led by those who know campus and what life is like as a Colonial best —  our students. All of our STAR tour guides can give you insight on the buildings you’ll spend time in, the best spots for lunch and in the library, as well as their only at GW moments.

Register for an upcoming tour

Plan Your Visit and Find Your Way Around Campus

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Parking & Public Transportation

Regardless of where you are coming from, there are a variety of ways to get to GW. We're close to three airports, including Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington Dulles International and Baltimore Washington International, have a Metro stop right on campus and several visitor parking garages.

Get directions and find out where to park
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Hotels Near GW

GW is in the center of the action in D.C. and is close to many hotels, both in the city and in surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. You can choose from two official GW hotels, as well as many others that are a part of the GW Hotels discount program.

Review our hotel options
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Campus Map

Members of the Admissions team and the GW community will help you find your way around our campuses, but you can also use our detailed map of Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon to get you where you need to be.

Download the map (PDF)

Get Ready for Your Visit

  • Take a Virtual Tour of GW
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    Take a Virtual Tour of GW

    Use our Virtual Tour to navigate our campuses and the surrounding D.C. area. See how close we are to landmarks like the White House, State Department, American Red Cross and the Washington Monument. Once you’ve taken a look, register for a campus tour or event to see everything in person and envision your life as a Colonial.

    Start the tour