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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 at GW. The Admissions Welcome Center is located in the historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood, just blocks from the White House, National Mall and other D.C. institutions.

Come see firsthand how GW students benefit from our location, with enriched academic, social, and professional experiences for students in every major. Attend an information session, talk with our Admissions representatives, and tour our two campuses with our STAR (student) tour guides to see how you will live and study as a GW student.

View our visit calendar for available opportunities, including optional school tours mentioned below! We typically publish visit opportunities three months in advance. If you do not see a visit option for your selected date range (within the next three months), we are either closed or those visit opportunities are likely at capacity. If our tour is at capacity, we are happy to offer a self-guided option for you to explore our campus.

School counselors, independent counselors, and advisors at community-based organizations can explore their visit options on our Counselor Resources page.

Our Welcome Center is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and select Saturdays throughout the year. See our visit calendar for available information sessions and tours.

Visit your student portal for details on our events for admitted students.

During the spring, our information session and campus visit program experiences a high volume of visitors and many of our tours reach capacity quickly. If the date you wish to visit is at capacity, you will not see a visit opportunity displayed. We recommend that you look through our events calendar for the next available date that works for you. GW is pleased to provide information sessions and campus tours all year long! Alternatively, you are welcome to use our Self-Guided Tour route during your visit and to contact our office or stop by the Welcome Center with any questions.



Optional School Tours

Use the following search terms on our visit calendar to find additional student-led school-specific tours to further explore your academic areas of interest:

Information Session & Campus Tour

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    Information Session & Campus Tour

    Attend an info session, tour our urban Foggy Bottom Campus, and ride the Vern Express to our scenic Mount Vernon Campus.

    Admissions Welcome Center
    Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW Suite 100
    Phone: 202-994-6602

Other Visit Options

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Group Visit

Groups from high schools and community organizations are welcome to experience GW! For groups of 8 or more, we offer an hour-long tour of the Foggy Bottom Campus.

Request a Group Visit
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Class Visit

Experience what it is like to be a GW student in the classroom! We offer the opportunity to attend an undergraduate level class.

Request a Class Visit

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 (Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington Dulles International and Baltimore Washington International), have a Metro stop right on campus and provide 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. Special rates are available at locations near campus through the GW Hotels 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 campus, but you can also use our detailed map of our Foggy Bottom campus 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 D.C. area. See how close we are to landmarks like the White House, State Department, American Red Cross, and the Washington Monument. Then, schedule your visit to explore your life as a GW student.

    Start the tour