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. 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 leverages its location to enrich the academic, social and professional experiences for the Colonial community. You can attend an information session, talk with our Admissions representatives and join a tour of our two campuses with our STAR (student) tour guides to see how you will live and study.

To register, select a category below to find the right option for you to explore GW! View visit options for school counselors on our Counselor Resources page.


Information Session & Campus Tour

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    Information Session & Campus Tour

    Attend an information session, enjoy a tour of our urban Foggy Bottom Campus and ride the Vern Express shuttle to our scenic Mount Vernon Campus.
     

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


Optional School Tours

SEAS students working together in front of two computers in Science and Engineering Hall

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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Discover the Arts at GW 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 Visit Options

Group Visit

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
Class Visit

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
Overnight Stay

Overnight Stay

Gain insight into our GW community by staying overnight with a current student. You have the opportunity to experience life as a Colonial and spend the night in a residence hall.

Request an Overnight Stay

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 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
    Graphic depiction of buildings on campus from the Virtual Tour

    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