Graduate Student Housing Options

Graduate students have a number of different options for on- and off-campus housing. Graduate students are encouraged to visit Off Campus Student Affairs within the Center for Student Engagement to learn more about off campus housing options.

Columbia Plaza

The Columbia Plaza Housing Program is an attractive housing option for Law, Medical, and graduate students at the George Washington University.  The university serves as a referral agent for participants in the Columbia Plaza Housing Program, allowing students to secure competitively priced housing in a convenient location. GW students seeking off-campus housing through this program do not have to demonstrate the minimum income requirements that are necessary from non-GW students when applying to live in the building.  The Columbia Plaza Housing Program is not available to undergraduate students.

Please visit the Columbia Plaza Apartments for more information pertaining to floor plans, rates, amenities, etc. Students interested in leasing with Columbia Plaza should contact our office no earlier than 30-35 days prior to their desired move-in date as current tenants are required to provide a 30-day vacate notice.

Hall on Virginia Avenue (HOVA)

The Hall on Virginia Avenue (HOVA) will be closed for renovations for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.

The Aston

The Aston, available to first-year law students as selected by the Law School. Students interested in residing the The Aston should contact the Law School.

What to do before you apply for The Aston

  • Read the Graduate Housing License Agreement:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Graduate Housing License Agreement.

By submitting a housing license agreement, you agree to the terms and conditions in the Graduate Housing License Agreement. This is your binding lease for the academic year. Please familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions as you might have questions.  Please do not submit an application unless you have received a written offer from GW Housing or the GW Law School.

  • Check your Student Account:

You must be in good financial standing before applying for housing. Please work to clear any outstanding balance on your student account. Students must also have a clean judicial history with the university and be in good academic standing.