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Campus Living & Residential Education

A great part of your time at GW will be spent outside the classroom, in one of GW’s 26 residential communities. You have choices when it comes to selecting your room costs, hall amenities, building locations, and roommates that fit your GW life.



Students live on campus 


Of undergraduates live on campus 


Residential Halls on campus 



Connect With Your Neighborhood 


Welcome to the Neighborhood; GW Campus Living & Residential Education; aerial view of DC


College is a time to grow, discover yourself and the world around you, and develop long-lasting relationships. GW has 5 residential neighborhoods, with unique traditions and identities, designed to give students the opportunity to realize their full potential through a wide range of programs, activities, and support services. GW’s residential neighborhoods include North Village, East Commons, South Square, West Way, and the Mount Vernon Campus.



Guthridge exterior


Getting Involved

There are so many ways for you to get involved with your residential community, no matter where you live on campus. Residents are encouraged to be active members of their communities by attending events in the halls, neighborhood, and larger GW and DC community. Students can also serve as student leaders within our Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). Students are also welcomed to apply to be a student staff member on our team.

Residence Hall Association

Student Staffing Opportunities





Group painting pumpkins on the rooftop

You can see the Washington Monument and the United States Capitol Building from the top few floors of many of the Residence Halls.

Kerry Washington speaking at Commencement

Kerry Washington lived on the 8th floor of Thurston Hall.

The Watergate Hotel

Students lived in the Howard Johnsons across from the Watergate, made famous by the Watergate scandal and Forrest Gump.