Apply For Housing

GW’s campus housing experience contributes to overall student success, permits greater opportunities for campus involvement, and offers safe and convenient services to residents. The staff of GW Housing and the Center for Student Engagement welcome the opportunity to have you in residence.

GW Housing manages all stages of the assignment process for on-campus housing for both undergraduate and graduate students during the academic year and the summer.

Students with specific disability-related needs may request consideration for an accommodation with their housing assignment by registering with the Office of Disability Support Services. It is recommended that students visit the Disability Support Services website to learn the more about eligibility, documentation, and registration. Students who require housing accommodations must register with Disability Support Services prior to the housing application process to ensure accommodations can be met.


Academic Year

Pursuant to an order of the D.C. Zoning Commission, the university requires all first- and second-year students to reside in on campus housing and GW policy requires third-year students to live on campus as well.  Exemptions to this residency requirement may be requested by electronically completing and submitting the online Residency Requirement Exemption Request form via GW Housing e-Services.

The housing application process for returning upperclass students occurs annually in February-April. Students are not able to complete the housing application if they have a hold on their student account.

Incoming first-year students will apply for housing in late April through mid-May.

Students will need to have a Net ID (GWMail address without the @gwu.edu) as well as their GWID in order to complete the application. If requesting roommates, students will also need the RMS ID of their requested roommate(s). If you do not already have a NetID, please visit the IT Support Center for more information on how to create one.

There are a number of living options available for students including Academic Residential Communities, Sober Housing, Gender Neutral Housing, and more.

Assignments are not made on a first-come, first-serve basis. All students must apply for housing via GW Housing e-Services


Graduate Housing

During the 2017-2018 academic year, GW Housing will offer two Graduate Housing options: The Aston and the Columbia Plaza Housing Program, a referral program for students seeking off-campus housing. Graduate students may also contact Off-Campus Student Affairs for more off-campus housing options. An interest list for The Aston will be available in March 2017.