First-Year Residence Halls

Campus Living and Residential Education's (CLRE) experience contributes to overall academic success, provides greater opportunities for campus involvement, and offers safe and convenient services to residents. Incoming first-year students have a variety of residential living choices located on our two vibrant campuses: Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon.

Learn more about our first-year residence halls through a video from Anne, one of our GW student vloggers:

Due to the ongoing renovation of Thurston Hall on the Foggy Bottom Campus, which will return to GW's on-campus housing inventory Fall 2022, CLRE has identified the following residence halls as designated first-year halls for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

Clark Hall 2-Person Room Tour

Building Address
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Building Staff

  • Clark Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 1945, updated in 2017
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Four residential floors 
  • Room Types:
    • Two (2) person unit with adjoined bathrooms: 68% 
    • Two (2) person unit with common bathroom: 22% 
    • Two (2) person unit with private bathroom: 5%
    • Single room with adjoined bathroom: 5%

Building Features

  • Full community lounge located in the basement of the building
  • Community kitchens located in the basement of the building
  • Community laundry facilities located in the basement of the building 
  • Mail services offered through West Hall
  • Outdoor bike racks located by entrance of the buildung 
  • GWIT provided color printer located in Ames Hall and Eckles Library 

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident. 
  • Some rooms have a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room. 

Technology

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting
  • 50% solar energy power

To see more of Clark Hall, check out our Instagram page (@HomeatGW) and look for Clark Hall under Highlights!

 

cole hall tour

Building Address
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Building Staff

  • Cole Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 1945, updated in 2017
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Three residential floors 
  • Room Types:
    • Two (2) person unit with adjoined bathrooms: 70% 
    • Two (2) person unit with common bathroom: 17% 
    • Two (2) person unit with private bathroom: 9%
    • Single room with private bathroom: 4%

Building Features

  • Full community lounge located in the basement of the building
  • Community kitchens located in the basement of the building
  • Community laundry facilities located in the basement of the building 
  • Mail services offered through West Hall
  • Outdoor bike racks located by entrance of the buildung 
  • GWIT provided color printer located in Ames Hall and Eckles Library 

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident. 
  • Some rooms have a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room. 

Technology:

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting
  • 50% solar energy power

To see more of Cole Hall, check out our Instagram page (@HomeatGW) and look for Cole Hall under Highlights!

 

start your tour

start your tour single with kitchen

Staff:

  • FSK Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Address: 

  • 600 20th St NW, Washington DC 20052

Residents: 

  • 1st year students (2021-2022 Academic Year)

Building Snapshot:

  • Apartment Style
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Eight Residential plus Basement

Building Features:

  • Apartment Style
  • Laundry facilities in the building
  • Kitchen facilities in each apartment
  • Private bathroom in each apartment
  • Twin XL (80") mattresses in all rooms

Room Types Available:

  • Single Unit with Kitchen: 10%
  • Studio, 2-Person Unit: 83%
  • One Bedroom, 2-Person Unit: 7%

Technology:

  • Wireless Internet

Sustainability Features:

  • Single stream recycling
  • Low flow water fixtures
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting
  • 50% solar energy power
  • Bike storage

 

Fulbright Hall 2-Person Studio Room Tour

Note: During academic year 2021-2022 we are reducing the density of beds in rooms so that students will share a bedroom with, at most, one other student so that we can continue to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The 'Studio, 2-Person' tour above was filmed pre-pandemic and may show more beds in the room than the two beds that will be in a bedroom

Building Address
2223 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Building Description

Fulbright Hall is home to approximately 154 first-year students. All first-year rooms are studio, 2-person units. Fulbright is a former apartment building now being used as a residence hall. Each apartment has a kitchen and a private bathroom and offers traditional residence hall furnishings: beds, dressers, desks, and chairs. Fulbright is also conveniently located one block from Gelman Library, the Academic Center, Smith Center athletic facilities, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Lerner Health and Wellness Center. In 2013, Fulbright Hall had updates to the kitchen and in 2017 there were updates to the bathrooms and HVAC system, as well as the installation of new windows and new furniture.

Building Staff

  • Fulbright Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 1947
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Eight (8) Residential Floors and Basement
  • Room Type: Studio, 2-Person Units (100% of rooms) 

 Building Features

  • Two (2) lounges located in the basement of the building 
  • Common laundry facilities in the basement of the building 
  • Outdoor bike racks in the front of the building 
  • Rooftop access granted during the hours of 9am to 9pm daily 
  • GWIT-provided color printer available in the lobby of the building 
  • Combination-lock mailboxes located per room in the lobby of the building

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, and 2 dressers for each resident. Please note that beds will be bunked at time of move-in. 
  • Each room has a private kitchen. Private kitchens are equipped with a stove, full-sized fridge, and microwave.
  • Each room has a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room. 
  • The room temperature can be controlled via the digital thermometer in the room. Please do not block the vents with any furniture items. 

Technology

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • Low flow water fixtures
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting in hallways
  • 50% solar energy power
  • Water bottle filler located on the 1st floor of the building 

Hensley Hall 2-Person Room Tour

Building Address
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Building Staff

  • Hensley Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 1945, updated in 2017
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Three residential floors 
  • Room Types:
    • Two (2) person unit with adjoined bathrooms: 63% 
    • Two (2) person unit with common bathroom: 21% 
    • Two (2) person unit with private bathroom: 11%
    • Single room with common bathroom: 5%

Building Features

  • Full community lounge located in the basement of the building
  • Community kitchens located in the basement of the building
  • Community laundry facilities located in the basement of the building 
  • Mail services offered through West Hall
  • Outdoor bike racks located by entrance of the buildung 
  • GWIT provided color printer located in Ames Hall and Eckles Library 

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident. 
  • Some rooms have a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room. 

Technology

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting
  • 50% solar energy power
  • Low power water fixture

To see more of Hensley Hall, check out our Instagram page (@HomeatGW) and look for Hensley Hall under Highlights!

 

JBKO 2-Person Room

JBKO One Bedroom 2-Person Room

Note: During academic year 2021-2022 we are reducing the density of beds in rooms so that students will share a bedroom with, at most, one other student so that we can continue to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The 'One Bedroom, 2-Person' tour above was filmed pre-pandemic and may show more beds in the room than the two beds that will be in a bedroom

Staff:

  • JBKO Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

​Address: 

  • 2222 I (Eye) Street NW, Washington DC 20052

​Residents: 

  • 1st year students (2021-2022 Academic Year)

Room Types Available:

  • Studio, 2-Person: 85%
  • One Bedroom, 2-Person: 12%
  • Single Units with Kitchen: 3%

Building Snapshot:

  • Apartment Style
  • Year Built: 1945
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Eight Residential plus Basement

Building Features

  • Laundry facilities in the residence hall
  • Kitchen facilities in each apartment
  • Private bathroom in each apartment
  • Regular twin mattresses (76") in all rooms; Twin XL (80") mattresses are not available for JBKO

Technology

  • Wireless Internet

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting in hallways
  • 50% solar energy power
  • Bike storage

Lafayette 2-Person w/ Adjoined Bathroom Room Tour

Lafayette Single with Private Bathroom Room Tour

Building Address
2100 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Building Staff

  • Lafayette Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 1926, renovated in 2011
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Eight (8) Residential Floors and Basement
  • Room Types:
    • Two (2) person units with adjoined bathrooms: 94%
    • Single units with private bathroom: 6%

Building Features:

  • One (1) lounges located in the entrance of the building
  • Community kitchen located in the basement of the building 
  • Common laundry facilities in the basement of the building 
  • Combination-lock mailboxes located per room in the lobby of the building
  • Outdoor bike racks in the front of the building 

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident. 
  • Each room has a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room. 
  • The room temperature can be controlled via the digital thermometer in the room. Please do not block the vents with any furniture items.

Technology

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • 50% solar energy power
  • LEED Gold Certification
  • Water fountains are located on floors 1, 5, and 8. 

To see more of Lafayette Hall, check out our Instagram page (@HomeatGW) and look for Lafayette Hall under Highlights!

Madison 2-Person Room Tour

Madison 4-Person Room Tour

 

Building Address 
736 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Building Staff

  • Madison Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 1945, renovated in 2018
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Eight (8) Residential Floors and Basement
  • Room Types:
    • Two (2) person units with private bathroom: 67%
    • Four (4) person units with private bathroom: 33% 

Building Features

  • Two (2) lounges are located in the basement of the building. There is a community/ TV room and a study room for residents to use. 
  • Community kitchens are located from floors 2-8. 
  • Common laundry facilities in the basement of the building 
  • Combination-lock mailboxes located per room in the lobby of the building
  • Indoor bike room in the basement of the building. 

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident. 
  • Each room has a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room. 
  • Air conditioning can be controlled within individual rooms. 

Technology

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting in hallways
  • 50% solar energy power
  • Indoor bike storage
  • Water bottle filler located in the lobby of the building 

Merriweather 2-Person Room

Building Address
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Building Staff

  • Merriweather Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 1945, updated in 2017
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Three residential floors 
  • Room Types:
    • Two (2) person unit with adjoined bathrooms: 83% 
    • Two (2) person unit with private bathroom: 13%
    • Single room with adjoined bathroom: 2%
    • Single room with private bathroom: 2%

Building Features

  • Full community lounge located in the basement of the building
  • Community kitchens located in the basement of the building
  • Community laundry facilities located in the basement of the building 
  • Mail services offered through West Hall
  • Outdoor bike racks located by entrance of the buildung 
  • GWIT provided color printer located in Ames Hall and Eckles Library 

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident. 
  • Some rooms have a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room. 

Technology

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting
  • 50% solar energy power
  • Low power water fixture

To see more of Merriweather Hall, check out our Instagram page (@HomeatGW) and look for Merriweather Hall under Highlights!

 

Mitchell Single with Common bath tour

Mitchell 2 person private bath tour

Mitchell Common bathroom tour

Building Address
514 19th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20052

Building Staff

  • Mitchell Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 1929, renovated in 2019
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Eight (8) Residential Floors and Basement
  • Room Types:
    • Single Units with Common Bathrooms: 85%
    • Single Units with Private Bathrooms: 7%
    • Two Bedroom, 2-Person Unit with Private Bathrooms: 8%

Building Features

  • There is 1 study lounge located on the first floor of the building. 
  • There is an outdoor courtyard that can be accessed through the basement of the building. 
  • There is rooftop space that can be accessed through the 8th floor of the building. 
  • Community kitchens are located on every floor with the exception of the first floor.
  • Common laundry facilities in the basement of the building 
  • Combination mailboxes are located in the entryway of the building
  • Indoor bike room located in the basement of the building 
  • GWIT provided color printer located in the lobby of the building 

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers. 
  • The room temperature can be controlled via the thermostat. Please do not block the vents with any furniture items.

Technology

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting 
  • 50% solar energy power
  • Water bottle fillers are located on every floor

Munson hall 2 person room tour

Munson hall One Bedroom 2 person room tour

Note: During academic year 2021-2022 we are reducing the density of beds in rooms so that students will share a bedroom with, at most, one other student so that we can continue to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The 'One Bedroom, 2-Person' tour above was filmed pre-pandemic and may show more beds in the room than the two beds that will be in a bedroom

Staff:

  • Munson Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Address: 

  • 2212 I (Eye) Street NW, Washington DC 20052

Residents: 

  • 1st year students (2021-2022 Academic Year)

Room Types Available:

  • Studio, 2-Person: 78%
  • One Bedroom, 2-Person: 30%

Building Snapshot:

  • Apartment Style
  • Year Built: 1945
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Eight Residential plus Basement

Building Features:

  • Laundry facilities in the residence hall
  • Kitchen facilities in each room
  • Private bathroom in each room

Technology:

  • Wireless Internet

Sustainability Features:

  • Bike storage
  • Single stream recycling
  • Low flow water fixtures
  • 50% solar energy power
  • Refillable water bottle station

Potomac House 2-Person Room

Potomac House 2-Person Private Bath Room

Building Address
2021 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Building Staff 

  • Potomac House is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 2006
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Ten (10) Residential Floors and Basement
  • Room Types:
    • Two (2) person units with adjoined bathrooms: 85% 
    • Two (2) person units with private bathrooms: 15%

Building Features

  • There are three (3) lounges in the building. The basement TV lounge houses the community kitchen for the building. There are two study lounges located on the first and second floor of the building. 
  • Community kitchen located in the basement of the building 
  • Common laundry facilities in the basement of the building 
  • Combination-lock mailboxes located per room in the lobby of the building
  • Indoor bike rack located on the first floor of the biulding 

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident. 
  • Each room has a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room. 
  • The room temperature can be controlled via the digital thermometer in the room. Please do not block the vents with any furniture items.

Technology

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • 50% solar energy power
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting
  • Low flow water fixtures
  • Indoor Bike storage
  • Water fountains are located on the 1st floor of the building 

To see more of Potomac House, check out our Instagram page (@HomeatGW) and look for Potomac House under Highlights!

Somers 2-Person Room

Building Address
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Building Staff

  • Somers Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 1945, renovated in 2002
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Four residential floors 
  • Room Types:
    • Two (2) person unit with adjoined bathrooms: 88%
    • Two (2) person unit with private bathroom: 9%
    • Single unit with private bathroom: 3%

Building Features

  • Full community lounge located on the basement of the building
  • Study lounge on every floor of the building
  • Community kitchens located on the 2nd floor of the building
  • Community laundry facilities located in the basement of the building 
  • Mail services offered through West Hall
  • Outdoor bike racks located by entrance of the buildung 
  • GWIT provided color printer located in Ames Hall and Eckles Library 
  • Somers Hall is located next door to Higher Grounds Café

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident. 
  • Each room has a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room. 
  • The room temperature can be controlled via the digital thermometer in the room. Please do not block the vents with any furniture items.

Technology

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • Energy efficient LED lighting 
  • 50% solar energy power 
  • Common area motion sensor lights 

To see more of Somers Hall, check out our Instagram page (@HomeatGW) and look for Somers Hall under Highlights!

 

West Hall 3 Bedroom Tour

West Hall 4-Person Bedroom

Building Address
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Building Staff

  • West Hall is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator

Building Snapshot

  • Year Built: 2010
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Number of Floors: Four (4) residential floors and two (2) basement levels 
  • Room Types:
    • Four bedroom, 4-person units: 86%
    • Three Bedroom (Two Single Bedrooms and One Double Bedroom), 4-Person Units: 12%
    • Single units: 2%

Building Features

  • Common lounges located on every floor of the building 
  • Community kitchens located on every floor of the building
  • Community laundry facilities located on every floor of the building
  • Mail services offered through the B1 level of the building 
  • Outdoor bike racks located by entrance points of the building 
  • GWIT provided color printer located on the B1 level of the building 
  • Gym and dance studio located on the B1 level of the building 
  • Pelham Commons available on the B1 level of the building 

Room Features

  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed, Twin XL bed frame, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident. 
  • Each room has a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room. 
  • The room temperature can be controlled via the digital thermometer in the room. Please do not block the vents with any furniture items.

Technology

  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. 
  • XFinity On Campus (XOC) is provided to all students on campus, and can be accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet, and Roku media player. 

Sustainability Features

  • Single stream recycling
  • 50% solar energy power
  • Refillable water bottle station on the B1 level of the building 
  • Community recycling bins for household and clothing items 
  • E-Cycling drop off tower 
  • LEED Gold Certification

To see more of West Hall, check out our Instagram page (@HomeatGW) and look for West Hall under Highlights!