First-Year Residence Halls

First-year students have many different options when it comes to living on campus during their first year at GW. Although all of our first-year residence halls vary in room type, and amenities each residence hall is co-ed by room, each has wireless internet available throughout the building, and all students have access to Xfinity on Campus

Each of our first-year residence halls is managed by one full-time professional Community Coordinator. 

 

Contact Your Community Coordinator

 

 

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Building JJ 

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Front steps of building JJ

 

Building Address & Staff

2031 F Street NW

Washington DC, 20052

 

Community Coordinator: 

Allie Krohn

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood: 

"East Commons"

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built:

1920, Updated in 2021

 

Number of Floors: 

Three Residential Floors

 

Room Types:

2-Person Apartments (25%)

4-Person Apartments (25%)

6-Person Apartments (50%)

 

 

Building & Room Features

  • Each apartment has its own fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, stove/oven, sink, and microwave
  • Either one or two private bathrooms in each unit
  • Laundry and two large lounges are located on the basement level
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bed frame, desk/desk chair, and dressers for each resident

 

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Clark Hall

exterior of Clark Hall

 

exterior of Clark Hall

 

Building Address & Staff

2100 Foxhall Road, NW

Washington, DC 20007

 

Community Coordinator:

Joy Flournoy 

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood:

"The Vern"

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built:

1945, updated in 2017

 

Number of Floors:

3 Residential Floors

 

Room Types: 

2-person unit with adjoined bathroom (78%)

2-person unit with common bathroom (22%) 

 

Building & Room Features

  • One of the four Mount Vernon Campus "Hillsides" residence halls
  • Full community lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities located in the basement of the building
  • Mail services offered through West Hall 
  • Outdoor bike racks located by entrance of the building
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bedframe, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident 

 

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Cole Hall

exterior of Cole Hall

 

exterior of cole hall

 

Building Address & Staff

2100 Foxhall Road, NW

Washington, DC 20007

 

Community Coordinator: 

Joy Flournoy 

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood:

"The Vern" 

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built: 

1945, updated in 2017 

 

Number of Floors: 

3 Residential Floors

 

Room Types: 

2-Person unit with adjoined bathroom (70%)

2-Person unit with common bathroom (22%) 

2-Person unit with private bathroom (5%) 

Single room with adjoined bath (2%)

 

Building & Room Features

  • One of the four Mount Vernon Campus "Hillsides" residence halls
  • Full community lounge, kitchen, and laundry facilities located in the basement of the building 
  • Mail services offered through West Hall 
  • Outdoor bike racks located by the entrance of the building 
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bedframe, desk/desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident

 

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District House Affinity Spaces

Exterior District House

 

district house exterior and sign

 

Building Address & Staff

2121 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052

 

Community Coordinators:

Megan Jimmerson

Wildon Story 

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood:

"North Village"

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built:

2016

 

Number of Floors:

12 Residential Floors

 

Room Type:

2-Person unit with adjoined bathroom in first-year affinity unit (100%)

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Non-affinity rooms in District House are upperclass only living options, and not available to first-year students

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Neighborhood Hub

The hub desk in the lobby is able to provide evening resources, supplies, and a contact point for North Village residents

 

Open 12PM - 12AM daily

 

 

Building & Room Features

  • Home to GW's affinity living spaces
  • Two basement levels of student meeting rooms and retail space
  • Dining facilites/restaurants located in basement level
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bedframe, desk, desk chair, and 2 dressers for each resident 

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Hensley Hall

exterior of hensley hall

 

exterior of hensley hall

 

Building Address & Staff

2100 Foxhall Road, NW

Washington, DC 20007

 

Community Coordinator: 

Joy Flournoy 

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood:

"The Vern" 

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built: 

1945, updated in 2017 

 

Number of Floors: 

3 Residential Floors

 

Room Types: 

2-Person unit with adjoined bathroom (63%)

2-Person unit with common bathroom (21%) 

2-Person unit with private bathroom (11%) 

Single room with adjoined bath (5%)

 

Building & Room Features

  • One of the four Mount Vernon Campus "Hillsides" residence halls
  • Full community lounge, kitchen, and laundry facilities located in the basement of the building 
  • Mail services offered through West Hall 
  • Outdoor bike racks located by the entrance of the building 
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bedframe, desk/desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident

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Lafayette Hall

exterior of lafayette hall

 

front door and entrance lafayette hall

 

Building Address & Staff

2100 I (Eye) Street NW

Washington, DC 20052 

 

Community Coordinator:

Jess Gonzalez

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood:

"North Village"

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built:

1926, renovated in 2011

 

Number of Floors:

8 Residential Floors

 

Room Types:

2-person units with adjoined bathrooms (94%) 

Single units with private bathroom (6%)

 

Building & Room Features

  • One lounge located in the entrance of the building 
  • Community kitchen, and laundry facilites located in the basement 
  • Each room has a private bathroom that is shared between residents of the room 
  • Outdoor bike racks in front of the building
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bedframe, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident 

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Madison Hall

exterior of Madison hall

 

exterior of Madison hall

 

Building Address & Staff

736 22nd Street NW

Washington, DC  20052

 

Community Coordinator:

Jessie Lee

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood: 

"West Way"

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built: 

1945, renovated in 2018

 

Number of Floors: 

8 Residential Floors

 

Room Types: 

2-person unit with private bathroom (67%) 

4-person unit with private bathroom (33%) 

 

Building & Room Features

  • One study lounge, one TV lounge, bike storage, and laundry located in the basement of the building
  • Community kitchens are located from floors 2-8 in each building 
  • Each room has a private bathroom that is shared between residents living in the room 
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bedframe, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident 

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Merriweather Hall

exterior of merriweather hall

 

exterior of merriweather hall

 

Building Address & Staff

2100 Foxhall Road, NW

Washington, DC 20007

 

Community Coordinator:

Joy Flournoy 

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood:

"The Vern"

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built:

1945, updated in 2017

 

Number of Floors:

3 Residential Floors

 

Room Types: 

2-person unit with adjoined bathroom (83%)

2-person unit with common bathroom (13%) 

2-person unit with private bathroom (2%)

Single Room with Adjoined Bathroom (2%)

 

Building & Room Features

  • One of the four Mount Vernon Campus "Hillsides" residence halls
  • Full community lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities located in the basement of the building
  • Mail services offered through West Hall 
  • Outdoor bike racks located by entrance of the building
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bedframe, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident 

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Mitchell Hall

exterior of Mitchell hall

 

main lobby inside mitchell hall

 

Building Address & Staff

514 19th Street NW

Washington, DC  20052

 

Community Coordinator:

Maddie Ochoco

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood: 

"East Commons"

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built: 

1929, updated in 2019

 

Number of Floors: 

8 Residential Floors

 

Rooms Types:

Single units with common Bathrooms (85%)

Single units with private bathrooms (7%) 

Two bedroom, 2-person unit with private bathrooms (8%)

 

2021 -2022 East Commons

Neighborhood Hub Location:

The hub desk in the lobby area is available to provide evening resources, supplies, and a contact point for East Commons residents. 

 

Open 12PM - 12AM daily

 

Building & Room Features

  • One study lounge located on the first floor of the building 
  • Outdoor courtyard that can be accessed through the basement of the building 
  • Rooftop lounge that can be accessed from 9 AM - 9 PM daily
  • Community kitchen located on floors 2-8
  • Indoor bike room and laundry facilities are located in the basement. 
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bedframe, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident 

 

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Potomac House

front of Potomac House residence hall

 

front of Potomac House residence hall

 

Building Address & Staff

2021 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052 

 

Community Coordinator: 

Chelsey Fuller

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood: 

"East Commons"

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built: 

2006

 

Number of Floors: 

10 Residential Floors

 

Room Types: 

2-Person unit with adjoined bathroom (85%) 

2-Person unit with private bath (15%)

 

2021 - 2022 East Commons Neighborhood Hub: 

The hub desk in the lobby area is available to provide evening resources, supplies, and a contact point for East Commons residents. 

 

Building & Room Features

  • Large study lounges located on the first and second floor
  • TV lounge with community kitchen and laundry are located in the basement 
  • Indoor bike rack is located on the first floor of the building 
  • Each room has a private bathroom that is shared between resident living in the room 
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bedframe, desk/desk chair, microfridge,  and 2 dressers for each resident 

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Somers Hall

exterior of Somers Hall

 

exterior of Somers Hall

 

Building Address & Staff

2100 Foxhall Road, NW

Washington, DC 20007

 

Community Coordinator: 

Marissa Townsend 

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood:

"The Vern" 

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built: 

1945, renovated 2002 

 

Number of Floors: 

4 Residential Floors

 

Room Types: 

2-Person unit with adjoined bathrooms (88%) 

2-Person unit private bathroom (9%)

Single unit with private bathroom (3%) 

 

Building & Room Features

  • Community lounge, and laundry located in the basement
  • Study lounge on every floor of the building 
  • Mail services offered through West Hall
  • Outdoor bike racks located by the entrance of the building 
  • Located next door to Higher Grounds Cafe

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Thurston Hall (reopening in 2022-2023)

Thurston Exterior

 

Rendering of interior courtyard of thurston hall

 

Building Address

1900 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052

2022 - 2023 Neighborhood: 

"East Commons"

Under Construction:

Thurston Hall is currently undergoing a complete renovation that will be completed for the 2022 - 2023 academic year. 

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Learn more about Reimagining Thurston Hall

 

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built: 

1929, renovated in 2022

 

Number of Floors: 

9 Residential Floors

 

Room Types: 

2-Person unit (88%) 

Single unit (12%)

*Thurston Hall has semi-private common restrooms, with public sinks and private rooms with toilets and showers.

 

Building & Room Features

  • A new GW Dining Hall will be located in the basement
  • 16 study lounges throughout entire building 
  • Penthouse study lounge with view of the Washington Monument 
  • Central courtyard that will provide study, and hangout space for students

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West Hall

exterior of West Hall

 

exterior of West Hall

 

Building Address & Staff

2100 Foxhall Road, NW

Washington, DC 20007

 

Community Coordinator: 

Emily Marchese

 

2021 - 2022 Neighborhood:

"The Vern"

 

Building Snapshot

Year Built: 

2010

 

Number of Floors:

4 Residential Floors

 

Room Types: 

4 bedroom, 4-person units (86%) 

3 bedroom, 4-person units (12%) 

Single units (2%) 

 

Building & Room Features

  • Common lounges, kitchens, and laundry located on every floor of the building
  • Mail services, gym, and dance studio, and Pelham Commons offered through the B1 level of the building
  • Outdoor bike racks located by the entrance of the building 
  • Each room has a private bathroom that is shared between residents
  • All rooms come furnished with a Twin XL bed/bedframe, desk, desk chair, microfridge, and 2 dressers for each resident