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.
2016-2017 Academic Year Update: A few units remain available within the Aston. Students that are interested in residing within the building should review the information below and complete the Graduate Housing Interest Form. If space is available, an email will be sent to you including details about the application process.
The Aston, located at 1129 New Hampshire Ave. NW, is the University's only residence hall dedicated to a graduate students with approximately 100 single “studio-style” apartment units. Half of the student population is made up of graduate students with the remainder being law students. Conveniently located in the prestigious West End neighborhood of Washington, DC, just a few blocks from GW’s Foggy Bottom campus, the Aston offers a true city living experience. The Aston's location in the heart of Washington D.C. allows students to be fully immersed in everything that the District has to offer.
- Amenities: Each studio apartment includes a bed (with mattress), dresser, desk, hutch, desk chair, wardrobe (or closet), dining table and seating. To view sample room photos, click here. Each unit has a private in-suite bathroom. Each kitchen has a microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher and refridgerator. Each unit is equipped with air conditioning that is transitioned to heat during the fall and winter. All residential facilities are connected to the University's wireless internet connection, which allows residents to access the University's web-based cable provider.
- Application Procedure: Before gaining access to the housing application, students should fill out the Graduate Housing Interest Form. In order for students to be able to access the application, they must be an enrolled student and have a valid NetID. Prior to submitting an application, students should review the Graduate Housing License Agreement, which outlines the terms and conditions of residing in any residential property on-campus. Once a student has created their NetID, they will be notified through their GW Email Address of their access to the graduate housing application. Upon submitting an application, the student will be notified through their GW Email Address of their housing assignment, typically within a few business days of their application submission.
- Move-In Information: For the 2016-2017 academic year, graduate students will move-in on August 13, 2016. Students given a housing assignment after August 13 will be able to move-in starting on the date of their housing assignment notification. Students must have a GWorld card in order to access the building. Room keys will be available for pick-up at the Key Depot.
- Payment Procedure: All housing fees are included on the resident's Student Accounts e-Bill. The George Washington University bills by semester according to registration. All housing fees will be included on the bill, and any outstanding balance must be paid off by the first day of each academic semester. If an oustanding balance remains after the start of the semester, a monthly statement including late fees and finance charges will be sent to the resident from the Office of Student Accounts.
Prior to submitting an application, students should familiarize themselves with the Graduate Housing License Agreement. This is a binding agreement for the entirety of the academic year. The Housing License Agreement is electronically signed by all students on the application.
The Columbia Plaza Housing Program is an attractive 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. Currently, GW Housing does not have any vacancies within Columbia Plaza. Please contact the Columbia Plaza apartments directly to inquire as to if there are any apartments available.