Spring Housing Application

  • The 2020 Spring Only Housing Application will become available on November 5, 2019 at 10am Eastern Time to all incoming first-year, transfer and returning undergraduate students who need an assignment for the spring semester. The application will be open until late January. 
  • Due to limited bed space availability throughout campus, students will not be able to preference a room assignment on their application. There is an extremely limited availability of single rooms and we will be unable to accommodate requests for private bedrooms. Students will be assigned randomly based on the availability of rooms throughout campus. Spring-only students are not assigned in one central location, their assignments will be distributed throughout campus. 
  • Assignments will be sent to students through their university email address on a rolling basis starting at the end of November.

All first-, second-, and third-year students are required to reside in on-campus housing in compliance with DC zoning restrictions and GW policy unless they have been approved for a Residency Exemption.  Exemptions are rarely granted; however, students can request an exemption under specific conditions.  Please see the Housing Residency Requirement section of this site for details on the exemption process.

Students will apply for housing by visiting GW Housing e-Services. This application asks you to answer questions about your lifestyle preferences (bedtime, study hours, cleanliness, etc.), and indicate any roommate preferences. Due to limited bed space availability after the start of the academic year, students are not able to make building preferences. Students who have a need for a housing accommodation should review the Disability Support Services Housing Accommodation Policy and register with DSS prior to applying for housing. Students are able to make roommate requests and participate in Gender Neutral Housing, should they wish to do so. Roommate requests are granted when space is available and the requests are mutual. GW Housing will do its best to accommodate any roommate requests; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do so.

Spring housing assignments are made on a rolling basis and sent to students via their GW email address. Students will be able to log onto GW Housing e-Services to view housing assignment and roommate(s) information after they have been notified of their assignment.

Fourth-year students who sign up for spring-only housing that wish to cancel their assignment may do so within five business days from the date of the student's initial assignment for a $175 cancellation fee. 

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of the Spring iHousing process, please contact our office.