Summer Housing

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Summer 2022 Housing

Campus Living and Residential Education is looking forward to safely housing GW students, and welcoming non-GW groups and individuals in the residence halls in Summer 2022. GW students are eligible to live in summer housing if they meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current GW undergraduate student in spring 2022. Students returning from study abroad or any spring semester leaves are eligible to live in summer housing.
  • Be a GW undergraduate student in summer or fall 2022. Students graduating in May 2022 are not eligible to live in summer housing
  • Be involved in an educationally-related activity during the summer, including but not limited to: taking classes, participating in a structured internship (in-person or virtual), having employment or other work, or involvement in summer-long service opportunities

In Summer 2022, all open residence halls will be filled at a maximum room capacity of one person per bedroom and two people per bathroom. With this, every student who desires this will be assigned to a room with their own bedroom, even if that bedroom has more than one bed in it. Summer room assignments will default to this unless GW students desire to live in rooms at regular capacity (equivalent to the number of beds in the room). GW students will be able to request this regular room capacity in the summer housing application.

All Summer 2022 housing will be for the entire summer, and there will not be any prorated summer housing options. Session I-only or Session II-only housing will only be open to students in pre-approved university summer programs, such as Summer Academy.

Thinking About Summer Housing? Here's Your Two Choices

Fall Room for Summer

With this choice, you'll have the chance to live in your fall 2022 room for the summer. One less room move to make, plus a 5% discount on your summer housing.

 

*Must be eligible for this option

 

Choose From Among Six Summer Options

With this choice, you'll select one of the six available housing options, with corresponding full summer cost, and will be assigned a room in one of the residence halls in that housing option.

A New Summer Housing Option: Fall Room for Summer

Campus Living & Residential Education is excited to announce a new summer housing opportunity for Summer 2022: Fall Room for Summer. Fall Room for Summer is the chance for GW students who are living on-campus in fall 2022 to live in their fall rooms for the summer. Any GW student eligible for this opportunity and who chooses this will get a 5% discount on their full summer housing rate.

The following 2022-2023 upperclass residence halls will be closed or reserved during Summer 2022 and fall residents of these halls are not eligible to live in them during the summer: 

  • The Dakota
  • District House Affinity Suites (all other District House rooms are open and available)
  • Townhouse Row (Townhouses A to H)

Students who desire and are eligible for this option will move into their fall room in May 2022 and will remain there through the fall semester. Students who opt for Room Renewal for their 2022-2023 housing and sign up for Fall Room for Summer will remain living in their current spring room for the summer and fall, without any need to move between the semesters.

Students who apply for summer housing after April 21 (The Fall Room for Summer priority deadline) will not be guaranteed to live in their fall room for the summer or receive the Fall Room for Summer 5% discount on housing costs. Fall Room for Summer eligibility is determined by room availability in concert with summer non-GW intern housing assignments.

Summer Housing Options and Costs for GW Students

In addition to the option for GW students to live in their Fall 2022 room for the summer, there are numerous housing options available for Summer 2022. Students not choosing the Fall Room for Summer may preference or pick a specific housing option, but will not be able to pick specific buildings, floors, or rooms, unless they are a part of a roommate group with a student living in their Fall 2022 room for the summer.

Campus Living & Residential Education offers summer housing options across all price ranges. All rooms in each housing option are the same cost, regardless of building and room size. Our Summer 2022 housing options and corresponding costs per person are:

Housing Option Full Summer Cost for GW Students

Buff & Blue Option

  • South Hall
  • 1959 E Street

$4,620

$4,389 (with Fall Room for Summer 5% discount)

Monumental Option

  • District House
  • Shenkman Hall
  • Amsterdam Hall

$4,060

$3,857 (with Fall Room for Summer 5% discount)

Capital Option

  • 2109 F Street
  • FSK Hall
  • Fulbright Hall
  • Guthridge Hall
  • International House
  • JBKO Hall
  • Munson Hall

$3,640

$3,458 (with Fall Room for Summer 5% discount)

Raise High Option

  • Madison Hall
  • Mitchell Hall

$3,150

Madison and Mitchell are 2022-2023 first-year buildings. GW students are not eligible for Fall Room for Summer 5% discount by living in these buildings for summer.

Vern Option

  • Somers Hall
  • West Hall

$1,500

Somers and West are 2022-2023 first-year buildings. GW students are not eligible for Fall Room for Summer 5% discount by living in these buildings for summer.

Fraternity & Sorority Option

  • Strong Hall
  • Small Townhouses (non-Townhouse Row townhouses)

This option is only open to members of eligible GW fraternity and sorority chapters. All chapters determine their housing roster.

$3,458

As housing rosters are determined by chapter House Managers, all students living in their chapter’s housing will automatically receive Fall Room for Summer 5% discount regardless of the specific room in the chapter’s housing they live in.

The 5% discount for any relevant summer 2022 housing will be applied at summer housing booking, prior to any summer housing payment due dates.

The following residence halls are offline or reserved this summer, and unavailable for GW students to live in for Summer 2022:

  • Offline for Renovations or Facilities Work:
    • The Dakota
    • Townhouse Row (Townhouses A to H)
  • Offline for Designated Non-Student Summer Use:
    • Aston
    • One Washington Circle
    • Building JJ
    • District House Affinity Suites
    • Lafayette Hall
    • Potomac House

Important Summer Dates and Deadlines

The summer housing application will open after Spring Break. Campus Living & Residential Education encourages students to begin planning for summer housing needs. CLRE will accept late applications for GW students to stay in housing for the summer, but housing options may be more limited the later an application is submitted.

Enter Your Campus Living eServices Portal to Apply for Summer Housing
 

Summer Housing Application for GW Students Opens (via Campus Living eServices Portal)

Monday, March 21 at 10 AM

Deadline for Applications to Guarantee Fall Room for Summer (if eligible)

Thursday, April 21 at 4 PM

Summer Room Assignments Released (via Campus Living eServices Portal)

By Friday, April 29 at 5 PM

Spring Residents Move to Summer Rooms (if moving) Tuesday, May 17 to Thursday, May 19 (three-day move period)
Earlest Available Arrival Date for Summer Residents who are not living on-campus in Spring 2022 Begins Sunday, May 22. Students may choose their arrival date.
Move Out Deadline for Summer Residents Not Living in Fall Housing

Saturday, August 6 at 5 PM

Summer Residents Move to Fall Rooms (if moving) Wednesday, August 10 to Friday, August 12 (three-day move period)

Summer housing costs for GW students are issued as Student Account eBill charges. Students may sign up for a summer payment plan through Student Accounts once summer housing or dining costs are sent to a student's eBill.

Frequently Asked Questions: Summer Housing

General Question, Dates, and Deadlines

No, there is not a hard deadline to apply for summer housing. All eligible GW students who wish to live on-campus for the summer will be accommodated. Summer housing assignments are not made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All students who apply for summer housing by April 21 will receive their summer housing assignment by April 29 at the latest.

If you submit your summer housing application after April 21, know that your desired housing for Fall Room for Summer or the other housing options may not be available.

Summer residents not residing on campus in the fall are required to move out by Saturday, August 6 at the latest. This includes students with off-campus apartments for the fall or are studying abroad in the fall. There will be no exceptions to this move out date or extended summer stay available. All summer housing costs remain the same regardless of a student's summer move out date.

Housing at GW during the summer is open to a mix of populations:

  • GW undergraduate students
  • students from other schools who are in Washington, DC for the summer for internships and other employment
  • groups of interns in dedicated programs who live together in the same building / floor

You can view the GW Summer Housing website to learn more about the non-GW populations that also live in our residence halls during the summer.

All summer residents, including non-GW individuals living in GW residence halls, will be required to adhere to all university COVID-19 measures that the rest of the community adheres to. This includes a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement, regular COVID-19 testing, mask wearing, required isolation upon testing positive for COVID-19, and prohibition on outside guests in residence halls. Learn more about specific policies non-GW summer residents will be adhering to.

Costs & Refunds

No, dining plans are not required for the summer. Students living on the Vern for the summer will be given a chance to have an optional dining plan for meals at Mount Vernon dining facilities.

Similar to spring and fall semester housing, summer housing costs will be sent to a student's Student Account eBill. All questions regarding payment options and methods should be directed to the Student Accounts Office.

As living in summer housing is not required for any GW student, generally financial aid options to defray summer housing costs are more limited. Most students, regardless of financial aid package, are required to pay the full summer housing cost.

Each student's situation is unique to themselves and we encourage questions regarding specifics of a student's financial aid to be directed to the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Yes, students may cancel their summer housing application by completing the "Cancel Summer 2022 Housing" form on your Campus Living eServices Portal.

Yes, students may cancel their summer housing application by completing the "Cancel Summer 2022 Housing" form on your Campus Living eServices Portal.

There is no deadline to cancel summer housing. Students who live in their summer housing assignment from May 17 onward will be refunded a prorated amount based on the number of days they have lived over the summer.

Room Assignments & Roommates

No, in your summer housing application you will asked to indicate which of the housing options you desire. You will only be placed in the housing options that you desire.

If there is no space left in any of the housing options that you desire, Campus Living & Residential Education will reach out to you to let you know. From there, you would need to decide if you would like to choose a different housing, with its corresponding cost, or cancel your summer housing application.

No, it is possible that you could be assigned to a room with a non-GW summer resident (intern) if the room you are assigned to has more than one person in it.

Due to the large number of non-GW summer residents (predominantly interns from other colleges) we will have living in our residence halls over the summer, we have decided to default to a "one person per bedroom" room capacity. That means the maximum number of people assigned to a suite will equal the number of distinct bedrooms in the suite. No more than two people will share a bathroom in a suite. While this will be how all non-GW summer residents are assigned to rooms, GW students may choose to live with roommates up to the regular capacity of a room (think 2021-2022 academic year room sizes). That choice to live with more than one person per bedroom will be available for GW students to request in the summer housing application.

For example:

  • Regular studio two-person unit = Studio one-person unit in Summer 2022 (ex: District House double)
  • Regular 1-bedroom two-person unit = 1-bedroom one-person unit in Summer 2022 (ex: Shenkman Hall double)
  • Regular 2-bedroom four-person unit = 2-bedroom two-person unit in Summer 2022 (ex: Amsterdam Hall quad)
  • Regular 3-bedroom four-person unit = 3-bedroom three-person unit in Summer 2022 (ex: South Hall quad)
  • Regular 4-bedroom four-person unit = 4-bedroom four-person unit in Summer 2022 (ex: South Hall quad)

All second sets of furniture in each bedroom will remain in the room for the summer. Removal of furniture will not be permitted.

While we encourage students to choose the Fall Room for Summer, if you desire to live in your spring 2022 room for the summer, we will accommodate that if we are able to and if you are eligible to live in your spring building for the summer. You may request that in your summer housing application.

The following residence halls are offline or reserved, and unavailable for GW students to live in for Summer 2022: Clark Hall, Cole Hall, The Dakota, Hensley Hall, Merriweather Hall, Townhouse Row (Townhouses A to H), Aston Building JJ, District House Affinity Suites, Lafayette Hall, One Washington Circle, Potomac House

No, summer housing assignments are not made on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no incentive to submitting your summer housing application immediaately after the application period begins.

However, summer housing applications submitted after April 21 may result in less available options as spaces begin to fill up.

Fall Room for Summer

We recognize that some students, particularly rising 3rd- and 2nd-year students, may not receive their housing assignments until late March. We encourage all students interested in the Fall Room for Summer option to wait until they receive their fall housing assignment before applying for summer housing.

We anticipate that fall housing assignments for those who apply during the Rising 3rd- and 2nd-Year Period will be released on/around March 31.

Yes, all fall roommates who choose the Fall Room for Summer option (if eligible for the option) will live together. These choices will supersede any "one person per bedroom" room assignments that other summer residents will be provided.

Yes, assuming that your fall roommates do not stay for the summer or do not choose the Fall Room for Summer option, you will be able to create a roommate group with other GW students in your summer housing application. If you would like to be roommates with a non-GW summer resident (intern), reach out to us at [email protected] or [email protected] to request that after you apply for summer housing.

If you choose the Fall Room for Summer option, and your fall room changes after we provide you your summer room assignment, we will attempt to adjust your summer room assignment. However, that change is not guaranteed. Depending on the reason why your fall room changed, your Fall Room for Summer 5% discount may remain in place.

No, if your fall room changes during the summer and you originally chose the Fall Room for Summer option, you will not be required to move rooms immediately. You will likely remain in your current summer room, and then move to your new fall room in August. Your Fall Room for Summer 5% discount would remain in place.

Moving In/Out

No, all spring residents staying for the summer are guaranteed housing during all semester transition periods. Outside of your summer housing cost, there are no other costs for staying in housing during semester transition periods.

No, all summer residents staying for the fall are guaranteed housing during all semester transition periods. Outside of your summer housing cost, there are no other costs for staying in housing during semester transition periods.

Yes, if you are moving rooms from spring-to-summer or from summer-to-fall, you are required to make your move across the designated moving periods:

  • Spring-to-Summer Room Moves: Tuesday, May 17 to Thursday, May 19 (three-day move period)
  • Summer-to-Fall Room Moves: Wednesday, August 10 to Friday, August 12 (three-day move period)

There will not be exceptions provided for room moves outside of these periods. Do not schedule travel outside the Washington, DC region across those periods and begin to plan your time commitments to account for required moves over these periods.

The Vern Option

We're not sure yet! As this is a new option for GW students never offered before, we will be gauging demand for it as students begin applying. We anticipate having around 350-400 beds available on the Vern for summer 2022.

If there are more students who choose the option than beds available, Campus Living & Residential will prioritize assigning students who express that the Vern Option is the only one of the summer housing options they desire. If you express that you are okay with one of the summer housing options on Foggy Bottom, and there is more demand for the Vern Option than spaces available, you will likely be assigned to a Foggy Bottom residence hall for the summer.

Yes, dinner hours will be available at the Eatery at Pelham Commons for meal service during the summer.

Residents will not have any available dining plans, but will be able to add funds to their GWorld Card or pay via credit card per meal.

We are planning for special transportation and moving options for students moving to or from the Vern between the spring, summer, and fall. Our goal is to make your move to and from Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon as easy as possible. Further details about moving logistics will be shared later in the spring for those students assigned to the Vern for the summer.

Yes, learn more about GW's parking policy and how to request summer parking at Mount Vernon.

Questions around parking should be directed to [email protected].