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Campus Access

GW community members can gain access to campus spaces by uploading proof of vaccination, getting a return to campus test and following a regular biweekly testing protocol. The limited number of students, faculty and staff who have been granted vaccine exemptions will need also need a return to campus test and will need to adhere to a weekly testing protocol.


Access Policies

Students, Faculty and Staff

In order to access campus spaces, students, faculty and staff need to follow a series of steps:

  1. Upload completed vaccination documentation to the medical portal

    •  Once uploaded, it can take up to a week to be verified.
  2. Get your return to campus COVID-19 test
    • Appointments must be scheduled through the medical portal.
    • It can take up to two hours from your appointment time to reactivate or activate your GWorld card.
  3. If you have a COVID exposure, you may be asked to quarantine.


Visitors coming to GW’s campuses and facilities for routine business reasons, such as meetings, contract work, interviews, classroom visits and campus tours, are not required to demonstrate proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and booster. In addition, visitors and guests at indoor events in GW venues (Smith Center, Lisner Auditorium, Jack Morton Auditorium, etc.) are no longer required to verify full vaccination against COVID-19, except where expressly stated. Masks are required at all times for all patrons inside GW venues unless actively eating or drinking. Our Medical Advisory Group will continue to utilize the latest available to evaluate and adjust health and safety policies as local and national conditions evolve. Please check the specific event's website for detailed information.  Updated FAQs about visitor requirements are available here.



Additional information on testing is available on both our testing and frequently asked questions pages.


Typical Reasons Why Your GWorld Card is Not Working

Are you compliant? Have you:

  • Uploaded your documentation?
  • Taken your initial test?
  • Kept up on your testing schedule?
  • Still have a quarantine or isolation hold?

Are you trying to access a building you should have permission to access and have already completed campus access steps?

  • Check with your supervisor/dean/professor if you are supposed to have access.
  • Did your office relocate during the pandemic? Make sure your supervisor has let GWorld know to change your permissions.
  • Trying to access a building you have had previous access to? Was this building open to the public, you might not have been given official access.


Where You Can Go for Help

Submit a ticket through the Campus Covid Assistance Portal for assistance related to on-site access to campus facilities.

If you experience issues with scheduling a test, email the Public Health Lab at [email protected].

To check if you are in compliance, log into the medical portal and view “Medical Clearances.” Your status will be marked “Compliant” with a green check mark if your documentation has been verified and approved. If you still need assistance, email the Campus COVID-19 Support Team at  [email protected].