Spring 2022 Return to Campus

GW will continue to limit some in-person activity on our campuses until January 31. We anticipate restoring in-person activities in a phased approach beginning February 1. Current restrictions and adjustments are as follows:

 

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GW COVID-19 Testing Centers

 

 

Alexandria Center, Arlington Center, GW Biostatistics Center

Open with normal operating hours.


University Student Center

 

The Student Center building is currently closed to the public, accessible only to the GW community via GWorld card access daily from 7 a.m. - midnight. 

These offices/services within the University Student Center will follow these hours: 

 

Admissions & Alumni Welcome Center 

 

 

Campus Store (Lower Level)

  • Open

 

Colonial Health Center 

  • Open

 

 

Colonial Crossroads (5th floor) 

  • Open

 

Faculty & Staff Service Center 

  • Resumes in-person service on Tuesday, January 18.

    Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Lunch break 12:30-1:30 p.m.)

 

GWorld Office

  • Open

 

 

Spirit Shop (First Floor) 

  • Closed through January 31.

 

Student Services Hub/Student Financial & Registration Services

  • Open for in-person services.

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 pm
Wed: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

University Student Center Event Reservations

  • Open

Libraries

Libraries accessible to GW faculty, staff and students via GWorld tap access. 

 

Gelman

Current Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 16: Closed
Monday, Jan. 17: Noon - 10 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 18, Gelman Library will reopen at 7 a.m. and resume 24-hour access as staffing permits. 

 

Eckles

Current Hours

Sunday - Thursday: noon - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 16: Closed
Monday, Jan. 17: Noon - 8:30 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 18, Eckles Library will return to regular semester hours of: 

Sunday -Thursday: Noon - Midnight
Friday & Saturday:  Noon - 6 p.m.

 

Burns

Current Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 18, Burns Library will return to regular semester hours of: 

Monday -Friday: 8 am - 11:45 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:  9 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.

 

Himmelfarb

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 8 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 11 p.m.
 

Beginning on Tuesday, January 18, Himmelfarb Library will reopen at 8 a.m. and resume 24-hour access as staffing permits.

 

VSTC

VSTC library is open 24 hours, with staffed hours Monday-Friday 9:30-6 p.m.


Athletics and Campus Recreation

 

Charles E. Smith Center

  • Athletic events will take place without ticketed fans. 

 

Lerner Health and Wellness Center

  • Closed
  • No club sport teams will be practicing or traveling.

 

West Hall Fitness Center (Mount Vernon Campus) 

  • Closed
 

On-Campus Dining

Dining on Mount Vernon Campus

 

Pelham Commons

 

  • Jan. 10 - Jan. 17: All meals will be grab & go during the following hours:
    • Breakfast: 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • Dinner: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Starting Jan. 17: Late night hours added Sunday - Thursday 8:30 - 11 p.m.
  • Avoid the wait & order online through Boost Mobile, Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Higher Grounds Coffee at Ames Hall

  • Closed until end of January for renovations 

Dining on  Foggy Bottom Campus
Please note, these vendors may need to adjust hours at any time. 

District House

Closed to the public. Accessible to students, faculty and staff through GWorld tap access. 

 

Chick-fil-A

  • Open

 

GRK 

  • Open

 

Kin’s Sushi 

  • Open
 

 

Sol Mexican 

  • Open

 

Wiseguys

  • Open

 

Peet's Coffee

  • Open

 

 

 

 

Starbucks

  • Open for regular hours: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily

 

 

 

In Shenkman Hall 

 

Teashi

Closed to the public. Accessible to students, faculty and staff through GWorld tap access. 

  • Open: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., daily 

 

 

 

Panera Bread

Closed to the public. Accessible to students, faculty and staff through GWorld tap access. 

  • Open

 

George’s Market

  • Open

 

More Dining Locations

For other locations to eat on and around campus visit GW Dining.

 

GW Dining


Other Campus Services

 

GWPD Community Police Center

(Located at 2145 G St.)

  • Open: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily
  • GW Police will continue to patrol all our campuses 24/7. For help in an emergency call 911 or GW Police at 202-994-6111.

 

EMeRG

  • Normal operating hours

 

Facilities Central & Key Depot

(Located at 2025 F Street, 1st floor)

  • 24/7 operations have resumed 

For Facilities Emergencies call 202-994-6706.

 

FixIT

FixIt continues to be available 24/7. Submit a FixIt ticket

For Facilities Emergencies call 202-994-6706.


Mail & Package Services

Foggy Bottom

  • Normal operating hours
 

Mount Vernon

  • Normal operating hours

 

Residence Halls

 

Campus Living & Residential Education Office

  • Open

 


Shuttles and Other Transportation

 

Vern Express 

  • Regular service has resumed. 

 

VSTC Express 

  • Regular service has resumed. See timetable

 

Vern Safeway Sunday Shuttle

  • Regular Sunday Service resumed Jan. 9. 

 

 

 

 

SafeRide

  • Regular service has resumed, 7 p.m. - 4 a.m. 

 


Updates

Spring 2022 Transition to In-Person

January 18, 2022
Information on returning to in-person activities on campus.

Free N95 Masks Available to GW Community

January 14, 2022
Beginning today, free N95 masks are available to all students, faculty and staff.

In-Person Classes to Resume Jan. 18; Employees to Return to Regular Work Schedule

January 12, 2022
The George Washington University will resume in-person classes and activities in support of the university’s academic mission on Tuesday, January 18.

FAQ: COVID-19 and Return to Campus Spring 2022

January 10, 2022
The university addresses common questions about this month’s return to campus.

Test Results Notifications from GW COVID-19 Test Centers

January 07, 2022
Update on test result notification process.

New Location for Symptomatic Testing

January 07, 2022
The symptomatic test site has moved to Lerner Health and Wellness Center.

Planning for Residential Students

January 06, 2022
Information for residential students returning to campus.

Campus Health Updates and Reminders

January 04, 2022
Our Medical Advisory Group continues to monitor the rates of COVID-19 transmission in the D.C. region.  At this time, we do not anticipate any changes to the guidance provided to you prior to winter break.

Student Guidance for Spring Semester Return

December 23, 2021
This message includes additional details for GW students.

Staff Guidance for Spring Semester Return

December 23, 2021
This message includes additional details for GW staff.

Faculty Guidance for Spring Semester Return

December 23, 2021
This message includes additional details for GW faculty.

Important Updates for Spring Semester

December 22, 2021
We write today to update you on our planning for spring semester operations.

December 16 Update to Public Health Advisory

December 16, 2021
As a follow-up to yesterday’s announcement that all in-person social gatherings and events are cancelled, we write to share some important updates with you.

Additional Info Specific to Residence Halls Following GW’s Important Public Health Alert: In-Person Events Cancelled; Virtual Exams

December 16, 2021
Information for residential students following the recent university announcement to limit in-person gatherings on campus.

Student Guidance for Virtual Final Exams

December 15, 2021
Earlier today, the university sent a message to the GW community sharing that, effective immediately, all in-person social gatherings and events are cancelled. In addition, exams scheduled for Friday, Dec. 17 through the end of the semester will be held virtually. Please see this message for additional guidance.

Faculty Guidance for Virtual Final Exams

December 15, 2021
Earlier today, the university sent a message to the GW community sharing that, effective immediately, all in-person social gatherings and events are cancelled. In addition, exams scheduled for Friday, Dec. 17 through the end of the semester will be held virtually. Please see this message for additional guidance.

Important Public Health Advisory: In-Person Events Cancelled; Virtual Exams

December 15, 2021
Public health advisory in response to the increase in positive COVID-19 cases among members of our university community.

COVID-19 Booster Dose Requirement; Omicron Variant

December 13, 2021
This Campus Health Update includes information on the following: COVID-19 Booster Requirement, Omicron Variant Update and Additional Information.