Plan Your Visit

We can't wait to see you in October at Alumni & Families Weekend 2023 and we want to make your visit as smooth as possible. Should you have any questions about getting to or around campus, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].



Getting to Campus


Getting to Foggy Bottom Campus

Foggy Bottom is conveniently located in the heart of Washington, D.C., close to three major airports, including Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington Dulles International and Baltimore Washington International, as well as to Union Station where you can take the bus or train. The Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro stop is located right on campus, with service to the Orange, Blue and Silver Metro lines. Taxis are available throughout the city. Pricing depends on distance and the number of people.



Getting to the Mount Vernon Campus

The George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Campus is located at 2100 Foxhall Road NW, in the verdant Palisades neighborhood of Northwest Washington DC, just three miles northwest of the Foggy Bottom Campus. Mount Vernon provides a more traditional college campus than its Foggy Bottom counterpart while still offering students easy access to all that the nation’s capital has to offer.



Mount Vernon Express

To access the Mount Vernon Campus, we encourage you to take advantage of the Vern Express, a free shuttle service connecting the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, which is available to all alumni and families. The schedule is available on the Vern Express website.




Parking in GW garages on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses will be available throughout Alumni & Families Weekend, from Friday, September 29, through Sunday, October 1, though we anticipate high demand. A complete list of campus garages is below. If GW garages are full, you may also find parking at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (entry on 20th St.), 1800 G St. NW (entry on 18th St.), and 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (entry on 22nd St.).


Science and Engineering Hall Garage

Access via H Street between 22nd and 23rd streets, NW
Hours: Open 24/7, Weekend Daily Maximum (2am Saturday – 2am Monday).

University Student Center Garage

Access on H Street between 21st and 22nd streets, NW
Hours: Monday–Sunday, 6am–Midnight. Closed certain university holidays. Weekend Daily Maximum (2am Saturday – 2am Monday).

G Street Garage

Access from both 20th Street and 21st Street between F and G streets, NW
Hours: Open 24/7, Weekend Daily Maximum (2am Saturday – 2am Monday).

Elliott School Garage

Access on 19th Street between E and F streets, NW
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7am–11pm. Weekend Daily Maximum (only applicable for vehicles left over the weekend).

Mount Vernon Campus Garage

Access: 4723 Whitehaven Pkwy NW
Hours: First three hours are free, weekends are free.

Please note the following changes to garage and pedestrian entrances:

All garage doors will be lowered but will open upon detecting a vehicle entering or exiting the garage. Garage doors are programmed not to allow pedestrians to access the garage from the ramps or vehicle access points.

Pedestrian access to the garages will require a GWorld card, or a barcoded ticket from the garage to unlock the pedestrian doors.  If you have visitors or guests coming to campus, they may still utilize our public parking in the G Street, Science & Engineering Hall, University Student Center, and Elliott School garages.  They will need to keep their ticket with them to re-enter the garage.




At all of the George Washington University (GW) campuses — Foggy Bottom Campus, Mount Vernon Campus and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus — we are committed to ensuring accessible options for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Most facilities at the George Washington University are ADA compliant; accessible campus maps are available here. 

If you have special needs or require further information, please call Disability Support Services at (202) 994-8250 (TTD/Voice)



Hotels and Lodging in Washington, D.C.

GW has negotiated hotel lodging discounts offering reduced pricing at specific properties that are convenient to the GW Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses.

The following hotels are offering discounts to the GW community. Please contact the hotels directly with any questions.

Foggy Bottom
Dupont Circle



GW Services


Lost and Found


Foggy Bottom Location

Support Building, 2025 F Street NW, Suite 101
202-994-6706, Option 3

Mount Vernon Location

Webb Building, 2100 Foxhall Road NW

More information is available on the GW Facilities website's Lost & Found page.


GWorld Card Office

University Student Center, 800 21st Street NW, Ground Floor
Friday: 8:30am–4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday:10:00am–2:00pm

More information is available on the GWorld Card website.


GW Campus Store

University Student Center, 800 21st Street NW, Ground Floor
Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm
Saturday, 11am-3pm
Sunday, closed