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We have been welcoming campus visitors for nearly 190 years. Prospective undergraduate and graduate students, families, faculty and professionals who are exploring career opportunities and attendees at seminars, conferences and other events all find a warm welcome at GW.
Washington, D.C., is an accessible travel destination and easy to get around in. An array of affordable lodging is located within walking distance of the University. There is a multitude of dining options, both on and off campus.
The city of Washington, with its cultural venues, historical sites and vibrant social life, is a magnet for visitors from around the world. The University is an integral part of the District of Columbia and no visit to GW and Columbian College is complete without sampling the offerings of its city.
We invite you to explore our campus and experience first-hand the vibrancy and significance of our location and campus environment.
The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides an efficient subway system for navigating the city. Extensive Metrobus routes complement it. An extensive network of underground and aboveground trains (Metrorail) serves most of the city and Maryland and Virginia suburbs, as well as Reagan Washington National Airport.
The Foggy Bottom GWU Metro Stop, located on the Blue and Orange Lines, is on our Foggy Bottom Campus at 21st and I Streets, NW.
The Washington region is served by three major airports:
The Washington region is served by Amtrak. If traveling by rail, you will arrive at Union Station, not far from the Capitol. Inside Union Station, you can board Metrorail for a short subway ride to the heart of the Foggy Bottom Campus.
Washington D.C., is located inside the Capital Beltway (I-495), accessible from north and south on Interstate 95, and from the west on I-66. Traveling by car around the Washington area can be challenging, particularly for first-time visitors, so we recommend public transportation or taxi.
Parking amenities currently provided at the University Parking Garage (“UPG”) have transitioned to other locations to prepare for the upcoming construction of the new Science and Engineering Hall on the site of the UPG. Please see the University Parking website for details and updates.
When it comes to adolescent obesity, Assistant Professor of Sociology Antwan Jones, left, thinks neighborhoods may be one of many factors in its root cause. Armed with a two-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jones is studying characteristics of neighborhoods, such as proximity to fast food restaurants and open spaces, to determine if they elevate the risk of obesity. He’s also examining whether the act of moving to a new neighborhood, which may break long-established networks of friends, also adds to the risk.