Campus Access

GW graduates receive exclusive campus access including gym discounts, library privileges, and parking benefits.

 Health, Wellness, and Recreation

Alumni who visit or live nearby the Foggy Bottom Campus can access various facilities.

Lerner Health & Wellness Center

Alumni living in the Foggy Bottom/West End neighborhood are eligible to apply for membership to the Lerner Health & Wellness Center beginning January 30, 2023. Review membership information.

You must reside in the area generally bound by 19th Street on the east, Constitution Avenue on the south, Rock Creek Park on the west, and N Street on the north.


The Charles E. Smith Center and GW Athletics

The Charles E. Smith Center is the home of GW’s Department of Athletics and Recreation and houses the majority of GW's 20 intercollegiate varsity sports. Throughout the year the venue is the site of GW’s intercollegiate sporting events as well as a venue for concerts and performances enjoyed by the community at large. 


Entrance to GW Libraries is available to alumni who have a physical GWorld card enabled for campus access.

Gelman Library

Alumni with a GWorld card have to access to the Gelman Library's facilities, services, and resources, including limited borrowing privileges.

The Gelman Library building will be closed May 20 - August 11, 2024 to begin renovations to ensure a more sustainable and comfortable environment for our community. During this time, library services and resources are available. Learn how to access these services.

Jacob Burns Law Library

The Jacob Burns Law Library provides access to its collections for graduates of the GW Law School. It also offers alumni access to selected databases for locating articles, books and related materials, as well as on-site reference service. A Law School alumni card or GWorld card is required for access.

Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is open to alumni of the GW Medical Center Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm. A valid ID Card is required for admission.

 Arts and Culture

GW is located in the middle of one of the most artistically diverse cities in the country, surrounded by some of the nation’s greatest institutions of arts and culture, including right here on the Foggy Bottom campus.

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery features several exhibitions each year, including university-related shows and permanent collection exhibitions. Contact the gallery at 202-994-1525 to receive invitations to attend exhibition preview events for alumni.

The GW Museum and The Textile Museum

Located on GW's Foggy Bottom Campus, the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum celebrates the creative achievements of local and global cultures from antiquity through today. Collections include international textile art, and artifacts that trace the evolution of Washington, D.C. 

 Alumni Bricks

Beginning in 1990, each student receiving an earned degree has a brick engraved with his or her name and degree placed on campus. These personal mementoes form picturesque walkways through the quads and gardens of the Foggy Bottom campus.

Bricks for the classes 2002-2012 are located in University Yard. Bricks for the classes 1990-1995 and 1997-2001 are located in Kogan Plaza. Bricks for the class of 1996 are located in Anniversary Park (F Street between 21st and 22nd Streets).

  Notice: The Alumni Brick Program ended in 2013.

The option for graduates to request an engraved commemorative brick or a library bookplate ended with 2013 graduates.

Although a review of the brick program was initiated because most of the Foggy Bottom brick hardscape spaces already have commemorative bricks, the Office of the Provost decided that the funds could be better allocated to scholarships. The program has cost the university approximately $250,000 annually. Going forward, this funding will be used each year to create a fund in the name of the graduating class to fund scholarships for future students.

 Campus Map

From the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., to a hub for discovery and research in Ashburn, there's so much to explore at GW.

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