George Washington University Residence Halls
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George Washington University Residence Halls
The George Washington University
EstablishedFebruary 9, 1821
CampusUrban -- Foggy Bottom; Suburban -- Mount Vernon; Rural -- Ashburn

The George Washington University is one of the largest United States private universities in terms of enrollment. Almost 10,000 undergraduates attend George Washington. GW has residence halls on two of its three campuses. The Foggy Bottom campus is the university's main campus, where most of the residence halls can be found, in an urban setting. Also in Washington's Foxhall neighborhood is the Mount Vernon campus, formerly the Mount Vernon College for Women. The Mount Vernon campus provides a more suburban residential setting.

Foggy Bottom

There are over 26 residences at the Foggy Bottom campus. Residences come in residence halls, or dormitories, and townhouses. Some residence halls were originally constructed as hotels and apartment buildings. The current residences on the Foggy Bottom campus vary in age; some residences were built in the 1920s and the newest, District House at 2121 H Street, opened in August 2016. Hattie M. Strong Hall is a women's only residence found on 21st Street, between G and H Streets. I (Eye) Street residences such as Munson and JBKO are very close to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Washington Metro station, which is also right next to George Washington University Hospital.

The following is a list of residence halls found on the Foggy Bottom campus:

Name Year built Capacity Street Class Image Notes
Potomac 2006 379 F Freshman Potomac GWU.png Potomac House houses 379 Freshman men and women in doubles.[1]
Madison 1926 222 22nd Freshman Madison GWU.png Madison Hall houses 222 Freshman men and women in doubles and quads.[1]
Thurston 1929 1,116 F Freshman Thurston GWU.png Largest freshman residence hall. Thurston Hall houses 1,116 Freshman men and women in doubles, triples, quads, fives and sixes.[1]
Lafayette 1926 126 I Freshman Wikimania dc 13.07.2012 10-49-23.jpg Lafayette Houses 126 Freshman men and women in doubles. Completely renovated in 2011.[1]
2109 F Street 1935 F Sophomore 2109 F Street GWU.JPG Completely renovated in 2016. Formerly all-female residence hall until 2019-2020 academic year.
Mitchell 1929 350 19th Sophomore Mitchell GWU.png Singles Only. 7-11 at street level.
Munson 1937 155 I Sophomore Munson GWU.png
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (JBKO) 1936 265 I Sophomore JBKO GWU.png
Building JJ 1920 F Sophomore Greek-letter affinity housing for Kappa Sigma.
Fulbright 1939 250 H Sophomore Fulbright GWU.png
Francis Scott Key 1940 160 20th Sophomore FSK GWU.png
Guthridge 1926 250 F Sophomore Guthridge GWU.png
South Hall 2009 450 F Seniors 2135 F Street GWU.JPG GW's newest residence hall until completion of District House in August 2016.
Amsterdam Hall 1997 H Upperclassmen Amsterdam old New GWU.JPG Formerly known as New Hall.
Strong 1936 21st Upperclassmen / Freshman / Sophomore Hattie M. Strong Hall - entrance.JPG Women only, Greek-letter affinity housing for Chi Omega and Pi Beta Phi sororities, National Register of Historic Places
1959 E Street 2002 E Upperclassmen 1959 E Street GWU.png Starbucks and Subway at street level.
Shenkman Hall 2004 730 23rd Upperclassmen Ivory Tower GWU.JPG Basement level features a food-court, including: Dunkin' Donuts and Pita Pit. Street level Potbelly. Formerly known as Ivory Tower.
The Dakota 1989 200 F Upperclassmen Dakota GWU.png
The Aston 1960 New Hampshire Avenue Graduate
Townhouse Row 2002 23rd Sophomores / Upperclassmen Townhouse Row GWU.JPG Greek Housing for Sigma Chi, Alpha Phi, Sigma Kappa, Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Delta Tau, Kappa Delta, and Alpha Delta Pi
International House 1966 Virginia Avenue Sophomores / Upperclassmen

Mount Vernon

The following is a list of residence halls found on the Mount Vernon campus:

Name Year Built Class Image Notes
Merriweather 1960 Freshman Merriweather GWU.JPG Merriweather houses 43 female residents in doubles.[1]
Hensley 1945 Freshman Hensley GWU.JPG Hensley houses 39 men and women in singles and doubles.[1]
Clark 1945 Freshman Clark Hall houses freshman in singles and doubles.[1]
Somers 1945 (renovated 2002) Freshman Somers GWU.JPG Somers was fully renovated in 2002. It houses 246 men and women in singles and doubles.[1]
Cole 1945 Sophomore Cole GWU.JPG Cole Hall houses freshman in doubles.[1]
West 2010 Freshman and sophomore Rendering, UNDER CONSTRUCTION MV Campus Center/Dining Center West Hall houses 287 men and women in singles, doubles or quads.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "First-Year Residence Halls - GW Housing - Division of Student Affairs - The George Washington University".

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