University Resources

Enrollment and the Student Experience

The Enrollment and the Student Experience supports student development and academic success by helping students develop appropriate strategies and behaviors to succeed across their entire academic career.

CARE Network

The CARE Network is designed to help “connect the dots” regarding care and is focused on information sharing between appropriate university departments and identifying who is the “point” for a student of concern.

The mission is accomplished through a university-wide, cross-functional network of professionals who meet on a regular basis to review, discuss, and provide appropriate resources to students of concern. The students are identified through multiple sources and assigned a case manager who works with them, one on one, to assist the student in getting connected to appropriate support systems.

Health Promotion & Education

The Colonial Health Center - Health Promotion & Education (HPE) serves to educate students, so that they can make informed and responsible decisions regarding their health and wellbeing.  HPE is the university’s prevention and education resource for student’s overall health and wellness, including alcohol and other drug education.

Counseling and Psychological Services

The Colonial Health Center is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for all students, conducive to the exploration of personal, social, and academic concerns. Mental Health Services strives to affirm, promote and celebrate diversity and is committed to be aware of and understand diversity in its broadest definition.

GW olice Department

Campus security is an important concern of students and parents alike. The GW Police Department (GWPD) is a large, experienced force; our campuses are also served by the Washington Metropolitan Police Department and federal police agencies.

Center for Student Engagement

Recognizing that GW is a community of scholars, the Center for Student Engagement (CSE) brings learning out of the classroom and works to implement innovative four-year, competency-based student learning outcomes that are personalized to ensure students achieve their unique goals and aspirations.

GW Housing

GW Housing supports the academic experience of residential students by providing a variety of on-campus housing options that are conveniently located on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses.

Off-Campus Student Affairs

The Office of Off-Campus Student Affairs (OCSA) extends community building and learning beyond the campus of The George Washington University by providing resources, services and programs designed to assist and guide students in navigating the process of moving from residential living on campus to independent living in the surrounding community.


The Office of the Registrar is dedicated to providing the best possible service to all members of the GW community. The office maintains academic records from enrollment through graduation and offers a wide range of services in the areas of classroom scheduling, enrollment verification, registration, requirements tracking, transcripts, and degree conferral. We support the university's mission to promote lifelong learning by administering the various academic policies of the university and providing support to students, faculty, administrators, and alumni.

Colonial Central

Colonial Central is a hub for student financial and registration services, bringing together the offices of Student Financial Assistance, Student Accounts, Registrar, GWorld, Military & Veteran Student Services, and Student Parking Services in a friendly, centralized, service-culture setting. Colonial Central's Financial Services Counselors are cross-trained to assist you with your financial aid and billing questions.


The GWorld Card is the official identification card of the George Washington University. It provides access to campus buildings and facilities, among them residence halls, academic buildings, libraries and the Lerner Health and Wellness Center. They also offer access to campus events. Students are expected to carry their GWorld Cards with them at all times.

English for Academic Purposes

The GW English for Academic Purposes Program serves enrolled students of GWU, both undergraduate and graduate, who are non-native speakers of English.  The program teaches students the critical thinking, research and writing skills that form the basis of success in the academic and professional worlds.

The GW Writing Center

The GW Writing Center is an open, welcoming, professional environment within which members of the GW community can receive dedicated attention to their writing and research projects.  Peer-to-peer counseling is available to students by appointment. 

Disability Support Services

The George Washington University believes in the equality of people, the value of individual differences, and the unending possibilities for growth and the development of the human spirit.  With that philosophy, the university established the Disability Support Services office in 1978 to support students with disabilities so that they may participate fully in university life, derive the greatest benefit from their educational experiences, and achieve their maximum personal success.  This office currently serves over 700 GW students with a wide variety of disabilities, as well as those temporarily disabled by injury or illness.