Student Resources & Activities

Somers Hall on Mount Vernon Campus

As a student in the Pre-College Program, you will reside at the beautiful, gated Mount Vernon Campus, which is nestled among 23 wooded acres in residential northwest D.C. The campus houses several academic buildings, a library, a swimming pool, baseball field and soccer field for GW. There are several large student residence halls and a dining facility on this campus.

Surrounded by private residences and embassies, the Mount Vernon Campus is located 10 minutes from downtown and is linked by a regular shuttle service to the Foggy Bottom Campus. Classes and program activities will take place on both the Mount Vernon and Foggy Bottom campuses.

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Sample Schedule

Weekdays

  • 7:30am - 8:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm: Class, Study Sessions, Co-Curricular and College Experience Activities (lunch between 11:00am and 1:00pm).
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm: Dinner
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm: Recreational Programs
  • 10:00pm: In-Room Curfew (11:00pm on weekends)

Weekends

Recreational Programs (schedules vary by program)

Commuting to Campus

If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, you may commute to campus. You must make arrangements for your arrival and departure from campus on all class days. Commuter students are welcome and encouraged to attend evening and weekend programming activities, but are responsible for their own meals during those times.

Living on Campus

Dorms on Mount Vernon Campus

Residence Halls

Students live in shared suites with shared bathrooms. Rooms are furnished, air conditioned, cable and phone ready and equipped with mini-fridges and microwaves. Entrances are secured with card key access only. Laundry facilities are in common areas on each floor or in one central location in the building.

Pre-College residential staff

Residential Staff

The residence halls are staffed with well-trained and experienced resident advisors. They provide support, guidance and supervision while assisting in a full range of extracurricular activities.

Pre-College students in a line for food

Dining

We work with GW Campus Dining to provide reasonable arrangements for each student. Admitted students will have the opportunity to note any food allergies, dietary restrictions or religious observations that require special dining arrangements in their Enrollment Packet.

Use of GW Facilities

Bookshelves in a library

Eckles Library

As a member of the GW University Libraries, Eckles is dedicated to serving the information needs of all Pre-College students. Eckles provides a comfortable, relaxed academic environment for study, award-winning staff for research help, and free tutoring to help students excel.

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Student working on a paper

Writing Center

The center is an open, welcoming, professional environment where you can go to receive dedicated attention to your writing and research projects.

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MVC Fitness Center

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is equipped with free weights, PreCore weight machines and a squat rack. For your cardio needs, the center has treadmills, adaptive motion trainers, ellipticals and recumbent bikes. Seven flat-screened televisions line the walls for entertainment purposes.

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Living in D.C.

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    Pre-College students at the Vietnam Memorial

    Experience D.C.

    The Pre-College Program gives you the opportunity to discover the many resources that the city has to offer.

Student Services

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) at GW works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff across the campus to foster a climate of universal academic excellence, while also promoting disability culture and GW’s broader diversity and inclusion initiatives.

You should indicate an interest in speaking with a member of the DSS staff on your enrollment forms, and our office will connect you to the appropriate person. Once you have discussed your needs with DSS, our offices work closely with your family to find ways to make reasonable accommodations during the summer program.

Multicultural Student Services Center

The Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) is dedicated to building a welcoming, enriching, and inclusive environment at GW. The MSSC enhances the GW experience by preparing students for success in an increasingly diverse and global society. MSSC offers resources to students of varying cultural backgrounds, as well as religious and LGBT support resources. You are welcome to attend any events hosted by the MSSC, or just drop in to learn more about what the office does.

International Services Office

The International Services Office (ISO) serves as the primary administrative and advising office for the GW international community. ISO advisors are regularly available to help you with immigration questions related to your time at GW.

Student Advising

Our advisor is here to ensure that your summer experience at GW goes smoothly, and to offer help with questions related to your academic, personal or cultural adjustment. In advance of your arrival, our advisor will be available to help you set up your summer schedule according to your needs, and will offer open advising hours that students can visit without an appointment while summer classes are in session.