Student Resources & Activities

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. 

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.

Sample Schedule

7:30am - 8:30am: Breakfast

9:00am - 5:00pm: Class, Study Sessions, Co-Curricular Activities

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 4:00pm: Class, Guest Lecture and/or Site Visit

5:00pm - 6:30pm: Dinner

7:00pm - 9:00pm: College Readiness Activities and Recreational Programs with Residential Staff

11:00 pm: In-Room Curfew (weekday and weekends)

Recreational Programs with Residential Staff. Examples of Recreational Programs include 4th of July Celebration on the National Mall, DC Cupcake crawl, and Smithsonian museum tours. 

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 who choose our residential options with our programs will be staying on the Mount Vernon Campus. 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


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.


Living in D.C.


Experience D.C.

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


Student Services

Safety and Security

GW values the health and safety of all the participants in the Pre-College Program. Several on-campus offices are dedicated to the well-being of students for the duration of the program. See our Health & Safety page more information regarding GW Safety and Security, Campus Advisories, and other resources available for the health and safety of your students.

 If there is an emergency involving your student, our office will be in contact with guardians (listed as the Emergency Contact) to inform them of their child's well-being. 

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about our Program? See other Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) for more information.