Campus Planning History
The first master plan for the Campus was developed in 1967 when it operated as Mount Vernon College. The plan was updated in 1986 and, after merging with GW in 1999, the university and its neighbors adopted a new campus plan which included expansion of residential, academic and athletic facilities as well as measures to mitigate light, noise and parking impacts.
Background on GW's Mount Vernon Campus
The George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Campus is located in Northwest DC adjacent to the Foxhall and Palisades neighborhoods. It consists of approximately 23 acres bounded by W Street (north) and Whitehaven Parkway (south), Foxhall Road (east) and Berkeley Terrace (west).
The Campus was originally home to the Mount Vernon Seminary and later Mount Vernon College, which merged with GW in 1999. The Campus is now a fully integrated co-educational campus that complements GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus. The Mount Vernon Campus offers a unique living and learning community providing the benefits of a smaller “campus feel,” yet easily accessible to DC’s downtown environment and all that DC has to offer.
The Campus is home to undergraduate students -- largely freshmen and sophomores -- and offers a wide variety of academic and student life opportunities. The Women’s Leadership Program for first-year women students is based on the Mount Vernon Campus as a signature legacy of the Mount Vernon Seminary and College's commitment to women's education.