The George Washington University is pleased to announce its formal launch of the 2021 Mount Vernon Campus Planning process. GWs current Campus Plan was scheduled to expire at the end of December 2020, but the District automatically extended all zoning orders scheduled to expire before December 31, 2020, by 6 months, moving the expiration date to June 30, 2021. GW is planning to seek additional 6-month administrative extension because of delays associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, further extending the expiration date to December 31, 2021.
The proposed 2021 Campus Plan will outline student-focused activities and creating additional opportunities to enhance on-campus student life, including repurposing existing and developing new space to accommodate integrated student wellness programs, including those focused on supporting students’ mental health.
We look forward to continued participation of all interested stakeholders throughout the campus planning review and approval process. Explore the various Campus Plan resources on this page and check back frequently for new information.
The GW/Mount Vernon Community Partnership was established with the goal of collaboration between the GW and Mount Vernon neighbors that promotes focused conversations on campus planning efforts.
Campus Plan Meetings and Supporting Information.
Documents, Information, and Meeting Notes.
Frequently asked questions about the 2021 Campus Plan process.
Use the form to provide the university with feedback, comments, questions, or concerns regarding the Mount Vernon 2021 Campus Plan.
GW's Mount Vernon Campus Plan History
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 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.
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.