2022 Mount Vernon Campus Plan
Our approved plan reflects the integral role the Mount Vernon Campus plays at GW and among the broader community, and our guiding principles of leveraging existing strengths, improving pedestrian access, and developing new facilities and open spaces have been realized. We are excited to offer opportunities for our neighbors to access campus resources. The 2022 Campus Plan outlines 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.
Explore the various Campus Plan resources from the 2022 planning process.
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 Supporting Documents including: Filings, Compliance, Information, and Meeting Notes.
Frequently asked questions about the 2021 Campus Plan process.
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.