The George Washington University, founded in 1821 and rooted in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood since 1912, combines the resources of a major international research university with the unique dynamics of a vibrant, urban setting in the heart of the nation's capital. The university values the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods of which it is a part - and recognizes that a thriving community is a key component of the GW experience for those who study, teach, research, and work here.
In September 2023, in order to enhance the student athletic experience, the George Washington University announced the reimagined practice facility within the Charles E. Smith Center. A 10-foot bump out will allow for an expansion of an existing auxiliary gym and repurpose areas for team support space.
For more information visit the Charles E. Smith Renovation updates page.
The renovation of the I (Eye) Street Mall project is designed to address public health and public safety concerns of this heavily trafficked area. The improvements will include major landscaping, the addition of lighting, the re-configuration of seating, and the replacement of trash cans.