Mount Vernon Neighbors

Nestled between the Berkley Terrace and Foxhall Village neighborhoods, the George Washington University has made a home on the Mount Vernon Campus. This campus offers robust living and learning communities, programs, and activities that foster meaningful connections, provide vital student support, and enrich the experiences of GW students.

As part of GW’s community engagement efforts, the Office of Government and Community Relations holds quarterly meeting with neighbors on the Mount Vernon Campus. At each of these meetings staff from Student Affairs, Campus Planning, and the Office of Government and Community Relations are available to provide updates and answer questions from our neighbors.   

The meeting is designed to discuss issues of importance to the community including campus plan updates, university events open to the general public, and student life matters. Neighbors are invited to share their concerns and learn about important developments on campus. These meetings represent and opportunity for open and honest dialogue and its neighbors. 

To get more information about what is going on around campus and receive invitations to the quarterly meeting, subscribe to our newsletter below.

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Community Concerns Information

We are committed to being responsive to community concerns and comments from disruptive student behavior to noise and trash complaints. There are a variety of ways to reach us. If you need to submit a report about off-campus student behavior, you can use the Online Report Form. This will enable the GW Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to launch an investigation. If you have a concern or issues with facilities on Mount Vernon campus, please use the Community Facility & Maintenance Ticket .

For all other questions you can contact the Office of Government and Community Relations or call our community concerns hotline (GWPD at 202-994-6110). 

W Street Gate Access for Neighbors

Community members who live within the Mount Vernon Campus neighborhood - bounded by 44th Street to the east, Dexter Street to the north, 49th Street to the west and Q Street and MacArthur Blvd. to the south. - may access the W street gate to enjoy the Mount Vernon Campus green spaces and communtity benefits. Neighbors in the boudaries described above may apply for a Friends of GW GWorld card to gain access through the gate. 

After applying, community member will receive a secured link from the GWorld Office to upload their photo and ID as proof of residence. Verification for eligibility is a D.C.-issued Drivers License or Non-Driver ID Card only. Following application approval, individuals can go to the GWorld Card office located on the Ground Floor of the University Student Center (800 21st St NW, G05) to pay for and pickup their Friends of GW GWorld Card. There is an initial card fee of $15.00 due at the time of processing. There is a replacement card fee of $25. Please note, the GWorld Office only accepts debit and credit payments. 

REMINDER:  Your furry companions are welcome to join us on the Mount Vernon Campus. However, we kindly request that you ensure all dogs are leashed and comply with all the pet rules and regulations of the District of Columbia. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our campus a safe and pleasant place for everyone.


Learn more about Community Benefits and the Friends of GW GWorld Community Card Program.

Boundaries of the MVC Neighborhood


2022 Mount Vernon Campus Plan

The 2022 Campus Plan seeks to preserve the distinctive character of Mount Vernon Campus and outlines a comprehensive set of improvements that will enhance the living and learning experience at the campus, reinforcing its unique attributes as an urban retreat within the District. The 2021 Campus Plan proposes strategic improvements that will resolve accessibility challenges caused by campus topography, improve campus circulation with new walkways and a centralized transportation hub, provide additional student housing located at the central core of campus, and expand opportunities for the university community and members of the surrounding neighborhood to benefit from Mount Vernon’s unique open spaces and recreational facilities–all in a manner that continues to respect and enhance the residential neighborhoods surrounding the campus. 

The complete draft of the 2022 Mount Vernon Campus Plan (PDF) is now available.

On behalf of the George Washington University leadership and staff, we want to thank community members for taking time from their busy schedules over the past year to engage in focused conversations on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus planning efforts. From the start, this collaborative group worked to achieve a plan that meets the needs of both the university and the community. GW has officially filed the campus plan with the DC Office of Zoning on Monday, December 20th. 

Learn more about the 2022 Mount Vernon Campus Plan.