Neighborhood Benefits

We are excited to offer our neighbors access to a variety of world class programs, events and culture at the George Washington University. We invite you to take advantage and explore the opportunities:


Gelman Library Aisle

Library Access

Visit the Gelman and Eckles Library, access and learn about new technology, get help on research and attend workshops. You can even borrow books during the summer

Smith Center Basket Ball Court

Sporting Events

Attend sporting events to cheer on GW student athletes. Support GW volleyball and basketball at the Smith Center, and head to the Mount Vernon campus to root for the GW soccer and lacrosse teams 

FRIENDS Group Community Events

Community Events

Enjoy community events on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses

The Vern Express Shuttle

The Vern Express

Neighbors can use the Vern Express to travel from the Mount Vernon Campus to Downtown Foggy Bottom Campus. Please have your ID available for drivers with proof of residency.

Pelham Commons in West Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus

Brunch at Pelham Commons

Visit the Pelham Commons Cafe for brunch; served 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM Sundays during the academic year at West Hall.

a classroom where audited classes take place

Audit Classes

Neighbors age 60 and over can audit a class at the same reduced rate as GW alumni

marvin center rental space

Space on Campus

Take advantage of meeting space for community events

If you have questions regarding neighborhood resources, contact the Office of Government and Community Relations at [email protected] or 202-994-9132 for more information.



GW COVID-19 Updates

GW COVID-19 Response

Due to COVID-19, GW campuses will remain closed to the public until futher notice. Stay up to date on GW COVID-19 information.