Neighborhood Benefits

We are excited to offer our community members 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

Foggy Bottom neighbors can visit  Gelman Library and Munt Vernon neighbors can visit Eckles Library,  to take advantage of fast wifi, review on-site materials, and attend workshops on new technology and software. Bring your laptop or device to get access to our wide range of digital resources.

Friends of GW GWorld Card required. Instructions on eligibility are described below.

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 

Learner Fitness Center

Lerner Health and Wellness Center

Foggy Bottom Neighbors can enjoy use of our  fitness center by purchasing a community membership.

Friends of GW GWorld Card required. Instruction on eligibility are described below.

FRIENDS Group Community Events

The Vern Express

Neighbors can use the Vern Express to travel between the Mount Vernon Campus to Downtown Foggy Bottom Campus. 

Friends of GW GWorld Card required. Instructions on eligibility are described below.

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

Space on Campus

Take advantage of meeting space for community events

 

 

 

 

Friends of GW GWorld Community Card Program

Friends of GW Card

 

The Friends of GW GWorld Community Card Program will serve as neighbors’ identification and access to some of the GW campus and community benefits - including Gelman & Eckles Library, Lerner Health and Wellness Center, the W Street Gate and the Mount Vernon Campus Shuttle. 

Beginning January 30th, 2023, eligible community members located in the geographical areas specified below will be able to complete an application form to obtain a Friends of GW GWorld card. 

  • Only Foggy Bottom community members who reside in zip codes 20037 or 20006 are eligible to apply for a Friends of GW GWorld Card.
  • Only Mount Vernon community members in the geographical area that is bounded by 44th Street to the east, Dexter Street to the north, 49th Street to the west, and MacArthur Blvd. and Whitehaven Parkway to the south are eligible to apply for a Friends of GW GWorld Card.

Foggy Bottom neighbors located in the zip codes above, and who held an active Friends of GW GWorld Card before the program was suspended in March 2020, can visit to the GWorld office to obtain a new card begging December 5, 2022. Previously issued cards are not eligible for carry over. Individuals must reapply under the new GWorld card program, including providing up to date residency verification. Although the cards will be issued beginning in December, the access to community benefits will not begin until the new year, January 2023. 

Please Note:

  • Applicants must bring provide of residency in the geographical areas specified above. Verification for eligibility is a D.C.-issued Drivers License or Non-Driver ID Card only.
  • There is an initial card fee of $15.00 due at the time of processing. There is a replacement card fee of $25. The GWorld Office only accepts debit and credit payments. 
  • The Friends of GW GWorld Community Cards must be renewed every two years.

 

 

How to obtain a Friends of GW GWorld Card, Foggy Bottom Campus:

1) Neighbors of the GW Foggy Bottom campus can go to the GWorld Card office located on the Ground Floor of the University Student Center (800 21st St NW, G05) to fill out paperwork and obtain their Friends of GW GWorld Card.

2) Applicants must bring proof of residency in either zip code 20037 or 20006. Verification for eligibility is a D.C.-issued Drivers License or Non-Driver ID Card only.

3) 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. 

4) Once approved and paid, neighbors will take a photo for their Friends of GW GWorld Card, before it is printed on the spot. 

 

How to obtain a Friends of GW GWorld Card, Mount Vernon Campus:

1) On January 30th, an online form will be made public on the GW Neighbors website to apply for a Friends of GW GWorld Card. 

2) 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.

3) 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. 

4) 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. 

 

 

 

Following a robust and thoughtful process, the Office of Government & Community Relations is pleased to announce the restoration of many of our community and neighborhood benefits beginning in the January 2023. Not all programs are coming back as they were pre-pandemic. We are continuing to respond to the changes that the pandemic has required that the university make. We ask for your patience as we look for new and better ways to give our community members the opportunity to take advantage of having a world-class university in their neighborhood.

If you have any questions or concern, please contact our office