Our Offices




Under the leadership of Colette Coleman, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, the Division for Student Affairs interacts with students throughout all phases of the student lifecycle. Our integrated approach is to provide a cohesive student experience built upon three core values: genuine collaboration, a comprehensive approach to problem-solving, and most important, putting students at the center of our work. 



Three students sitting in a Thurston common area overlooking the courtyard

Campus Living & Residential Education

Over 6,500 students living on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses make our residence halls the dynamic intersection of city and school! Campus Living and Residential Education (CLRE) will find the right housing option for you to ensure your academic success.

CLRE manages all aspects of the university's three-year residency requirement and the summer housing program. We foster an inclusive residential environment where students have opportunities to grow and develop into leaders, learn to value civility and respect, and thrive as members of the GW community.


Students in a group fitness spin class on stationary bikes

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation offers various programs to promote the health and fitness of GW students and Lerner Health and Wellness Center members. Workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center, take a group fitness class or weight train with a personal trainer. Most importantly, have fun and build sustainable and positive health habits that will stay with you for a lifetime! Our fitness and wellness programs prioritize safe and functional movement and do our best to accommodate all bodies.


Two students sitting at a table outside the Pure Eats food vendor in Thurston

GW Dining

Our dining experience gives students access to food and groceries from more than 80 GW Dining Partners located both on- and off-campus, with our off-campus dining partners concentrated in our nearby Foggy Bottom/West End neighborhoods for quick and easy convenience to campus. Designed to fit the busy lifestyle of GW students, GW Dining supports myriad dietary preferences by providing healthy foods and convenience.


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Mount Vernon Campus

The George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Campus is located in the verdant Berkley neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC, just three miles northwest of the Foggy Bottom Campus. The campus is an integral part of the GW experience and features a variety of academic, residential and social options for students.


Three Orientation Leaders taking a selfie with the George Mascot


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Student Health Center

The Student Health Center (SHC) provides integrated confidential, student centered services in an accessible, safe, culturally sensitive, and supportive environment. The SHC seeks to promote healthy lifestyle choices and to holistically support the physical and emotional well-being of students in order to achieve academic success.

Clinicians are available 24/7, 365 by phone at (202) 994-5300.


A group of smiling students sitting at a table in the Thurston Dining Hall

Student Life

The Office of Student Life seeks to enhance all aspects of the student experience by fostering communities that promote learning and development to prepare students to make positive contributions in the world.

Recognizing that GW's a community of scholars, the Office of Student Life brings learning out of the classroom and works to implement innovative four-year, competency-based student learning outcomes that are personalized to ensure you achieve your unique goals and aspirations.



Student Rights & Responsibilities

The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities engages across GW to foster equitable and restorative accountability to community standards. We do this through promoting individual rights and communal responsibilities, supporting community members to identify and repair harm, and growing community capacity for conflict management. 


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Student Support

The Student Support team aims to help students succeed at GW by connecting them to support resources, helping them develop plans of action to meet their goals, and navigating challenging circumstances. We aspire create an inclusive and welcoming environment to support students in building skills around self-awareness, self-advocacy, resilience, and navigating the university to maximize their GW experience.

In addition to supporting first-generation, transfer, off-campus, and military and veteran-affiliated students, we work with students who are going through challenges to help them navigate long term illness, family emergencies, substance use violations, and recovery, as well as many others.