COVID-19: Summer Housing

A decision about whether or not GW Summer and Conference Housing can accommodate guests for summer 2021 has not yet been made. Please continue to check back on our website for updates. (Updated 11/16/2020)


To our group coordinator and summer intern guests, 

In light of the continued public health concerns related to COVID-19, we would like to provide you with an update about our GW Summer & Conference Housing Program.

With local and state governments continuing to implement movement restrictions and stay home orders preventing non-essential travel to slow the transmission and spread of COVID-19, we do not believe it would be in the best interest of our groups, guests, or our GW community to host summer conferences or interns on campus this summer. With your safety as our top priority, the leadership at the George Washington University, with our full support, has decided to cancel all summer housing in the 2020 season.

We know that this decision may come as a disappointment to you as you have been planning for and looking forward to a summer conference or internship experience in Washington D.C. The decisions we make are prudent and made with the best of intentions for the health, safety, and well-being of our community while balancing multiple elements like academics, housing, university operations. Please know that we are doing everything we can to protect your health and safety by not hosting large groups on campus during this unprecedented time.

Any existing reservations for both the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Campus will be canceled and our website has been updated to reflect the change in our operating status.

  • All monies paid will be refunded in full including housing, taxes, and administrative fee.
  • Refunds can only be returned to the credit card used at the time of reservation.
  • The refund process will begin on Monday April 6, it may take many business days to complete the process. Refunds typically post to your financial institution in another 2-4 business days.
  • If we  encounter any difficulties a member of our staff will reach out to you directly to resolve the issue.

We have always been proud of our ability to host summer conferences and interns in the heart of the nation’s capital on the campus we call home. We are certainly disappointed that we won’t have the opportunity to share this summer with you and hope that you have the opportunity to return to DC in the future and we look forward to welcoming you to campus at that time

As always, we are happy to answer any questions you have. For your awareness, while GW’s classes are operating in an online environment, our GW campus is essentially closed with the exception of designated onsite personnel only. As such, the best way to reach us during this time is via email at [email protected]. as our staff continues to work remotely.

Seth, Harry, Matt and Michelle
Summer & Conference Housing