COVID-19 & Summer 2024

As part of public health efforts at the George Washington University, the following policies and requirements are likely to be in place for all individuals living in GW summer housing in 2024:

COVID-19 Vaccination

Throughout the entire summer season, we would like to clarify that vaccinations are not mandatory for long-stay guests. While we strongly encourage everyone to get fully vaccinated and receive a booster shot against COVID-19, it is not a requirement for check-in. Your vaccination status will not affect your ability to stay with us.

Isolation Protocols

GW has modernized our response for the summer of 2024 in line with public health guidance and will practice isolation in place. This means we will not move a residential guest to a separate isolation space if they become sick with a communicable disease, including not moving guests who test positive for COVID-19. We will also not move the well roommate(s) of sick guests to another location. Additionally, CDC guidance no longer considers college residence halls as high-risk areas because the traditional age group of college students is unlikely to get severe COVID-19 when vaccinated.

Outside Guests Policy

Any summer resident found to be housing other non-paying individuals in any extra beds in a room for extended periods of time will have their housing at GW immediately terminated.

Failure to Comply with COVID-19 Policies

Failure to adhere to university COVID-19 policies will result in the termination of a guest's summer housing agreement and forfeiture of all summer housing payments. GW students will be subject to conduct actions outlined by the Code of Student Conduct and set forth by the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities.