Reservation Requests for Summer 2023 Individuals & Interns are open now.
- Create your GW mySummerHousing Account
Your first step is to create your account. Upon successful submission, you'll eventually receive an email containing your Summer ID number (the number that starts with an 'S'). Please keep the account information email for your records as your Summer ID number will be used throughout your stay with us. A few notes:
- It will take a couple of hours for our system to successfully generate your Summer ID Number and Temporary Password. You will receive an email containing the Summer ID and temporary password. No need to reach out to us regarding when you'll receive this, this information will come to you automatically!
- Before you are able to access the housing booking portal, you will be required to set up two-factor authentication and change your password. Directions on how to set up two-factor authentication and change your password.
- Book Your Summer Housing
Once your account is set up, you can enter the MySummerHousing portal to book your housing! To book your summer housing space, you’ll complete a form indicating some important information: your arrival/departure dates, the number of weeks of your stay, your desired housing option, and other information that we need to place you in the best possible living environment that we have available, including any desired roommates/suitemates. Please ensure you have reviewed housing options, as once you select your desired option, there will no ability to change that.
- Pay Your $1,200 Deposit
Regardless of the number of weeks and housing option/cost you choose, you will be required to pay a $1,200 deposit to secure your summer housing spot. This deposit is applied towards your final summer housing cost and is refundable if you cancel your summer housing by our refund deadline. GW Summer Housing only accepts credit / debit card payments for summer housing payments. Once your deposit is paid, your housing space has been successfully booked!
- Receive Your Confirmation and Wait for Next Steps
After submitting your deposit, you’ll receive a few confirmation emails, indicating that your summer housing space is confirmed! We’ll be in touch soon regarding how to make any continued payments towards your final balance, which is required to be paid in full prior to or at your check-in on campus.
- Starting Submitting Other Important Information
After you booking is confirmed, you are welcome to begin submitting other important information, including your COVID-19 vaccination information in your mySummerHousing Portal. Learn more about GW's COVID-19 vaccination compliance information for summer residents.
Create Your GW Summer Housing Account
Enter the GW MySummerHousing Portal
- Housing License Agreement
Housing License Agreement for Individual Guests
During your booking process, you will be prompted to read, review, and agree to the terms and conditions of the Summer Housing License Agreement for Individual Guests. The document is included as part of the reservation process but can also be found here for your review and records.
2023 Summer Housing License Agreement for Individuals Guests
- Deposit & Payment Process
A flat $1,200 deposit is due upon booking, regardless of housing option and total housing cost. Payment is applied towards the final bill.
Please note that only VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards are accepted through our application portal.
Payment in full is due by the date of check-in, without exception. You can only be checked-in when the housing balance has been paid in full. Failure to make timely payments will result in forfeiture of the space.
- Roommate & Gender Inclusive Requests
How to Request Roommates
If you wish to live with a specific roommate(s), Summer Guests will have the option to request up to three other roommates after each individual has secured their own summer housing reservation. Roommate request sizes will not guarantee placement in specific buildings and room types.
After booking, summer guests will receive instructions on how to request a specific roommate. The last day to submit a roommate request electronically is May 1, 2022.
Gender Inclusive Roommate Requests
George Washington University does permit gender inclusive roommate requests. Such requests must also be completely mutual. Guests should keep in mind that the Raise High Option and Capital Option rooms are set up as studios and do not have separate living and sleeping spaces. Gender inclusive requests will not guarantee placement in specific buildings and room types. Guests are encouraged to consider their personal need for privacy before submitting a gender inclusive roommate request. Gender inclusive roommate requests are not available for Greek Fraternity & Sorority housing.
- Disability Housing Accommodation
Disability Housing Accommodation
GW offers a limited number of accessible housing options in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - including wheelchair-accessible rooms with private bathrooms and rooms equipped with visual alerts. These rooms are available upon request and other needs are considered on a case-by-case basis as part of your online housing application
Assistance Animal in Residential Facilities
The process for making formal accommodation requests starts when a summer guest with a disability submits recent, comprehensive documentation from their licensed health care or mental health provider to GW Summer and Conference Housing, which documents the guest's specific need for an accommodation. After receipt of documentation, GW Summer and Conference Housing will engage with the resident to determine the type and details of the accommodation, if any.
Assistance Animal in Residential Facilities Policy & Procedures
- Room Assignments
Room Occupation Policy
Space must be occupied by the summer resident to whom it is assigned and you cannot sublet to any other person. Summer residents are not permitted to share their space with any non-paying guest. Housing is not provided to families or couples.
Room Assignment and Roommate Information
Between your reservation booking and your summer check-in, you will receive an assignment confirmation that will contain only a building assignment and assignment to a specific unit type. Prior to arrival, typically in mid-May, specific room assignments and roommate details will be available through the Summer Housing reservation portal.
- Changes & Cancellations
Change of stay requests, resulting in a shortened length of stay, made less than 15 days prior to the scheduled date of arrival will incur a change fee of $250.
All cancellation requests of a summer housing assignment must be submitted to GW Summer Housing via the Summer Housing Portal. Refunds and penalties vary based on the date of the cancellation as outlined below.
- A reservation cancellation request received by May 19, 2023, will be granted a full refund of any monies paid and release from further financial obligations.
- A reservation cancellation request received after May 19, 2023, will result in forfeiture of all monies paid and release from further financial obligations.
If the Licensee does not arrive within seven (7) days after the scheduled date of arrival, the reservation will be cancelled and all monies paid will be forfeited.
If the Licensee changes the date of arrival, and subsequently cancels the reservation, the Licensee is still bound by the cancellation policy with their original scheduled date of arrival. Failure to notify GW Summer Housing of their cancellation request shall result in forfeiture of all previous payments in full.