Raise High Option

The Raise High Option contains the most popular building amongst GW students!  While these options come with the least amount of personal amenities they are also some of the most economical spaces available. 

Raise High rooms include:

  • Furnished with a bed, mattress, dresser, desk, chair, and wardrobe or closet
  • Common floor bathrooms or private in-suite bathrooms
  • A microwave and mini-refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Building or community kitchens

2024 Raise High Option Rates

The Summer 2024 housing rate/cost for the Raise High Option is $336 per week per person, with a minimum of 6 weeks of stay.

Rates do not include the 15.95% District of Columbia Gross Sales Tax. Review the qualifications to see if you can be considered for tax exemption.

Raise High Buildings

Mitchell Hall offers guests the privacy of single-bedroom units with common bathrooms on each floor.  The building features community kitchens and a rooftop terrace with views of the District. Conveniently, Mitchell Hall has a 7-Eleven on the ground floor and is almost equidistant between the Foggy Bottom-GWU and the Farragut West Metro Stations.


  • 514 19th Street NW

Room Types (approximate):

  • 90% single-person unit with common/communal bathroom
  • 10% single-person unit with adjoined bathroom


  • Community kitchen facilities per floor
  • Microfridge and microwave in each unit

Technology (per room/apartment):

  • Individual High-Speed Internet


  • Laundry facilities in the building


As one of our largest residence halls, Thurston Hall can accommodate just under 500 summer guests and is an excellent choice for interns and groups who wish to explore all the city has to offer. All rooms in Thurston Hall are single occupancy for the summer. Thurston Hall also offers community space on each level, community kitchens on every other level, abundant outdoor space, and a penthouse commons. Thurston Hall is located 3 blocks from the White House and is a 9-minute walk to the National Mall, 15 minutes to the Washington Monument, and 18 minutes to the Lincoln Memorial. 


  • 1900 F Street NW

Room Types (approximate):

  • 100% 1-person units with community-based, private bathrooms

Technology (per room/apartment):

  • Individual High-Speed Internet


  • Laundry facilities on every floor 

Building Amenities:

  • Microfridge and microwave in every unit
  • Community-based, private bathrooms: multiple gender-neutral bathroom suites per floor with individual rooms in each bathroom suite containing a shower, toilet, and sink
  • Community kitchen on every other floor
  • Outdoor lounge and patio space
  • Study space on each floor