This page serves as a collection of university wide offices, resources, and services that may be of assistance during your time at GW.
Textbooks and course materials are posted 4-6 weeks before the start of each semester. Order books soon after you register to be sure you have them before classes start.
Go to the GW Bookstore. Click "Books" (blue bar at top), then "Textbooks." For "Select Your Program," default to All Programs in the drop box. Select the appropriate term. Select Your Department (i.e. "INTM") and course number. Select the appropriate section. Click "Find Materials for Course."
- Campus Safety & GW Alert
OSS recommends all students sign up to receive campus safety updates through the Division of Safety and Security. Instructions for opting into GW Alerts can be found on the Campus Safety website.
Campus Safety & Security
A safe and secure learning environment is vital to your success. We are committed to providing and promoting campus-wide safety to the GW community. In order to maintain safety and security, please familiarize yourself with the following safety and security resources and reporting structures:
The GW Division of Safety and Security offers many services to the GW community including crime prevention and community outreach, threat assessment, victim services, and operation ID. To learn about the GW Division of Safety and Security and services offered, please visit: https://safety.gwu.edu/.
Off-Campus Safety & Security
Your off-campus safety is important to us. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you remain safe at all times:
- Let a friend or family member know your plans and/or location ahead of time.
- Avoid studying or working alone in a campus building.
- Always lock your residence, car doors, and windows.
- Only walk, run, bike, and drive in well-lit areas.
- Avoid talking and riding with strangers.
- Safeguard your valuables to avoid theft.
- Carry some form of identification with you at all times.
- Report suspicious behavior to authorities.
- Always be aware of your surroundings.
- Avoid distractions when walking by yourself such as talking and texting on your phone.
- Remain alert!
- Digital News Subscriptions
All GW students, faculty, and staff have free, full online access to The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. For additional information and access instructions, visit the GW Libraries website.
- Disability Support Services
The Disability Support Services (DSS) at GW recognizes disability in the context of diversity. They work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff across the campus to foster a climate of universal academic excellence while promoting disability culture and GW’s broader diversity and inclusion initiatives. For more information and assistance requesting services, visit the Disability Support Services website.
- Financial Literacy
School can be expensive and knowing how to balance loans, income, buying supplies, etc., can be difficult. In addition to listing external resources for you, we have put together a module that goes through many of the basics. Live Life Smart Guide: Helpful Tips to Manage Your Student Loans
- Information Technology (IT)
DIT's Student Technology Guide provides information on accessing your student accounts, security, software, and more.
- International Services Office
The International Services Office at the George Washington University facilitates international educational exchange through its services and programs. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the GW international community.
- Lactation Rooms
GW offers numerous lactation rooms on all of their campus locations, including Enterprise Hall (VSTC), Innovation Hall (VSTC), and Ross Hall (Foggy Bottom). For long term access, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Baby's date of birth (Month and year only)
Estimated end date of access
- Military & Veteran Services
The George Washington University's Military and Veteran Services is committed to providing our student veterans, dependents, and military personnel with excellence in service through timely and accurate benefit processing, high-quality customer service, and supportive community-building activities.
- Multicultural Student Services Center
The George Washington University's Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) is an integral part of the Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) in the Office of the Provost. Their vision and mission reflects their dedication to building a welcoming, enriching and inclusive environment at GW and demonstrating their role and impact across campus as educators, trainers, advocates, mentors and community builders.
- My GW
MyGW is a portal for all GW systems, including GWMail, Blackboard, GWeb, and other university services.
Visit MyGW to:
- Access Blackboard
- Access DegreeMap (advising software)
- View the Academic Calendar
- View Course schedule and grades
- View the University Bulletin for official policies
- Office of Advocacy and Support
The Office of Advocacy and Support (OAS) provides trauma-informed and healing-centered confidential support to GW students impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or stalking. OAS plays a crucial role in fostering a community that values and promotes healthy relationships through support and prevention programming. OAS is committed to cultivating and strengthening a culture of care that empathetically supports and empowers GW community members. In service of this mission, OAS is proud to work with campus partners to create a safer, healthier, and more informed campus community.
- Registrar & GWeb Registration
Whether you are a current student, alumni, parent, or faculty/staff member, the Office of the Registrar is here to help. Their website will provide additional information about department and university policies and procedures.
The GWeb registration system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (not including university holidays). For detailed instructions on using GWeb, please visit the Office of the Registrar's website on GWeb Registration Processes.
- Student Accounts
The Student Accounts Office is committed to providing excellent service to students throughout their educational experience at the George Washington University. On their website, you can find detailed information about your bill, learn about the variety of payment options, review tuition rates, or request an itemized statement for employer reimbursement.
- Student Services Hub
The Student Services Hub is a customer service organization bringing together the offices of Student Financial Assistance, Student Accounts, and Registrar in a friendly, centralized, service-culture setting. The Student Services Hub, located on the Ground Floor of the University Student Center, provides a personalized experience for students looking for service support.
- The Store
Founded in 2017 and managed by The Store student organization and the Division for Student Affairs, The Store is a student-run food pantry at the George Washington University that provides resources and support for students living with food insecurity.
Store Location & Hours:
District House Room B121
2121 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
Academic Year Hours of Operation (closed for winter and summer breaks):
Monday - Friday: 7am - 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 11pm
- Title IX
Title IX is a federal civil rights law which was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities which receive federal financial assistance. Consistent with Title IX, GW is committed to maintaining a positive climate for study and work and an atmosphere free from discrimination, harassment, and violence. As such, the Title IX Office is also committed to responding promptly and effectively in response to reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.