GW graduates receive exclusive campus access including gym discounts, library privileges, and parking benefits.
Health, Wellness, and Recreation
Alumni who are visited or live nearby the Foggy Bottom Campus can access various facilities.
Lerner Health & Wellness Center
Alumni living in the Foggy Bottom/West End neighborhood are eligible to apply for membership to the Lerner Health & Wellness Center.
You must reside in the area generally bound by 19th Street on the east, Constitution Avenue on the south, Rock Creek Park on the west, and N Street on the north.
Notice: GW’s Lerner Health and Wellness Center is temporarily closed until mid-fall 2022 in order to perform extensive HVAC work throughout the building.
The Charles E. Smith Center and GW Athletics
The Charles E. Smith Center is the home of GW’s Department of Athletics and Recreation and houses the majority of GW's 20 intercollegiate varsity sports. Throughout the year the venue is the site of GW’s intercollegiate sporting events as well as a venue for concerts and performances enjoyed by the community at large.
Entrance to GW Libraries is available to alumni who have a physical GWorld card enabled for campus access.
- Gelman Library
- Jacob Burns Law Library
The Jacob Burns Law Library provides access to its collections for graduates of the GW Law School. It also offers alumni access to selected databases for locating articles, books and related materials, as well as on-site reference service. A Law School alumni card or GWorld card is required for access.
- Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is open to alumni of the GW Medical Center Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm. A valid ID Card is required for admission.
Arts and Culture
GW is located in the middle of one of the most artistically diverse cities in the country, surrounded by some of the nation’s greatest institutions of arts and culture, including right here on the Foggy Bottom campus.
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery features several exhibitions each year, including university-related shows and permanent collection exhibitions. Contact the gallery at 202-994-1525 to receive invitations to attend exhibition preview events for alumni.
The GW Museum and The Textile Museum
Located on GW's Foggy Bottom Campus, the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum celebrates the creative achievements of local and global cultures from antiquity through today. Collections include international textile art, and artifacts that trace the evolution of Washington, D.C.
Beginning in 1990, each student receiving an earned degree has a brick engraved with his or her name and degree placed on campus. These personal mementoes form picturesque walkways through the quads and gardens of the Foggy Bottom campus.
Bricks for the classes 2002-2012 are located in University Yard. Bricks for the classes 1990-1995 and 1997-2001 are located in Kogan Plaza. Bricks for the class of 1996 are located in Anniversary Park (F Street between 21st and 22nd Streets).
Notice: The Alumni Brick Program ended in 2013.
The option for graduates to request an engraved commemorative brick or a library bookplate ended with 2013 graduates.
Although a review of the brick program was initiated because most of the Foggy Bottom brick hardscape spaces already have commemorative bricks, the Office of the Provost decided that the funds could be better allocated to scholarships. The program has cost the university approximately $250,000 annually. Going forward, this funding will be used each year to create a fund in the name of the graduating class to fund scholarships for future students.
Parking on GW's Foggy Bottom campus is extremely limited. Alumni attending events or other activities on campus are encouraged to use one of GW's visitor parking garages.
From the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., to a hub for discovery and research in Ashburn, there's so much to explore at GW.