Show Your GW Pride

Show your Colonial pride with our GW license plate! Plates are available through the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia DMVs to alumni whose vehicles are registered in each state.

If you have questions about the process to get your license plate, please email the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@gwu.edu or call 1-800-ALUMNI-7.

District of Columbia

  1. Complete the "Member Information" and "Applicant's Certification" portions of the Organizational Vehicle Tag Member Authorization Letter (PDF).
     
  2. Stop by Alumni House @ 1918 F Street, NW to complete the "Organization Authorization" portion of the letter, or you may mail your form to:
    GW Alumni House
    Attn: Alumni License Plate
    1918 F Street NW
    Washington, DC 20052
     
  3. Bring the following items to one of these DMV Locations:Temporary C Street Service Center, Penn Branch Service Center, or Southwest Service Center:
    — Completed Authorization Letter (PDF)
    — Valid Identification of the Registered Owner(s)
    — Existing Vehicle Tags
     

​Please save a copy of your completed form for your records.

If you plan to display the organizational tags on your vehicle, you must surrender both of your current vehicle tags and registration card and pay an additional member application tag fee. For more information visit the DC DMV.

Virginia

Order your plate online (in Step 1 plate type, select George Washington University under the "college" section).

To purchase license plates, you'll need your title number and vehicle identification number (VIN), which are on the vehicle registration card. Please be sure that you have properly titled and registered the vehicle in your name before purchasing your plate. For more information visit the VA DMV.

Maryland

  1. Complete the Application/Certification for Organizational License Plates (PDF).
     

  2. Mail your Application Form and a check for $25 payable to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to:
    GW Alumni House
    Attn: Alumni License Plate
    1918 F Street NW
    Washington, DC 20052
     

  3. We will complete the authorization portion of the application, and forward your completed application and payment to the MVA's Specialty Tag Unit for processing.
     

  4. Or you may stop by Alumni House to get your approval signature and then apply in person at one of the MVA's full service branch offices. Your application will then be forwarded to the Specialty Tag Unit for processing. For more information visit the MD MVA.
     

Please save a copy of your completed form for your records.

GW Merchandise

Looking for a way to show your Colonial pride near or far? Order a GW license plate or purchase GW t-shirts, hats and more at the GW bookstore!