Hey GW Revs!
As we finish up our third week of the spring semester, it’s time to plan ahead for the upcoming academic year. Today, we, the Campus Living & Residential Education (CLRE) team, are excited to announce our housing registration process for currently enrolled students who plan to live on-campus during the 2024-2025 academic year. We are introducing new elements to the process to provide you with a better registration experience and more choice in who you live with–so please pay attention!
This email outlines the new parts of the process, allows you to learn more about 2024-2025 housing options, provides an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the registration process, and most importantly (!) gives you time to begin conversations with your roommates, friends, or family about your housing wishes for next year.
Quick Timeline Snapshot:
- Feb. 1 - March 13 (Open Now!): Roommate Discovery, Matching, and Roommate Group Creation
Feb. 14 - 21: Room Renewal Period
- Feb. 28 - March 13: General Housing Registration Period
This won’t be the last email you receive about this process! We will keep you informed when specific dates/times that may pertain to you will be opening soon and when actions are required.
Next, let’s review your class year and our residency requirement!
Your Class Year and Our Residency Requirement
Housing at GW is based on your class year. This is determined using the year you were admitted to the university, not necessarily the number of academic credits you have.
Your class year is Contact Campus Living and you are considered a rising Contact Campus Living student. If you believe this is inaccurate, let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First- and Second-year students are required to live on-campus (unless granted an exemption).
- Rising Third- and Fourth-year students are not required to live on campus.
If you are a rising 3rd- or 4th-year student and do not plan to live on-campus, there is nothing further you need to do.
We wish you the best of luck with your off-campus housing search or continued off-campus living.
Don’t stop, we have more info that we know you want to know!
What’s New for Our 2024-2025 Residence Halls?
Introducing 2nd-Year Halls
Our residence halls are places for creating community, building connections, and finding your place on campus. To help our students do this, we create communities based on class years. Currently, we have first-year-only buildings and then “upperclass” buildings, consisting of a mix of second- third- and fourth-year students. Next year, we are introducing a few second-year-only buildings so that some of our students living together in first-year halls can continue living among their peers and provide relevant engagement opportunities to grow as a class.
Unveiling a New Housing Portal: GW Home
In the spirit of improving your on-campus experience, we are introducing a new resource. We're thrilled to introduce a new portal to you – GW Home – your gateway to a streamlined and enriched housing registration experience for the 2024-2025 academic year and beyond!
NOTE: As we step into the future, the current Campus Living eServices Portal will be phased out. The eServices Portal will be used only to adjust any current spring 2024 housing assignments.
2024-2025 Housing & Dining Rates
We know the cost of a room/unit is a factor in your on-campus housing choice. The 2024-2025 Housing Rates will be available online on Monday, Feb. 5.
GW Dining will also publish meal plans and associated rates on Monday, Feb. 5.
Now, let’s get you started on registering for housing.
Don’t stop, we have more info that we know you want to know!
The Housing Registration Process
Housing Registration starts with the Roommate Discovery Period, and then you participate in one or more of these processes:
Room Renewal (if Eligible)
- DSS Accommodations
- Affinity Living in District House and Fraternity & Sorority Life Housing
- General Registration
Open Now! Roommate Discovery, Matching, and Group Formation
In an effort to enhance the on-campus experience for all GW students, we are introducing an improved set of roommate matching questions as part of our new roommate discovery process. Before you begin the roommate discovery process, preview the new housing registration roommate matching questions. These questions are required for every student to complete during their housing registration to help make any future room and roommate assignments while maximizing roommate compatibility. With roommate discovery, students can form roommate groups, search for roommates based on the new roommate matching questions, or allow CLRE to choose their roommates.
➡️ The Roommate Discovery period is Thursday, Feb. 1 - Wednesday, March 13.
For students who have a roommate group in mind for 2024-2025:
- After completing the initial steps of your housing registration and your roommate matching questions, complete your Roommate Search Profile.
- Then, you may create a roommate group.
Create Your Group: A designated leader will select “Create New Group” and then create a Group Name and Password. After creating the group, the group leader will share this Group Name and Password with their desired roommates. NOTE: Do not share the Group Name and Password with people you do not wish to live with.
Add Your Roommates: Desired roommates will then complete the initial steps of their housing registration, roommate matching questions, and Roommate Search Profile. Next, desired roommates will select “Join a Group with Group Name and Password” and enter the Group Name and Password that was shared with them by the designated leader. NOTE: A group must be created prior to desired roommates being able to join a group with a Group Name and Password.
- Accept Roommate Requests: The roommate group leader will accept each request after their desired roommates join the group. NOTE: Only accepted roommate group requests will be considered when CLRE makes housing assignments.
For students who DO NOT have a roommate group in mind for 2024-2025:
After completing the initial steps of your housing registration and your roommate matching questions, complete your Roommate Search Profile.
- You may search for individuals based on the roommate matching questions and then request to be roommates or send them a message. If they accept the roommate request you will form an automated roommate group.
For students who DO NOT
want to participate in Roommate Discovery
Complete the initial steps of your housing registration, the roommate matching questions, and your Roommate Search Profile, and then select “Save & Continue” to bypass Roommate Discovery and continue with the housing registration process.
NOTE: Not participating in Roommate Discovery does not guarantee you will not have a roommate. It is highly likely that CLRE will assign you a roommate based on your responses to the roommate matching questions.
Room Renewal (If Eligible)
The second phase of our housing registration process begins with a very important question— If you had the chance to do it all over again, would you? And, if so, do you want to keep your current room to live in again next year?
If you are eligible, based on the location of your current building/room,
you will have the opportunity to keep your current room for next year. This will also include the chance to pull in friends into your current room for next year if your current roommate/s will not be living on-campus next year or they choose not to participate in Room Renewal.
➡️The Room Renewal period is Wednesday, Feb. 14 to Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Current residents of the following halls or communities are not eligible for Room Renewal:
Guthridge, Madison, Mitchell, Potomac, Thurston, and Mount Vernon Campus. These halls will be first-year residence halls in 2024-2025 or will have returning students living on select floors (Mitchell Hall and West Hall)
2109 F Street, FSK, Fulbright, JBKO, Munson, Building JJ. These halls will be second-year residence halls in 2024-2025.
- District House Affinity Suites and Fraternity & Sorority Chapter Housing. These are specialized community living spaces in which the community itself chooses who lives in these housing options.
Registering with Select, Approved DSS Housing Accommodations
If you have an approved housing accommodation from Disability Support Services, you will not register earlier than any other population. However, select assignment priority will be given to students with DSS housing accommodations when housing assignments are made by CLRE.
We strongly encourage students eligible for Room Renewal with approved accommodations to use the Room Renewal process to keep their current room to meet their housing needs.
Students who are not eligible for or do not participate in Room Renewal, and have a DSS housing accommodation, will register for housing during the General Housing Registration period from Wednesday, Feb. 28 to Wednesday, March 13.
Specialized Communities: District House Affinity Living / Fraternity & Sorority Chapter Housing
Various student groups are eligible for specific housing assignments associated with their group membership, including:
- Fraternity & Sorority (FSL) Chapters
- District House Affinities
University Honors Students (optional)
All specialized student group members are required to complete the General Student Housing Registration form. As part of their registration, members may indicate their desire to live in the designated housing location for each group.
General Housing Registration
After the housing registration period for Room Renewal is complete, the majority of returning undergraduate students, including some students with a DSS Accommodation and those seeking affinity and FSL housing will register during the General Housing Registration period and be assigned to a room based on a ranked preference list.
➡️ The General Housing Registration period is Wednesday, Feb. 28 to Wednesday, March 13.
Ranked Preference List
With Ranked Preference List students will rank a list of up to 25 upperclass residence halls from 1-25 that they would like to live in for the upcoming academic year. This ranked preference list is used to assign students to a hall and room size as high as possible on their list. If you register for housing this way, you'll complete some initial registration steps, form a roommate group (if desired), rank your residence halls and room types, and then eventually get assigned to a specific room by CLRE.
If you are wondering about friends and roommates, it is okay! Returning undergraduate students should keep in mind the size of their roommate group when ranking building and room size preferences. We prioritize keeping roommate groups together (not splitting them up) over rankings of building and room size. It is our belief that who you live with is more important than where you live.
Questions & Virtual Info Session
Today’s email provided an overview of the entire 2024-2025 housing registration, but we know you may have questions as you think about your 2024-2025 housing. Here is what you can do:
Virtual Info Session: 2024-2025 Housing at GW
Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 6 - 7 PM EST
Dan Wright, Director of Campus Living, will walk through 2024-2025 housing registration in further depth, provide tips to navigate the process, and provide attendees a chance to ask questions. All students and families, up to Webex Webinar capacity, are welcome to attend. The session will be recorded and posted to our website for those unable to attend.
This guide will help you gain insights into available housing options, deadlines, and step-by-step instructions, ensuring a seamless housing registration experience.
If you still have questions, please call our office at 202-994-2552, we are open Monday through Friday 9 am - 5 pm (EST), or email us at
Have a great day,
Campus Living & Residential Education
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