Student Services Policies

Student Services policies focus on topics related to health, services and privacy matters focused on university students. 

The intended audience for these policies is primarily students, but some are also applicable to faculty, staff and parents.

Collection of Student Address Information (PDF)

It is the university's policy to collect accurate current local address information on GW students as ordered by the Zoning Commission of the District of Columbia.

Immunization (PDF)

It is the university’s policy that all students under the age of 26, regardless of program of study, part-time or full-time, degree or non-degree status, provide documentation of immunity against certain communicable diseases, required by DC law, by August 1st ( for Fall enrollment) and January 1st (for Spring enrollment).

On-Campus Parking Restrictions (PDF)

The university discourages all students from bringing vehicles to the Foggy Bottom or Mount Vernon campuses. Freshmen and sophomores in particular are prohibited from bringing vehicles and parking them in the Foggy Bottom/West End area other than in exceptional circumstances where an exception is documented and granted by the university.

For those few granted exceptions, the vehicle must be parked in a university parking facility.

Privacy of Student Records (FERPA) (PDF)

The university and its faculty and staff will protect the privacy of students’ education records as required by federal law and regulations and as set forth in this policy.

Eligible parents and students of record in attendance at the university will receive annual notice of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (FERPA) by appropriate methods, which may include publication in the Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities and electronic publication on the university website.