University Resources

Below are some University resources that you will find useful while you are a student:

GWMail:  All students must create a Net ID and activate a GWMail account. This will be the primary email address CPS and the University will use to contact you. We recommend you forward your incoming GW mail to an account you plan to check regularly. Note that your NetID is your email name and will also be your login to Blackboard and other University services.

myGW Portal: The myGW Portal is a very useful landing page for news, announcements and important university information. Student, faculty, and staff log in to this page with their NetID to customize the page and view personal information.

Colonial Central: Colonial Central houses the offices of Student Financial Assistance, Student Accounts, Registrar, GWorld, and the Cashier. The website is a great first resource to contacting these offices.  Colonial Central is located in the Marvin Center Ground Floor, 800 21st Street, NW (202-994-9000).

Blackboard:  Blackboard is an on-line course management system that enables you to access your syllabi, course-related materials, assignments, assessments, and communication features provided by your instructor. You may only access the course(s) for which you are currently registered. You can link quickly to Blackboard through myGW.

Disability Support Services:  DSS assists students in obtaining the maximum benefit from educational life at GW.  DSS is located at Rome Hall, 801 22nd Street, NW Suite 102 (202-994-8250; dss@gwu.edu).   

Gelman Library:  Gelman Library Serves the GW community, students, faculty, staff, and alumni. To enter the library all patrons must present a current GWorld card.  Gelman provides extensive services for off-campus and distance students.  Gelman Library is located at 2130 H Street, NW (202-994-6558; refdesk@gwu.edu).

GradLife:  The GradLife site provides information about life at GW as a graduate student, including events and resources.

GW Bookstore:  For some CPS programs, textbooks assigned by the professors may be purchased at GW Bookstore or online through the GW Online Bookstore.  For details about where your books will be available, please contact your program director and/or professor.  The GW Bookstore is located on the ground floor of the Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW (202-994-6870 or 800-582-0777; gwu@bkstr.com).

GWorld Card:  The GWorld Card is the official identification card of The George Washington University for all students, faculty and staff members. The card is required for access to several campus buildings and facilities to include including the Gelman Library, Health and Wellness Center, and some area businesses. In order to get a GWorld Card a student must (1) be registered for classes the current semester and (2) bring a picture ID such as Driver's License or Passport to the GWorld Card office.  The GWorld Card Office is located on the ground floor of the Marvin Center, adjacent to the Colonial Central offices (202-994-1795; gworld@gwu.edu).

GW Campus Advisories:  GW Campus Advisories is the University's primary website used for communicating emergency preparedness and incident-related information to the GW Community.  Please note that off-campus (not Foggy Bottom) locations may make their own decisions about weather/emergency closings, so please contact the location at which your class meets to receive accurate closing information.

University Calendar:  The University Calendar lets you see many of the events going on across campus.  Take advantage of all GW has to offer! 

CARE Network: The CARE Network is a cross-departmental support system that connects students to inter-departmental resources. Students, parents, faculty and staff can identify students that may need additional support through an online form. Based on the type of support needed, a student is connected to a trained staff member who works with them one-on-one for as long as they may need the help. 

Student Financial Resources: Student Financial Resources is a resource for students seeking funding for various academic, professional, and/or personal needs. Examples of funding opportunities include funding for Undergraduate Research, Public Service, and Emergency Funding.