Division of Information Technology
In order to access many university systems and resources that are otherwise protected from off-campus access, you will need to use the GW VPN, which creates an encrypted channel from your location to the GW network.
You can use WebEx to meet for a group project, consult with a tutor, or even attend class. WebEx is collaborative web conferencing tool that allows for real-time video meetings and sharing of computer content over the internet.
The GW Libraries support the GW community in teaching, learning, and research.
As an off-campus student, the full suite of services provided by GW Libraries are available to you. You can schedule research consultations, search online journals and papers, and have books sent to your home.
Academic Commons provides free peer-to-peer learning services to all GW students, regardless of major. Academic Commons specializes in supporting the quantitative courses, including accountancy, chemistry, economics, and mathematics. Web conferencing sessions are available.
Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services recognizes disability in the context of diversity. The team works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff across the campus to foster a climate of universal academic excellence, while also promoting disability culture and GW’s broader diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Mental Health Services
In addition to the support of loved ones, information and basic guidance through the Colonial Health Center's Self Help Library can provide GW students with information and education that can help resolve personal difficulties and help them acquire the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that will enable them to take full advantage of the GW experience.
Center for Career Services
The Center for Career Services offers comprehensive career resources for GW degree-seeking students, alumni and international exchange students, ranging from a job-search portal, online résumé and cover letter critique, online interview practice, and identifying strengths and interests.
University Writing Center
The University Writing Center provides assistance to the GW community seeking to strengthen their abilities as writers and to become stronger editors of their own work.
You can purchase textbooks, GW apparel, and technology. Textbooks are also available for rent through the bookstore. Some technology is available at educational discounts.
The Student Association is GW’s primary governing and advocacy body for all students at GW. They are a group of committed, passionate Colonials united by the mission to contribute to an even better GW.