GW classes canceled; offices closed on Monday, January 14

January 13, 2019

[Updated: January 13, 9:30 p.m.] GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Monday, January 14 because of inclement weather throughout the Washington metropolitan area. This includes Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and Virginia Science and Technology campuses, Biostatistics Center, Alexandria and Arlington graduate education centers, and other locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

Updates and changes to dining, transportation, library hours, NCAA athletic events and other university services will be posted throughout the remainder of this weather event at CampusAdvisories. Please check the site frequently for the latest updates.

Employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor. If you are unsure of your classification, please ask your supervisor.

Thank you for your patience as this weather situations concludes and we work towards returning back to normal campus operations.

As a reminder to our campus community, especially our new community members:

The university's operating status is evaluated on a daily basis. If there is a need to alter the university's operating status because of adverse weather, university officials will do their best to make decisions by 5 a.m. for morning operations and/or classes or by 4 p.m. for evening operations and/or classes. Sometimes conditions enable the university to make an earlier decision.

If there is change to the university's status, information will be communicated through the following ways:

  • Text and email alerts through GW Alerts. To sign up for GW Alert text messages or to add additional email addresses, visit the GW Alert FAQs.
  • GW’s homepage ( and Campus Advisories (
  • GW Information Line (202-994-5050), Virginia Science and Technology Campus Information Line (571-553-8333) and School of Medicine and Health Sciences Information Line (202-994-2196)
  • Social media via Twitter (@GWTweets) and Facebook.

For preparedness tips and safety information, refer to Winter Season Adverse Weather Reminders, GW Emergency Response Handbook and/or the Designated and Essential Employee brochure.