GW Operating Status Changes for Wednesday, Jan. 30

January 29, 2019

All of GW’s Washington metropolitan area campuses with the exception of the Virginia Science and Technology Campus will have a delayed opening at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30. The Virginia Science and Technology Campus will be closed.

Please read the following carefully for the operating status of your specific campus location:

GW classes, activities and university events on the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, Biostatistics Center, Alexandria and Arlington graduate education centers scheduled to start before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30 are canceled. The university will resume normal campus operations beginning at 9:30 a.m. Academic and Administrative Offices will also reopen at 9:30 a.m.

The Virginia Science and Technology campus (VSTC) located in Ashburn, Va., will be closed. Classes are canceled and Academic and Administrative Offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 30 for this campus only.

We encourage faculty to use technology to allow classes to be held online during situations when it is not possible to hold class on-campus and/or provide work for students to complete. Students, we ask that you check your email for class updates from your faculty and faculty are encouraged to work with students to adjust as necessary.

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 GW Campus Advisories. 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.

We thank you for your patience as we work to return our campus to normal 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 Tips and Reminders, GW Emergency Response Handbook and the Designated and Essential Employee brochure.