July 9-11, 2024 – NATO Summit

July 2, 2024

Washington, D.C., will host a NATO Summit on 9-10-11 July 2024.  

The NATO Summit will occur at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Allen Y. Lew Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. The Andrew W Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20240 and The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500.  

Due to the expected increase in vehicular traffic, consider taking public transportation or creating an alternative route plan to avoid the impacted areas. The roadways around the Corcoran Flagg Building on the Foggy Bottom campus will be closed to vehicular traffic on July 10, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. This includes New York Ave NW, 18th St. NW, E St. NW, and 17th St. NW. The Corcoran Flagg Building will remain open and operate as usual.  

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) reports the NATO Summit will impact pedestrians, public transportation, and vehicular traffic in the area of the Washington Convention Center, Mellon Auditorium, and The White House. Please see MPD’s website for a detailed map of road closures. For timely traffic information, please visit MPD X (Twitter).  

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) reports impacts to Metro and bus routes. Metro will close two rail stations to customers. Federal Triangle will be closed July 9th. Mt. Vernon Square station will be closed between 11:00 a.m. July 9 through 5:00 a.m. July 12. Trains will bypass both stations. As a result, Yellow line trains heading northbound will terminate service for customers one station early at Gallery Place. Extra rail transportation staff will be on the Gallery Place platform to empty Yellow Line trains. Please visit WMATA’s website for a detailed list of train and bus closures and adjustments. For timely Metro information, visit WMATA X (Twitter) 

Please see below for safety tips on and off campus: 

Be aware of the behavior of those around you and immediately report suspicious or threatening behavior to GWPD at 202-994-6111 or the Metropolitan Police Department through 911. 

  • Do not engage with individuals seeking a confrontation. 

  • If there is a disturbance, seek shelter indoors until normal conditions return. 

  • Observe directions from law enforcement personnel. 

  • Make sure doors close and lock behind you as you arrive and depart. 

  • Do not allow strangers into GW buildings. 

  • Carry identification and your G-World card at all times. 

For additional safety and security resources, visit the Safety website or download the GW Guardian app. Additional emergency management information from the District of Columbia is also available online.  

All GW community members are automatically signed up to receive GW emergency email alerts. You can manage your GW Alert account to also receive GW text alerts on your mobile device. In addition to adding your mobile number, you can add up to three email addresses and phone numbers so that friends or family may also receive GW emergency alerts. Visit GW Alert FAQ for instructions on how to manage your account. In addition, for those who use mobile apps, the GW Guardian App will push GW emergency alerts directly to the app, as well as other safety functions.