On Tuesday, November 14, the March for Israel will take place on the National Mall. This event will generate increased crowds in the area of the march and result in road closures to note if traveling to or from GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus. Additional details can be found on the event website.
The Office of Emergency Management and GW Police Department are collaborating closely with local and federal partners and will continue to monitor for potential GW community impacts. Beginning tomorrow and until Wednesday, the university will transition all GW buildings on the Foggy Bottom campus to be accessible via GWorld tap access only. While we do not have any information that suggests a threat to GW or any District-based college or university campuses, we strongly encourage those living in D.C. to be prepared for potential disruptions.
As a reminder, increased GWPD patrols on the Foggy Bottom Campus and security personnel in all residence halls remains in place. Safety preparedness tips and precautions are available here. Other university safety, security, and well-being resources are available here.
Event Text Alerts
To ensure city officials can communicate with attendees, residents, and businesses in the area of the event, D.C. will utilize Nixle, an opt-in text messaging service to send free text updates on potential street closures, public safety, transit impacts, and more. To sign up, text MARCHDC to 888-777.
United States Park Police and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department report there will be numerous impacts to vehicular traffic in the area of the National Mall. A list of road closures and parking restrictions can be found here for this event, as well as further information about vehicle access to the affected areas.