FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: If I’m arriving a day before the start of my CI session, can I check in early to the dorm?
Answer: Unfortunately, we’re not able to accommodate students’ early arrival. Students are encouraged to stay in one of the many hotels in the area if arriving the night before. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and takes place in Thurston Hall, 1900 F Street, NW. 

Question: Is student housing provided and will the rooms have sheets and blankets?
Answer: Yes, housing is provided during the June CI sessions for students. We provide sheets, a pillow, towels, soap, and toilet paper in the rooms. Students are encouraged to bring another blanket and/or pillow if they want to be more comfortable. 

Question: How do I get to campus?
Answer: GW has its own metro stop – Foggy Bottom, which is accessible from the blue, silver, and orange lines. If you are taking an Uber, Lyft, or cab, you’ll want to set your map to drop you off at Thurston Hall, 1900 F Street, NW. Orientation leaders will be at the Foggy Bottom metro stop the morning of day 1 to help direct students. If flying, we recommend flying into Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).

Question: Is there programming offered for the parents?
Answer: We do not offer in-person programming for June CI sessions. If a parent or family member is traveling with you, we recommend that person take the time to explore DC!

Question: What does remote registration mean?
Answer: If you are signed up for CI 7 or 8 – August CI sessions, then you are prompted to select CI 2, 3, 4, or 5 to register for classes remotely. This means you will register for your fall semester classes on the second day of one of those dates, wherever you are; you do not come to DC in June.  

Question: Do I have to bring my laptop?
Answer: If you are signed up to attend a June CI session, you will register for fall semester classes on day 2. If you have a laptop, we recommend bringing it to ensure you are able to register right at the beginning of the registration block. If you don’t have a laptop, we will have computers available.

Question: If I’m attending an August CI session, where will I be staying and what time do I need to be at my program?
Answer: If you are an international student, you will move in to your fall semester housing assignment 2-3 days prior to the start of your CI session. If you are a domestic student (freshman or transfer) you will move into your fall semester housing assignment the morning of or day prior to the start of your CI session. Domestic freshman can move in the morning of August 23rd and domestic transfer students can move in on August 24th. Programming for freshman during August begins on the afternoon of August 23rd (around 2:00 p.m.). Programming for transfer students begins the morning of August 25th. Questions about the move-in date, time, etc. should be directed to gwhouse@gwu.edu. You have to be registered for an August CI session to gain approval to move in early.

Question: How do I sign up for a co-curricular activity?
Answer: On May 1st, students can sign up for a co-curricular activity (Adventure Bound trips, Community Building Community, LEADGW, and GW Hillel’s Launchpad) through the eservices portal (where you signed up for housing and for CI). More information about these programs can be located on our website under Co-Curricular Programs including who to contact if you have questions.

If you have any questions about CI, contact CI Headquarters at (202) 994-GWCI (4924) or via email to CIHQ@gwu.edu.