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The George Washington University is conveniently situated in the midst of it all. The World Bank, State Department, White House, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Federal Reserve, Peace Corps Headquarters, Lincoln Memorial, World Health Organization, International Finance Corporation, and International Monetary fund are just a few examples of the organizations and government offices located in the immediate vicinity of the Foggy Bottom Campus.

Duquès Hall

In January 2006, the School of Business opened its new complex, the Ric and Dawn Duquès Hall and the renovated Norma Lee and Morton Funger Hall. This complex provides students, faculty, and staff with a unified center for study and career development activities.

All new high-tech classrooms include projector screens, ceiling mounted overhead projectors, TV/VCR/DVD, instructor complex, voice amplification, program amplification, controls built into lectern, document cameras, slide converters, and wireless microphones.

The sixth floor is home to the BearingPoint Executive Education Center, which comprises two tiered classrooms, an executive board room, multiple break out rooms and conference facilities.

To learn more about the GWU Business School facilities, click here.

Nearby businesses

GW is located in close proximity to many national and international institutions and organizations. Take a look at the chart below to get a feel of our surroundings:

Institution Distance from GW School of Business
White House 1.3 miles
World Bank Group 0.5 miles
Federal Reserve 0.8 miles
Lincoln Memorial 0.7 miles
International Finance Corporation 0.6 miles
Peace Corps Headquarters 0.4 miles
Kennedy Center 0.4 miles
State Department 0.3 miles
International Monetary Fund 0.8 miles


If you are looking for something to do on a weekend, check out one of these great attractions! All of the museums have free admission. Does it get any better than that?

For a list of all Smithsonian museums, click here.

Here are some options if you are looking for something more along the lines of entertainment:

The Washington area is home to several National Parks, from Constitution Garden to Wolftrap – a national park for the performing arts. Visit the National Park Service at to learn how these parks can keep you busy when you are not studying.

Take a break from city life to explore happenings in nearby Alexandria, VA (easily metro accessible). Check out to learn what’s going in this beautiful area outside the district.

Gelman Library

The Melvin Gelman Library is the largest of GW’s five libraries. It is located right across the street from Duques Hall, and is conveniently attached to a Starbucks to satisfy your caffeine needs. Gelman library (and the Starbucks) will prove to be an invaluable resource throughout your study at GW. Gelman is home to the Special Collections Research Center Manuscript Division, a Rare Books and Maps Division, rotating exhibits, National Security Archives, the Global Resources Center and much more.

Click here for more information about GW’s library system: