Community & Student Life

Explore the resources below for more information on community and student life at the GW School of Business.

Joining a club or organization at GWSB is one of the best ways to enhance your graduate experience. To learn more about opportunities to get involved, check out GW's graduate clubs and organizations as well as GW Engage, which is home to all student clubs and organizations at the university.

View Graduate Clubs and Organizations

The MBA Association (MBAA) is the official MBA student governing body at the School of Business. Established in 2001, the MBAA seeks to enhance the educational experience at the University by sponsoring activities that promote student involvement and foster a sense of community.

MBA Association on Facebook

MBA Association on Instagram

For many of you, joining the GWSB community also means moving to a new city. While this is an exciting time, apartment hunting can pose a bit of a challenge. To help you with this, we want to highlight resources offered by GW’s Off-Campus Student Affairs (OCSA), which exists to provide resources, services, and programs designed to assist and guide students in navigating the process of moving to the Washington, D.C. metro area. As soon as possible, start considering your options and researching move-in dates, prices and neighborhoods. Since we are an urban campus, GW has very limited on-campus housing for graduate students, so be sure to start planning well in advance. Please explore off-campus housing information to find apartment listings and roommates, or view the guide to living off campus, which outlines everything you need to know in preparation for the big move. We are looking forward to you joining us here in our nation’s capital!

Explore Off-Campus Housing

View the Guide to Living Off Campus

By now you are probably excited and eager to learn more about GW University, the Foggy-Bottom neighborhood, and the rest of the city.

Beyond campus, the DMV (the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) is home to broad, diverse communities and neighborhoods that offer history, great food, parks and waterfronts — much of which is a quick Metro (subway) ride away.

As you can tell, GW prides itself on its location. Washington, D.C. is one of the country’s most walkable cities and has many bikeshare and rideshare options as well as a robust public transit system to help you get around.

Washington Metropolitan Area Public Transit

  • WMATA
    The local bus and metro/subway system for Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland
  • Arlington Transit (ART)
    Local bus system providing service within Arlington County, Virginia
  • D.C. Circulator
    Local bus system with limited service between the popular neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.
  • Fairfax Connector
    Local bus system providing service within Fairfax County, Virginia

Regional Public Transit

  • Amtrak
    National train service that offers service coast-to-coast.
  • MARC
    MARC Train Service is a commuter rail system whose service areas include Harford County, Maryland; Baltimore City; Washington, D.C.; Brunswick, Maryland; Frederick, Maryland and Martinsburg, West Virginia. MARC Train Service operates Monday through Friday only.
  • Virginia Railway Express
    The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a regional/commuter rail service that connects the Northern Virginia suburbs to Union Station in Washington, D.C. via two lines: the Fredericksburg Line from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the Manassas Line from Broad Run/Airport station in Bristow, Virginia.

 

Located in the heart of the city, GW gives students the opportunity to explore all of what Washington, D.C. has to offer. From monthly festivals and world-class museums to lively nightlife, you can find almost everything you hoped for right here in the District of Columbia. Start exploring today!

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Explore D.C. and View Local Events

Be on the lookout for events hosted specifically for our graduate student population, as well as within the GWSB community. For more information and to learn about our event opportunities, visit the Graduate Student Engagement Events page.