Graduate Housing FAQs
Where is HOVA Located?
The Hall on
Virginia Avenue (HOVA) is located at 2601 Virginia, NW in DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood.
It is located between 27th and New Hampshire Avenues across the
street from the Watergate and the Kennedy
Is a room deposit required to reserve a
How will I pay my rent?
HOVA Graduate Housing will be charged each semester to your student
account. Financial aid may be used to pay for your housing assignment.
Will HOVA close for winter break?
be open during the winter break.
Can I bring my pet with me to HOVA?
Pets are not allowed in GW residence halls.
Can I smoke in my room?
prohibited in GW buildings, including residence halls.
Can I bring my own furniture?
in HOVA is furnished with the following:
- 1 twin bed (per resident)
- 1 dresser bureau (per resident)
- 1 desk (per resident)
- 1 desk chair (per resident)
- A microwave
- A Microfridge
CONSIDER BRINGING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Sheets/Mattress Pad, Pillows/Pillow Cases, Towels/Washcloths, Alarm Clock,
Telephone, Desk Lamp/Light Bulbs, Surge Protector, Waste Baskets, Wall
Decorations, Calendar, Stationary/Envelopes, Laundry Supplies, Hangers,
Iron/Ironing Board, Sewing Kit, First Aid Kit, Flashlight, Computer and
Printer, Television/VCR/DVD player, Stereo, CDs, Bicycle/Bicycle Lock, Coffee
Maker, Cups/Plates/Utensils, Dish drainer/Mat, Sponges/Washcloths, Towels,
Can I bring my own furniture?
bring furnishings with you to make your room at HOVA a “home” but please be
mindful that the furniture that is in your room at HOVA will remain in the
What household items are prohibited in GW
following items are prohibited in the residence halls. Disciplinary action may
be taken if found in resident rooms. Prohibited items will be confiscated
immediately and disposed of without reimbursement. This list is not exhaustive.
- lanterns/oil lamps
- flammable liquids
- halogen lamps
- burners or objects with an open flame in non-kitchen areas
- hot plates in non-kitchen areas
- George Foreman grills in non-kitchen areas
- toasters/toaster ovens in non-kitchen areas
- microwaves or refrigerators not provided by the University
- space heaters
- live holiday decorations (tree, garland, etc.)
- weapons (including pocket knives, spears, swords, or souvenir weapons)*
- firearms (including pellet, BB, air, or paintball guns) *
- chemical mace*
- drugs and/or drug paraphernalia*
- alcohol (if underage) *
*Indicates that UPD will be contacted.
Is it possible to ship my belongings to HOVA before I arrive?
DO NOT SHIP
YOUR BELONGINGS TO GW. GW cannot provide storage facilities for residence
hall residents. We cannot sign for packages for non-residents.
What types of dining options does HOVA
The Colonial Cash for Dining program is a flexible dining program here at
GW. Using your GWorld card, you are able to make purchases at a variety
of cafe, market, grab-n-go, restaurant, gourmet prepared food, coffee, and
retail venues strategically placed in the heart of campus, where students live,
and at convenient off-campus dining choices in the surrounding
neighborhoods. For more information regarding Colonial Cash, please
When can I check into my room?
The move in
date for Graduate Students is August 1, 2007. Check-in begins at
When do I have to move out?
Residence Halls close for the semester on May 14, 2008.
Where can I park my car?
There is a
parking garage underneath HOVA. There is a fee to park in the
garage. For more information about parking, please contact Parking
Services at http://www.gwu.edu/~parking/.
Where can I find residence hall info like guest
sources for finding the policies governing the residence halls are the
Residence Hall License Agreement and the Residential Community Conduct and
Administrative Policies (RCCGs). Both are posted in the Housing
Document section on the housing website at http://gwired.gwu.edu/gwhousing/forms/
Where can I pick up my mail?
resident will have his/her own individual mailbox. Your mailing address will
look something like this:
The George Washington University
2601 Virginia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Please note that your mailbox number is NOT related to your apartment number.
Where can I get more information?
information on HOVA Graduate Housing, please contact GW Housing Programs at
(202) 994-2552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.