Demonstration on GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus

April 25, 2024

Update: April 25, 2024, 9:50 am

The university is aware that currently around 50 GW students have gathered on University Yard and placed approximately 20 tents. GW Police Department officers and other university officials responded on site this morning to confirm all participants are GW students and to explain the university’s demonstration and related policies. The GW demonstration remains peaceful; however, there are non-GW individuals on public property and the university is coordinating with D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. 

The university is communicating the following to the students:

  • University Yard was previously reserved and is not available for demonstrations. GW Law final exams are taking place at adjacent buildings.

  • Demonstrators must move with their tents to Anniversary Park at F Street between 21st and 22nd.

  • GW will prohibit all non-GW individuals from participating in any demonstration on university property.

  • GW does not permit overnight encampments on university property. 

  • Students may demonstrate until 7 p.m. if they abide by the university's free expression guidelines, the Code of Student Conduct, and other applicable policies. 

  • At 7 p.m., the students will be required to remove tents and disperse.