Welcome to the Office of the President

George Washington Statue

As the 16th president of the George Washington University, I am pleased to welcome you to an institution that is building every day on the visionary promise of its namesake.  In his last will and testament, George Washington anticipated an institution that would create citizen-leaders for a young and newly united country.  Today, the legacy of the first president of the United States has evolved into a university that graduates citizen-leaders not only for this nation but for the world. With daily contributions from students, faculty and staff, the George Washington University is fully engaged in new initiatives to yield greater knowledge, resources and an even more extensive contribution to our local – and global – community.

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#HistoryLivesHere Residence Hall Naming Contest

President Steven Knapp and senior staff have issued a challenge to the GW community: Come up with a name for the university’s newest residence hall.


The #HistoryLivesHere Residence Hall Naming Contest is an opportunity for members of the GW community to leave their mark on GW, and the university will accept submissions until Feb. 23 at 11:59 p.m.


Full contest details are available on the #HistoryLivesHere webpage.