Student and Campus Life
Student and Campus Life

Student and Campus Life

There is so much the Mount Vernon experience has to offer all GW students, from campus traditions, to athletics events, and more!

Traditions, Events, and Programs

The Mount Vernon Campus offers unique events throughout the academic year. These events are offered exclusively at the Mount Vernon Campus, but are open to all students.


Community Cookout

Kicking off the year, the Community Cookout is one of the first opportunities for the Mount Vernon community to come together on the Quad.


Vern Harvest

An annual fall favorite, Vern Harvest is a chance for everyone to come together and celebrate everything that makes fall great on the Vern.


Vern Lights

Heading into finals and colder days, this event is a chance for community members of the MVC to gather and enjoy a warm beverage and the beautiful lit up Mount Vernon Campus.


Lunar New Year

Each year, the Mount Vernon community celebrates Lunar New Year, the start of the new year in many Asian cultures, as one of our major campus cultural celebrations.


Fountain Day

Marked by turning on the fountain on the Mount Vernon Campus Quad, this event allows for our community to come together again in the final weeks of the semester to celebrate everything that we have accomplished throughout the year.


Back to the Vern

The Mount Vernon community closes each year by inviting the graduating class of former campus residents back for one last celebration of GW achievement and success.



The Mount Vernon Campus Athletic Facility opened in 2001 and is home to the six Colonials' varsity sports: men's soccer, women's soccer, lacrosse, softball, and women's tennis. The facility includes a synthetic turf athletic field for soccer and lacrosse which was renovated in summer 2011, a softball field which was renovated in summer 2015, a six-lane, 25-yard outdoor pool and 11 hard courts for tennis.

The varsity athletic facility also includes coaching offices and on-site locker rooms for home and visiting teams, as well as a fully-staffed athletic training room.