Freshman halls: Find your way home

Crawford Hall

2119 H Street

Crawford Hall is found in the heart of campus, across the street from Kogan Plaza and Gelman Library. The residence hall is home to 158 freshmen, who live in singles, doubles and quad rooms. Crawford became a freshman residence hall last year. It was built in 1926 for apartment living.

Lafayette Hall

2100 I Street

Built in 1926, Lafayette is tied with Crawford for the title of oldest freshman residence hall at GW. Located directly behind the Marvin Center and across the street from the Shops at 2000 Penn, Lafayette residents live on the edge of GW’s campus. Three-quarters of its 162 freshmen live in doubles, while the remainder live in triples.

Madison Hall

736 22nd Street

Though some complain about Madison’s one, slow elevator, the residence hall has perhaps the best location on campus. Across the street from Gelman Library, around the corner from the Academic Center and a block away from Smith Center and the Marvin Center, it can hold 222 freshmen in doubles, triples and quads. Until 2007, Madison was a sophomore residence hall.

Strong Hall

620 21st Street

Strong is the sole single-sex residence hall at GW and has room for 116 women of all classes. It boasts a rooftop deck with panoramic views of the city, as well as a piano lounge on the first floor. The residence hall is home to the Culture and Arts House, which is open to residents who have an interest in the arts.

Somers Hall

2100 Foxhall Road

Somers is the largest residence hall on the Mount Vernon Campus and underwent a renovation in 2002. Its residents live primarily in doubles, although a few single rooms are available. Somers is flanked by the Mount Vernon Pub & Grill and Eckles Library.

Thurston Hall

1900 F Street

Easily the largest residence hall on GW’s campus, Thurston is home to about 1,100 freshmen who live with up to five roommates. It has a well-deserved reputation as a “party dorm,” and freshmen are likely to find residents celebrating at all times during the week.

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