GWorld office to move to old FedEx location

GW plans to convert part of the GWorld office on the Marvin Center’s fifth floor into student space, Marvin Center officials said last week.

The office, currently located next to the Hippodrome, will move to the first floor where the FedEx Kinkos store used to be. The company’s contract with the University expired on July 31, Marvin Center Managing Director Michael Peller said.

Ethan Elser, chair of the Marvin Center Governing Board, said the University plans to turn the fifth floor space into a dance studio.

FedEx decided not to renew its contract because of “slow sales,” Elser said. FedEx did not return requests for comment.

“The administration and FedEx decided that with the slow sales, it would be better to open up space for students,” Elser said. “We are happy the administration is listening to our needs for more student space.”

Elser said the University hopes the move will be completed by January 2010.

Ken Pimentel, managing director of the GWorld program, said he is excited about the upcoming move.

“Having the GWorld card office adjacent to Colonial Central will enhance the convenience of our service to students,” Pimentel said. “The location will also be more convenient for faculty and staff.”

Students who need FedEx services can go to the FedEx office location at 2020 K St.

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