Alternate options for summer housing
I wanted to respond to the column by Doug Cohen, “Can’t live with summer housing” (March 28, pg. 4), concerning the cost of summer housing for GW students. GW Housing Programs is committed to supporting any student staying on campus to reach his or her academic goals or expand his or her career and professional aspirations in D.C. this summer. Full details on our costs and protocols to select summer housing are available on the summerhousing.gwu.edu website, but we have three housing options to fit various budgets. At the mid range, an Ivory Tower space for a GW student costs about $38 per night, for which an external guest would pay $51.50 per night. Mr. Cohen is correct about the South Hall policy being our highest cost per night, but it is important to note a third, less expensive option that is available. GW students can also stay in Greek-life housing locations, which cost $33 per night, while external guests would be charged $50 per night for the same space. The overall summer rates for GW students also may appear more expensive than external guests because GW students stay in summer housing for up to 89 nights, while external guests can stay a maximum of 76 nights.
Seth Weinshel is the director of GW