Media Credit: Eric Lee | Staff PhotographerA message from the D.C. artist Absurdly Well reading “Wash Your Hands” is seen on an electrical box. Photo By Akash Pamarthy, Ari Golub, Eric Lee and Jack Liu Mar 26, 2020 12:45 AM Clearing out: Sights of campus, National Mall after students left Photo By Eric Lee,Jack Liu, Ari Golub and Akash Pamarthy Mar 22, 2020 12:31 AM As campus and the surrounding areas of D.C. shut down, the District looks more like a ghost town than a bustling city. Students were required to leave campus Friday, and many GWorld vendors shuttered amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After people packed their things and left GW, The Hatchet captured some sights of the National Mall, Tidal Basin and Mount Vernon and Foggy Bottom campuses. An empty classroom is seen through a window on the Mount Vernon Campus. Most classes will be held online throughout the rest of the semester. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer Chairs have been removed from the basement of Shenkman Hall where Gallery, Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins are located. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer There’s no traffic in sight on Rock Creek Parkway at about 5 p.m., when it would typically be rush hour. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer A person prepares to throw a ball in the air on the grass next to the Washington Monument. The National Mall is now closed to limit the spread of the virus. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer The Woodley Park-Zoo/ Adams Morgan Metro stop on the red line had only one rider on the afternoon of March 16. Metro has adjusted its schedule to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer Chairs in Potomac Park are propped up against tables. Ari Golub | Photographer A person walks by Philips Hall holding a cardboard box. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer Two people pass the ball on the Mount Vernon Campus tennis courts. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer Rome Hall, which holds some arts and science classes, will be mostly empty for the rest of the semester. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer Chick-fil-A, like many other GWorld vendors, have closed. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer A sign is posted on the door of the Smith Center reading, “Building closed indefinitely.” Eric Lee | Staff Photographer A silhouette of the Washington Monument is reflected in a pool of water. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer A classroom in the Elliott School of International Affairs, like many other classrooms, will seat no students this semester. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer A message from the D.C. artist Absurdly Well reading “wash your hands” is seen on an electrical box. Eric Lee | Staff Photographer A visitor wearing a face mask takes a photo of the cherry blossoms during peak bloom. Akasah Parmathy | Staff Photographer This article appeared in the March 26, 2020 issue of the Hatchet. The Hatchet has disabled comments on our website. Learn more. More from the Hatchet Officials roll back no-guest policy on campus, approving one guest per student Newsroom Blog By Brennan Fiske Mar 8, 2021 6:42 PM Students on campus can now invite one guest from their residence hall into their room, following a rollback of campus COVID-19 restrictions. SMHS professor to serve as President Joe Biden’s doctor Newsroom Blog By Lia DeGroot Mar 8, 2021 6:28 PM President Joe Biden named a School of Medicine and Health Sciences doctor to be his personal physician, officials announced last week. ‘Getting to Bottom of It’: Breaking down Greek recruitment numbers Podcasts By Alec Rich and Gwyn Wheeler Mar 8, 2021 11:47 AM Podcast host Alec Rich speaks with the student life editor and the director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University about Greek recruitment.