University President Thomas LeBlanc announced a final phase of cuts to address GW’s budget gap late last week.
Officials will use “up to” $20 million of GW’s unrestricted assets to help close the budget gap, LeBlanc said in the email.
Administrators said in an email that the expansion will help protect the “entire community” and provide “insight” into off-campus positive cases.
The order cites some of LeBlanc’s most prominent decisions, including recently implemented budget cuts and layoffs.
University President LeBlanc said at a Faculty Senate meeting earlier this month that officials had laid off about 250 staff at that time.
LeBlanc said his announcement of “undergraduate enrollment” Friday referred to “estimates for budget planning” and not “overall enrollment numbers.”
The rise comes after two years of sharp declines, but GW still ranked last out of all of its 12 peer institutions.
Dozens of demonstrators delivered a list of demands to LeBlanc’s on-campus residence Friday in a march organized by the Faculty Association.
Administrators are investigating three housing scenarios for the spring: 500 students with extenuating circumstances, 2,500 students in single-occupancy rooms and 6,500 undergraduates under normal conditions.
Officials said they will make final decisions about a “second phase” of budget cuts likely in the next week, which could include a faculty salary cut.