Reid, the Senate majority leader from 2007 to 2015, earned his juris doctor from GW Law in 1964 and received an honorary doctorate of laws in 2005.
Students who were away during winter break must quarantine once they return to residence halls, which will open on Jan. 8.
President Biden extended the pause through May 1 amid a nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the spreading Omicron variant.
COVID-19 cases at GW and across D.C. stand at record highs as the spread of the Omicron variant continues to accelerate.
Officials will move up the deadline for GW community members to receive a COVID-19 booster shot to Jan. 10 instead of Feb. 1, three weeks earlier than the initial deadline.
Officials are working on restoration plans following a cybersecurity incident affecting the employee time reporting system last week.
Officials said students who do not receive the booster before Feb. 1 will have to get tested for COVID-19 weekly but cannot register for future semesters.
Officials presented a report at a Faculty Senate meeting Friday that stated that CAPS handled 2,739 student appointments this fall with a depleted staff.
Some GW Libraries services may be temporarily down after a major Amazon Web Services outage.
GW has lacked a permanent IT leader since the former chief information officer stepped down last September.