Administrators had sought the District’s approval of GW’s reopening plan by early July but had yet to publicly announce the plan’s approval.
The brief supports Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s suit against federal authorities, which was filed Wednesday.
Officials have submitted a fall operations plan to D.C. officials, seeking approval to resume in-person classes in August with strict safety procedures.
Officials plan to hold classes on Labor Day and during Fall Break to reduce student travel and maximize in-person instruction time.
The Class of 2020’s virtual Commencement ceremony will not include an external keynote speaker, officials said.
Junior Howard Brookins narrowly secured the SA presidency Friday, the first black president of the organization in a decade.
The University is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for alleged Title IX violations.
LeBlanc said the federal spending package passed last week will provide some financial relief to the University but added that it did not go far enough.
Students will be allowed to retrieve their belongings from their residence hall in the coming days as classes remain online.
GW is the third D.C.-area university to suspend classes on campus in the wake of the outbreak, joining dozens of other universities across the country.