Potomac House Joins Roster
of New GW Residence Halls
Potomac House opens its doors to freshmen this fall.
A new 100,000-square-foot residence hall will be home to 379
freshmen this fall. Located at 2021 F St., NW, Potomac House
is the fifth newly constructed residence hall on the University’s
Foggy Bottom Campus since 1997 when New Hall opened.
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was elected to celebrate the Native Americans of the
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Powhatan, who lived on the river in Virginia.
The 10-story, co-ed residence hall will accommodate most
students in four-person suites of two double rooms with a
shared bathroom. Some two-person suites will also be
available. Potomac House boasts a community room with a
kitchen facility on the lower level; a laundry facility; study
rooms on the first and second floors; and cable TV
connections in every room along with individual Internet and
phone lines for each student.
A new food service venue, Carvings, located on the first
floor of Potomac House, will feature deli sandwiches along
with a hot and cold buffet. Similar to dining venues in Ivory
Tower, the 1,300-square-foot Carvings will serve breakfast,
lunch, and dinner. Colonial Cash will be accepted, and the
dining facility will also be open to the community.
Art and culture will be central to life at Potomac House
under a new GW Housing Programs initiative, which is
organizing residence halls by theme. At Potomac House,
students interested in visual art, creative writing, performing
arts, culinary art, art history, and ethnic diversity and cultural
exploration will be able to live and interact in an artistic
community and immerse themselves in the great variety of
culture and arts that Washington, D.C., has to offer.
The opening of Potomac House also helps GW ensure
compliance with on-campus housing requirements specified in
the University’s Foggy Bottom Campus Plan. Since 1999, GW
has added nearly 2,500 beds to the Foggy Bottom Campus,
including those in Potomac House, Ivory Tower, Townhouse
Row, and 1959 E Street.
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