Mobile ID

GWorld is excited to offer CBORD Mobile ID, the app that offers you the convenience of a room key on your phone. It functions as a limited GWorld card, allowing residents to unlock their residence hall room doors with their Android or Apple phone. Mobile ID works with any card-reader-equipped suite or room door to which a resident normally has access. In specific circumstances, Mobile ID will even grant access to exterior doors, elevators, and stairwells.

Download Instructions
  • Download the free app for iPhone or Android.
  • Once you’ve opened the app and reached the “Authorization Required” screen, follow the steps below.
    • On an iPhone, tap the arrow next to the server URL box and search for, “The George Washington University”
    • On an Android, tap the server URL box, followed by choose server, and search for “The George Washington University”
    • Having an issue? You can also try entering the URL “
  • Press “Authenticate my Device”
  • On the Login page, enter your NetID and password, then press “Submit”
  • Tap “Authorize”
  • Choose a 4 digit pin
Unlocking Your Room or Suite
  • Open Mobile ID
  • Enter your 4 digit pin
  • Choose “My door” or “My suite”
  • Swipe the arrow right, where is says “SWIPE CARD”
  • Your room or suite door will unlock
  • Keep in mind, the app checks your location to make sure you are directly in front of the door. It will not open a door you aren’t near.
Getting Into Your Residence Hall When You've Misplaced Your GWorld
  • Open Mobile ID
  • Set your card to “Lost” on the bottom of the screen
  • You’ll now be able to use Mobile ID to open any door to which you normally have approval for up to 3 days. Keep in mind that while your card is marked “Lost,” your GWorld Card will not work
  • Once you’ve found your GWorld Card, open Mobile ID and mark your card “Found.” This will allow you to resume normal use of your GWorld card
Having Issues with Mobile ID?
  • Make sure location services are turned on for Mobile ID. Mobile ID is location restricted and will only work when you are in your residence hall
  • Make sure your phone is connected to GWireless
  • Mobile ID can only be authenticated on one device at a time. If you have a new phone and have trouble authenticating the app, please contact GWorld for assistance
Terms and Conditions
  • Mobile ID is for use on your personal device only. It should not be shared/activated on a device belonging to anyone else
  • Trying to authenticate your Mobile ID account on multiple devices will result in your Mobile ID account being locked for up to 3 days 
  • Once your housing assignment expires or changes, your GWorld access and Mobile ID access will change with it