Because all classes are now taking place remotely, the GWorld Office is termporarily suspending the issuance of new student GWorld cards. Please contact us if you have any question.


All registered students -- undergraduate, graduate, non-degree, consortium, and exchange -- are eligible to receive GWorld Cards.

If you are a student and a staff member, you must maintain a staff card. If you are a student and a MFA or UHS employee, you must maintain a student card.


You must be registered for at least one course and present a valid U.S. government issued photo ID.

Getting Your Card

The timing for when you get your card is based on the type of student you are:

  • New undergraduates: At Colonial Inauguration
  • Other new students: One month before your classes begin
  • Returning students: Anytime during the semester as long as you are registered for classes

Card Fees

Your first card is free and a $25.00 fee will be charged to replace your lost or stolen card.


Your card will provide you access to GW Libraries, your residence hall if you live on campus and the Lerner Health & Wellness Center.


Your GWorld card will serve as your payment around campus and can include:


Online Students

Students who are completing their entire program online are also eligible for GWorld Cards. Please visit the GW Online website for more details on obtaining a GWorld Card.