University ID

The GWorld card is your official ID card for the George Washington University. All active members of the GW community are encouraged to get a GWorld card and to carry it at all times to ensure uninterrupted access to facilities, meal plans, declining balance accounts, services, and events throughout GW campus. Your name and photo are printed on the card. It is used to:

  • Identify you as a member of the GW community

  • Identify your primary role (student, faculty, staff, etc.)

  • Serves as your entry to events and services on campus

Where to Use Your Card

Dining Cash and Colonial Cash Accounts

Anyone with a GWorld card can add money to their colonial cash account. You can also:

  • Add Colonial Cash for on-campus services, retail purchases at local merchants, occasional parking on campus, and more
  • Add Dining Cash for undergraduates to purchase food at any of GW’s food, grocery/dining partners, such as CVS or 7-Eleven, on-campus snack/beverage vending machines, and more

Tap Access to Campus Facilities

Your card access is specifically tailored to your needs based on your role(s) at GW:

  • Your library card, used for entry, book borrowing, printing and copying, and remote account access
  • The keys to your residence hall and room
  • Entry to the Lerner Health & Wellness Center
  • Access to GW parking garages
  • Access to academic and administrative buildings around campus

If you have questions or need assistance, contact [email protected], or visit us at our office.