Leaving GW

Your employment experience at GW is important to us, even when you are leaving the university or transferring within the university. Please take a few minutes to fill out the exit or transfer survey honestly and thoroughly, as your feedback is valuable in helping us continuously improve and ensure that GW is a great place to work!

Exit Survey/Interviews

Please note information gathered from these voluntary surveys or interviews will be kept in the strictest professional confidence. Managers will not be allowed access to review the information.

Exit Surveys

  • If you are leaving GW, please take a few minutes to take the Exit Survey.
  • If you are transferring to another department within GW, please take a few minutes to take the Transfer Survey.

Exit Interview

Should you prefer an in-person exit survey, please contact your HR representative.

Departure Preparation

To prepare for your departure, some important information and a few helpful resources have been included below:


Medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage will terminate at midnight on the last day of the month you either end your employment or you lose eligibility. For information related to your benefits, visit the Leaving the University section of the Benefits Administration website. You may also contact the Benefits Administration department directly at 703-726-8382 or at benefits@gwu.edu

Final Paycheck

Your final paycheck and any accrued, but unused, annual leave will typically become available to you within two weeks of your last day at GW. If you are currently enrolled in direct deposit, it will be direct deposited. If you are not currently enrolled in direct deposit, you may pick up your final check in the Faculty & Staff Service Center. For additional questions, you may contact the Payroll Office directly at payroll@gwu.edu or the Faculty & Staff Service Center at 202-994-8500.

GW-issued materials and equipment

All keys, work equipment, library books, GW materials, and any other materials/equipment should be turned in to your supervisor, HR representative, or the appropriate department prior to or on your last day.

More information

Thank you for your service to GW!

Inquiring About Your Benefits

To inquire about your benefits, please visit the Faculty Staff Service Center in Rice 101 or call the Employee Benefits Administration Office at (703) 726-8382.