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We are a community of thousands dedicated to not only advancing ideas and aspirations, but also the fulfillment of each individual at GW. Our highly collaborative, hands-on culture, deep commitment to service and real-world participation and unrivaled connections to the world’s most influential institutions provides countless opportunities to create new knowledge, transform policy that affects people in their daily lives and change the world. Our culture of intellectual curiosity, collaboration, celebration of diversity and mutual respect makes our university both a dynamic and satisfying place to learn and work.

Taking full advantage of its location, the university enjoys extraordinary access and opportunities to interact with and learn from the most influential leaders of our time. GW advances discovery and influences policy while fostering research partnerships with nearly every U.S. federal agency and the world’s most influential scientific and technical organizations. From our historic Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses to our Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA, academic centers in Alexandria and Arlington, VA and even online, GW shows that no matter where you may work, you’ll be in the middle of everything.

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Relocation Resources 

Personalized Support

Our Well-being Hotline offers moving support (PDF) in the form of free educational materials, personalized referrals, and an interactive website to help employees manage a move, ease the transition into a new community, and locate dependent care and personal resources in their new area.

Recommended Vendors

The university has partnered with various preferred vendors to help new employees with their relocation needs. We recommend employees use the services of one these vendors while relocating.

Relocation Assistance Program


Administered by Coldwell Banker Relocation Services

GW has partnered with Coldwell Banker Relocation Services to offer incoming employees relocation services. The GW Relocation Assistance Program can provide you and your family with advocacy and housing assistance, including rental search, home buying, furnished corporate housing, and area orientation.

GW employees are eligible to receive a rebate or credit equivalent to 15% of the listing or purchase side commission (the side your agent represents) when buying or selling a home through the Relocation Assistance Program. (See eligibility requirements below.*)

Additional closing cost credits are available from a program-preferred mortgage partner. Receive .5% of your home loan amount when you close with a program lender.*

To enroll in the GW Relocation Assistance Program and speak with a consultant about available service options, please email a request to ReloAuthorizations@nemoves.com. A consultant will contact you to offer assistance within 24 hours.  

To better assist you, please include the following available details in your request:

Your name Phone if preferred method of contact Approximate start date of position with GW Your hiring contact and school/department Are you currently a homeowner or renter? When is your next visit to campus? Any additional information you think may be helpful for us to assist you, such as desired housing and communities.


GW Account Manager: Helen McNeece,CMC, CRP
[email protected]

Preferred Vendor Contact Information:

ATLAS Van Lines - Collins Brothers Moving
45181 Global Plaza, Dulles, VA 20166

GW Relocation Resources webpage Personal Move Service Request Estimate form Lab Relocation Project Management

Our preferred relocation vendor offers certain services:

Full Packing Services Storage Services Transportation Services Office Moves Lab Moves Auto Shipping

*The ability to pay a cash rebate may be modified or prohibited by law in some states. Not valid on previous home sale or purchase transactions. The Relocation Assistance Program is offered in all states and Canada through Coldwell Banker Relocation Services. There are no service fees to enroll for assistance. Direct costs for customary real estate fees, agent touring, mortgage, and furnished housing will apply. Program enrollment before speaking with a real estate agent is required to ensure eligibility for the rebates/commission credits on home purchase or sale. Participants must buy or sell a home through the program referred real estate agent to receive the rebates or commission credits. The rebate or credit amount is based on the purchase or sale price of the home. A rebate check will be sent a few weeks after the closing or a commission credit will be issued at the closing. Mortgage closing cost credits are available only through mortgage companies referred through the program. Closing cost credits are based on the loan amount of the home you buy, which is directly deducted from the closing costs.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC is an Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC.

Moving Services

GW employees receive up to a 70% discount off a variety of moving, storage, and transportation services to support a smooth transition into their new homes. For your specific needs, contact our preferred vendor, ATLAS Van Lines - Collins Brothers Moving, for quotes and mention you are a GW  an employee.

Where to Live

From dynamic urban locales to tranquil suburban streets, the D.C. Metro area has a wealth of unique and engaging neighborhoods ready to provide for your needs and preferences. For a list of our preferred real estate agents and realtors, please contact The GW Well-being Hotline at 1-866-522-8509 or visit the Resources for Living website and use the username: GW-Wellbeing with the password: Yourlife.

Transitional Housing

Temporary lodging accommodations such as bed and breakfasts and short-term rentals are great ways to stay in the city while looking for a more permanent place to live. Hotels are another great option, and several local hotels offer discounts for GW employees.

Getting Around

Whether it's by plane, train, bus, or car, find the a transportation solution that works best for you to get to and around the city. There are a variety of public transportation options in D.C. to get you where you need to go.

D.C. Metrorail and Metrobus Virginia Rail Marc Train



Capital Bikeshare: GW employees are eligible for a discounted Capital Bikeshare annual membership. With stations on GW's Foggy Bottom campus as well as throughout the D.C. metro area, this service offers a convenient way to get around town. Pre-Tax Transportation & Metro Parking Program allows benefit-eligible employees (full-time and regular part-time employees) the opportunity to set aside pre-tax dollars each month to be credited to their SmarTrip card, which may be used for Metrorail, Metrobus, and Metro Parking.

Transportation Discounts and Benefits

  • Receive $2 off one-way trips and $5 off round-trips from 29 airports nationwide with Super Shuttle. Use GW’s group discount code “GCJ8R” on the Super Shuttle website.
Additional Resources

Child Care Options

Learn about a variety of child care benefits available to help you meet both your short-term and long-term needs.

Immigration & Visa Information

Access information on citizenship, green cards, work visas, and much more at the USCIS website

Things to Do

We want you to build your personal community and enjoy time away from work, too. Check out the events around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area so that you can relax and enjoy your weekends.

More Help

In addition to these resources listed on this website, GW is proud to provide you and your household members with immediate access to our Well-being Hotline, a comprehensive work/life program that is available to all GW employees as an employer-paid benefit.