I think I got my 4th or 5th choice? Don't quite remember. Also, for thurston, I think there was a choice of upper or lower thurston. I think I chose lower thurston, but I didn't get that lol. Haha yeah if you live in potomac it's hard to miss out on the party scene considering it's less than 5min away from thurston.
West Hall is on the Vern, right? Isn't GW afraid they will attract fewer Honors students if Honors housing isn't at Foggy Bottom? I know that West Hall offers single bedrooms, but still, being right in the middle of DC is one of the big draws for Honors kids, no?
Yeah West Hall is on the Vern. There was a lot of controversy within the Honors community about the move but the administration was pretty adamant about it and there was only so much that we could do about it. You can still be in the program without being in Honors housing, but yes, I think that there will be less people in honors housing next year bc its on mt vernon
Yeah, I'm thinking that I won't be living in Honors housing next year (my first year), because it will be on Mt Vernon. I figure that I'll find my community of friends in Foggy Bottom, and then also have a community of Honors friends. I'll meet more people that way! (Even though the new housing on Vernon is like living in a palace...)
I was just accepted into the Honors Program (and ED1) and will not be living on the Mount Vernon campus as I was told it isn't necessary. I'm going to GW because I love the urban feel, so I want to live on the urban campus. I'm not worried about meeting fellow Honors students...I expect we will get to know each other through classes and such. Now I have to find a roommate willing to live in Lafayette as opposed to Potomac or Thurston...those seem to be the popular dorms.
I was accepted to the Honors program and I can't decide what I want to do in terms of housing. The information sheet in the admission offer really made it seem like living at Mount Vernon was the way to go but I don't know that I want to be that far away from Fobo. On top of that, I've seen/heard enough about Thurston to know that it's probably not my top choice in terms of dorms, and the newly-renovated West Hall does look pretty nice. Decisions, decisions...
If there are any folks out there who did live on the Vern as a freshman, can you talk about whether or not it really made that much of a difference in terms of social life, etc?
I live on the Vern right now. My dorm is smaller than West though, plus it's pretty anti social. But it's mostly cuz ppl on the Vern (and in my dorm) usually go to foggy and just stay there for the rest of the day because they have most of their classes there. It really doesn't impact your social life because you're still surrounded by many people. Especially at West and Somers. And if you really want to party and meet even more ppl, then you can just head down to foggy. It's not hard. Ppl just hate it because of the commute. Also, it's a bit easier to commute now because they got rid of the every 30min shuttle waiting time for the late hours. There's now a shuttle every 5min from 8am-7pm on Mon-Fri, every 15min after 7pm on Mon-Fri, and every 15 on weekends. It's so much more convenient. Especially whenever I'm down at foggy at like 12am. So yeah don't worry, you'll still make friends.
Also, you should see if most of your classes are on the vern. Your honors requirements should all be on the vern since the program moved up to there. Idr the typical # of honors requirements freshmen take in one semester, but if they take up over half your schedule then I would def recommend the vern. You can ask GWUHP for more info i guess.
1) no, i think most of foggy bottom's beds you can, but you definitely can't loft most of the vern's beds. i believe you can only loft West's (but there's really no reason to because you get spacious singles/suites) and MAYBE Somers. though i'm pretty sure you can't loft somers' either.
2) & 3) yes.