Female student drawing on canvas

Visit Us

As you prepare to visit us this spring, please note GW requires all guests and visitors aged 5 and older to be up-to-date on their vaccines, (i.e. fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible). To help streamline the verification process, GW has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass to provide an easy and secure way to demonstrate proof of vaccination. View instructions, alternatives, and exemptions.


In addition, GW requires that masks be worn in all indoor spaces on campus.



Plan a Visit; students talking at National Portfolio Day




Discover the Arts Tours

REGISTER FOR TOURS (search "Discover the Arts")

The tour begins at the Admissions & Alumni Welcome Center (800 21st Street, NW).

Spring 2022 Tour Dates:

Discover the Arts Tours for Spring 2022 are available on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. from February 4 until March 25. Please note, there will not be a tour offered on Friday, March 18.

Beginning on April 7, Discover the Arts Tours will be offered on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The final tour of the semester will be Thursday, April 28.


Program-Specific Undergraduate Online Information Sessions

Our program areas offer virtual information sessions throughout the fall that are led by program faculty. Join us to learn more about our faculty, our curriculum, and program-specific application requirements (auditions and portfolio reviews). As part of each session, you'll have the opportunity to ask us questions!

Registration is required. Click the links below to sign up!


Art History

Art History Information Session (UG) - Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 5:00-6:00pm ET

Art History Information Session (UG) - Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 5:00-6:00pm ET




Dance Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

Dance Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm ET



Graphic Design

Graphic Design Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

Graphic Design Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm ET



Interaction Design

Interaction Design Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 6:30-7:30pm ET

Interaction Design Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 6:30-7:30pm ET



Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm ET




Music Information Session (UG) - Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm

Music Information Session (UG) - Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm



Studio Arts

Studio Arts Information Session (UG) - Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm


Studio Arts Information Session (UG) - Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm




Theatre Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 8:00-9:00pm


Theatre Information Session (UG) - Monday, October 18, 2021 from 7:00-8:00pm


Theatre Information Session (UG) - Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 8:00-9:00pm




GW Undergraduate Admissions has created new online resources so that you are able to learn more about campus and the admissions process, as well as a variety of virtual events throughout the summer and fall that will give you the opportunity to engage with students and staff to learn more about the GW community. To learn more about these resources and opportunities, visit the Journey to GW page.

Our GW Undergraduate Admissions team is also available to answer questions by phone (202-994-6040) or email ([email protected]) during regular business hours. Online information sessions are being posted on our visit calendar as they are scheduled.

School counselors, independent counselors, and advisors at community-based organizations can explore their visit options on our Counselor Resources page.


Inside GW Admitted Student Days

In the spring, join us for special Admitted Student days to experience what it's like to be a Corcoran student at GW! Spring 2021 dates and details will be announced via email to our admitted undergraduate students.


The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a member of the National Portfolio Day Association, and this year, many National Portfolio Day (NPD) events are completely online and are FREE to attend. Students have the opportunity to meet virtually with our faculty about their portfolio. Please note that admissions decisions are not made at these events. This is an opportunity to speak one-on-one with our faculty about your portfolio, our programs, and how to apply.

To learn more about National Portfolio Days, visit the National Portfolio Day website


National Portfolio Day Virutal (Undergraduate) - Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 1:00-5:00pm ET


National Portfolio Day Virutal (Graduate) - Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 1:00-5:00pm ET





Program-specific Graduate Online Information Sessions

Our graduate programs offer online information sessions in the fall or winter. Information Sessions and Events are listed on each program's website. To see a list of all Corcoran Graduate Events for Prospective students, visit our Upcoming Graduate Events page.

Graduate Ambassadors

Want to learn more about what it's like as a graduate student at GW? Contact our Graduate Ambassadors!

Foggy Bottom Graduate Campus Tour

Foggy Bottom Graduate Campus Tour are currently paused as GW is currently closed to the public. Please visit Onward GW for updated campus information.

Virtual Campus Tour

If you are unable to visit campus in-person, you are always welcome to take GW's Virtual Tour of campus.

Could we add this in a new section under the teal line following the Foggy Bottom Graduate Tour info?