Reimagine Thurston Hall

Reimagine Thurston Hall


A cross section rendering of the new Thurston Hall, showing from the side the center courtyard and terraced levels and rooms overlooking it.

Cross section rendering of the new Thurston Hall.

Thurston Hall is a GW icon that has played a central role in campus life for more than 50 years, creating thousands of relationships, stories and shared memories.

Slated to be completed by fall 2022, the Thurston Hall renovation will provide students with a healthy and modern home for living and learning while still fostering what Thurston does best — build community for generations of GW students past, present, and future.





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Be a Part of the Mosaic

Commemorate your piece of Thurston’s history with a name plate mosaic tile that will come together to create a remarkable piece of art in the reimagined residence hall.

Claim Your Tile

Thurston by the Numbers

1 dining hall


820 beds


16 study lounges





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Join the Legacy

Thurston Hall has made its mark on thousands of GW students. Now, it’s time to leave your legacy in this iconic building.

Browse Naming Opportunities


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Share Your Thurston Memory

You’ve lived and learned in Thurston, but now’s your time to reminisce. Share your meaningful Thurston experiences and how they had an impact on you and your time at GW.

Share Your Memory






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Support the Thurston Hall Renovation Project

Be a part of the reimagined Thurston Hall and support future generations of GW students who will call Thurston Hall home.

Give Now

Updates on the Reimagined Thurston Hall

The Thurston Hall project is in its final months of construction as it is scheduled to be ready for fall 2022 move-in weekend. (

The Finish Line is in Sight

Construction for the highly anticipated Thurston Hall renovation project is now in the homestretch.

Read the construction update
GW staff member in a hard hat at Thurston Hall construction site

Take a Look Behind the Scenes

Take a tour of the ongoing renovations with Seth Weinshel, Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Living and Residential Education.

Left to right: Peter Morin, Kevin Crilly and Leon Rosenman at the 2016 reunion of the GW class of 1981. (Courtesy Kevin Crilly)

Thurston Hall Terrace Named for Beloved Alumnus

Friends of Leon Rosenman, BBA ’81, are raising funds to honor a remarkable memory.

Read the story