University Yard



Located on H Street NW between 20th and 21st Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

A quiet oasis nestled in the heart of an urban campus, University Yard is a favorite outdoor spot for students to study, relax and meet up with friends. It is also the site of major university events throughout the year, such as the annual Fall Fest concert and other performances. University Yard’s green space is studded with benches and trees. In addition, the center of University Yard is where the brick walkways of GW Law School and other academic buildings converge, making this a convenient place to spend time between classes.

Students visit the Student Life website for more information.

Departments and External Clients visit the Events & Venues website for more information. 



Event Space

  • Reserved by student organizations, departments and external clients 
  • For student assistance, contact [email protected] 
Event tent on University Yard



Students on University Yard at night event



Aerial view of University Yard at the Student Welcome back night



Students eating and playing yard games at Jeans Day Event on University Yard



Tented formal event on University Yard



Students playing a bean bag toss game on University Yard



Aerial view of Jeans Day event on University Yard



University Yard with two food trucks and a display school bus