Marvin Center

The Marvin Center is the main hub of the George Washington University's Foggy Bottom campus.  From study rooms to meeting spaces, large ballrooms and theaters, the student activities center offers a variety of spaces for students to study, work, and socialize. 


Marvin Center hours during Commencement Weekend 

  Friday May 14th Saturday May 15th Sunday May 16th
Marvin Center  8:00am - 11:00pm 10:00am - 11:00pm 10:00am - 8:00pm
Health Center 8:30am - 5:00pm Closed Closed
Campus Bookstore 9:00am - 4:00pm 11:00am - 3:00pm 11:00am - 3:00pm
Bookstore Pop-up in Kogan Plaza 11:00am - 3:00pm 11:00am - 3:00pm 10:00am - 2:00pm
Covid Testing 8:00am - 12:00pm Closed Closed
Marvin Center Parking Garage 6:00am - midnight 6:00am - midnight 6:00am - midnight
GWorld Card Office 10:00am - 4:00pm Closed Closed
Panera Closed Closed Closed

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Marvin Center meeting, activity and event spaces, indoor and outdoor tabling spaces 

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Marvin Center study spaces, all District House spaces

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Reservable Spaces

The following spaces are not available for the Spring 2021 semester

Grand Ballroom
Continental Ballroom
Betts Theatre
MC 301, MC 302, MC 308

Each room's maximum capacity is 10 people, unless otherwise specified in the Capacity Chart

Amphitheater from front of room looking out at several rows of blue chairs


Includes: podium, projector and screen


Marvin Center Room 309 with bright colorful lounge chairs and ottomans

Movie Room

Includes: double projector and screen, cable TV, Blu Ray playback

Marvin Center Room 311 with laptop on rectangular table with one chair and GW background behind it

Interview Room 

Includes: 1 table and chair, GW Student Life backdrop, video conferencing cart: HD camera, soundbar with microphone

Marvin Center Room 413-414 with bright green classroom chairs with attached gray desks

Classroom Style 

Includes: classroom chairs with attached desks, projector and screen, auxiliary cable for audio 


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Activity Space

Includes: auxiliary input for audio 
Dance and workout activities permitted with 2 person maximum. 10ft. social distancing and properly worn masks required.

Presentation Space with rows of bright orange chairs with attached gray desks

Presentation Space

Includes: projector and screen
Only available weekdays after 6pm, and on weekends




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A special committee is currently researching and evaluating to determine whether the Marvin Center should go through a renaming process. For the latest news and updates from the commitete, visit the official website

800 21st Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

Building Hours
Monday - Wed - 8:00am - 10:00pm 
Thursday & Friday - 8:00am - 11:00pm 
Saturday - 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday - 10:00am - 8:00pm