Free Faculty/Staff Seated Massages

Add some bliss to your workday with free on-site faculty/staff seated massages.

Schedule an appointment (3 bookings per time slot) by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Foggy Bottom Campus  |  Marvin Center, Room 402-404 (800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052)

January 9, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Note: Appointments are first come, first served.)

VSTC  |  Enterprise Hall, Room 102A (44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147)

January 16, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Note: Appointments are first come, first served.)

Meet with UnitedHealthcare on Campus

UnitedHealthcare will be on campus to meet with GW plan members one-on-one regarding their medical and/or vision plans. If you have question about plan claims, network, website and/or benefits coverage, schedule an appointment by clicking on the appropriate link below:

FOGGY BOTTOM CAMPUS  |  2033 K Street, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20006

January 10, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

VSTC  |  GW Benefits Office | 45155 Research Place,  Suite 160A Ashburn, VA 20147

January 24, 2019  |  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Can't make it in person? Plan members may contact UnitedHealthcare 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling the number on the back of their medical ID cards.

Tuition Remission Information Sessions

Stay tuned for our Spring 2019 dates.

For more information, visit the Tuition Remission webpage

Healthy Cooking Demonstrations

Join nutritional consultant Debbie Amster for on-site demonstrations (and sampling) of healthy and hassle-free meals. Demos will be held at Foggy Bottom and Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC).

FOGGY BOTTOM CAMPUS  |  Marvin Center 308 | 12p.m. - 1p.m.

Tuesday February 19, 2019  |  12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

VSTC Campus  |  Enterprise Hall Room 102A | 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019  |  12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

To ensure sufficient cooking supplies for sampling, please use the link above to register your name.

Retirement Education and Financial Wellness Fair

FOGGY BOTTOM CAMPUS  |  Marvin Center, Room 307 (Financial Wellness sessions) and Room 308 (Retiring From GW sessions)

November, 8 2018  |  10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Click here to see a full list of workshops.)

Join GW Benefits, Fidelity, TIAA, and Via Benefits for a lineup of events tailored to getting your financial plan started, checking in on your savings goals throughout your career and transitioning to retirement.

  • Discover why and how retirement savings should begin now.  
  • Evaluate your current savings with a retirement checkup
  • Learn how to retire from GW
  • Understand the basics of claiming Social Security
  • Learn the fundamentals of wills and estate planning

Individual support sessions with vendors will take place in Marvin Center, Room 311Open Enrollment Fairs

Stop by an Open Enrollment Fair to speak directly with GW’s benefit plan vendors, receive assistance with the enrollment process and get a free flu shot.* Fair dates, times and locations are provided below.

Foggy Bottom Campus
October 10, 2018
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom

October 24, 2018
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom

Virginia Science & Technology Campus
October 17, 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Enterprise Hall 175

*Faculty and Staff only. Register for your flu shot at You must present your GW or other health insurance card at the time of appointment. Note: High dose flu shots, generally recommended for those over age 65, will be available at the Open Enrollment Fairs. 

How to Pick a Medical Plan Seminars

Hosted by UnitedHealthcare, these seminars will provide an overview of the university's medical plans, including comparisons and contrasts of the GW PPO and GW HSP, and include a Q&A session. Understand your medical plan options and choose the best plan for you and your family this Open Enrollment season.

FOGGY BOTTOM CAMPUS  |  Marvin Center 307
August 22, 2018  |  12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
September 25, 2018  |  12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

VIRTUAL  |  via WebEx
August 23, 2018  |  12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
WebEx link  |  Audio connection: +1-855-282-6330 (US TOLL FREE)    +1-415-655-0003 (US TOLL)

September 26, 2018  |  12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
WebEx link  |  Audio connection: +1-855-282-6330 (US TOLL FREE)    +1-415-655-0003 (US TOLL)

If you are unable to attend the seminar, you can access a copy of the presentation here

Tuition Remission Information Sessions

Every semester, GW Benefits hosts information sessions for its tuition remission program. Each session provides a detailed overview of tuition remission and gives attendees the opportunity to have their questions answered. Session dates are posted here as they become available.

Upcoming Retirement Counseling at VSTC

As well as regular weekly sessions available on the Foggy Bottom campus, Fidelity and TIAA consultants will be available on the VSTC campus (Research Place, Rm 160A) in 2018 on the following dates:


Make an appointment online or call 800-642-7131

TIAA VSTC CAMPUS  | October 23, November 12, December 11

 Make an appointment online or call 866-843-5640

Location of sessions will be in Research Place, Rm 160A (next to the GW Benefits office).

For further information regarding GW retirement savings options, please see

Ongoing Retirement Counseling 

Retirement consultants from Fidelity and TIAA are available on campus by appointment to assist you with enrolling in the GW retirement plans, understanding the plans and available investments, creating your savings plan and reviewing your account balances. To make an appointment, contact your provider(s) .

Fidelity Investments
Individual Appointment:
Make an appointment online or call 800-642-7131
24 Hour Service: 800-343-0860

Individual Appointment:
Make an appointment online or call 866-843-5640
24 Hour Service: 800-842-2776

Fidelity/TIAA Live Webinars

Keep your financial goals on track with Fidelity's and TIAA's (free) live webinars.  

See the full schedule of upcoming Fidelity webinars (PDF), as well as workshop descriptions (PDF). To register for a Fidelity web workshop, log on to

See the full schedule of upcoming TIAA live webinars (PDF), and register for a webinar online at