Free Faculty/Staff Seated Massages

Sign up for a free seated massage to reduce stress and release muscle tension. 

Please select the applicable date below to schedule via Doodle. 

Foggy Bottom (Note: 3 appointments available per slot; Appointments are first come, first served.)

January 6 | Marvin Center, Room 413

January 22 | Marvin Center, Room 413

February 5, Marvin Center Room 413

February 19, Marvin Center Room 413

VSTC (Note: 2 appointments available per slot; Appointments are first come, first served.)

January 15 | Enterprise Hall, Room 102A (Old Dining Hall)  

February 12, Enterprise Hall Room 102A

Free Meditation and Relaxation Sessions

In these monthly sessions a meditation specialist will lead participants in 15 minute session that focuses on breathing and guides you on a meditative journey. Register for one of the following dates:

Foggy Bottom

January 16 | Marvin Center, Room 308 (CANCELLED); Sessions have been rescheduled for January 31

February 20, Marvin Center Room 308


January 30 | Enterprise Hall, Room 145

VSTC: February 27, Enterprise Hall Room 145

Retirement Counseling

Fidelity Investments

Make an appointment online or call 800-642-7131

Foggy Bottom: August 26 | September 9
VSTC: August 19 | September 23


Make an appointment online or call 866-843-5640 

Foggy Bottom: August 15 | August 29 | September 12 | September 26 | October 2 | October 9 | October 17 | October 24 | October 31
VSTC:  August 20 | September 24 | October 22 | December 3

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 a question about plan claims, network, website and/or benefits coverage, schedule an appointment by clicking on the appropriate link below:

FOGGY BOTTOM CAMPUS  | Meetings will take place 10 am - 2 pm, at Marvin Center, Room 413 (800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20006)

February 13, 2020

March 5, 2020

VSTC CAMPUS  | Meetings take place 11 am - 1 pm, in room 160A near the Benefits Office, 45115 Research Place, Ashburn, VA

February 11, 2020  

March 4, 2020 

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.

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 2019 on the following dates:


 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

Retirement and Financial Wellbeing Fair

Join us for the bi-annual Retirement and Financial Wellbeing Fair at Foggy Bottom on November 12, 2019.

Join us November 12 for the bi-annual Financial Wellbeing and Retirement Fair at the Foggy Bottom campus.  One-hour sessions are curated for all employees, regardless of your financial or career stage. Being empowered to chart your financial journey not only rewards the future you, but it reduces stress in the present. Join us for the following sessions:

Retirement Track:

  • “Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement” by TIAA
  • Retire from GW, presented by Paul Martin, GW Benefits Administrator for Retirement
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Maximize Social Security in Your Retirement Strategy

Financial Wellbeing Track:

  • Getting and Keeping Good Credit
  • Invest Confidently for Your Future
  • Your Debt Free Game Plan
  • “Women’s Guide to Financially Ever After"

Open Enrollment Fairs*

Foggy Bottom - Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom

Thursday, October 10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday October 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

VSTC - Enterprise Hall Rom 102

Wednesdsay, October 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Open Enrollment Info Sessions

Join Benefits for an overview of what's new and what's changing during the 2020 Open Enrollment season, which begins October 7 and ends October 25 at 8pm ET.  Open Enrollment is your chance each year to review your current benefits and make any necessary changes that best suports you and your family.

FOGGY BOTTOM CAMPUS  | Wednesday, September 25; 1 - 2 pm; Marvin Center, Room 301

VSTC CAMPUS  | Monday, September 23; Noon - 1 pm; Enterprise Hall, Room 176


Monday, September 30, Noon - 1 p.m.; Webex Link | Meeting ID: 734 579 064 

Friday, October 4, Noon - 1 p.m.; Webex Link  Meeting ID: 730 376 792

"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.

September 24, 2019  |  12 p.m. - 1 p.m.; Room 308

VIRTUAL  |  via WebEx

September 25, 2019  |  12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
WebEx link  | Meeting ID: 736 420 011 | Audio connection: +1-855-282-6330 (US TOLL FREE)    +1-415-655-0003 (US TOLL)

If you are unable to attend the seminar, a copy of the presentation will be available at a later date. 

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 and register for a Fidelity web workshop at

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