Hall on Virginia Avenue, more commonly known as HOVA, is a co-ed student residence hall at 2601 Virginia Ave. hosting about 200 graduate students.




Building and Room StructureEdit

HOVA consists of 8 residential floors plus main level lobby, mezzanine, 2 underground parking levels, and rooftop pool level

Amenities and FeaturesEdit

  • Study lounge
  • Rooftop pool
  • Laundry facilities per floor
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Room specific: Rooms have full private bathrooms, mini refrigerators, high-speed Internet access and a telephone line per room, and cable television. HOVA also features two newly constructed common space kitchens for student use.

Breakdown of available room types:

  • 100% of students will live in singles


Earlier in the 20th century, HOVA was a luxury hotel contained inside the Watergate complex. Room 723 was the lookout room for the infamous Watergate break-in, which ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. In the past, HOVA served as a freshman residence hall; however, the District of Columbia disallowed this plan in 2005 and the university converted HOVA to a graduate student residence hall.

House StaffEdit




HOVA is generally despised by the graduate student community. Given its history as a luxury hotel, the rooms in HOVA are more like dorm rooms, with a private bathroom, refrigerator, and microwave, than an apartment. Many graduate students believe they should be given more advanced housing accomodations and choose to live off-campus, rather than in GW housing.

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