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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Hall, more commonly referred to as JBKO, is a co-ed student residence hall on the Foggy Bottom campus hosting 268 primarily sophomore students in singles, doubles and quads.

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JBKO

LocationEdit

2222 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC, 20052

Building and Room StructureEdit

JBKO consists of 8 residential floors and one basement.

Amenities and FeaturesEdit

  • Rooftop deck
  • Laundry facilities
  • Room specific: Private bathrooms.


Breakdown of available room types:

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Quads

HistoryEdit

  • Built in the mid 30's, this building was renamed and dedicated to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the mid 1990's.  It has not seen a major refurbishment since then, and is one of the most obvious cases of deferred maintinence at GW.  

House StaffEdit

SecurityEdit

  • Unlike its twins, Munson and Fulbright, JBKO has security at the entrance almost 24 hours a day.

ProsEdit

  • Great Location, across the street from Metro, Hispital, Whole Foods, Sweet Green, and and Roti
  • North-facing rooms get flooded with natural light all day

ConsEdit

  • Tiny, Antiquated kitchens with old appliances, stained floors, walls, and ceilings with orientations that make cleaning difficult
  • Stained wood floors that have been poorly maintained
  • Bathrooms frequently have cracked and missing floor tiles
  • Most modern toilet paper rolls cannot fit into designated slots
  • Loud banging and creaking noises have been reported on many floors that occur chronically without warning
  • Window Blinds are old and do not keep out light from the streets
  • Trash chute fills up twice weekly and is never emptied on time
  • Due to construction, windows have not been washed in either 2013 or 2014
  • Construction has caused frequent water and gas outages
  • False fire alarms are frequent

Other Residence Halls Like This OneEdit

Fulbright

Other factsEdit

External LinksEdit

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