Where to Eat

  • Pelham Commons at West Hall
  • Buff & Brew
  • District House Dining
  • Thurston Hall Dining 
  • Thurston Frictionless Market
  • Shenkman Hall Dining
  • Shenkman Global
  • Shenkman Market
  • Hillel  

In addition to the GW Dining locations, GW Dining has relationships with more than 80 dining partners, including restaurant, quick service, fast-casual and grocery partners, at both on-and off-campus locations. These dining partners accept Dining Dollars and Colonial Cash as a form of payment for your food. 

Use the "CampusCard" search engine below to learn more about our more than 80 GWorld Dining and Retail Partners. Please keep in mind a vendor’s operating hours may change at any time.  

Dining Dollars are affiliated with the GW Dining Meal Plans and are stored money (ie: 1 dining dollar is $1 cash dollar) on your GWorld card. Dining Dollars can be used to purchase food at participating GWorld Dining Partners both on- and off-campus. Dining Dollars cannot be used for retail or service purchases  (ie: barbershop/hair salons). 

Colonial Cash is dual purpose. Residential students voluntarily load money on their GWorld card as Colonial Cash to use at laundry machines, printing kiosks and retail partners (barbershop/hair salon). Faculty, staff and commuter/off-campus students (undergraduate, graduate, law, medical and doctoral) can voluntarily load money to their GWorld Card in the form of Colonial Cash and use their GWorld card as a form of payment at any of the listed GWorld Dining and Retail Store Partners.

Additional Dining Dollars and Colonial Cash can be added at any time via GW’s “GET” mobile app.

4/19/21 Update: Whole Foods is phasing out its participation in university sponsored campus card programs in partnership with collegiate retail dining programs. GWorld Dining Dollars will be able to be used as a form of payment at their store on I Street through the 2022-23 academic year. However, starting June 1, 2023, Whole Foods will no longer accept GWorld as a form of payment.

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