Cancellation & Closings

Holidays & Breaks

The GW Confucius Institute will NOT hold group classes nor one-on-one instruction with instructors during the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Break (Nov 21 - 26)
  • Winter Holiday (Dec 24 - 25, Dec 31)
  • New Year's Day (Jan 1)
  • MLK Day (Jan 16)
  • President's Day (Feb 20)
  • Spring Break (April 7-14)
  • Memorial Day (May 29)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Summer Break (May 31 - September 12)

We WILL continue to hold classes during the George Washington University Fall Break (October 24 - 25) and the George Washington University Spring Break (March 13 - 18). One-on-one instruction with tutors is flexibly scheduled throughout the year based on availability.


Inclement Weather

During adverse weather or other emergencies, the GW Confucius Institute will only close if the George Washington University closes. Please view the George Washington University Campus Advisories website or follow the GWU twitter account to get the most up-to-date information on emergency closings.

Classes which are cancelled due to poor weather will be rescheduled. If a student is unable to attend the rescheduled class session, he/she will not receive a refund nor will we schedule an alternative make-up session.


Group Courses

We do not offer make-up sessions for our group classes. However, students can schedule a 30 minute appointment to discuss any questions on course material with instructors during regular office hours. 


One-on-One Instruction

Students are required to give 24 hours notice for any cancellations. If 24 hour notice is not given, the missed session will not be rescheduled nor will a refund be issued. 

All requests to reschedule a session must be received in writing via email to both the tutor and the GWCI office ( Students can reschedule the new session no later than 48 hours prior to the new meeting time. Rescheduling is dependent upon instructor availability. We cannot guarantee availability. 

Class time will not be extended for students who arrive late without giving 24 hours prior notice. Refunds will not be issued for missed time. Missed time will not be added to future sessions.