New Student Guide 2016

August 27, 2016


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If you’re looking for food essentials beyond what Vital Vittles can offer, this is your place to stock up on groceries. It has a great selection and also includes an extensive deli counter, a pharmacy and a Starbucks. If you’re feeling lazy, you can sign up on for deliveries to your dorm, with your fi rst one free. Also, because the walk isn’t the quickest and coming back with all your groceries can be diffi cult, it is a good idea to hop on the Wisconsin Avenue Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle, which you can board in front of Epicurean and Company.
1855 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Whole Foods

Searching for something more organic and wholesome? Whole Foods is located up the road from Safeway in Glover Park and also has a wide variety of prepared foods. Included inside is its Whole Body section, which sells a variety of vitamins, minerals, herbal remedies and other natural products. The GUTS bus will stop about half a block down from the store.
2323 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Trader Joe’s

Walk on M Street and turn onto Pennsylvania Avenue and you’ll soon fi nd yourself in Foggy Bottom and right near Trader Joe’s. Emphasizing easy-to-prepare and inexpensive products, Trader Joe’s is an ideal place for college students to shop. The large selection of fresh produce and healthy microwavable meals are great if you aren’t in the mood for Leo’s and don’t want to order take-out. To avoid such a trek, hop on the Circulator heading to Dupont Circle to get there, and use either the WMATA 32 or 36 bus on the way back.
1101 25th St. NW

Household/Dorm Essentials


Is your dorm room looking a little bare? Walk down M Street, past Dean & Deluca to fi nd TJ Maxx. It’s the perfect store to fi nd all your miscellaneous dorm essentials for a discounted price. Whether it’s an extra pillow, cooking pan, decorative blanket to keep you warm or that perfect poster to cover those white walls, TJ Maxx has it all.
3222 M St. NW

Target Express

Just a short walk over the Key Bridge or free GUTS bus ride to Rosslyn, the new Target Express is a great place to get cleaning supplies, toiletries, groceries and other home essentials at a cheaper price than in D.C. It is very easy to get to and is located across the street from a Safeway, so you can kill two birds with one stone.
1500 Wilson Blvd. Rosslyn, VA 22209



When the inevitable colds start becoming more widespread on campus, head to CVS for everything you need to stay healthy. Vitamins, Advil, tissues; CVS has it all, and of course this extends to many other products. Stop by for shampoo, soap, candy or anything else you might need. It’s open 24 hours, while the pharmacy closes at 6 p.m. on weekends and 10 p.m. during the week.
1403 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Dry Cleaning

GT Quality Cleaners

Quick and inexpensive, GT Quality Cleaners is a convenient way to avoid burning your favorite shirt on the ironing board, and if that suit isn’t fitting as well as you’d like, you can get it altered here, too. 3455 Prospect St. NW

Shipping and Office

UPS Store

Located right outside the front gates, the UPS Store is a very handy place for all your shipping needs. No matter what size box or how much packing tape, should you need to ship something — especially when moving out — this is where you’ll go.
1419 37th St. NW in Poulton Hall

FEDEX Office Print & Ship Center

If you’re looking for services beyond just standard printing, FedEx has you covered. Whether you need fl yers, posters, banners or other special materials for presentations or student groups, it has the supplies and staff to help you.
3329 M St. NW


Aveda Salon and Spa

The perfect spot for a more luxurious experience at a cost — women’s haircuts start at $77, the men’s at $52. Aveda products are made from all-natural plant extracts, causing minimal damage to your hair. This full-service salon also offers manicures, pedicures and waxing.
1325 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Georgetown Hair Styling

This quintessential men’s barber shop can be found just two blocks from the front gates. A basic cut is $23, and it accepts both appointments and walk-ins. It’s one of the few places in Georgetown where residents and students interact, and the barber makes a point of trying to learn your name.
1329 35th St. NW

O Salon

Across the street from Wingo’s –– the local wings joint –– may not be where you’d expect to fi nd a high-quality hair salon, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from O Salon. If you only trust the person who cuts your hair at home, this could be the place that fi – nally causes you to cut ties with your local salon. It may be pricey, but for unbeatable care and different treatment options and services, O Salon is your best bet.
3212 O St. NW

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