Campus Life, D.C., New Student Guide 2017

July 26, 2017


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If you’re looking for food essentials beyond what Vital Vittles can offer, this is the place to stock up on groceries. Whether you’re craving some fresh fruit or looking for your favorite study snacks, Safeway has a great selection and also boasts an extensive deli counter, a pharmacy and a Starbucks. Since the walk is a bit lengthy and coming back with all your groceries can be tough, its a good idea to hop on the Wisconsin Avenue Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle, which you can board in front of Epicurean and Company. Or, if you’re feeling lazy, you can also sign up on for deliveries to your dorm, and get your first one free.

1855 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Trader Joe’s

Take a walk down M Street, turn onto Pennsylvania Avenue and you’ll find yourself in Foggy Bottom, right near Trader Joe’s. With its emphasis on easy-to-prepare and inexpensive products,Trader Joe’s is an ideal place for college students to shop. The extensive selection of fresh produce and healthy microwavable meals are great if you aren’t in the mood for O’Donovan Hall and don’t want to order take-out. To avoid the trek, you can hop on the Circulator heading to Dupont Circle, and use either the WMATA 32 or 36 bus on the way back.

1101 25th St. NW

Household/Dorm Essentials

TJ Maxx

Is your dorm room looking a little bare? Head down M Street and past Dean & DeLuca to findTJ Maxx. It’s the perfect place to find all of the unexpected essentials for your dorm room at discounted prices. Whether it’s an extra pillow, a decorative blanket to keep you warm, or those string lights you urgently need, TJ Maxx has it all, and it’s ideal for a college student’s budget.

3222 M St. NW

Target Express

Just a short walk over the Key Bridge or a free GUTS bus ride away, the Target Express in Rosslyn is a great place to get everything you knew you’d need but forgot at home. The Rosslyn Target is perfect for picking up cleaning supplies, toiletries, groceries and other home essentials at a cheaper price than in Washington, D.C. Moreover, it’s easily accessible from campus and is located just across the street from a Safeway, so you can kill two birds with one stone.

1500 Wilson Blvd.Arlington, VA 22209



When colds inevitably start to spread across campus, head just down O Street to CVS to stock upon everything you need to stay healthy. Whether it’s some Vitamin C, Advil or tissues, CVS hasit all, as well as all of your essential toiletries  stop by for shampoo, soap, candy or anythingelse you might need in a pinch. It’s open 24 hours, though if you’re picking up prescriptions, thepharmacy closes at 5 p.m. on weekends and 9 p.m. during the week.

1403 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Dry Cleaning

GT Quality Cleaners

With its quick and inexpensive service, GT Quality Cleaners is a convenient way to avoidburning your favorite shirt on the ironing board. Or if your suit isn’t fitting as well as you’d likebefore that big interview, you can also get it altered here.

3345 Prospect St. NW

Shipping and Office

UPS Store

Located just a few blocks down N Street, the UPS Store is a handy place for all your shipping needs. No matter how big the box or how much packing tape, should you need to ship something especially during move out  this is your go-to store.

3220 N St. NW

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center

If you’re looking for services beyond just standard printing, FedEx has you covered. Whether you need flyers, posters, banners or any other special materials for presentations or studentgroups, it has the supplies and staff to help you.

3329 M St. NW


Georgetown Hairstyling

This quintessential men’s barber shop can be found just two blocks from the front gates. A basiccut is $24, 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 learnyour name.

1329 35th St. NW

Aveda Salon and Spa

The Aveda salon is the perfect spot for a more luxurious experience, though at a cost women’s haircuts start at $77, and men’s at $52. Aveda products are made from all-natural plant extracts, and thus minimize damage to your hair. Moreover, this full-service salon also offers manicures, pedicures and waxing.

1325 Wisconsin Ave. NW

O Salon

Though you may not expect to find a high-quality hair salon right across the street from Wingo’sthat’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 finally causes you to cut ties with your local salon. It may be pricey, but for unbeatable care and a variety of treatment options and services, O Salon is your best bet.

3212 O St. NW

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