2018-19 News to Know

Summer Quick Hits Georgetown University appointed Samantha Berner as the new Title IX coordinator and director of Title IX compliance, after a yearlong search to fill the role. Laura Cutway vacated her position as Title IX coordinator unexpectedly in June 2018. The announcement of Berner’s permanent appointment was sent via email only to students on…

Georgetown Sports: A Primer

Georgetown University sports are a prominent part of life on the Hilltop. During the 2018-19 academic year, Georgetown’s strongest sports were lacrosse and soccer; the men’s and women’s teams of both sports won the Big East championships and advanced into their respective national tournaments. The women’s soccer team was especially successful, coming within a goal…

Study Spots

Georgetown University’s campus and the wider Washington, D.C. area have many prime study spots where Hoyas can hit the books. Even if you’ve sworn allegiance to your favorite table or cubicle on the second floor of Lauinger Library, these study spots offer pleasant atmospheres to make a weekend study session or cramming for finals just…

Getting Around DC

Visiting Washington, D.C., and becoming familiar with Georgetown University can be a struggle even for veterans of the Hilltop, so don’t worry too much. Whether this is your first time visiting Georgetown or your family’s Hoya ties go back to the 1800s, here are some tips and pointers on navigating your new home in the…

Dining in DC

Once you’ve had your fill of downstairs Leo’s and Royal Jacket sandwiches, it’s time to venture off campus to explore all the food Washington, D.C., has to offer. Whether you’re in the mood for a short walk into the Georgetown neighborhood or an adventure into downtown D.C., plenty of tasty options await you. Quick Bites…

Getting to Know the District

Dupont Circle Just a quick 30-minute walk from the front gates or a 15-minute bus ride, Dupont Circle combines the hustle and bustle of downtown Washington, D.C., with the stately architecture found in the neighborhood you now call home. With a thriving culinary and shopping scene — as well as a Red line Metro station…

Shopping in DC

At some point during your time at Georgetown University, you may realize that your favorite shirt or goto yoga pants need some replacing. Fear not! The Hilltop puts you in the perfect location to access some of the best shopping scenes in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area Ranging from attainable fashion to high-end classics and from…

Things to Do in DC

Four years is a long time to stay anywhere, even in a city as vibrant as Washington, D.C. When classes are a bit too stressful, campus can feel a bit claustrophobic, and the urban setting may not be exactly what you need. Nature can be the perfect escape; luckily, Georgetown University is situated near many…

Georgetown History

When first walking onto Georgetown University’s campus, it’s impossible to miss the giant statue of a man sitting commandingly in a chair. This statue is partly known for the tradition of Georgetown students sitting on its lap while the Georgetown University Police Department is not looking, but the man it depicts has contributed far more…

Social Scene

If you are like the tens of thousands of new students who have come before you, you are likely curious about the Hilltop’s party scene. Surely, questions have popped into your head: Does everyone drink? (No.) How can I sneak a keg into New South? (Please don’t.) Should I buy a toga? (Make one.) Fortunately…

Errands

Haircuts Georgetown Hairstyling This quintessential men’s barber shop can be found just two blocks from the front gates. A basic cut 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 learn your name….

Part-Time Jobs

College can be expensive, and Georgetown University is no exception. After a few months of weekend restaurant dinners with friends, Uber rides, late-night snack cravings and the unexpected day-to-day expenses of living away from home, many students find their wallets a lot lighter than they would prefer. Other Hoyas may want to get a head…

Campus Resources

Georgetown University Police Department: (202) 687-4343 Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service: (202) 687-4357 SafeRides: (202) 784-7433 Student Health Center For appointments: (202) 687-2200 After-hours emergencies: (202) 444-7243 — Ask for the Student Health Center physician on call. Health Education Services: (202) 687-8949 Counseling and Psychiatric Services: (202) 687-6985 After-hours emergencies: (202) 444-7243 — Ask for…

Campus Dining

Although both the Georgetown neighborhood and Washington, D.C., boast an abundance of dining options, most students quickly learn that a regular splurge on M Street dinners is pretty unrealistic. Sweetgreen, Good Stuff Eatery and Baked & Wired are all great options for an occasional treat, but between full class schedules and extracurriculars, the majority of…

Dorm Essentials

The Hoya’s Guide to Freshman Living The average dorm room for a Georgetown University freshman runs just under 200 square feet — and that’s if you’re not shacked up in the charming confines of Darnall Hall. A few smart investments, however, can go a long way toward making effective use of your limited space. As…

Freshman Dorms

You’re moving onto Georgetown University’s campus, and you’re bound to have a lot of questions. Will you have a cool roommate? Is the plumbing really as bad as people keep saying? Where will you store your archived copies of The Hoya? Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee a cool roommate, but we can happily assure varying degrees…