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. 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. They offer a 20% discount for students on Mondays, though. Aveda products are made from all-natural plant extracts and thus minimize damage to your hair. Moreover, this full-service salon offers manicures, pedicures and waxing. 1325 Wisconsin Ave. NW

O Salon

You may not expect to find a high-quality hair salon on the same block as a vape shop and a 7/11, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from O Salon. If you only trust the person who cuts your hair at home, this salon could be the place that finally puts you at ease. 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


Trader Joe’s

Georgetown University students are lucky enough to be within walking distance of multiple Trader Joe’s locations. Take a walkdown M Street, turn onto Pennsylvania Avenue and you’ll find yourself right near a Trader Joe’s in Foggy Bottom. Now, however, you can walk just a mile up Wisconsin Avenue to find D.C.’s newest Trader Joe’s location in the Glover Park neighborhood.

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 is great if you aren’t in the mood for O’Donovan Hall and don’t want to order takeout.

To avoid the trek to Foggy Bottom, you can even hop on the D.C. Circulator heading to Dupont Circle or Union Station, and use the 30N or 30S buses on the way back. Alternatively, take advantage of the Saturday stops at Trader Joe’s on the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle line to Dupont. If you’re heading to the Glover Park location, take the Wisconsin Avenue GUTS bus from 37th Street and Winfield Lane, which will drop you one block past the grocery store. Dupont Circle: 1101 25th St. NW; Glover Park: 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite A


If you’re looking for food essentials beyond what Vital Vittles can offer, Safeway 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. The walk is a bit lengthy and coming back with all your groceries can be tough, so it’s a good idea to hop on the Wisconsin Avenue GUTS bus, which you can board at 37th Street and Winfield Lane. If you’re feeling lazy, you can also sign up on their website for deliveries to your dorm and get your first one free. 1855 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Household/Dorm Essentials

TJ Maxx

Is your dorm room looking a little bare? Head a short ways down M Street to find TJ Maxx. It’s a reliable source for the unexpected essentials you’ll need in your dorm room, all at discounted prices. Whether you need an extra pillow, a decorative blanket to keep you warm or those string lights to fit your aesthetic, 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 needed 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 most locations in the District. It’s also 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. Rosslyn, Va

Dry Cleaning

Georgetown Cleaners and Tailors

With its quick and inexpensive service, Georgetown Cleaners and Tailors is a convenient way to avoid burning your favorite shirt on your dorm ironing board. If your suit isn’t fitting as well as you’d like before that big interview, you can bring it in for alterations. 1305 35th 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, if 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 student groups, it has the supplies and staff to help you. 3329 M St. NW



When the cold inevitably starts to spread across campus, walk down O Street to CVS Pharmacy to stock up on everything you need to stay healthy. CVS has all of your essentials, from tissues to Advil to Vitamin C supplements. Stop by for shampoo, soap, candy or anything else you might need in a pinch. It’s open 24 hours, though if you’re picking up prescriptions, the pharmacy closes at 9 p.m. during the week and 5 p.m. on weekends. 1403 Wisconsin Ave. NW


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