The Office of Housing and Conference Services (Housing Office) welcomes you to our web site.
Mission - Our mission is to provide a comfortable, safe, and stable environment within which students can confront the challenges of personal and intellectual development. Over 4000 undergraduate students live on the main campus. Occupancy in the residence halls is open to all full-time, unmarried, undergraduate Georgetown University students. The Housing Office is responsible for housing assignments, housing charges, and administration of the Housing Occupancy Agreement.
Housing Requirement and Eligibility - All first year and sophomore students are required to live on campus unless an exemption is granted by the Housing Office. Upperclass students obtain housing through a housing lottery process. Graduate students live off campus in the surrounding community. Housing accommodations include residence hall rooms, apartments, and townhouses.
Students with Disabilities - Students with Disabilities: Undergraduate students with disabilities are eligible for housing on campus based on: (1) the nature of their disability, (2) recommendations from their health care provider, and (3) approval of the Disability Support Services Office. Students who need special housing arrangements should contact the Housing Office or the Disability Support Services Office as soon as possible to obtain the necessary forms and to assure assignment to a suitable space.
Residence Life - The Housing Office staff works closely with the Office of Residence Life. A residence life senior staff person manages and resides in each residence hall and apartment complex. They supervise student Resident Assistants, as well as oversee the development of educational, social, cultural and spiritual programs. A number of chaplains and faculty members also live in the residence halls, where they serve as resources to students and enhance the living/learning environment.
Housing Accommodations - Residence hall rooms, apartments and townhouses are fully furnished and air-conditioned. Many services are provided for the convenience of residents. HoyaNet cable service is available in the residence halls for a small activation and monthly service fee. A cable-ready television set is required since the service utilizes no converter box. With the exception of the townhouses, all rooms are wired with one data connection per student, giving students access to the local area network and to the Internet. In addition, there are computer labs in some of the residence halls. Laundry facilities are available in each residence hall and apartment complex. Also there is a washer and dryer in each townhouse. HoyaNet telephone service in the residence halls offers the best value in local and long distance service.
Housing Occupancy Agreement - Once a student selects housing on campus, he/she is required to sign a Housing Occupancy Agreement. The agreement is binding once it is signed and there is a cancellation fee to drop housing (if signer is eligible to choose alternate housing). There is no charge to change to a different room on campus. The change must be for a serious cause, however, and must be approved by the hall director of the complex and the Housing Office.
The Housing Office welcomes your comments and questions.
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