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Commencement Housing Frequently Asked Questions

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Updated February 2014
How do I apply for Commencement housing?

Commencement Housing applications are accepted online at http://housing.georgetown.edu/summer/application/. The Commencement Housing application is live from 9AM EST on Monday, February 24, 2014 to 5PM EST on Friday, March 21, 2014.


When will I receive confirmation of the reservation?

You will receive an email confirming that we received your reservation request immediately after making the reservation. The guarantee is for housing only, not for a particular type of accommodation.


How much are rooms?

Rates for Commencement Housing 2014 are as follows:
Dates Number of Nights Total Cost per Room
(Tax Included)
Thursday, May 15, 2014 to
Monday, May 19, 2014
4 $200.00
Friday, May 16, 2014 to
Monday, May 19, 2014
3 $150.00
Each room will have two single beds with full linen service (blanket, sheets, pillow, pillow case, and towel). Rooms with private bathrooms will include a shower curtain. Each room is built for a capacity of two people, and the Office of Residential Living is not able to provide roll-away beds or cribs.


How many rooms per parent/student may be reserved?

Each family may reserve as many as 3 rooms.


Is it possible to request a particular building?

No, rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


Is it possible to stay past Monday?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate late departures. After Commencement Housing ends, our office begins working to turn over all residential space on campus for summer operations.


Can I arrive before the Thursday check-in date?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate earlier arrivals because we are in the process of preparing for commencement housing and finishing academic year move out.


What are the amenities?

Each room will have two single beds with full linen service (blanket, sheets, pillow, pillow case, and towel). Rooms with private bathrooms will include a shower curtain. Each room is built for a capacity of two people, and the Office of Residential Living is not able to provide roll-away beds or cribs.


Are rooms cleaned on a daily basis?

Daily housekeeping or trash removal service is not available.


Where do I park?

The main vehicular entrance to campus is via Canal Road. Parking is provided in the Southwest Garage. There is no parking charge for Commencement guests staying on-campus starting at 6:00 pm Thursday, then all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Vehicles must be moved out of the garage no later than 5:00 am on Monday.


Do you have shuttle service into other areas of Washington, D.C.?

The Georgetown University Transportation Services offers weekday service ONLY. However, the Washington area is served by an extensive subway Metro system. Metro buses stop at the Healy Gates. Taxis are also available at the Healy Gates or the Georgetown Conference Center.


Where do I get my room key?

Guests should pick up room keys at their respective Residence Hall Office (RHO). Information on where to check-in will be provided in the assignment email you will receive in May. Upon arrival to campus, you will receive your room key along with other information to assist you during your stay.


What if I decide to cancel?

Cancellations must be submitted in writing by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 4, 2014 to receive a full refund. After that date, 50% of the full amount paid is forfeit. Refunds are processed in early June.


What are the methods of payments?

Visa or MasterCard is required to make a reservation using the website. Cash, checks and credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard only) are also acceptable forms of payment for invitations which are mailed. To have a paper application sent to you, please email commencementhousing@georgetown.edu. Paying by check or cash means you forfeit your opportunity to be assigned a room with a bathroom.


Do you offer handicapped rooms?

A limited number of handicapped accessible rooms are available. Please contact our office in writing at commencementhousing@georgetown.edu to make a request.


Are wheelchairs or golf carts available?

For special needs, please refer to http://commencement.georgetown.edu.


Are refrigerators provided?

No. However, you are permitted to use the refrigerators in the lounges located on each floor of the residence halls used for Commencement Housing.


Office of Residential Living100 Harbin HallBox 571117Washington, DC 20057Phone: (202) 687.4560Fax: (202) 687.4590residentialliving@georgetown.edu

Office of Neighborhood Life1300 36th Street NWWashington, DC 20007Phone: (202) 687.5138neighborhoodlife@georgetown.edu