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Summer at Georgetown: A Resource Guide

A guide for what to do, where to go,
and who to see on and beyond the Hilltop
Transportation ~ Essentials~ Campus Life ~ Food & Entertainment ~ Recreation ~
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WELCOME to Georgetown University! In this site you'll find helpful information and tips on how to take advantage of the opportunities surrounding the Georgetown campus and area.
You'll also find some cool places and things to check out while you explore! Use this as a reference to some of the most popular locations and activities that GU students enjoy...
Information listed here has been gathered for your convenience. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of information contained in the pages we link to.


TRANSPORTATION - There are several options for getting to the places you want to go within Georgetown and D.C

The easiest and least expensive way to get to and from Georgetown is via the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS), if you're coming from or going to a nearby Metro station, which is D.C.'s primary mode of public transportation.

If you're further outside the area, need to get to a specific location, or going to the airport, taxis are super convenient. For longer ventures and road trips, you might want to get a rental car. Other options include trains, Metrobus, or simply driving on your own.

Also, information on parking and bicycle registration is available.



ESSENTIALS - Need cereal, a toothbrush, or a haircut? Yes, these basics and more are available at Georgetown--and in walking distance.

When running errands to the supermarket, drugstore, dry cleaners, bank, or barber/stylist it's helpful to know exactly where to go.

You can also get community info about city government and churches here.


CAMPUS LIFE - Now that you've made it here and have settled in, it's time to tackle the campus itself.

First and foremost, here's important information about Safety, Medical & Health Care, Maintenance & Facilities.

Now for all those other "campus needs," check out: Housing & Residence Hall Offices (RHOs), libraries, the bookstore, the post office, ATMs, Laundry/Copy cards, and wait, don't help.



FOOD - So, are you hungry yet? If you don't feel like cooking there are plenty of options to choose from, not to mention the menu selections...

Here are some of the closest and most popular food choices, in the form of Fast food, Take out / Delivery, and Restaurants / Bars.

For more selections beyond the mainstream student scope, try searching here: more dining options


AROUND TOWN - Beyond the comfort and beauty of the GU campus, D.C. is one of the most interesting and diverse cities in the U.S., besides being its capital.

Experience the rich American history by visiting The Smithsonian, Monuments, & The National Mall.

Check out events at the MCI Center, where concerts and sports events are scheduled.

Go see the animals--off campus--at the National Zoo.

Catch a show at the nearby movie theatres, or a play at the Kennedy Center or the Shakespeare Theatre.

Born to shop? Try the stores at the Georgetown Park Mall, M Street, or take the trip via Metrorail to Pentagon City Mall.

The nightlife at Georgetown rocks! Check out what's hot at the Music/ Dance / Comedy clubs downtown. Or kick back and shoot some pool at the billiards hall.

For local, current, and upcoming events try The Washington Post Weekend Section., published on Fridays.



RECREATION - Get outside and enjoy the sunny D.C. summer! Both paved and wooded bike/running trails are within walking distance.

Too hot? Cool off on the water by renting boats/canoes along the Potomac River. Or take a swim in the pool.

Looking for a good gym or indoor facility? Yates Field House has tennis, basketball, and racquet ball courts, weights, a track, a pool and more all under one roof. If you live on campus for the summer, or are enrolled for class credit, you are eligible to use the Yates facilities.

For On-Campus Housing Inquiries:
Office of Residential Living
100 Harbin HallBox 571117Washington, DC 20057Phone: (202) 687.4560Fax: (202)

For Off-Campus Housing Inquiries:
Office of Neighborhood Life
1300 36th Street NWWashington, DC 20007Phone: (202)