Around Georgetown University Campus
This page provides information about getting around the Georgetown University Main Campus and miscellaneous services offered on campus.
Georgetown campus map
Many buildings and place names mentioned below can be found on the interactive Georgetown campus map:http://explore.georgetown.edu/maps (new window).
Getting around Washington DC is most easily planned by consulting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) online Trip Planner (http://www.wmata.com (new window)). Taking public transportation to Georgetown University is highly recommended, as parking can be difficult. For information regarding travelling to Georgetown campus from airports, railway terminal, bus terminal, and other parts of the Washington area, please see the Travel page.
On weekdays (Monday-Friday), Georgetown University Transportation Shuttles (GUTS) run between campus (outside the Leavey Center) and the following destinations: Rosslyn Station, Dupont Circle, and Nos. 2115 and 2233 on Wisconsin Avenue. The GUTS service is free, but visitors must present an ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport) upon getting on the bus. Shuttles operate every 5-10 minutes during peak commuting times, and every 20 minutes at other times. For Rosslyn, the GUTS stop is at 19th and Moore Streets. For Dupont Circle, the GUTS stop is at 20th Street and Massachusetts Avenue. For more information about the shuttle service, please visit their web site at http://otm.georgetown.edu/guts/ (new window).
Parking near and around the Georgetown campus can be difficult, especially on weekdays. Street parking around campus is severely limited and strictly enforced by DC police. Most streets require a DC residential permit for parking longer than two hours. Off campus, a limited number of metered spaces are available on Reservoir Road, 37th Street, and Prospect Street, which allow parking for 3 hours at a time.
On campus, visitor parking spaces are available in the Georgetown Southwest Garage, for a flat rate of $12 per day. To reach this garage, you must take the Canal Road entrance to Georgetown University (see campus map at http://explore.georgetown.edu/maps/ (new window)), then take the garage entrance on your right-hand side, halfway up the hill. Follow the ‘Elevator’ signs inside the garage to exit the garage on foot (elevator exits are located in Kennedy Hall and O’Donovan Hall).
On weekends (Saturday and Sunday), the Southwest parking garage is open to visitors free of charge.
In the Intercultural Center (ICC), our conference venue, there are a few publicly accessible Macs located in the hallway on the first and second floor. There are also a few Macs located in the Sellinger Lounge of the Leavey Center (outside the Uncommon Grounds coffee shop). Lauinger Library has Internet facilities on the first floor (Gelardin New Media Center) and the third floor (lobby). You must present an ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport) to enter the Library.
Photocopying and Printing
- On campus: Lauinger Library has self-service copy machines and printers, as well as a Copy Services Center on the second floor. For general information seehttp://www.library.georgetown.edu/service/copy.htm (new window). For operating hours for the Library and the Copy Services Center, see: http://www.library.georgetown.edu/geninfo/hours.htm (new window)
- Off campus: There is a Fedex Kinko store at 3329 M Street (on M Street between 33rd and 34th Street) where you can print and make copies. For general information see http://www.kinkos.com. (new window)
The Georgetown University Bookstore is located in the Leavey Center. For operating hours and information visit http://auxsrvcs.georgetown.edu/bookstores.html (new window)
Coffee Shops & Dining Needs
- On campus: Please see the “Food” list on the following web page (please note that some places are not open on weekends or for dinner). http://explore.georgetown.edu/offices/index.cfm?Action=List (new window)
- Off campus: Georgetown is one of DC’s main dining spots. A short walk down M Street, Prospect Street, or Wisconsin Avenue will take you to many restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines. Please seehttp://www.georgetowndc.com/ (new window) for comprehensive information on dining (and shopping) in the Georgetown area.
Eateries frequented by Georgetown students include:
- Wisemiller’s on 36th Street (1 block from the Georgetown University main gate) offers bagels, hot and cold sandwiches, coffee, snacks, and small groceries. There is no sit-down dining.
- Booeymonger (3265 Prospect Street – about 5 blocks from campus) sells sandwiches salads, and coffee.
- The Tombs on 36th Street (1 block from the university main gates) is a classic meeting spot for Georgetown University students and faculty for casual dining.
Security and Safety
While Georgetown is in general a safe area, Campus Security recommends that you not walk alone in unlighted areas at night.
To reach the Georgetown University Department of Public Safety (DOPS): dial 202-687-4343. For on-campus emergencies, dial 202-687-HELP.
US Emergency phone number: dial 911