Commuting to Campus
If you decide to stay somewhere that is not within walking distance to campus, there are several commuting options for you.
DC is also a very bike-friendly city, with a number of protected bike paths and convenient rental systems. You can download a copy of the bike path map for DC here.
To rent a bike, you may want to rent one using Capital Bikeshare. There are 4,300 bikes and 500+ stations across DC, Virginia, and Maryland. There are a couple of options for use. The first is to become a member. The membership is free, but there are various prices to ride depending on how often you want to use the bike. Day passes and 3 Day passes must be picked up at a kiosk and can’t be ordered online. You can locate the nearest kiosk or station using this map.
- Single Use: $2 for 30 minutes of bike riding. After the 30 minutes, you will be charged $2 for the hour, and $4 more for an hour and a half. This can all be done online through their app.
- Day Pass: $8/day. This allows you to use the bikes an unlimited number of times for 24 hours. However, this is limited to 30 minute rides, and must be purchased in person at a kiosk. Charges will incur the same way as single use after 30 minutes.
- 3 Day Pass: $17. Great for the full conference weekend! Rides are limited to 30 minutes for no additional fees, and this pass must be picked up in person at a kiosk.
DC has a comprehensive bus system that can take you anywhere within the DMV. Bus rides are $2 in cash, or you can get a reloadable SmarTrip card to pay your fares. To purchase a SmarTrip card, you can order one online or purchase them at any MetroRail station. Learn more here.
There are two lines that drop you off on campus.
- The G2 line drops you off in front of the main gate.
- The D6 bus stops at the top of campus by the MedStar Hospital on Reservoir Road.
- For a walk, you can also take the D2/38B/30N/30S/31/33 busses.
- Another option that will take you to 34th and M street is the DC Circulator bus. The circulator costs $1 to ride.
All of the bus times and routes can be found using Google Maps.
Georgetown University has a free shuttle to Main Campus that departs from five locations around DC: Dupont Circle, Rosslyn, Arlington, Wisconsin Avenue, and the Law Center. For Friday hours, please locate the appropriate shuttle to view departure times.
For Saturday service, there is only one route with three stops: Main Campus, 25th & L street NW, and 20th & Mass Ave NW. The Saturday schedule can be located here.
While the metro is a convenient method for travel between other areas of DC, it is the least convenient method of getting to Georgetown’s campus. The closest station is (a) Foggy Bottom-GWU, which is a 1.5 mile walk to the Main Gate, or (b) Rosslyn. The Orange, Silver, and Blue lines all run to both stations.
Driving to campus can be tricky. There is street parking near campus with a limit of 2 hours. In addition the university offers limited parking options. Click here for more information.
Getting to the Conference Building
The conference is being held Georgetown’s Edward B. Bunn Intercultural Center, students often refer to this building as the ICC. Depending on where you arrive on campus there are various ways to get there. Here is a link to the interactive campus map which can help you get to the conference. Just search for the Bunn Intercultural Center.