Welcome to Georgetown!



Move-in for first year and transfer students is Friday, August 26, 2016 . This date is required for all new Georgetown students so you are able to attend your New Student Orientation (NSO). Please arrive to campus as close to your assignment time as possible to avoid the accumulation of large crowds!


Address: First year students living in Darnall, Harbin, New South and Village C West will enter campus via the Canal Road entrance. For GPS purposes, use 3611 Canal Road NW, Washington DC, 20007

Oversized Vehicles: We strongly discourage the use of moving vans, box trucks, trailers, and roof racks, for these could greatly lengthen the move-in process. Please note that vehicles unable to make a 6’6” clearance face additional delays while navigating the move-in process. If it is necessary to rent a vehicle to move to campus, please do not rent anything larger than a passenger van. Your room will not be able to accommodate more than can fit into a vehicle this size.

Cabs, Ubers or other paid car services: If you are arriving by paid car service, instruct the driver to enter campus at this address: 3700 P Street NW, Washington DC 20007. Your luggage will be off-loaded at a small drop off area and carted to your residence hall.

SuperShuttle: Please utilize the address below if using SuperShuttle service from Reagan or Dulles Airport. We do not want your shuttle getting stuck in the car queue coming from Canal Road so it is imperative this address is used!
3699 P Street NW, Washington DC, 20007 Click here to book!

We are committed to providing the best possible move-in experience we can. It’s our sincere hope that when you get to your residential community, you won’t have to lift a single item. Georgetown student volunteers will meet you at your car, unload belongings, and take them up to the students room. All you’ll need to do is check-in at your building’s designated location to receive your key, GOCard, and NSO materials. Staff will be present to guide you every step of the way and answer any questions you may have!

Here’s an outline of what to expect when you arrive:

  1. Once on campus, your car will be directed to a move-in queue by our student volunteers. While in the queue, you will receive a dashboard sign specific to your building and other information.
  2. At the end of the line, you will be directed through campus to your building’s drop-off site. Vehicles cannot be left unattended at drop off locations.
  3. Students will be met at their car by a group of volunteers with large move-in bins who will begin removing items from the car and moving them to your room.
  4. Students will head to their hall specific check-in area to receive their room key, GOCard, and New Student Orientation packet. Once the student is checked-in, they are free to head to their room.
  5. Once unloaded, your car will need to be moved to a parking garage on campus.
  6. Elevator use in the residence halls will be reserved exclusively for bins during the move-in period. Exceptions will only be made for individuals with accessibility needs. All students and parents who are able are asked to use the stairs.

  • It is possible that you will be waiting in the queue for up to one hour. Don’t fret! It takes a lot to move in over 1600 new students. Volunteers are working as fast possible to get every new student into their space. We’re sure you’ll appreciate the service once you get to the front. Meanwhile, just relax, engage with a staff member walking around the queue, and take turns hopping out to stretch your legs!
  • The assignment times were created to make sure we don’t overcrowd the process. Please come as close to your assigned time as possible. If you anticipate that you’ll be in the area earlier than expected, we request that you refrain from entering campus until we are ready for you. If you arrive later than your assigned time, we’ll allow you to enter the queue, but not to skip to the front.
  • On average, a resident can fit about 2 moving-bin’s worth of items into their room. We encourage you to practice discretion when packing for move-in. If you’re not sure you’ll need something, don’t bring it. You can always pick one up later if you decide that you did actually need it.
  • Furniture provided by Residential Living that are inside the room upon arrival must stay in the room throughout the academic year. We do not provide storage for unwanted furniture. Please do not take any furniture home or place in hallways. If the furniture is not in the student's room upon departure in May, the student will be charged for replacement.

Transfer students will follow the same process as first year students by queueing up from Canal Road, waiting in line, and dropping off at the designated spot for their building. (One exception to this are those assigned to Alumni Square, LXR, Nevils, and Townhouses—the “East Campus Check-in Station” section for more details). Transfer students will check-in at the following check-in stations, based on building:

Darnall Check-in Station:
Arrupe Hall
Darnall Hall
Henle Village

Harbin Check-in Station:
Harbin Hall
Kennedy Hall
McCarthy Hall
Reynolds Hall

New South Check-in Station:
New South Hall
Village A
Ryan & Freedom Hall

Village C Check-in Station:
Village C East
Village C West
Copley Hall

East Campus Check-in Station*:
Alumni Square

*Please note that students moving into one of these four areas do NOT have to wait in the queue. Instead they should park in the neighborhood in close proximity to their assignment, and check in at the East Campus RHO, located in the LXR Lobby. From there, a team of volunteers will be dispatched to assist in the move.

New students that are arriving to campus prior to August 26th will have access to free 2-hour parking in the Southwest garage. Vehicular traffic and street parking is not permitted on campus and cars found in violation will be ticketed.

After parking, students will go directly to the GOCard Office in Darnall Hall to pick up their GOCard. They will then proceed to their designated Residence Hall Office (RHO) to obtain their room key and get directions to their residential space. Please follow up with your Pre-Orientation Advisor for instructions on how to proceed after moving-in.

Please understand that your timeline does not allow for Residential Living to have move-in volunteers available. We are able to offer you the opportunity to reserve move-in carts through your Hoya Housing page beginning August 8th. Reservation slots are available from August 20th-25th. Please review the list below of items to bring and not to bring to make your move-in process a simple one!

First year LLC students moving into Kennedy Hall or as part of a Living Learning Community should follow the instructions listed for Transfer students above!

If you are interested in shipping items directly to your residence hall, please wait to do so until 48 hours prior to your arrival date. Click here to find proper address formats and Residence Hall Office locations!

The essentials:

  • Surge protector (or power strip) with internal circuit breaker.
  • Desk lamp (no halogen or kerosene lamps)
  • Blanket or comforter
  • Bedsheets (all beds are extra-long twin, except for Darnall Hall which are standard twin)
  • Pillow and pillow cases
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Clothes hangers
  • Toilet Paper (Village C, Copley, and apartments only)
  • Umbrella
  • Chargers for all of your electronics
  • Waste basket
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Laundry detergent (for high efficiency washing machines)
  • School supplies
  • Healthy snacks & drinks

To make you feel at home:

  • Small refrigerator (up to 3.2 cubic feet) are. All refrigerators must be portable with a capacity no larger than three cubic feet. The refrigerator must be Underwriter's Laboratory (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved.
  • Kitchen supplies (plates, cups, and utensils)
  • Small fan (while the rooms are air conditioned, during transitional seasons there can be unpredictable weather)
  • Hot-pots with self-contained heating units
  • Area rug if preferred (most rooms are carpeted)
  • Room decorations (photos, posters, artwork)

Health care needs:

  • Health Insurance Card
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Allergy medicine
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil).
  • Decongestants or other cold remedies
  • Band-Aids
  • Thermometer
  • Vaporizer/humidifier (especially if you have asthma, are prone to bronchitis, or have eczema or dry skin)

For easy living:

  • Bicycle
  • Crates and small boxes for storage
  • Iron, ironing board, drying rack
  • Shower caddy and shower shoes (rubber flip flops)
  • Stationery, envelopes, and stamps
  • Television
  • Gaming system
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Reusable water bottle

Please do not bring:

  • Microwaves (they are provided in floor kitchens)
  • Pets, including fish
  • Extension cords, multi-plug outlets, or power strips that do not have an internal circuit breaker
  • Candles or lighted incense
  • Explosives, weapons, firecrackers
  • Electrical cooking appliances other than hot-pots/plates. These may not be used in student rooms, but can used and stored in kitchens. 
  • Kerosene or halogen lamps
  • Fuel powered engines (i.e. mopeds, motorcycles)
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Live cut trees (i.e. Christmas trees)
  • Space heaters
  • Bed lofts (please utilize bed raisers that can be found at department stores)
  • Computer extension devices, including but not limited to: computer servers, wireless access points, switches, routers, hubs, Ethernet splitters, any layer 2 device that allows more than one Ethernet device to use any given port at the same time
  • Grills including George Foreman Grills