FAQs

General

I am a concerned parent and want to talk to a staff member. What should I do?

Please review our Parent Guide for a detailed look at how to handle situations concerning your student.

I want to join a Living Learning community, how do I apply?

The opportunity to apply to our various Living Learning Communities takes place each spring. Students can apply for up to 3 LLCs through their Hoya Housing account. The application requirements are different for each LLC. Review information on our LLCs by visiting this page.

If I decide not to return to Georgetown next year, will I be charged for housing?

You will not be charged for housing if you notify the Office of Residential Living in writing before school begins. We will contact your Dean or the Registrar's Office to confirm your withdrawal.

Something in my room is damaged or missing, what do I do?

If you are in need of maintenance to fix a broken item or address a facility concern, please submit a General Maintenance Request. If you are needing to submit a work order for a Laundry machine, please submit a Laundry Work Order.

I received an e-mail from Residential Living but now I can't find it in my inbox. How can I locate the e-mail?

E-mails sent to students are saved in the students Hoya Housing account. Log into Hoya Housing and click the Messages button in the top right corner!

living with us

How much does it cost to live on campus?

Room rates are approved by the Board and distributed each spring for the following academic year. View the current rate sheet.

Do you offer single rooms?

We do offer single rooms to upperclass students who opt in for Phase 2 of Housing Selection. Singles are split between males and females and only exist in LXR, McCarthy, Kennedy and Reynolds Halls. Some singles on campus are reserved for persons with physical disabilities or other special needs. The 3 singles in Copley are reserved for students with a medical need, who are mobility impaired or need access to a private bathroom.

Can I stay in my same room or apartment from year to year?

In order to be equitable to all students, all apartments and rooms are placed back into the general pool during Housing Selection each spring. Students have the opportunity to select their same room only if it is available at their lottery time.

Can I stay in my room during the summer?

Various summer options are available to students. Click here to learn about Summer Housing,

Do you offer the opportunity to switch rooms/apartments during the academic year?

Yes. Click here to view our Room Switch Policy

Housing Selection

How do I find out which apartments and residence hall rooms are available for selection?

Available rooms and apartments will be listed on Hoya Housing during your room selection process. As rooms are selected, @GUResLiving on Twitter will send a live tweet stating that space has been chosen. At the end of each selection day, Residential Living will compile a list of chosen spaces to let students know what is gone.

Do all group members have to be present to select their room?

No. During the group formation process, a sponsor will be chosen to represent your group. The sponsor will be required to select the apartment/room on behalf of the entire group. Click here to learn more about the Housing Selection Process.

If my friends and I enter the housing selection as two groups of two, can the group with the higher selection number pull up the second to choose an apartment or adjacent rooms?

No. There is no "pulling up"; for groups. If 4 students wish to room together, they should enter Housing Selection: Phase 1 as one group. A group will have the opportunity to add in another student to be a fifth, sixth, or seventh member of their apartment group if they chose a unit with more than 4 beds.

If all members of our group decide to switch out or drop the apartment, can we give it to our friends?

No. All empty apartments revert to the Office of Residential Living to be offered to the next group in line.

We are 3 rising sophomores and we have 1 rising junior in our group. Can we choose an apartment complex if we have a mixed group?

Yes. You may choose any available apartment (with the exception of townhouses) with a mixed group.

I would like to sign up to live with an international roommate. Is this possible?

It is possible to request an international roommate. However, the international roommate may not be one of the original four members of the apartment group. The international roommate may only be added in as the fifth, sixth, or seventh member of an apartment group.

Are students with special medical needs given preference in the housing selection?

Consideration is given only to serious medical conditions which are documented by a health care provider. Students with medical need for special accommodations will need to contact the Academic Resource Center to request medical housing. See the Housing Selection Handbook for additional information.

I am an alternate for the RA position, but I am not sure that I will be accepted. What should I do about Housing Selection?

You should make plans to participate in Housing Selection as if you are not chosen as an RA. If you are selected to be an RA, you will be offered an RA space. If you are a member of an apartment group, the remaining roommates will have 3 days to name an eligible replacement from the date you are dropped from the assignment. If no replacement has been named by this deadline, the space will be posted as a vacancy in the housing selection.

If I participate in Housing Selection as a senior and later decide to live off campus, may I give my lottery time to a friend with a later time?

No. You cannot give away your lottery time. If you do not select a space during your lottery time, we will simply move along to the next group. 

How does a student who is studying abroad obtain housing?

Students abroad should regularly check the Student Living web site for information about the selection process. Abroad students who are interested in selecting into an apartment or suite will become part of a 4 person group during Phase 1 of Housing Selection. They should ensure that another member of their group is designated as the group sponsor.

I am planning to study abroad first semester but want to live with my friends when I return. Should I sign up with them to get an apartment?

Students confirmed by the Office of Global Education to be abroad fall semester will not be eligible to go through the housing selection process. The Office of Residential Living will reach out to fall study abroad students in early September regarding their spring housing options.

If I am going abroad second semester and my friend is going abroad first semester, can we just switch places in the apartment?

Fall residents may fill anticipated spring vacancies by naming a new roommate on a Vacancy Fill-In form. These forms will be due to Residential Living late fall semester. More information will go out to fall residents about this process in early-September.