Move-in for first year and transfer students is Friday, August 25, 2017 . 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!

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.

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