Housing and Residence Life
Georgetown University prides itself on its residential campus and the personal, intellectual and spiritual growth that students share while living together.
Over 5,000 undergraduate students live on the Main Campus. All full-time, unmarried undergraduate students are eligible to live on campus as space is available. First-year, sophomore and first-year transfer students, under age 21, are required to live on campus unless granted an exemption from the Office of Housing Services.
Students are guaranteed two years of housing and may request housing for their junior and senior years. The university has four residence halls for first-year students and nine residence areas dedicated to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Housing options include traditional single, double and triple rooms; apartments; and townhouses.
Residence Life staff lives in the residential facilities to provide support and enrichment to the living environment.
Staff includes hall directors and area coordinators, community assistants and upperclass resident assistants. Our Chaplain-in-Residence and Faculty-in-Residence programs enrich the residential experience by promoting diverse interaction and advice from individuals with experience in specific fields and faiths.
Housing Selection Process
First-year students apply for housing on line and may select their roommates through the Campus Housing Roommate Matching System (CHARMS). Students who prefer to be matched by housing staff may complete a Living Preference Questionnaire, after which the staff matches first-year students with similar living habits. It is not possible to select a particular residence hall.
Juniors and seniors may enter a lottery to determine eligibility to participate in housing selection for the following year and the order in which roommates may choose a room or apartment. If the number of juniors and seniors entering the lottery is greater than the number of spaces available, a wait list will be developed. Students who remain on the wait list are often offered on campus housing prior to the end of the spring semester.
Undergraduate students seeking off-campus housing can search the Office of Off-Campus Housing website, which allows them to search for apartments in the area. The website also has a roommate finder feature to help students who wish to share housing
Residence Hall Communities
Students may apply to live in a Living and Learning Community (LLC) in one of the residence halls.
The Living and Learning Communities program bring faculty, staff and students together around common themes and help students develop academically and personally. They also build a stronger residential community and enhance an institutional culture that values engagement and integrative learning.
The current options include Living Well; Justice and Diversity in Action; Muslim Interest Living Community; Culture and Performance; and Global Living Community.
Georgetown does not provide on-campus housing for graduate students, but the District of Columbia and surrounding areas offer many living options.
Graduate students seeking housing may search the Office of Off-Campus Housing website for living arrangements in and around the D.C. area. Students may also wish to explore the following sites: