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Planning for the Future of Student Housing

Creating a More Vibrant Residential Campus

Georgetown's master planning process will create a more vibrant, student-centered living and learning community on the main campus. A living and learning campus means building new residence halls, renovating existing residential spaces, and creating new opportunities for academic life, social life, and student programming. 

The opening of the Healey Family Student Center is the first major project to enhance the living and learning community. Renovation of the former Jesuit Residence and construction of the Northeast Triangle will create two new residential communities that comprehensively integrate the residential experience with student life on campus. During the 2015-2016 academic year, Georgetown will make temporary accommodations for residential space in the Leavey Center hotel and in existing residence halls.

Click here to follow progress of these projects.


Ryan Hall Former Jesuit Residence   
Georgetown is renovating the former Jesuit Residence as a 148 bed residence hall. The renovation of the building will rehabilitate the existing structure, create a student residential community in the heart of campus, and preserve the community and heritage on the historic Dahlgren Quad.

The renovation will create a variety of living spaces, including apartment-style rooms with kitchenettes and semi-suites with semi-private bathrooms. Some rooms will make use of high ceilings and loft-style floor plans. Rooms on the upper floors will offer unparalleled views of the Potomac River and DC. Click here to download the latest sample floor plans and room designs.

The former Jesuit dining hall will become a large community space for residents of the building. Campus Ministry will retain the historic chapel on the main floor with access to Dahlgren Quad. The courtyard outside the building, formerly a parking lot, will become new green space. The renovation will also bring the former Jesuit Residence up to modern building codes, utilizing current sustainability standards while ensuring historic preservation. Building upgrades will ensure ADA accessibility, include installation of life safety systems, sprinkler protection, heat and air conditioning, refurbished windows, security, and network upgrades.

The University selected two firms with expertise working on historic campus architecture to design and renovate the former Jesuit Residence. Ayers Saint Gross, selected with meaningful student participation, is the architect for this project. Manhattan Construction, the firm that renovated Dahlgren Chapel, is the construction manager.

PROJECT TIMELINE: Interior demolition summer and early fall 2014; interior construction late fall 2014; completion fall 2015
PROJECT SIZE: 148 beds


Northeast Triangle South View Feb 14

The Northeast Triangle residence hall creates an opportunity to develop a larger and more dynamic student residential community on the north side of campus and to deliver a new residential experience on campus. Located along a major pedestrian pathway, the Northeast Triangle will fully integrate the residence hall with campus life.

The Northeast Triangle will be an 8-story building with suite-style housing for 225 students. The ground floor of the building will not be a typical residence hall lobby but will be an active multipurpose floor with study space, meeting space, and social space for residents and non-residents to use. With large windows, the first floor will seamlessly connect with the walkway in front of the building, which will be redesigned and feature a new ADA accessible ramp from Red Square.

Featuring a green roof and other sustainable designs, the building will be the first LEED-certified residence hall on campus. Other features include an indoor bike storage room and new and more usable outdoor space. The building will use only 50% of the lot and will create green terraces on the east side of the building, outdoor seating at the south entrance, and a patio at the second floor for resident use. The building will also be the first keyless building; residents can unlock their rooms using their GOCards.

Sasaki Associates, the architects for the Northeast Triangle residence hall, worked closely with students and alumni through a series of open forums and small group meetings to design a building that will serve the university’s students and the campus community well into the future. Click here to see the latest designs. Gilbane is the construction manager for the project.

PROJECT TIMELINE: Construction begins August 2014; Completion fall 2016
PROJECT SIZE: 225 beds


In addition to creating new spaces, Georgetown is committed to improving the quality of existing residential space over the next several years, including future renovations to Henle Village.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Georgetown will temporarily renovate two floors of the Leavey Center hotel as student residential space and make accommodations in existing residence halls (Village C, Copley, Southwest Quad, LXR, Village A, and Alumni Square) for additional capacity. These temporary accommodations will include conversion of larger common rooms into bedrooms and some double rooms into triple rooms. Most rooms will revert to prior use and occupancy after the 2015-2016 academic year. 

PROJECT TIMELINE: Construction begins spring 2015; Completion fall 2015
PROJECT SIZE: 120 beds (Leavey Hotel); 105 beds (Existing residence halls)

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