In order to protect the health and safety of Georgetown University community members on campus, we have implemented a new set of procedures regarding access to University buildings and modified a number of University operations.

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Building Access Badge

Georgetown University faculty, staff, and students who have been approved to live, work, or study on campus on an ongoing basis will be required to show their Building Access Badge to gain entry to University buildings staffed by a public health screener. A Building Access Badge must be green to gain access. Red badges will be denied entry.

If you have been approved to live, work, or study on an ongoing basis in a University building that is not staffed by a public health screener, you will continue to have GOCard access to the building. You will not be required to show your Building Access Badge to enter these buildings. However, you are still required to complete the COVID-19 daily symptom check-in survey in the GU360 app and check the status of your Building Access Badge before arriving on campus. If your Building Access Badge is red, you should not come on campus or enter any University building. If your Building Access Badge is green, you can enter University buildings, and you must wear a mask, practice physical distancing and comply with all other University health and safety measures and District of Columbia guidance while on campus.

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Faculty and Staff Visiting Campus

GOCard access to University buildings has been turned off for faculty and staff who have been designated as telework-eligible and have not been approved to work on campus.

If you are a faculty or staff member who is working remotely and needs to pick up materials from your office, please follow the instructions below for requesting access to your office. Please submit your request at least 48 hours prior to the date you intend to visit campus.

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Inviting External Visitors

Faculty and staff who have been approved to work on campus can invite visitors, including research participants, to come into University buildings staffed by a public health screener via Georgetown’s new visitor registration system in Traction Guest. Faculty and staff should only invite visitors who need to be on campus for essential University business that cannot be conducted virtually.

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Campus Signage

The university has developed a standard style for signage for the Every Hoya Everywhere campaign to ensure that all campaign assets are consistent and eye catching. Several signs have been created for you to download and share.

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University Vendors

All visiting vendors who do not have an invitation through Traction Guest must check in at a vendor check-in location when they arrive on campus. Vendors and contractors whose employees participate in the University’s COVID-19 testing and screening program through One Medical do not need to check in when they arrive on campus.

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Dining Services

Dining services are set up to meet physical distancing guidelines, provide enhanced sanitation standards, and serve a reduced population density.

To reduce the amount of time students and other guests spend onsite, a mobile ordering system is available for select dining locations and all dining locations will offer pre-packaged “grab-and-go” meal options in addition to customizable made-to-order meals.

Hand sanitizer stations are available at the entrance of each dining location. Physical distancing floor markers, wayfinding signage, and single-direction entrance and exit points have been implemented in all dining locations to maintain proper physical distancing.

Seating capacity is limited based on District of Columbia and University health and safety guidelines and will take into account the size and layout of each dining location. Tables and chairs are spaced to provide for proper physical distancing, with no more than six chairs per table.

More information about the specifics of these services is available on the Hoya Hospitality website.

The Corp has resumed modified operations in Spring 2021 and is offering online orders for pickup from multiple locations on campus. Check The Corp website for details and pickup locations. You do not need to be eligible to access campus buildings to pick up orders from outdoor locations.

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Main Campus Mail Services

McShain Lounge (Small), located in McCarthy Hall, will be the temporary student mail and package distribution center beginning August 10, 2020. Students can pick up mail and packages between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students must present their GOCard to retrieve any mail or packages addressed to them.

Faculty and staff mail and packages will continue to be rerouted to the Mail Services department and distributed out of the Harris Building. Pickup of mail and packages continues to be available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Beginning August 17, when most faculty and staff will no longer have GOCard access to the Harris Building, anyone coming to pick up mail or packages will need to call 202-687-5246 when you arrive. A member of the Mail Services onsite team will meet you outside the building.

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Since the pandemic began last March, the University has paused all parking fees for our faculty, staff, and students. The pause on parking charges for faculty, staff and students will continue through the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2021. We anticipate that parking charges will resume starting July 1, 2021.

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University COVID-19 Helpline

If you have questions, please call or email the University COVID-19 Helpline to be connected to the appropriate University representative to answer your question.

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