Category: Messages to the Community

Title: REVISED: Gathering Office Materials Before August 16, 2020

Dear Georgetown University Main Campus Faculty and Staff,

As you know, for the past few weeks we have all been given permission to visit our work spaces to quickly gather books or materials useful for our teleworking and then return home.

This will end soon, as we move to a more formal testing and health protocol.

We write to note that faculty and staff should access your offices by Sunday, August 16, 2020, to gather materials you need to prepare for the Fall semester and to continue to work in remote status.

Through Sunday, August 16, 2020 (the previous date was August 9), at 12 midnight, you have access to university buildings. Faculty and staff should have GOCard access until August 16, and should notify one’s supervisor to advise them of your plans to access the building.  In the event of an access problem while on site, please contact GUPD at (202)687-4343. If you believe you do not have access,  please complete the GOCard Door Access Request form to request GOCard access to the university buildings you need to enter. As a reminder, anyone coming to the campus now is required to wear a face covering and practice physical distancing while on campus. Starting on August 17, you must follow university protocols for testing and access restricted only to those approved for on-campus work for the Fall semester.

This policy also applies to School of Continuing Studies (SCS) faculty and staff at all office locations. SCS will be in touch directly with faculty and staff with additional details about visiting SCS office locations.

We understand there may be singular instances of unanticipated access needed later in the semester. Those will be managed by your Dean’s office or supervisor on a case by case basis.

Thank you for your patience at this time and for your diligence in preparing for the upcoming semester. We look forward to a day when we can be together in person.


Robert M. Groves

Geoffrey S. Chatas
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer