Category: Messages to the Community

Title: Important Reminders for Move-In Tomorrow, January 11

Date Published: January 10, 2022

Dear Students,

General student move-in for the Spring 2022 semester begins tomorrow, January 11, 2022. We would like to share the following important reminders on what to expect for move-in. Please note that we are expecting very cold weather in the region tomorrow and arrival processes may include lines extending outside, so please dress warmly.

If you have not yet submitted your Spring 2022 Return to Campus form via Hoya Housing, please do so as soon as possible. It is critical that we have an understanding of the dates students plan to return to campus over the coming weeks. If your dates change, please update your anticipated arrival date in Hoya Housing. 

Getting to Campus

  • Parking: Any students arriving by car who require parking to move-in should arrive via the Canal Road entrance and use the Southwest Parking Garage (3611 Canal Road address for GPS directions). The individual who is dropping you off may temporarily park in the Southwest Garage, where hourly charges will be waived during peak move-in days (from January 11 – 14).
  • Airport Shuttles: The university is offering free shuttles from Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport on January 11.

Arrival Testing and Move-In

  • Move-In Hours: Residential students must move in when the university’s COVID-19 testing sites are open, as noted on the COVID-19 testing protocol page.
  • Arrival Testing Process: Please schedule your PCR test as soon as possible through the One Medical app or website, and closely review the arrival testing process as previously shared in our January 5 communication, a process which involves taking a PCR test and picking up your rapid antigen test at the Healey Family Student Center or Leavey Student Center testing sites immediately upon arrival on campus.
  • Families/Visitors: Visitors, including parents and family members, are not permitted to enter residential buildings at this time. Public restrooms will be open in other campus buildings, such as the Healey Family Student Center and Leavey Center.
  • Warm Beverage Stations: Hot apple cider will be available on Tuesday, January 11, from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for students and their families in the tents in Dahlgren Quad and Red Square.
  • Isolation Reminder: Students who test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival, either via their antigen rapid test or PCR test, will receive guidance on isolation and next steps from Georgetown’s Care Navigator team. We have proactively taken steps to increase the number of isolation rooms we have available (both by dedicating all of the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center to housing and isolating students and by acquiring rooms at an external hotel nearby). However, students should be prepared to isolate with another student in a hotel room or in their on-campus residence, as instructed by the university. Students may also isolate at home if they are able to return home by private transportation (e.g., driving home with a parent or family member) while wearing a properly-fitting, high-quality mask (e.g., N95, KN95, KF94). Students who test positive may not take public transportation (e.g., airplane, train, ride-share) to travel home.

Campus Operations

Please visit the COVID-19 Resources Center page and Hoya Eats for regular updates on the status of campus operations, including any adjusted hours in the event a campus service is disrupted over the next few weeks because of an operational challenge.

  • Dining Services: All dining services are grab-and-go until further notice. Please visit the Hoya Eats site for updated hours and operating statuses for campus dining locations.
  • Bookstore: The Georgetown University bookstore will be open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Saturday, January 15.

If you have any public-health related questions, please email Georgetown’s Care Navigator team at covidcarenavigator@georgetown.edu. If you have any housing-related questions, please contact residentialliving@georgetown.edu.

Safe travels to campus,

Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine, Vice President and Chief Public Health Officer

Jeanne Lord, Ed.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students