Category: Messages to the Community

Title: Student Parking Policy and Other Off-Campus Living Reminders

Date Published: September 16, 2021

Dear Students,

We write to share important information for students living in the neighborhoods around campus. It appears there may be some confusion about certain rules and expectations, and we wish to ensure that you do not incur serious disciplinary or legal infractions. 

Parking in the Neighborhood
Pursuant to an order of the District of Columbia government and implemented through the Student Code of Conduct, undergraduate students are prohibited from parking vehicles on campus and/or on residential streets in Georgetown, Burleith and/or Foxhall.  

It has come to our attention that some students are using the District’s new online parking pass system to improperly obtain visitor parking passes and park their personal vehicles on the streets near campus. This is a violation of both the Student Code of Conduct and the rules of the DC parking pass program, which permits DC residents to issue parking passes to visitors, not themselves. In most cases, undergraduates living in DC are not considered DC residents.

Students who have brought vehicles to the neighborhoods around campus and/or have accessed a DC visitor parking pass must comply with the Student Code of Conduct and DC regulations by immediately moving their cars off neighborhood  streets or face disciplinary action and ticketing.

Every summer, a postcard is sent to students’ home addresses informing them of this policy and it is reinforced in the orientation that students living in Georgetown, Burleith and Foxhall are required to complete. You can find an overview of alternative transportation options and ways to get around the city on pages 25-27 of the Hoya Neighborhood Living Guide. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the Office of Neighborhood Life

Trash and Recycling
We have also noted an increase in trash and recycling violations, which are not only a violation of DC municipal regulations and the Student Code of Conduct, but also pose a health and safety risk. You can find a detailed overview of trash/recycling days, bulk trash removal, and proper disposal on pages 17-19 of the Hoya Neighborhood Living Guide.

Open Container Laws
Additionally, we have noted an increase this fall in students carrying open containers of alcohol in public. Please note this is considered a violation of DC law and the Student Code of Conduct and can result in arrest, issuance of a citation that may result in an arrest record and monetary fine, and/or disciplinary action by Georgetown. Please do not expose yourself to this risk.

Thank you for your attention to these important issues.  We appreciate your cooperation and partnership in being good neighbors and representatives of Georgetown.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Lord
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs

Christopher Murphy
Vice President of Government Relations and Community Engagement