Category: Messages to Students, Messages to the Community

Title: New Policy on E-Scooter/Lithium-Ion Equipped Micro-Mobility Devices

Dear Students,

Due to the fire-safety danger presented by lithium-ion-equipped micro-mobility devices, Georgetown University is banning these devices from all university-owned and operated buildings. This policy covers the storage and charging of all micro-mobility devices equipped with lithium-ion batteries including but not limited to, e-scooters, e-bikes and hoverboards, and it applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Georgetown University. This policy is being put in place out of an abundance of caution to protect your safety because when lithium batteries fail to charge safely or are damaged, they may present a fire and/or explosion hazard.

This policy does not limit the use of micro-mobility devices that are necessary due to a disability or medical reason.

Outdoor bike rack locations, approved interior bike storage areas, and approved areas within the parking garages are acceptable for storage of these devices. Further information will be provided on the Environmental Health & Safety website in the early part of the Spring Semester including new charging options and storage location maps. If you have questions about approved areas, you can email

Any student, staff, or faculty member found to be storing a lithium-ion-equipped micro-mobility device within a non-residential building will be given 5 business days to remove the device to an approved location or surrender the device to the Office of the Campus Fire Marshal for safe storage. If the device is not removed by the end of the 5 days, the device will be removed by the Office of the Campus Fire Marshal and stored until it can be safely removed by the owner. If the device is found in a residential building it will immediately be removed to follow the Residential Living prohibited items policy.

For more information, please read the full policy.

Thank you for helping to keep the Georgetown University community safe.

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety