Category: Messages to the Community

Title: NOTICE: 2021 SHIP Assignment & Move-in Information

Date Published: April 30, 2021

Dear Student Name,

We are excited you have enrolled in SHIP and look forward to being in community with you on the Hilltop this summer!

Participation in SHIP requires students to live on-campus in residential buildings. This is one of the benefits of participating in the program and allows students full immersion in residential campus life, including connecting with other classmates while on the Hilltop.

Pre-Arrival Requirements


GOCard (Georgetown OneCard) is the official identification card of Georgetown University. All undergraduate students can now add their GOCard to Apple Wallet or Google Pay. In order to access your residence hall, complete the GOCard Mobile Student ID at least 48 hours before you arrive on campus. 

If you have not set up your GOCard Mobile Student ID:

  • Review hardware requirements to see if your mobile device is compatible.
    • iPhone: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or later; iOS 12.2 or later
    • Apple Watch: Series 1 or later, and watchOS 5.2 or later
    • Android: version 5.0 or later
  • Upload a photo.
  • Enroll in DUO two-factor authentication, which is required to access your Mobile Student ID.
  • Download the Transact EAccounts app from the Apple or Android app store and follow the in-app directions to set up your Mobile Student ID.

For more information or questions: GoCard website | | 202-687-4949

GU360 App Information

You will use the GU360 mobile app or website to complete the COVID-19 Daily Check-in and receive your Building Access Badge, which you need to show public health screeners when you enter certain campus buildings.

Follow these instructions to install and use the GU360 app on your Android or Apple iOS mobile device. In order to get a green Building Access Badge and keep your GoCard activated, you must begin submitting your COVID-19 Daily Check-in beginning the morning of Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

COVID-19 Testing

We have partnered with One Medical to provide on-campus COVID-19 testing. Prior to your arrival, you will receive tailored instructions on how to download, register, schedule appointments, and view test results through the One Medical app. Be sure to follow the instructions once received and download the app prior to your arrival.

Testing is required of all constituents this summer, including vaccinated individuals, and will be essential to keeping our community safe. Refer to the university’s testing requirements for on-campus members for more information. Be advised that all health and safety protocols are subject to change as public health conditions allow.

Assignment Details

Students can now see their building and room assignment listed on Hoya Housing.

All students participating in SHIP are assigned to one student per bedroom. Due to the strong interest in the SHIP program, some SHIP residents are assigned in residence halls with shared community bathrooms. Building assignments were randomized. The Office of Residential Living is not able to process requests for a specific building type after housing assignments have been sent.

Summer Session II Housing

SHIP Participants who wish to remain on campus between July 10 and the Fall semester may submit an application for Summer Session II housing via Hoya Housing.

Move-in Time Slot Selection

In order to observe physical distancing and limit density on campus, SHIP move-in will occur over a period of multiple days. Move-in is tentatively scheduled for June 1 – 5, 2021. We will be unable to accommodate any early arrival or after-hours requests.

If you will be unvaccinated or partially vaccinated (less than 14 days since your final dose), it is recommended that you choose an earlier time slot to avoid potentially still being in quarantine when classes start on Monday, June 7. Alternatively, if you will be fully vaccinated upon your arrival you are encouraged to choose a later time slot to provide additional options for those who will need to quarantine.

To access the time slot sign-up page, log into Hoya Housing, select the applications tab, and reopen your SHIP Housing Application.

Already Living on Campus?

Students will be able to remain in their spring residence until SHIP begins if they pay for May Transition housing between May 20 – June 1. Plan to move into your SHIP assignment on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. You do not need to select a move-in time slot. You should go directly to the key pick-up table at HFSC between 9 AM – 5 PM.

Arrival to Georgetown

Please reference the move-in day & time you selected via the Hoya Housing portal.

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or are not feeling well, please do not come to campus. Email for further information and instructions.
  2. We cannot accommodate special requests, early arrivals, or late arrivals.
  3. Everyone is required to wear a mask while on campus.
  4. Only students are permitted to enter their residential building and assigned room to move in their belongings. Parents, family members, and/or friends are not permitted to enter the residential buildings at any time.
  5. Pack light, and bring only what you need for the SHIP program and what you can reasonably pack and carry home in a single trip. We recommend no more than two suitcases.
  6. If the decision is made to close the physical campus, students will be expected to depart within 48 hours of being directed to do so. Each student will be responsible for either taking all personal belongings with them as they depart, coordinating and storing items, or shipping items home. Any items remaining will be discarded.
  7. Bring cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, and wipes.
  8. Whenever possible, use stairs to assist with traffic flow and practice physical distancing (six feet or more between individuals).

Parking and Transportation

If arriving by car, park in the Southwest Quad garage, accessible via Canal Road. Parking is free up to two hours. Vehicular traffic and street parking are not permitted on campus and cars found in violation will be ticketed. The use of oversized vehicles (e.g., box trucks, trailers, roof racks) is strongly discouraged. If parking on city streets, obey posted parking signs. Reservoir Road does not currently offer an entrance to the University. Students using a rideshare service should be dropped off at 37th and P Streets NW. There will be no move-in services at this location, but it’s the best place to be dropped off and enter campus on foot.

Check-In Process

Students should proceed directly to the Healey Family Student Center (HFSC) to check-in.  Only students are permitted to enter the Healey Family Student Center and your residential building. Family members and others with you are able to assist students in moving items while in an outdoor location. If you wish to spend time with your family (e.g., a meal together), please do so before arriving on campus as there will not be time once you arrive.

During check-in, all new residents will:

  • Conduct your first on-campus COVID-19 test with One Medical
  • Sign up for the required additional tests
  • Pick up your Georgetown University welcome kit and a meal
  • Receive your key for your Summer 2021 SHIP room assignment

To aid with contactless move-in, you will receive a QR code by email by May 28, 2021. Either print out the code or have it readily accessible on your mobile device when you arrive at check-in.

Once you complete check-in, you will proceed directly to your room to move in your items and start your quarantine period, if required.

Quarantine Wraparound Services

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students (less than 14 days after final dose) will be required to self-quarantine for 3-5 days upon arrival on campus. Fully vaccinated students who have submitted their vaccination documentation to Georgetown will not need to quarantine. All students must follow the University’s COVID-19 Testing Protocol, which is subject to change.

During the self-quarantine period, students are required to stay in their assigned on campus room for the duration of their quarantine with the exception of COVID-19 testing and medical appointments, trash disposal, laundry and emotional support animal or service animal care. Students are not permitted to host any guests while in quarantine.  Please visit the University’s Quarantine & Isolation website for more information.

Although the COVID-19 vaccine is not required for students in the SHIP program, we strongly encourage students to get vaccinated as soon as possible, and it will be required for all students in the fall semester. Vaccination appointments are now widely available throughout the United States, and you can go to VaccineFinder to find the closest location near you.

Virtual Activities during Quarantine

The Division of Student Affairs and other campus partners remain open and continue to provide services to help you stay connected. Virtual events and programs during SHIP can be found in Campus Groups and will be listed as the program approaches.

Questions about the SHIP program? Email
Questions about housing? Email

Best wishes with your move to the Hilltop, and we look forward to being in community with you soon! Hoya Saxa!