Category: Messages to the Community

Title: SHIP Activities

Date Published: May 25, 2021

Dear SHIP Participants,

With the start of SHIP two weeks away, we continue to plan many activities and experiences for your arrival. In addition to academic courses and opportunities to engage with faculty in person, SHIP will allow you to meet and bond with your peers through virtual and in-person events and activities.

What events and activities can I participate in?

A calendar of events and activities during SHIP will be listed in Georgetown’s student engagement portal, Campus Groups. You have already been added to the SHIP group, which includes the list of both in-person and virtual events available to you during SHIP. 

  • To log-in to Campus Groups, click the “Sign In” link then the blue “Georgetown University Login” before logging on with your netid and password.

All in-person events will require pre-registration. RSVP to events at your convenience and don’t forget to cancel your registration if you can no longer attend so someone else can register instead. Due to public health guidelines we need to adhere to and monitor event capacities.

Stay up to date on SHIP happenings! Follow the GU SHIP instagram account.

Don’t forget that you are also expected to participate in a one-day “Orientation to SHIP” on Sunday, June 6. This orientation is designed to officially welcome you to SHIP, help you meet fellow SHIP participants, and prepare you to successfully navigate living and learning on the Hilltop. This is a hybrid program with both virtual and in-person sessions. Prior to June 6, you will receive an invitation in Canvas to attend the SHIP Orientation course in Canvas. The Canvas course will include your full schedule of events and Zoom links for the sessions that will be held virtually. You will actively use this Canvas course as your schedule of events for all sessions on June 6 (similar to your virtual Orientation in August or January). The sessions will begin at 10:00am EDT, and you should expect to spend the full day attending these important sessions. Breaks will be built in throughout the day, including longer breaks for meals. Sessions will include:

  • Living & Learning in the Residence Halls
  • SHIP Academics
  • Campus & Community Expectations
  • Health & Wellness during SHIP
  • Campus Engagement during SHIP
  • Small-group time with your peer Community Assistant

SHIP Family Send Off Session

Your parents and family members are invited to attend a brief virtual SHIP information session on May 27 at 5pm that will cover important topics related to SHIP. Please share this link and encourage your parents and families to RSVP to this family orientation session.

Get ready for life on campus!

  • Learn more about Campus Recreation offerings, including events, facility reservations, employment opportunities, and more on the Campus Recreation SHIP Resources Page.
  • The University Bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 10:00am – 4:00pm to students with a green building access badge.
  • Leo J. O’Donovan Dining Hall (“Leo’s” for short), will be our go to location for dining during SHIP. There will be limited seating inside and take out containers provided for dining outside or in your residence room. More information will be shared during SHIP orientation.

Vaccination and COVID-19 Testing Reminder

All students, regardless of vaccination status, will get a COVID-19 test as part of check-in on their move-in day.

If you are not fully vaccinated by your move-in day and are traveling from outside DC, Maryland, or Virginia, or you have not submitted your vaccination documentation, you will be required to take a second test 3-5 days after arrival and quarantine in your on-campus residence until you receive a negative test. This protocol is based on the latest travel guidance from the DC Department of Health. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students arriving from international destinations will have to quarantine for 7 days from their date of arrival. 

Only fully vaccinated individuals will be exempt from arrival quarantine. If you become fully vaccinated mid-quarantine, a Care Navigator will contact you once you become eligible for early release. 

We look forward to being in community with you in June.

Hoya Saxa,

Rohan Williamson

Vice Provost for Education