We’re excited to welcome your high school student to the Georgetown community and look forward to providing a positive and rewarding summer experience. In this section you’ll find information and resources designed to help you better understand and prepare for your child's time at Georgetown. If you have additional questions, please visit our FAQs page.
Independence & Supervision
Our goal is to create a positive, safe environment that supports the academic success of your child. Resident counselors (RCs) live in each of the residence halls and supervise all students. These trained professionals encourage and maintain a positive community throughout the summer.
Independence is the primary theme of this stage in your high school student’s development and we hope that your child comes to Georgetown ready to embrace these new experiences. Because many students are away from parental supervision for the first time, students need to have the self-discipline to manage their own time and set their priorities, all the while being mindful of eating balanced meals, getting enough sleep, and doing their own laundry.
Your child's safety and health are our highest priority. The safety and security of all members of the University community are preconditions of the learning, dialogue, and personal growth at Georgetown. We work comprehensively to promote public safety across all of our campuses and University facilities, in all of our programs, and during all of our events, off-site trips, and activities.
Georgetown University has a Protection of Minors Policy to protect those under 18 years of age who participate in programs and activities associated with the University and to provide guidance and requirements that apply to University students, faculty, and staff who are involved with such programs and activities. The policy also includes requirements for non-University organizations that operate programs or activities involving minors on campus.
The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) conducts coordinated patrols on a regular basis to ensure campus security. GUPD is vested through the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, with full arrest power on all campus property. GUPD also works closely with the Metropolitan Police Department and District of Columbia Fire Department to address issues surrounding campus and respond to any incidents that may arise.
For students staying off campus, GUPD also operates free escort services, known as Safe Rides. These services provide transportation for Georgetown students on campus and between campus and nearby housing. Students can call (202) 784-RIDE to request an escort. In addition to individual rides, the shuttle is available for students to use in neighborhood areas surrounding campus.
Georgetown has professional and experienced staff members who are trained to respond to student needs and emergencies. In all residence halls, there is a resident counselor (RC) on duty throughout the day.
We encourage parents to take note of the Campus Leave Policies for the Academies, College Prep Program, and college credit courses, as outlined in the program Welcome Packets:
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