- Gym & Recreation
As a student in our Hoya Summer High School Sessions, you can take advantage of the extensive sports and fitness facilities at Yates Field House, the primary recreation facility for Georgetown University. Yates offers a wide variety of recreational resources, including a swimming pool, basketball and volleyball courts, indoor golf court, indoor tennis, racquetball courts, squash courts, indoor track, cardio area, weight training, core/stretching area, locker rooms, and a pro shop. Your Georgetown GOCard grants you free access to the facilities during your time on campus. Please note that due to Georgetown’s protection of minors policy, Yates will have limited hours for Summer Hoya use.
- Student Health Center
For any health issues or concerns during your time at Georgetown, you can visit the Student Health Center. At the Student Health Center, you’ll find a staff of family practice faculty physicians and nurse practitioners with specialized training and experience in college health who are dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare.
While you’re at Georgetown, you can read or study in one of our many on-campus libraries. Make sure to bring your GOCard for entry into each library.
- Academic Resource Center (ARC)
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Academic Resource Center assesses accommodations for students with disabilities based on documentation from a medical professional. Review of documentation may take 3-4 weeks; hence, students should submit documents to the Academic Resource Center in a timely manner prior to the start of a program or semester. As part of the interactive process, accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis following review of the medical documentation and a meeting with an Academic Resource Center administrator.
It is the responsibility of the student seeking accommodations to meet with the assigned Academic Resource Center administrator within the first few weeks of the semester or program. During the meeting with the administrator, the student will receive an accommodation letter for their instructors as well as directions on how to discuss the implementation of accommodations. Accommodations are not retroactive; students must make arrangements to meet with their Academic Resource Center advisor and professors at the start of each semester to discuss the implementation of accommodations.
Please visit the ARC's documentation guidelines and accommodation process website for a step-by-step guide on requesting an accommodation. For questions regarding the accommodation process or the documentation guidelines, please contact the School of Continuing Studies’ Academic Resource Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-784-7366.
- Campus Ministry
Georgetown University embraces all religious traditions. For worship services and other information, please visit the Campus Ministry website.
At our campus bookstore, you can stock up on textbooks and school supplies or pick up a t-shirt to remember your summer at Georgetown. The main campus bookstore is located in the Leavey Center.
- Summer Hoya Office
The Summer Hoya Office is staffed by the residential team and is here to serve as your main resource for any questions you have while you’re here on campus. Located in the Healey Family Student Center, the Summer Hoya Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. The Summer Hoya Office can be reached at (202) 687-9786.
Hotels, Lodging, and Dining
As a Hoya Summer High School Sessions student, you’ll have the opportunity to live in the residence halls on campus. Each residence hall contains study areas, laundry rooms, and lounges that you can use for studying, reading, or socializing. Each double room is equipped with typical college furniture—beds, desks with hutches, bookshelves, drawers, built-in closets, carpeting, air-conditioning, desk chairs, and wireless internet access.
For parents or family members seeking accommodations, here is a list of selected nearby hotels.
- Meal Plans & Dining
Stick with the meal plan and have dinner in the dining hall, go for something quick at the Leavey Center food court, or take a short walk to dozens of restaurants and familiar quick-serve dining options in the Georgetown neighborhood. From distinctive vegetarian fare and top-notch burgers, to healthy eating choices and famous cupcakes, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for within walking distance of campus.
Please note that all students enrolled in residential Academies automatically receive a meal plan with 19 meals per week. Students enrolled in credit courses or attending as commuters have the option of purchasing meal plans directly through University Dining.
We encourage all students to sign up for HOYAlert, Georgetown University’s emergency notification system that we use to alert members of the community in the event of a campus emergency or closure. You can log into HOYAlert by using your NetID and password.
Emergency blue light call boxes are located across campus for emergency calls directly to the Department of Safety & Environmental Management. Please review the Department of Safety & Environmental Management website before you arrive on campus for important personal and campus safety information.
- Protection of Minors
We are committed to promoting a safe and welcoming environment for minors participating in Georgetown programs, courses, and activities and non-University programs that occur on our campus. Georgetown’s Protection of Minors Policy seeks to protect students who are under 18 years of age and provide guidance to University students, faculty, and staff.
- Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs
Consistent with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Georgetown University’s Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs reflects the requirements of Federal and D.C. law and imposes additional sanctions and penalties for violations by students, faculty, AAPs, and staff.
Hoya Summer High School Sessions students are strictly forbidden from possessing, consuming, asking others to purchase, asking others to consume, or otherwise being in the presence of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and/or drug paraphernalia. Violations will result in immediate dismissal from the program and the residence halls.
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.
- 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.