The School of Continuing Studies is located in one of the most accessible areas of Washington, D.C. With a perfect Transit Score®
of 100, all six Metro Rail lines, countless Metro Bus stops, the DC Circulator and more than 3,000 parking spaces are within a four-block radius. And with a Walk Score®
of 98—a “walker’s paradise”—our community has a convenient, walkable neighborhood full of amenities and local culture.
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 687-8700
Fax: (202) 684-7233
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Operating Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday
Closed on Sunday
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All six Metro Rail lines service 640 Massachusetts Ave NW. Metro Rail stations closest to SCS, in descending order, include:
- Gallery Pl./Chinatown: red, green and yellow lines
- Mt. Vernon Sq./7th St.-Convention Ctr.: green and yellow lines
- Metro Center: red, blue, orange and silver lines
To find out more about Metro Rail service, including schedules and maps, please click here
There are countless Metro bus stops within easy walking distance to SCS’s campus. To find out more about Metro bus service, including schedules and maps, please click here
The DC Circulator's Georgetown-Union Station route
travels between SCS's downtown campus and Georgetown’s Main Campus (pick-up at Wisconsin and Dumbarton) for just $1 each way. The route is offered Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
To find out more about DC Circulator bus service, including schedules and maps, please click here
The Georgetown University Law Center GUTS bus travels once per hour between Main Campus and the Law Center. The shuttle is offered Monday through Friday from 7:55 a.m. to 6:35 p.m. The Law Center GUTS bus does not stop at 640 Mass Ave. Georgetown Law is located approximately 6 blocks from SCS. Note: there is no bus from Main Campus between 3:01 and 4:59 p.m.
To find out more about GUTS bus service, including schedules and maps, please click here
There are eight Capital Bikeshare docking stations in the surrounding area. To find out more about the Capital Bikeshare program, please click here
Union Station, located within walking distance of the Georgetown Downtown campus, features the following transportation services: MARC, Amtrak, VRE, Metro Rail (red line), Metro bus, Capitol Bikeshare, and the DC Circulator.
To find out more about various Union Station services, please click here
With more than 3,000 parking spots within a four-block radius of campus, many of which have evening and weekend service hours, there are multiple public parking options available close to 640 Mass Ave.
Preferred Parking for SCS Students and Faculty
SCS is pleased to have partnered with private parking vendors to offer preferred parking rates for SCS students and faculty. Please note that area parking fills up early, so plan accordingly by selecting multiple options in case your first choice is not available.
PMI Parking offers SCS students and faculty a semester pass. To sign up for a semester parking pass call 202.785.9191 x 370. Student and faculty parkers will be issued a special hangtag by PMI Parking for the semester. There are NO blackout dates for SCS parkers at the PMI lot.
Semester Rate (1/7 - 5/17)
Sign up 1/7 - 3/5: $125
Sign up 3/5 - 4/16: $100
Sign up 4/23 - 5/17: $75
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., Monday – Friday; Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Excluding special event blackout dates)
GOCard identification is required to receive the special evening parking rates from the following vendors, space permitting. Regular public rates apply for SCS students and faculty on blackout dates (see information below), and at all times for non-SCS students and non-SCS faculty, at Laz Parking and Marc Parc.
Rate: $7 (Excluding special event blackout dates)
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., Monday – Friday
Rate: $7 (Excluding special event blackout dates)
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saturday
Rate: $7 (cash or credit card; *blackout dates apply)
Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Monday – Friday
Rate: $7 (*blackout dates apply)
Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday
Preferred parking rates do not
apply on blackout dates at select parking vendors; on these dates, SCS students and faculty will have to pay regular public parking rates, space permitting. Blackout dates are subject to change based on the events schedule at the nearby Verizon Center. On most evenings when there is a major sporting or music event, area parking vendors implement blackout rates. Please visit the Verizon Center events calendar
to plan accordingly.
The following tools offer information about area public parking options, rates and availability.
Best Practices for Commuting
All members of the Georgetown SCS community should use their best judgment when commuting in the city. Here are a few tips you should adopt to be proactive about your personal safety:
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times; do not distract yourself by texting or talking on your cell phone
- Walk in groups of three or more persons to Metro stations or parking lots/garages
- Do not use earbuds or headphones when walking, which can distract you from drivers and other pedestrians
- Secure your bags, purses and electronic devices; ensure all compartments on your bags are zipped or closed and hold your bags and other belongings close and tight to your body