Summer Programs for High School Students

Congratulations on your admission to the Summer Programs for High School Students at Georgetown University!

Now that you have been admitted, please make sure to complete the Registration Process for your program. After you have registered, refer to your program's Welcome Packet to get specific details on what to bring, what to expect, and how to check-in and check-out, etc. Please note, Welcome Packets are intended to function as a living document that will be periodically updated as new information becomes available to ensure the most current practices are in place. When referring to the Welcome Packet, be sure it is the most current version.

Additionally, for all students new to Georgetown University, please review the following:

Campus Resources

Georgetown provides many services and resources to students during the summer.  Refer to the following list to become familiar with additional campus resources available to you to optimize your summer experience. 

Campus Map
Please click here to access a Georgetown University campus map.

Yates Field House
Yates Field House is the primary recreation facility for Georgetown University.  Yates Field House provides many recreational resources: swimming pool, basketball and volleyball courts, golf court, indoor tennis, racquetball courts, squash courts, indoor track, cardio area, weight training, core/stretching area, locker rooms, and pro shop.
Take advantage of the extensive sport and recreational facilities at Yates Field House.  Access is free during your program(s) with your GOCard.

Student Health Center
Students can visit the Student Health Center during their program(s).  The health center is staffed by Family Practice faculty physicians and nurse practitioners with particular training and experience in college health, and who are dedicated to providing high quality health care. 

Library
Read or study in one of the many on-campus libraries.  Be sure to bring your GOCard for entry into each library. 

Campus Ministry
Georgetown University embraces all religious traditions.  For worship services and other information, please visit the Campus Ministry website.

Bookstore
Pick up a t-shirt to remember your summer at Georgetown or stop by for textbooks and school supplies!  The Main Campus University Bookstore is located in the Leavey Center.

Hotel Information
Summer Hoya family members seeking nearby accommodations may want to look into the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center.  Additionally, Georgetown University offers information on nearby hotel accommodations.

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Technology

The Summer Programs for High School Students have access to a wide range of technology resources provided by University Information Services (UIS) and Lauinger Library to support their academic enrichment and living needs. To explore all services available, please visit University Information Services’ new student page at http://uis.georgetown.edu/new-to-georgetown

NetID and NetID Password

Your NetID and NetID password are your keys to many of the technology services offered by UIS for all Georgetown Students. You will receive your NetID and temporary password in your personal email account (non-credit students), or in your admissions account (Summer College students). You should change the temporary password to one of your own choosing as soon as possible after receiving your temporary password. To change your password and to find more information about your NetID visit http://uis.georgetown.edu/netid-passwords.  Be cautious and protect your password; do not use your password for social networking or any other websites.

GOCard (Student ID)

The GOCard is the official identification card at Georgetown University.  Students can use their GOCard to buy books, supplies, purchase laundry services, gain access into academic buildings and residence halls.  For more information about GOCard services, please visit the GOCard website.

Email Accounts

As a Summer High School Student at Georgetown University, you are given a Georgetown University email address with mail forwarding. Your Georgetown email address is your NetID@georgetown.edu (e.g. ab123@georgetown.edu). You can set up mail forwarding to have messages forwarded directly to any other email account you have (Gmail, Yahoo, etc). Students are strongly advised to set up the forwarding feature to remain aware of class updates, announcements, and assignments.

Connecting to the Network

Most academic buildings, public spaces, and all residence halls have secure wireless called SaxaNet, so no need to purchase a router. Just use your NetID and Password to login.  Should you need a wired connection in your residence, please contact the UIS Student Help Desk for assistance.

Public Computer Labs and Printing Services

Public computer labs with printers are available to students in academic buildings and libraries across campus. Print stations located in residence halls are open 24 hours a day but are only accessible to hall residents.

For more information about printing on campus visit: http://uis.georgetown.edu/printing/student-printing.

Blackboard: The University learning system is Blackboard.  You may need to visit Blackboard during your program for assignments, readings, and other materials.  You'll need your NetID and password to log in.  Please click here for a Blackboard help guide for students.

Social Media: Want to check out what’s happening on campus? Follow the Summer High School Programs on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

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Campus Safety

HOYAlert
HOYAlert is a notification system that may be used to alert members of the university community in the event of a campus emergency or closure.  Students can log into HOYAlert by using their NetID and password. All students are encouraged to sign up for HOYAlert, Georgetown University’s emergency notification system. 

Emergency blue light call boxes are located across the Georgetown University campus for emergency calls directly to the Department of Public Safety.  Before you arrive to Washington and while on campus, please be sure to review the Office of University Safety’s website for important personal and campus safety-related information.

Policy for Minors
Georgetown University takes seriously its commitment to promoting a safe and welcoming environment for minors participating in Georgetown programs and activities and non-University programs that occur on its campus.  The University's Protection of Minors Policy seeks to protect program participants who are under 18 years of age and to provide guidance to University students, faculty and staff.

Georgetown University Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs

Consistent with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Georgetown University is providing this summary of Georgetown University's alcohol and drug policy.

Georgetown’s policies on alcohol and other drugs reflect the requirements of Federal and D.C. law and impose additional sanctions and penalties for violations by students, faculty, AAPs, and staff.

  • Alcohol: No person under age 21 shall drink, possess, purchase or attempt to purchase an alcoholic beverage. Likewise, no person, regardless of age, shall serve, offer, give, purchase, provide or in any way make available alcoholic beverages to any persons who are under 21. Persons who are 21 or older may possess, serve and consume alcohol only in University facilities where permitted and only when they have first received any permissions and licenses required under University policy and D.C. law.
  • Drugs: The possession, use, manufacture and/or distribution of illegal drugs, as defined under D.C. and federal law, are prohibited at all times on University property, in University vehicles, or in connection with any University activity or business. [Please note that despite changes in District of Columbia law relating to marijuana, the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana is still a violation of federal law and is not permitted under Georgetown policy.]
  • Sanctions: Employees and students who violate the University's policies will be subject to disciplinary action by the University, which may include suspension, referral for prosecution, permanent separation from the University, or any action the University deems appropriate.

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Travelling to Georgetown University

Driving Directions (To Canal Road Entrance)

  • Google Maps/GPS Directions: 3611 Canal Road, NW Washington, DC 20007. Then follow the signs to campus from there (see brick wall painted Hoya Saxa). This is not a specific GU address per se but the address listed on Google Maps for the exact entrance location to Canal Road. Follow signs to visitor parking.
  • From Baltimore and Points North: Follow I-95 South and exit onto 495 West (Capitol Beltway). Continue on 495 to George Washington Memorial Parkway. Follow the Parkway toward Washington and exit onto Key Bridge. Cross Key Bridge and turn left onto M Street. Go through one light. Turn right into Georgetown University (see brick wall painted Hoya Saxa). Follow signs to visitor parking.
  • From Richmond and Points South: Follow I-95 North to 395 to Route 27 (Washington Boulevard). Once on Route 27, carefully watch for signs that lead you through Rosslyn to Key Bridge. Follow the signs and cross Key Bridge. Cross Key Bridge and turn left onto M Street. Go through one light. Turn right into Georgetown University (see brick wall painted Hoya Saxa). Follow signs to visitor parking.
  • From Pittsburgh and Points West: Follow Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Exit 161 (Breezewood). Follow I-70 East to Frederick, where 270 South begins and continue on 270 South toward Washington. When 270 South intersects with 495 (Capitol Beltway), keep right and follow 495 toward Northern Virginia. Continue on 495 to George Washington Memorial Parkway. Follow the parkway toward Washington and exit onto Key Bridge. Cross Key Bridge and turn left onto M Street. Go through one light. Turn right into Georgetown University (see brick wall painted Hoya Saxa). Follow signs to visitor parking.

Airport Directions:

From Dulles International Airport

  • Taxi: Ask the taxi driver to take you to Georgetown University at 37th and O Streets, Washington, D.C. The ride to Georgetown is long, so expect to pay $60.00 or more.
  • Rental Car: Leave the airport using the Dulles Access Road (the only road out of the airport). Stay on the Access Road - DO NOT take any exits. After approximately 20 miles you will pass signs for I-495. Stay on the Access Road, which will eventually take you to I-66 Eastbound. You will know you have reached I-66 when you make a looping left turn over a freeway and enter traffic from the right side of the roadway. Stay on I-66 until you see a sign reading "KEY BRIDGE." The exit for the bridge will be to your right. Take the exit, continue through two lights, then move into the left hand lane. At the third light, turn left and move to the center lanes. Go across the bridge and move into the left lanes. The Key Bridge dead ends at M Street, turn left onto M Street. Go through one light. Turn right into Georgetown University (see brick wall painted Hoya Saxa). Follow signs to visitor parking.

From Reagan National Airport

  • MetroRail: In the airport terminal look for signs indicating the direction to the MetroRail. You will be taking the blue line to Rosslyn. If you have lots of luggage, the MetroRail is not the ideal way to travel, but if you only have one bag, it is the easiest. Take the blue line Metro to Rosslyn. Get off at Rosslyn.  Students can then take a taxi to Georgetown University. 
  • Taxi: Tell the taxi driver you want to go to Georgetown University. Expect to pay at least $15.00. You are crossing from one state into another and the fees are higher because of this.
  • Rental Car: Ask your rental car company's staff for directions to the Key Bridge in Rosslyn. Since there are many rental car locations, we are unable to provide specific directions from each one here. Once you get to the Key Bridge, cross Key Bridge and turn left onto M Street. Go through one light. Turn right into Georgetown University (see brick wall painted Hoya Saxa). Follow signs to visitor parking.

From Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshal Airport

  • Taxi: Ask the taxi driver to take you to Georgetown University at 37th and O Streets, Washington, D.C. The ride to Georgetown is long, so expect to pay $60.00 or more.
  • Rental Car: Take a slight left toward I-195 W. Then take exit 2B for the Baltimore Washington Parkway/MD 295 S toward Washington. Merge onto MD-295 S. You will stay on this highway for about 23 miles. Then take the New York Avenue/US-50 W exit toward Washington. You've now entered the District of Columbia. Continue on New York Avenue until you reach Massachusetts Avenue. Take a right on Massachusetts and you are now going northwest. When you get to Sheridan Circle, take the 2nd exit onto 23rd Street. Turn right onto Q Street . Then turn right on Wisconsin Ave then right on Q Street again (Wisconsin Ave cuts through Q Street). Take a left on 35th Street then right on O Street. The University is at the intersection of 37th and O Streets.

Another Affordable Option From All DC Area Airports is Supershuttle:

SuperShuttle is a shared van-ride system. The fare is approximately $30 to Georgetown main campus for the first passenger in your group and $7 for each additional passenger, excluding tip (check their website for price updates). The ticket counter is located on the lower level (Ground Transportation/Shared Van Rides). No reservation is needed leaving from the airport. To take SuperShuttle back to the airport, you can use their online reservation system or call 1 (800) 258-3826 to make a reservation.

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