Pay us a visit

Although the Open House for admitted students is scheduled for Friday, March 27, you are welcome to visit any time. Please contact us in advance so we can meet you and show you around. Scroll down for some specific directions for getting to Georgetown for the Open House (and visiting in general), which can be a bit confusing if you’ve never been before.

View of Georgetown

  • The English department is housed in New North, which is located directly behind Healy Hall (the one that looks like Hogwarts) and directly across from the Davis Performing Arts Center. Here’s a link to the campus map that shows the location of New North. (The blue dot dot isn’t quite where the entrance to the building is, but fear not—there’s a sign labeling the building. Of course, you can also ask people on campus for help. Hoyas tend to be friendly enough.)
  • The Open House will be held in Room 408 and 311 in New North. From the stairwell or elevator, take a right down the long hallway. Room 408 will be on the fourth floor to the left. Room 311 will be on the third floor to the right. Please check the Open House schedule for locations.
  • If you are driving, there is a parking garage on campus, located off of Canal Road. The rate is about $3/hr with a daily maximum of $18. Parking on the streets is possible, but a little bit difficult (especially since you are required to move your car every two hours).
  • Due to a series of unfortunate events, there is no metro to Georgetown. However, the free Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) serves students, faculty, staff, and visitors going to and from the University Main Campus, the Law Center, and a few Metro stations. Check out the GUTS Bus Schedule.
  • There are also a few public bus lines that run near campus. For example, the G2 stops at the main gate to campus. Others stop nearby. If you plan to use public transportation, take a look at the fares here. We recommend buying a SmarTrip Card—it’ll pay for itself in only a few rides. Without one, you’ll have to pay cash or coins to ride the bus. (No change is provided, so be sure to have coins or $1 bills on hand.) You can check the live status of Metro and Bus lines online or through one of many free apps; we recommend one called “DC Metro and Bus.”

Even more information about transportation:

  • The Georgetown University campus is compact in size, making all buildings quickly accessible by foot or wheelchair. You will also have many options for transportation when navigating around metropolitan Washington, DC.
  • Outdoor racks are provided on campus for students’ bicycles, and bicycles may only be parked on those designated racks. 
  • Capital Bikeshare: There are two docking stations for this region-wide bicycle sharing system near Georgetown. One is located just outside the front gates at 37th St. and O St., and a second is at 34th St. and Wisconsin. For additional information, visit http://www.capitalbikeshare.com/.
  • Check the maps and timetables for MetroBuses G2, D2 and D6. The G2 stops right outside the Georgetown University main gates at 37th and O Streets; the D6 stops at Reservoir Rd. http://www.wmata.com/bus/
  • For additional information on getting around DC please go to the Off-Campus Housing Resource Services Office. http://och.georgetown.edu/