Move-In and Welcome Week Information
2015-2016 Move-In Information
We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Gewirz Student Center on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015. We want your move into Gewirz to be as smooth as possible. To assist you with your move, we are providing you with the following information.
2015-2016 Move-in Schedule
All residents will be able to move in beginning Saturday, August 22nd. The move in schedule is based on your room assignment and is as follows:
- 9:00am-10:30am - Floors 10 & 11
- 10:30am - 12:00pm - Floors 8 & 9
- 12:00pm - 1:30pm - Floors 6 & 7
- 1:30pm - 3:00pm - Floors 4 & 5
- 3:00pm - 4:30pm - Floors 2 & 3
If travel does not allow you to move in during your assigned floor move-in time, you may still move in on Saturday, August 22nd. However, please note that the building elevators will be set to run to the floors assigned to those times. Residents waiting for an elevator outside of their assigned time may have to wait longer until one becomes available. If you will be moving in after August 22nd, please send us an e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, to notify us of your move-in date so we know when to expect you.
Free short term parking will be available on Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd in the Gewirz Center garage. No access cards will be needed for the garage on these days. All guest vehicle must be moved by 8:00am on Monday, August 24th.
The Gewirz Student Center is conveniently located near many comfortable accommodations for your guests.
- The Hotel George (15 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 347-4200)
- Washington Court Hotel (525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 628-2100)
- Hyatt Regency Washington DC Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 737-1234)
- Liaison Hotel (415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 638-1616)
- The Phoenix Park Hotel (520 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; (800) 824-5419)
- Fairfield Inn and Suites (500 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; (202-289-5959)
Mailing Address and Shipping Information
Your Gewirz mailing address is below:
120 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
All mail should be addressed to your mailbox number while all packages should be addressed to your apartment number. We will begin accepting mail and packages on Monday, August 18th. Please do not send any mail or packages to arrive to Gewirz prior to the 18th.
What to Bring
You may wish to bring the following items:
- extra long twin bed sheets (mattresses are 39"x 80)
- bed pillow(s)
- desk lamp
- bedside lamp
- pots and pans
- cooking utensils
- small microwave oven (there is a microwave oven cabinet in each kitchen which measures 21" wide x 12" deep x 15" high)
- cleaning supplies (including laundry detergent)
- trash can
Please note that land-line telephones are not available in the Gewirz Student Center. Students wishing to use a telephone can only use cellular telephones in the building.
Nearby Shopping Information
To purchase any last-minute items or to help you get settled, here are some nearby shops:
- SAFEWAY (grocery store): 490 L STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001
- HARRIS TEETER (grocery store): 1201 1ST ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002
- BED BATH AND BEYOND (housewares): 709 7TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001
- COLUMBIA HEIGHTS DCUSA SHOPPING PLAZA (Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Marshalls): 3100 14TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20010
- TRADER JOE'S (grocery store): 1101 25TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20037
- WHOLE FOODS (grocery store): 2201 I (EYE) STREET NW, WASHINGTON DC 20037
- IKEA (furniture and housewares): 10100 BALTIMORE AVENUE, COLLEGE PARK, MD 20740
2015-2016 Welcome Events
In order to help you meet your fellow residents and become acclimated to the city, the Office of Residence Life has created a number of welcome events to take place prior to Orientation.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
8:00PM MOONLIGHT BUS TOUR OF WASHINGTON, DC
Relax, unwind and get to know some of your fellow residents as you get a better look at your new home! Meet at the entrance of Gewirz at 7:45pm to start loading on to the buses.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
12:00PM WASHINGTON NATIONAL VS. MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Take a trip to Nationals Park to watch our home baseball team battle it out against the Milwaukee Brewers. First pitch is at 1:35pm. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at the Gewirz front desk on Move-In Day for just $5! Meet at the Gewirz front doors at noon to head to Nats Park as a group on the Metro.
7:30PM OR 8:15PM FIRST FLOOR MEETING
Even numbered floors will be meeting at 7:30pm and odd numbered floors at 8:15pm, in the lounges on the odd numbered
floors. This meeting is mandatory and a great opportunity to meet your floor neighbors and get to know your RF.
9:00PM GEWIRZ GAME NIGHT
What better way to get to know your new Gewirz friends and neighbors than a game of Cards Against Humanity? Join your Resident Fellows for a night of assorted board games and light snacks in the Sport and Fitness Lobby.
MONDAY, AUGUST 24
NOON GET TO KNOW D.C.!
Washington D.C. is home to a number of world-renowned museums, outdoor activities, and monuments! Join your Resident Fellows on trips to the Museum of Natural History, Kayaking on the Potomac, and Frisbee and soccer on the Capitol Lawn. (Kayaking requires an RSVP that can be made by visiting the Gewirz front desk on August 22nd and 23rd.)
6:00PM WELCOME BBQ on the TOWER GREEN
Enjoy BBQ food, music, and games –cornhole, croquet, bocce, and more! -- on the Tower Green as you are introduced to your Residence Life staff and fellow residents! (In the event of rain, we'll still BBQ in the lobby of the Sport and Fitness Center)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25
11:00AM THE GEWIRZ GREAT RACE
Explore DC in this city-wide scavenger hunt. Teams will compete for prizes and bragging rights! Meet outside the entrance of Gewirz to register and receive your race materials.
8:00PM NIGHT OUT IN GALLERY PLACE!
Join the Resident Fellows as they guide you to some of their favorite hangouts in the Gallery Place/Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood!
If you will be needing accommodations at an event,
please contact the Office of Residence Life (email@example.com) at
your earliest convenience. Every effort will be made to provide
appropriate accommodations for you.