Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the benefits of living in the Gewirz Student Center?
- Close to the library and classes, so no time is wasted commuting.
- Easy access to fitness center.
- On-site laundry facilities.
- No parking hassles.
- Trained, professional residence life staff who can assist you with your transition to Washington.
- Organized social activities.
- 24 hour security.
- Shuttle bus to shopping area.
- Utilities included (average savings $70/mo).
2. How and when do I apply ?
Applications can be completed online. All applications must be received by May 16, 2016. Since housing assignments are determined by lottery, there is no advantage to applying early. All students, so long as they apply by May 16, 2016, have an equal chance at housing.
3. How are assignments determined?
A lottery for first-year students will be generated to assign apartment styles based on preference. If we have more applicants than we have spaces available, this lottery will also determine the order of the waiting list. Your housing application and non-refundable $150 application fee must be received by the Office of Residence Life by May 16, 2016, to enter the lottery.
4. Can I pay by credit card?
Yes, this is the preferred method of payment through our PayPal site. Students who choose to pay by check will not have their applications processed until their check is received.
5. Is my $150 refundable?
Should you not receive an offer of a space by August 22, 2016, your $150 will be refunded.
6. Can I cancel my occupancy agreement?
If an applicant is accepted to another institution and they choose not to attend Georgetown they will not be charged a cancellation fee. If an applicant remains a registered student at Georgetown, they will be charged a $400 cancellation fee if they cancel after June 19, 2016. This will be posted to your student account. As of August 20, 2016, you will be held to all the terms of the agreement.
7. If I defer admission, will I be charged a cancellation fee?
No. Deferred students should notify the Office of Residence Life of their deferral. The $150 application fee will guarantee a space for the following year.
8. I'm on the waiting list, what are my chances?
In past years, we have been able to accommodate all first year students who requested housing, but we cannot guarantee housing to students. Since first year students are given priority, we are usually only able to accommodate a few students on the 2L, 3L, transfer student, and LL.M. waiting lists.
9. I missed the lottery date. Can I get on the waiting list?
Yes. The $150 application fee is not necessary to get on the waiting list. If you are assigned a space you will then need to submit the application fee payment through our PayPal site.
10. How do you match roommates?
Students may select roommates as part of the housing application process. If you do not select your roommate(s), then you will be assigned a roommate based on the criteria provided in your housing application.