Frequently Asked Questions
Is DC dangerous?
DC is no more dangerous than any other city. During the day, the streets are filled with tourists and business people. It's a beautiful city and we encourage our guest to get out and take advantage of what DC has to offer. However, we recommend that our residents not walk alone in the evenings. They should use the shuttle bus provided to them. The Gewirz Student Center provides 24 hour uniformed security.
Can I move in earlier than my assigned date and can I stay later than my assigned date?
No. Housing is only available for the dates indicated on your Summer Housing Application and Occupancy Agreement Form.
When is rent due?
Rent is due in full on May 1, 2015.
Can I get a refund if I leave earlier than my departure contract date?
Residents will not receive refund for leaving earlier than their requested contract date.
Can I get a refund if I cancel before I move in?
Prospective residents may cancel their housing and receive a full refund as long as they do so by May 9, 2015.
I'm not sure when my departure date will be, can I leave it open?
No, a departure date must be selected.
My spouse is staying with me, do we have to pay for two?
Yes, the rate is per person. Bedrooms in the Gewirz Student Center are single-occupancy only.
Is cable available?
Yes, although TVs are not provided. You must bring your TV with a coaxial cable. Digital cable service is included in rent charge.
How do I set up the cable?
Gewirz provides digital cable in all of the apartments. A television with a digital tuner is required to receive digital cable service. All plasma/LCD/LED televisions have a digital tuner. Plug the cable cord into the cable outlet located behind the desk in each bedroom. There is also an antenna outlet behind the desk. Cable services will not function properly if the TV is plugged into the antenna outlet.
Is there parking?
Limited parking is available. For additional information, please contact the parking office at (202) 662-9331.
Do the rooms have phones?
Telephone service is not provided.
Can I get linen service?
No, we do not provide linen service. Laundry rooms are available on the 2nd and 11th floors.
Can my application fee be applied to my rent charge?
No, the $60 application fee is separate from rent. There is no deposit charged.
How do you select roommates?
Roommates must request each other. If you don't have a request for roommate, you will be matched according to gender preference. When possible, residents are matched according to academic year and purpose for being in Washington.
How do you operate the air conditioning?
The air conditioning is on a two line system. It must be set to cooling in order to blow cold air. The system will blow warm and/or room temperature air if heating option is selected on the thermostat.