Housing for the Next Academic Year
Every spring semester students will apply for housing for the following academic year in a process called Housing Selection.
Who is eligible to participate in Housing Selection?
Rising Sophomores, rising juniors, and only rising seniors who are approved for Senior Eligibility. Also, any rising sophomore or juniors currently on a medical leave of absence.
Details about the Housing Selection process can be reviewed below. The first Monday in February hosts a Housing Selection KICKOFF fair.
Housing for the Current Academic Year
Between May 1 – January 15, students who would like to be considered for either fall or spring semester housing, may apply for housing through the current year’s housing application, located in Hoya Housing.
Students applying for housing for fall semester must submit a Housing application via Hoya Housing by the first Friday of August.
Students applying for housing for spring semester must submit a Housing application via Hoya Housing by the first Friday in November.
Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are residential communities where students are able to share and deepen their passions through social, educational, and reflective activities. These communities support Georgetown University’s focus on active and collaborative learning by extending discussions beyond the classroom, creating new opportunities for students and faculty to interact, and promoting the value of experiences that occur in residential spaces. At Georgetown, for the 2023-2024 academic year we have six (6) active Living Learning Communities where students can explore themes of academic interests, service learning, social justice and inclusion, inter-faith, and others.
Georgetown University requires that all undergraduate students who are regularly admitted and in full-time attendance at the University must live on campus during their first-year, sophomore and junior years, unless specifically exempted from the requirement by the Director of Residential Services or his/her designee. All students residing in on-campus housing are bound by the terms of the 2022-23 Housing Occupancy Agreement (new window).
2023 – 2025 On-Campus Residency Requirement Flexibility
During construction, the University is modifying the Residency Requirement to allow a limited number of students in the class of 2025 the flexibility to live off campus for two years, as long as they live outside the neighborhood boundaries during their junior year.
Students can also choose to live in Georgetown’s new apartment-style residence hall at 55 H Street NW, which includes free shuttle-bus transportation to the Main campus.
The Georgetown, Burleith, and Foxhall communities are defined as the neighborhoods bounded on the east by Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, on the south by the Potomac River, on the west by Canal Road and the Georgetown Reservoir, and on the north by Whitehaven Parkway to Foxhall Road to Hoban Road to Reservoir Road to 39th Street to Whitehaven Parkway (including the 1900 blocks of 39th and 38th Streets) to Whitehaven Street to Dumbarton Oaks Park on the north.
Details about applying for either of these options can be found in the Residential Living Housing Handbook. Students must provide supporting documentation indicating where outside the neighborhood boundaries they will live.
The junior year swap option will be still be available but for the 2023-2024 & 2024-2025 academic years, Junior Swaps will only be approved to students who live outside the neighborhood boundaries (see Residency Requirment Flexibility above). Rising juniors will apply for a Junior Swap in the fall of their sophomore year; up to 50 applications will be approved. Students granted the swap option will be required to select housing or will be assigned housing during the spring of their junior year, for their senior year. Students approved to swap their junior for senior year will not be granted an exemption from the residency requirement. Students approved to attend part-time, including seniors fulfilling their third year residency requirement, are still required to live on campus.
Juniors studying abroad may count the semester(s) toward the requirement. Sophomore transfers will be required to live on campus two years, while junior transfer students will be required to live on campus for their junior year. Transfer students who meet the posted criteria, may apply for a housing exemption.