GU Wraps Up the Year

By Cory Peterson, GU Director of Neighborhood Life, Cory.Peterson@georgetown.edu

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With May finally here, Georgetown University starts to wrap up the end of another academic year with its annual Move Out Drive and Commencement weekend.

The Office of Neighborhood Life's annual Move Out Drive, which runs from May 2 through May 31, allows students and community members to discard bulk trash or donate gently used items of all kinds throughout the month of May. During the Move Out Drive, GU partners with the Department of Public Works and KEYS for the Homeless to coordinate a daily effort to help repurpose and recycle many items.

 Last year's Drive diverted 40 tons of goods from the waste stream and provided approximately $45K worth of in-kind donations.

Last year's Drive diverted 40 tons of goods from the waste stream and provided approximately $45K worth of in-kind donations.

Donating or discarding is easy! Sign up in advance indicating the day you wish to have pick up service. On the date you select, Burleith residents should place by 9 am bulk trash items in the back of your property near the alley and donations in the front of your property. Please mark the items for trash or donation with a piece of paper (or with provided tags by Neighborhood Life; contact us for tags and they can be delivered). GU staff will come through the neighborhood each day to pick up both types of items. More information can be found here; you can also download instructions for donations and bulk trash pick up.

Commencement weekend begins Thursday, May 19, and runs through Sunday, May 22. The various colleges and schools will have their commencement exercises on campus throughout the weekend. Neighbors should expect increased activity on and around campus throughout the weekend. A full list of commencement activities is available here.

Lastly, please remember for all neighbor and off-campus student living concerns, please contact the University’s 24/7 Helpline at (202) 687-8413. Contacting the Helpline allows the University to respond in real time, document the concern, and follow up about next steps if the caller would like more information.

More information about the Office of Neighborhood Life and our programs, including the Helpline, can be found at neighborhood.georgetown.edu. During regular business hours, you can also stop by our office at 1300 36th Street NW, call the office at (202) 687-5138, or email us at neighborhoodlife@georgetown.edu.