By Office of Neighborhood Life, Georgetown University
As Georgetown University students settle into the semester, the Office of Neighborhood Life highlights some of the ways our office supports our students and neighbors in our community.
Trash Collection: In an effort to help our students keep the neighborhood clean, our office coordinated a move-in trash collection for our students. We partnered with the University Facilities team to collect excess cardboard, old furniture, and other trash that moving to a new place produces. Since August, the university has completed almost 50 pick-up requests to properties rented by students throughout the Georgetown, Burleith, and Foxhall neighborhoods
Know the Rules: Our office also educates our students around city laws as well as university and community expectations. Each of our undergraduate students attends a mandatory off-campus living orientation session as school starts. When students attend our off-campus orientation, they are also given a copy of our Hoya Living Guide.
Weekly Email: Georgetown University’s Office of Community Engagement publishes a weekly email, Georgetown Neighborhood News, that shares information regarding university and community happenings for our local community.
24/7 Helpline: The university operates a 24/7 Helpline to report any quality-of-life or student-related concerns. Calling the Helpline allows the university to respond in real time, address any issues, and create a report for follow up. The university Helpline number is (202) 687-8413.
BRiDGE the Gap: We hope that if you are a student or are a permanent resident with a neighboring student property, you have taken some time to get to know your new neighbor. In an effort to help facilitate that meeting, our office coordinates monthly BRiDGE dinners in the neighborhoods nearest campus. BRiDGE dinners are a great opportunity for our students to meet the incredible permanent residents in our neighborhoods, and to foster community between student and non-student residents. BRiDGE dinners are typically 90–120 minutes, have 3–8 students in attendance, and our office caters dinner from a restaurant of the host's choice. If you are interested in hosting a BRiDGE dinner, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about other Georgetown University resources for neighbors, read this recent Burleith web post.