Living at Georgetown

Georgetown’s Year in Review 2014-15

Georgetown’s Year in Review 2014-15

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As your summer comes to a close and your freshman year begins, you’re about to be thrown onto this big campus we call “the Hilltop” to begin the college adventure. Now, I’m sure your Blue & Gray tour guide gave you the complete 4-1-1 about campus happenings during GAAP weekend, but you might be left…

The four freshman dorms

The four freshman dorms

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After you’ve chosen, or left up to fate, your roommate, the University assigns you to live in one of four freshmen dorms in early August. It doesn’t really matter whether you made the effort to tour Georgetown over GAAP weekend, when you walked around under the illusion that you could “shop” for dorms. That’s not possible. It’s totally…

Traditions at Georgetown

Traditions at Georgetown

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In a couple of weeks when you and the rest of the Prefrosh move onto campus, you’ll find that becoming a Hoya is much more than just receiving your Convocation robes and participating in the endless New Student Orientation activities. There are certain antics that make being a Hoya timeless. Whether it’s a large celebration…

The world of Leo’s and on-campus dining

The world of Leo’s and on-campus dining

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If you’ve ever toured Georgetown with Blue and Gray, you might have heard student tour guides wax lyrical about Leo O’Donovan Hall, the only dining hall on campus. Whether you believe them or not, you don’t have a choice: as a freshman, you’re required to have a meal plan, because the university believes that “participation in…

CHARMS and choosing your roommate

CHARMS and choosing your roommate

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Sure, college applications were hard. Maybe you didn’t dream about being a Hoya, but now you find yourself painting the town gray and blue. And now you have your first homework assignment: joining the online dating community. No, not Tinder—CHARMS. For freshman roommate selection, the university provides a service called CHARMS, or Campus Housing Roommate Matching System…

Mental health at Georgetown

Mental health at Georgetown

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We like to look like we’re the perfect candidates for everything—a job, an internship, a marriage … Admitting that you struggle with mental health issues means admitting that you’re not the perfect candidate, and that makes you look weaker. —Student interviewed in Voice feature, “Not crazy, just a little unwell: Mental health at Georgetown,” by Julia Lloyd-George,…

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