Onboarding Student Resources

Administration & Finances

The Office of the University Registrar is dedicated primarily to the service of faculty and students through scheduling, registration, record keeping and reporting as well as assisting the deans and other administrative offices in their service.

For details about services and contact information at respective campuses can be found below:

Main Campus and School of Continuing Studies Degree Programs
Law Center
School of Medicine
Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Using military education benefits, whether it is the GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, Tuition Assistance, or Advanced Civil Schooling, can be nuanced and require additional steps to access these benefits. The Veterans Office has information about military education benefits and processes to use benefits at Georgetown University.

For details about processes and contact information at respective campuses can be found below:

Main Campus and School of Continuing Studies Degree Programs
Website: veterans.georgetown.edu/using-education-benefits
School Certifying Official: Amanda Ruthven

Law Center
Website: law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-resources/registrar/va-benefits
School Certifying Official: Amber Young

School of Medicine
School Certifying Official: John Hammett

Center for Continuing and Professional Education
Website: scs.georgetown.edu/resources-military-students
School Certifying Official: Monique Singleton

The Office of Billing and Payment Services oversees the assessment Board approved of tuition and fees, billing, payment processing, refunds, and IRS Form 1098-T generation for students of Georgetown University in addition to providing cashiering functions and check distribution for the University as a whole.

The Office of Third Party Billing is a sub-office of the Office of Billing and Payment Services. Third Party Billing is a part of the Georgetown Certification Team by placing memos on student’s accounts for expected military education benefits sent to the school and posts any funding received from the VA or DoD onto student’s accounts. This office also processes Department of Defense tuition assistance (TA), employer tuition assistance, Vocational Rehabilitation book vouchers, and other third party payments that are sent directly to Georgetown.  To contact Third Party Billing with questions regarding a memo for expected military education benefits, an invoice, or to request a book voucher, email thirdpartybilling@georgetown.edu.

The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) provides counseling services to prospective and current students and their families about:

Options available for financing higher education costs
Eligibility for assistance
Applying for and obtaining funding
Budgeting expenses and paying bills

For both undergraduate and graduate students, the OSFS determines eligibility for assistance from federal, state and private financial aid programs based on the rules and regulations established by those external agencies. OSFS also determines eligibility for Georgetown scholarships to undergraduates and assist in the selection of graduate students who receive university fellowships and scholarships through their academic program.

Main Campus
Website: finaid.georgetown.edu
Email: Learn more on how to contact a Financial Services Counselor (assigned by last name)

School of Continuing Studies
Website: scs.georgetown.edu/admissions/financial-aid
Email: scsfinaid@georgetown.edu

Law Center
Website: law.georgetown.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid
Email: lawfinaid@georgetown.edu

School of Medicine
Website: som.georgetown.edu/financial-aid
Email: medfinaid@georgetown.edu

Georgetown University recognizes that students who serve in the U.S. armed forces may encounter situations in which military obligations force them to withdraw from a course of study and that this can sometimes happen with little notice.

The Military Leave of Absence policy applies to all University schools and programs and is intended to recognize, and make appropriate allowances for, students who find themselves in such situations. Contact your academic advisor and/or the Veterans Office at veteranservices@georgetown.edu with questions.

University Information Services (UIS) provides Georgetown University with the core technology resources and support services for teaching, learning, and research. UIS manages the process of NetIDs, Georgetown email, in addition to a host of tech support and resources.

Academic Resources

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers an array of academic support services, including study skills workshops, individual consultations, and tutoring in introductory courses. In addition, provides accommodations for students with disabilities based on documentation from a medical professional.

Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis following review of this documentation and a meeting with an Academic Resource Center administrator.

The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization that respects the heritage of the past while anticipating the requirements of the 21st century. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library shapes the creation of knowledge, conserves culture for posterity, and transforms learning and research.

The Georgetown University Library has numerous library locations, including the Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library (in honor of Mr. Lauinger, a veteran who died in Vietnam), Blommer Science LibraryBioethics Research Library,  School of Continuing Studies Downtown Campus LibraryDahlgren Memorial Library at the Medical Center, and Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.

The Math Assistance Center offers free tutoring services for Advanced Algebra, Analysis I, Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations, and Probability and Statistics. Tutoring sessions are available Sunday through Thursday evenings and in St. Mary’s Hall 345 Conference Room.

The Writing Center offers free peer tutoring to all enrolled students. Trained graduate and undergraduate student tutors will assist students at any stage of your writing process, from initial brainstorming to final revisions.

Tutors will help students meet their immediate goals (such as an assigned essay) as well as help the student develop as a writer. Tutors will offer advice on thesis development, utilization of evidence, organization and flow, sentence structure, and more. The Writing Center will not proofread your paper for you, but will help students improve their own critical thinking, revision, and editing skills — enabling students to become their own editor.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers supplemental resources to students who are using GI Bill® education benefits, are enrolled in classes more than half time, and a professor certifies that tutoring in needed to meet sufficient course requirements.

More information regarding eligibility and how to request funding for Tutorial Assistance through the Department of Veterans Affairs can found by completing a VA Form 22-1990t in collaboration with the tutor and the School Certifying Official.

Health & Wellness

Campus Fitness and Recreational Services
Georgetown University offers two recreation facilities through the Yates Memorial Field House on the Main Campus and the Scott K. Ginsburg Sport & Fitness Center at the Law Center to provide comprehensive recreational programming to serve the needs of university students, faculty, and staff.

Health Education Services (HES) offers health promotion programming and health communication materials for students. HES seeks to promote students’ well-being through care of the WHOLE Hoya: body, mind, and soul. We aim to engage students in their own health education by offering fun and interactive programming.

HES offers free, confidential counseling services to survivors of sexual assault and students who are facing drug or alcohol-related crises. Learn more about crisis counseling for sexual assault and relationship violence and learn more about crisis counseling for alcohol and other drugs.

In addition, HES houses the Center for Personal Development is prepared to meet the unique needs of veterans transitioning to civilian life. The Center is designed to educate and inform students about positive choices leading toward health and wellbeing, providing confidential individual, family, or group counseling and referrals to other resources both on and off campus. The Center’s director, Patrick Kilcarr, Ph.D., is himself a veteran. For more information you can email Dr. Patrick Kilcarr at kilkarrp@georgetown.edu or calling (202) 687-8944.

The Student Health Center offers the full spectrum of primary care including on-site labs to Georgetown students with the mission of supporting health while in a rigorous academic environment.  We do preventive care including physicals, well women, STI screening and travel visits.  We handle urgent needs such as infections, injuries, and more complex problems with same day appointments. 

We also manage chronic illnesses and provide prescription refills.  We ensure compliance with immunization requirements and provide about 5,000 free flu vaccines yearly. Learn more about services provided on the Main Campus and at the Law Center.

Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) serves as the university’s primary mental health agency for its students and campus community. Our central mission is to collaborate directly with students in overcoming difficulties that may interfere with the definition and accomplishment of their educational, personal, and career goals.

Business Hours Phone: (202) 687-6985
After Hours Emergencies: (202) 444-7243 (Ask to speak to an on-call clinician)

The Office of Student Health Services require students enrolled in classes more than half time in a degree program are required to have adequate health insurance. A charge for the Premier Plan appears on students’ accounts when their course registration meets the eligibility criteria.

Enrollment in the Premier Plan can be waived if a student has other adequate coverage. Learn more about Premier Plan accept or waive process.

Georgetown University has a rich tradition of embracing people from a wide spectrum of faiths, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. The University considers acts of hate and bias unacceptable and antithetical to its commitment to an inclusive and respectful community.

Through the Georgetown University Bias Reporting System , Georgetown is able to track and review bias-related incidents. Reporting the incident may lead to an investigation, following which the University can hold the accused accountable for their acts.

Student Living

The Office of Residential Living  encourages the personal, intellectual and spiritual growth of students while they live both on-campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

All full-time, under the age of 22 years, unmarried, main campus undergraduate students are eligible to live on campus as space is available. Students are guaranteed three years of housing and may request housing for their senior year. Learn more about living on Main Campus.

The Office of Neighborhood Life supports all students, non-students, and permanent residents in the communities surrounding Georgetown University. Our office will educate students about university policies and local ordinances; continue to build and strengthen neighborhood relations by facilitating dialogue; and promote civic citizenship to create a positive quality of life for everyone living in the neighborhood. Learn more about finding a rental in the Washington D.C. area.

The Office of Residence Life & Student Housing at the Law Center provides students with on-campus and off-campus housing services that promote a strong sense of community and student well-being.

Spirituality

As the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, Georgetown has a long tradition of nurturing the intellectual and spiritual life of students.

In the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, we are committed to caring for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. We stand ready to serve veterans who study and teach among us, in order to help them integrate their learning, faith, and service.

From its beginning over two centuries ago, Georgetown has welcomed students of diverse faith traditions. Today,
Campus Ministry supports Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Orthodox Christian chaplaincies and worship services and coordinates student groups in other traditions.

Campus Ministry offers a myriad of undergraduate and graduate overnight Spiritual Retreats experiences for students by escaping from the Hilltop to go to the Calcagnini Contemplative Center in Bluemont, VA.

The programs are accessible of all religious and non-religious backgrounds and focuses on reflection through co-led facilitation from student leaders, faculty, and staff.  Learn more about retreat dates and how to register.

Rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, these retreats introduce various forms of Ignatian spirituality, such as Ignatian contemplation and spiritual direction. Georgetown affiliation is required to attend. Common programs include the Weekend Ignatian Retreats and the Five-Day Ignatian Retreat at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center, and the Prayer in Daily Life Retreats on Main Campus.

Members of the military-connected community may connect well with
St. Ignatius Retreats since St. Ignatius transitioned from a military career to become an adult learner and later founded the Society of Jesus. Learn more about various retreats, dates, and how to register.

Getting Involved – Military-Connected

The Veterans Office connects military-connected students with the resources they need to successfully transition from combat to classroom to career. Our office collaborates with partner offices and organizations internally and externally to offer programming specific to the military-connected community and foster opportunities to bridge the military-civilian divide.

If you are connected to the military as a servicemember, reservist, veteran, military spouse or dependent, you can join the Office’s weekly newsletter by completing the Veteran Survey located in My Access.

Georgetown University is fortunate to have a number of
Military-Connected Student Organizations that are run by student leaders. Learn more about each of the organizations and how to get involved.

Georgetown University’s Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), also known as Hoya Battalion is home to five separate academic institutions:

► Georgetown University 
► American University 
► The Catholic University of America 
► The George Washington University 
► The Institute for World Politics

Cadets, young men and women who volunteer to serve, become officers through a balanced program of stimulating education, rigorous military training, and responsible socialization. These officers become the leaders of the tactical Army and the future leaders of the joint force.

Campus Engagement

Georgetown University’s Center for Student Engagement (CSE)  is committed to providing learning and development opportunities, which complement our Jesuit identity and students’ educational experiences.

CSE empowers and partners with students to create a vibrant and pluralistic campus community through: leadership opportunities that foster integrity and collaboration; high quality programs that spark curiosity and inspire action; and reflective practice that deepens self-knowledge and awareness. CSE offers opportunities in recreational athletics, outdoor education, student government, and numerous student organizations spanning an array of interests.

The Center for Social Justice (CSJ), Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) opened its doors in January 2001.

The Center has a mission that is simple to state, but far-reaching in its implications: In order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching, and service by collaborating with diverse communities.

The Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) supports students of color at Georgetown University in variety of ways.

CMEA provides someone to talk to about personal issues or concerns, a chance to explore diversity issues, and an opportunity to help DC students prepare for college.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center provides students, faculty, and staff with education, programming, support services, and advocacy on campus-regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Women’s Center created in 1990, the mission of Georgetown University Women’s Center (GUWC) is to support, educate and empower women of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, genders and ages providing a safe environment while respecting all facets of women’s abilities, spirituality and differences.

GUWC celebrates women’s achievements and advocates for a climate that promotes social justice, free of all barriers and discrimination.

Athletics

We are Georgetown!

Georgetown Athletics is home to numerous student athletes for men’s and women’s sports.

For the 2018-19 season, Georgetown Athletics is proud to continue the Hoya Military Pass, which will provide veterans, reservists, and active duty military with four (4) complimentary tickets to one men’s basketball home game per month from November through February. 

The Hoya Military Pass is one way the Athletics Department can demonstrate its gratitude and respect for those who defend our freedom every day. Veterans and active duty military should register here to participate in the program. When the men’s basketball schedule is released, those who are registered will be contacted with more information. Should you have any questions about the program, please contact the Georgetown Marketing Office.

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