Housing announces registration policy for visitors during 2013 inauguration

In an email blast, the Office of Student Housing informed students of the special housing guest policy during the 2013 inauguration. For the period between Friday, Jan. 18 and Tuesday, Jan. 22, students are permitted to host a maximum of two guests, which they must register with the housing office beforehand.

The email includes a friendly reminder that, as always, subletting isn’t allowed.

They also suspect that students will want to “gather” in townhouses and apartments during the long weekend. Although Housing hopes student gatherings are “fun and safe,” party rules still apply.

Due to the long holiday weekend, we are expecting students will want to gather in apartments and townhouses. We want you to have a fun and safe gathering and to remind you that University policies remain in effect.

The University adopted a nearly identical policy during the 2009 inauguration, even though this year’s email doesn’t include the line “we reserve the right to limit the number of parties in a given area.”

The District is bracing for hundreds of thousands of visitors on Inauguration Day, though 2013′s affair is expected to be more subdued than 2009′s.

The full email is posted after the jump.

Dear Resident,

As the city prepares for the January Inaugural ceremonies, Georgetown has been making preparations for the campus in expectation of the visitors. We want to remind you of some regular policies and also some additional procedures for this special weekend.

Safety and security of our students is paramount. Students are not permitted to sublease or rent their residence at any time. You may host family and friends as overnight guests. For your safety and the safety of your fellow residents, you are discouraged from inviting guests, with whom you are not familiar, to stay with you. For the period, 8:00 am January 18, 2013 through 8:00 am Tuesday,  January 22, 2013, a special guest policy will be in affect. Students must pre-register guests. Residents will be permitted to host two students each. As per the guest policy, you should coordinate the overnight stay of your guests with your roommates.

Hosts must accompany guests at all times for entry into the residential facilities. Guests will be required to present the guest pass and show a picture ID at building entry and may be asked to produce identification at various other times during the weekend if stopped by campus police or other University officials. Guests may not sleep in common spaces or hallways and should familiarize themselves with emergency safety and evacuation procedures in the residential facilities.

Due to the long holiday weekend, we are expecting students will want to gather in apartments and townhouses. We want you to have a fun and safe gathering and to remind you that University policies remain in effect.

Students are able to pre-register their guests via our online application. In addition to providing the guest’s full name, you are requested to provide their arrival and departure dates, mobile phone number and an emergency contact that is not the host. Contact information is requested so that the individual may be reached in case of an emergency.

The Guest Registration form can be accessed by visiting the following URL:
http://housing.georgetown.edu/academic/glance/guest

Requests are due by 10 am Thursday, January 17, 2013. Guests will be able to pick up a guest pass from the RHO of the host’s assigned residence. The host must be with the guest at check in and he/she must provide a picture ID to receive the guest pass. We wish you well for the remainder of the semester and through the winter break period.

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact the housing office via email at campushousing@georgetown.edu or at 202-687-4560.

Sincerely,
The Offices of Student Housing

One Comment on “Housing announces registration policy for visitors during 2013 inauguration

  1.  by  Nan Bell

    I am a bit confused about which rules apply to students who live off campus. Could you clarify that issue for me, please?

    Thank you.

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