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Students Navigate Residence in GU Hotel Amid Return to Campus Living

Students Navigate Residence in GU Hotel Amid Return to Campus Living

By Samuel Yoo September 7, 2021

As first-years and sophomores adjust to residential and academic life on campus, some are now facing a new challenge: navigating full-time residence in a hotel room.  Due to an unprecedented number...

GU Voter Participation Increases 143% Following Student-Led Initiatives

GU Voter Participation Increases 143% Following Student-Led Initiatives

By Grace Buono January 17, 2020

Voter participation in federal elections among eligible students at Georgetown University increased 143% from 2014 to 2018 following student-led efforts to facilitate voter registration. Voter participation...

MARGARET FOUBERG / THE HOYA | Thirteen employees of the Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Residence Hall Office contacted university administrators about inefficient and frustrating work conditions at the package processing center.

RHO Understaffing Violates University Work Standards

By Kelly Anderson September 27, 2019

Chronic understaffing at the Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Residence Hall Office has created conditions that have led to overworked staffers and violations of university rules.  Many student employees worked...

University Plans Renovations to Residential Living

By Matthew Larson March 17, 2017

The university is planning to renovate Alumni Square, Village A and Village C East this summer to include new windows, furniture and LED lighting for the three communities. The Office of Planning...

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Guards will no longer monitor dorms overnight in an effort to re-appropiate funds toward security maintenance.

Overnight Guards Replaced by CCTV Surveillance

By Léa Nicolas September 9, 2016

Security guards will no longer monitor dorms overnight, in an effort by the Georgetown University Policy Department and the Office of Residential Living to re-appropriate funds toward closed-circuit...

Students Face Move-In Issues

By Taylor Harding September 2, 2016

Students returned to uncleaned apartments, water leaks, mold and broken furniture during the early move-in period last week, which left some students in temporary housing as they waited for their accommodations...

Office of Residential Living Introduces Hoya Housing Portal

By Matthew Larson March 18, 2016

Ahead of the upcoming 2016 housing selection, the Office of Residential Living has launched a new housing selection portal called Hoya Housing. The redesigned housing management system replaces...

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The Office of Residential Living will replace current housing management with the StarRez system this spring.

Housing Management System Replaced

By Cheryl Liu January 26, 2016

The Office of Residential Living will replace Georgetown University Student Housing with a new software called StarRez as the campus-wide housing management system for the spring semester. This new...

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The Office of Residential Living installed GOCard readers in the stairwells and elevators of a majority of the university’s residence halls. Budget limitations prevented security upgrades in LXR, Copley and Walsh.

Student Security Tightens in Residences

By William Zhu January 22, 2016

The Office of Residential Living activated new GOCard security measures at the start of the semester that limit access to stairwells and elevators in residence halls to increase campus wide security. A...

ERASE Expands Membership

By Patricja Okuniewska November 3, 2015

Educating Residents About Social Equality, a group sponsored by the Office of Residential Living that provides programming on equity and diversity to the university residential community, restructured...

Policies Define Expression

By Tara Subramaniam October 30, 2015

The Office of Residential Living and the Division of Student Affairs clarified their policies against hanging banners, flags and clothing outside windows and chalking on buildings in two university-wide...

Housing Process Amended

By Andrew Wallender March 20, 2015

The Office of Residential Living altered the housing selection process for students studying abroad this fall, shifting housing applications six months forward to March and giving students the option to...

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