- What are the
requirements to host a party?
- Info Session: In order to host a
party within an on-campus apartment or townhouse during the academic year, the party hosts must attend an Info Session. Students
who attended a session during the previous academic years do not need
to attend another session.
- Two Hosts: A minimum of two hosts
are required to host a party - one of which must be at 21 years of age
or older to register the party.
- GU Student: Hosts must be current
Georgetown students and residents of the unit in which the party will
be held. During the summer hosts must be residents of the unit where the party will be held.
- Why is the University
requiring party hosts to attend an Info Session?
The University has implemented
these requirements to assure that students will be able to enjoy
socializing on campus while doing so in ways that are fun, safe, legal,
- What’s a party?
The University defines a
'party' as a gathering of 12 or more guests in an University-owned
apartment/townhouse (Alumni Square, Henle, Nevils, Village A, and townhouses) at which alcohol is present.
- Does this requirement
apply to all parties held on campus?
No. The requirement only
applies to parties held in apartment buildings and townhouses (Alumni
Square, Henle, Nevils, Village A, and townhouses).
Other areas on campuses have their own governing policies. Check with
the appropriate offices.
- How do I register for
an Info Session?
To ensure a spot is reserved
for you, registration is REQUIRED.
To do so, simply click on the ‘Register’ link on the left. You will be
forwarded to the Registration
site. Follow the prompts to complete the process.
- What do I need to do
after attending an Info Session?
- Once you have attended an
Info Session and you want to host a party, the next step is to submit a
- Requests must be received by 10 am on Thursdays for parties that
will be held during the upcoming week. You can submit as many
requests as you like every week.
- Once you submit your
request(s), you will receive an e-mail by 5 pm Thursday indicating approval or
denial of your request(s) for that week (Thursday night through the
following Wednesday night).
Info Sessions Dates:
- Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm
- Tuesday, June 14 at 8:00 pm
- Tuesday, July 5 at 8:00 pm
- Tuesday, July 19 at 8:00 pm
- Monday, August 29 at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm
- Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm
- Tuesday, September 6 at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm
- Monday, September 12 at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm
- Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 pm
- Wednesday, October 5 at 6:00 pm
- Monday, October 24 at 6:00 pm
- Monday, November 21 at 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, January 11 at 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, January 17 at 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm
- Monday, February 6 at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm
- Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 pm
- Monday, March 19 at 6:00 pm
- Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 pm
- Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00 pm
- I live off campus;
I need to attend a session?
No. The info session and
registration requirement only applies to parties that will be held in
an on-campus apartment building or townhouse. Although not required for
off-campus students, we encourage participation in the sessions.
Important party-hosting tips, including safety tips and resources will
- What happens if I do
not attend an Info Session and still hold a party on campus?
Students who host parties
without first attending an Info Session will be referred to the Office
of Student Conduct for sanctioning and the party will be shut down.
- What are my
responsibilities as a host?
Party hosts have several
responsibilities. It is very important to review and adhere to
the responsibilities. They were
created for the safety of your guests, you, and the University
property. Violations will likely result in sanctions. More information
on these responsibilities will be discussed during the Info Sessions.
I host a party during 24-hour quiet hours?
University asks for a strict, respectful and constant level of quiet at
all times during the 24-hour quiet hours period. For information about
when these times begin, please consult your Hall Director or Area
When do parties need to end?
Parties held on nights where class will be held the following day (typically Sunday - Thursday) need to end by 12am (midnight). If there is no class the next day (typically Friday and Saturday) parties need to end by 2am. If you live on Magis Row parties need to end at midnight regardless of the day of week. During the summer months all parties are required to end at 12am regardless of night.
Can I drink?
As a host, we ask you to be coherent, able to handle questions, and assist with crowd control. While this is not a hard “no” to the question, we encourage you to watch your intake and remember the responsibility of the party lies with you. As always, if you are a host but under the age of 21, you are not allowed to drink.
Can I have a gathering without alcohol?
Yes, but campus policies still apply. You are more than welcome to have 12 over more friends over for a dinner party, to watch a movie, or just to hangout. We ask you to keep your noise levels down, observe quiet hours, and follow the instructions of campus officials should they give them. Please be aware that the second alcohol enters that space, the university considers it a party.
Do I need to attend a sessions every year?
No. Once you attend you a session, it counts for the entirety of your time here. Please make sure you sign-in legibly on our attendance sheets.
Do you offer 1 on 1 sessions or makeup sessions?
No. We offer around 15 sessions each semester (and some in the summer) for students to attend. At this time we do not have the resources to offer 1 on 1 sessions, and encourage students to plan ahead to attend a session. Registration is on the webpage.