These are very important! To
have a fun and safe party, be sure to know and adhere to your
responsibilities as a host. Remember, the University defines a party as
a gathering of 12 or more people where alcohol will be served.
BEFORE YOUR PARTY
- Both hosts must have attended a "I Know How to Party Session".
- Party MUST be registered by 10:00 am the previous Thursday - no exceptions. Our system tracks the time and date submissions are made.
9-10 om - the night of the party
The RA on Duty (RAOD) will perform a Party Check-In the night of your party. Be sure you are in your apartment/townhouse between the hours of 9 and 10 pm.
The purpose of the Check-In is for you to personally meet the RAOD and for him/her to let you know his/her role in helping you to have a fun and safe party. He/she will also remind you of the key host responsibilities listed above.
DURING YOUR PARTY
- Parties must have at least TWO hosts — one of which must be at least 21 years of age to register
the party, and both must be present during the ENTIRE event.
- Hosts must be current Georgetown students and residents of the unit in which the party will be held.
- Hosts must be coherent to answer questions and to follow instructions given by a staff member.
The hosts must be ready to respond to any and all emergencies that may
take place during the event.
- One host will remain at the
door at all times.
- Ensure the party is not over
the University’s capacity levels for safety.
- 25 - capacity in Alumni Square and Henle
- 35 - capacity in Nevils, townhouses*, or Village A**
*TOWNHOUSES are allowed an additional 50 attendees within the backyard
**VILLAGE A rooftop apartments that share a rooftop pad are allowed an
additional 50 attendees total between BOTH apartments on the rooftop
Do not serve intoxicated or
Parties must be contained
within the specified parameters of each unit. If the party is held in
Alumni Square, Henle, or Nevils, guests must be contained in the
confines of the unit. Do not allow your guests to spill out on the
stairwells or common areas. This creates a safety issue. If the
party is held in Village A, guests must be contained within the unit
and on the designated rooftop pad. If the party is held in the
townhouses, guests must be contained within the unit and within the
Both hosts must provide their
contact numbers to the RA on Duty (Party Check-In below).
There can only be one keg in
the apartment per event per day, and there should also be non-alcoholic
NO GLASS BEER BOTTLES are
allowed at the party.
Understand that you are
financially responsible for all damages and cleaning expenses resulting
from the party. These costs will be charged to your student
Do not allow the use of
drinking games and other contests involving the rapid consumption of
Do not charge an entrance fee or fee per cup.
AFTER YOUR PARTY
- Clean up after the event (by
8 am the next day).
Reasons a party may be shut down
We want you to have a
great and safe party. So, please keep in mind the following
reasons your party may be shut down.
- If your party is not approved
- If you have more than one keg
- If there is a keg outside of
- If the party extends beyond 2
AM on weekends and after midnight on weekdays
- If there is vandalism and/or
destruction of property in and/or around the location of the party
- If your guests are spilling
into public areas outside of the apartment (i.e. stairwells,
courtyards, sidewalks) or into restricted areas (i.e. pebbled rooftops
in Village A)
- If your party is noisy or if
there has been a noise complaint
- If your party exceeds the
maximum limit of guests
- The Department of Public Safety or Residence Life reserves the right to shut down parties for reasons beyond this list.
Please remember that the Department of
Public Safety reserves the right to confiscate keg(s) if a party is