Parking

Location
Washington, DC
Undergrads
7,283
Tuition
$42,870
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is terrible. An even larger problem is that we do not have nearly enough resources for getting around DC.

2 College Junior

Parking: Garages are expensive. Off campus spots fill up quickly and are short term meter spots. Walk or take the bus. Driving isnt the most feasible or economic option.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: Georgetown students are banned from parking.

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1 College Junior

Parking: On campus parking is almost non- existent and off campus is even more difficult !

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3 College Freshman

Parking: No one that goes to Georgetown uses a car (except to leave on weekends). There's no need for a car--you can walk most places or use taxis or public transport.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1307th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1318th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1362nd
    Best Off-Campus Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ian Lundy
Hometown
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Major
International Business/Marketing
Grad Year
2015
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The average Georgetown student is going to tell you that you're crazy if you think you're going to bring a car to campus, but that if you do, he'd love a ride to the grocery store every now and then. There is zero on-campus parking, except for a few spots available in the newly-built subterranean garage for $250 a month. Off-campus, there are a number of monthly-fee garages, all of which charge upwards of $200 a month. Most Hoyas would call street parking somewhere between "difficult" and "suicidal." D.C. allows nonpermanent residents two hours, total, every day of parking in Georgetown. So unless you're planning on driving a lot, it's a tough game.

However, for those creative and intrepid souls who don't mind doing a little valet work (and who understand how much better college is when you've got a car), the system can be beat. For starters, many of the Georgetown-owned townhouses have driveways, and the upperclassmen who live in these buildings often rent out parking spaces. Many students just park their cars on the street, betting that a month's worth of parking tickets will cost less than a monthly lease from one of the parking garages on M street. Yet another option is to become intimately familiar with the "playing field," as it were: There are a number of golden spots spread throughout the Georgetown area that do not have time limits. You can keep your car in these spots indefinitely, ticket free. Finally, you might catch the guy behind the desk at the police station on a good day and weasel a temporary pass. In short, parking in Georgetown can be a dangerous—but rewarding—game.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
The Office of Transportation Management oversees the following lots: Southwest Garage, Leavey Garage (levels P-2 and P-3), Garage 4 (located in the Rafik Hariri Building), Lot 6, Lot 9, Lot Y, Lot adjacent to Weismiller's, Lot E, and Lot G.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
No
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$152.82/month or $686.82/semester
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $25
  • No parking zone: $40
  • Fire lane: $100
  • Handicapped zone: $200
Best Places to Find a Spot
The streets near the front gates
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Everywhere
Getting a Parking Permit
Undergrad students may not receive parking permits unless they are certified as commuter students, and commuter permits are day permits only.
Parking Services
Office of Transportation Management
P4M Southwest Garage
(202) 687-4372
otm@georgetown.edu
otm.georgetown.edu

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 51 responses

  • 43% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 18% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 18% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 4% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 16% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 2% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 44 responses

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  • Distance from dorms
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