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.