Georgetown University | July 31-August 4, 2019
3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057

Venue Website

If you have any questions leading up to the seminar, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Registration is from 1-3 pm on Wednesday July 31

The seminar closes at 1:30 pm after lunch on Sunday

Assistant Director: Katie Di Pane 
Phone Number: (601)-890-1961

Travel Information: How to Get to Campus

There is significant construction taking placing on Georgetown campus this summer that is affecting traffic patterns. If driving or taxi-ing to the Georgetown University Hotel, you must enter campus through 3611 Canal Road NW. Do not use the Reservoir Road entrance – Ubers and Lyfts are not allowed.

Planning to use Google Maps, Uber or Lyft to get to campus? Do NOT use the Georgetown University Hotel address on your favorite map app to get to the hotel. Instead, use the address 3611 Canal Road NW to enter campus, then continue to follow the road into campus. You will pass a football field, and then will see the hotel on your right.  You can find a map here that shows the best way to get to the hotel through Georgetown University campus.

Using public transportation and then walking the last few blocks to campus? Use Entrance 1 or Entrance 4 on Reservoir Road.

We will have free parking available off-campus in Arlington, Virginia, and you can take a university shuttle to campus. Please email us if you would like more details.

Packing List

  • Clothes
    The dress code for IHS Summer Seminars is casual. July in Washington, DC typically has highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s, so be prepared to dress for the weather. The lecture halls can be chilly, however, so we recommend bringing layers.

    Bathrooms and showers are shared with one other participant of your gender, so you may also wish to bring a robe for walking to and from the shower.

    Comfortable walking shoes are also a good idea, both for walking around campus and exploring DC on your free afternoon.

  • Toiletries
    While the hotel will supply simple bathroom toiletries and bath towels, you may want to bring your own body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and any other particular toiletries you require for the week.
  • An umbrella
    You’ll be doing quite a bit of walking between the hotel and dining hall on campus, so bring an umbrella, rain jacket, or other means of staying dry in the event of rain.
  • A spare bag
    IHS provides a number of free books to participants at Summer Seminars, so make sure to leave room in your suitcase for your new library additions.
  • Spending money
    IHS covers all meals and materials for Summer Seminars, but you will have a free afternoon in the middle of the seminar where you’ll need to provide your own dinner and entertainment.
  • Medicine
    In addition to any medication you typically take, you may wish to bring any as-needed medication you use, such as allergy medicine. Georgetown University has a beautiful campus with lots of trees, and so a lot of potential irritants.

The schedule below is an example and subject to change.


8:00 am
Breakfast (Optional)
9:00 am
10:45 am
11:00 am
12:45 pm
1:45 pm
Free Time
3:45 pm
Discussion Group
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
8:45 pm
9:00 pm


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