My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Georgetown University
Location: Washington DC
This past week I had to assist a student who had some parking issues on our campus. The student’s issue was there was no parking close to the residence hall where they lived. There were parking spaces on campus just not close by.
I began to wonder if there were campuses in the US that actually prohibited students from bringing cars to campus. I found out the answer is yes there are. One of those is Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Georgetown was established in 1789 and is the nation’s oldest Catholic university.
Georgetown University does not provide on campus parking for undergraduate students. In fact Georgetown University offers a limited amount of parking for visitors and employees. The university strongly discourages visitors and employees from parking on the street and encourages alternate forms of travel.
Undergraduate students are prohibited from bringing a car or other motor vehicle to campus or parking a vehicle on the street in West Georgetown, Burleith, and Foxhall Village. Violations of this policy are part of the Code of Student Conduct.
The Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) is a free shuttle bus for faculty, staff, students, and others affiliated with Georgetown University and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. GUTS buses connect the Main Campus with two Metro stations, the Georgetown University Law Center, Capitol Hill, and Arlington, Virginia.
One of DC’s Metro Stations
Buses run on five routes, connecting the campus with Metro stations at Rosslyn (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines) and Dupont Circle (Red Line), the Georgetown University Law Center, the U.S. House of Representatives, university offices on Wisconsin Avenue, and stops in Arlington, Virginia.