Events in GEORGETOWN’S GENERAL PURPOSE CLASSROOMS
It is the policy of the University Registrar that all General Purpose Classrooms are held for instruction as the first priority; faculty-led sections, taught for credit, are scheduled first, noncredit sections second, and all ad hoc room requests are held until campus instruction is reasonably situated.
- The Office of the University Registrar is committed to accommodating all valid requests for General Purpose Classroom use.
- Faculty, teaching assistants, academic departments, and student organizations may request General Purpose Classrooms for events, subject to availability.
- To request classroom technology follow the CETS link below and choose the Service Requests tab.
- Due to high demand, specifc room choices may not be available. However, the Registrar’s Scheduling Team will make every effort to find suitable space for both instruction and events.
- Understanding that instruction is the primary purpose of the General Purpose Classrooms, student organization events in the General Purpose Classrooms are limited to the below timeslots for the first three (3) weeks of each semester.
- After 6:00pm Monday through Friday
- Saturday, Sunday, holidays 7:00am-11:00pm
Georgetown’s General Purpose Classrooms Policies
The following policies govern the use of Georgetown’s General Purpose Classrooms.
- Eating, smoking, and drinking anything other than water is prohibited in all of Georgetown’s General Purpose Classrooms.
- Any activities that will potentially cause damage to the space, furniture, or equipment (e.g., stacking of furniture, dancing, etc.,) are prohibited in all of Georgetown’s General Purpose Classrooms.
- Any sound (e.g., musical rehearsals or amplified sound) that is audible to those in contiguous classrooms is also prohibited in all of Georgetown’s General Purpose Classrooms.
- Student Organizations, departments, and professional schools are responsible for the clean-up and resetting of classroom furniture by the ending time stated on the approved reservation.
Failure to comply with the above policies for student organizations will result in:
- First infraction within a semester will be a warning sent to the student organization for which the reservation was made and the person whose name is on the reservation. The Center for Student Engagement will be copied on the warning notice.
- Second infraction within a semester will be a suspension of the student organization’s privilege to reserve the specific General Purpose Classroom where the infraction occurred for the remainder of the academic year. The Center for Student Engagement will be notified of all suspensions.
- Third infraction within a semester authorized will be a suspension of the student organization’s privilege to reserve all General Purpose Classrooms at Georgetown for the remainder of the academic year. The Center for Student Engagement will be notified of all suspensions.
An appeal process will be available for student organizations with Center for Student Engagement approved benefits that wish to provide evidence to prove the infraction is not the fault of the organization. Written appeals, including comprehensive plans to prevent further infractions, must be submitted in writing to the Office of the University Registrar and the Center for Student Engagement.
Departments and schools failing to comply with Georgetown’s General Purpose Classroom policies could likewise see a suspension of event-scheduling privileges in specific General Purpose Classrooms.