Georgetown University’s Capitol Campus
Georgetown University is growing. True to its inception as a DC institution in 1789, its growth will primarily be in the heart of the District, at the foot of Capitol Hill, building upon the presence of its Law School. The site will be called the Capitol Campus. It will support expanded instruction, inquiry, and collaboration—an academic hub of activity where students and faculty across diverse schools and disciplines can collaborate. In pursuit of the future of learning, teaching, and research, the Capitol Campus co-locates faculty across an array of disciplines and facilitates organic connections between students from different schools and diverse programs. The new campus provides a dynamic environment in which we will pursue new research collaborations, new courses, new programming, and new opportunities in service to our community and to society.
The Capitol Campus expands Georgetown’s footprint to allow for a fully integrated campus downtown, providing the University community with a truly dual campus experience in Washington, DC, where other institutions may have only a satellite presence.Please find below descriptions of some of the exciting new projects at Georgetown’s Capitol Campus. For additional information, please visit the FAQ page.
A Residential Community for Students: 55 H Street NW (Opened Fall 2022)
55 H Street NW is Georgetown’s newest residential facility, with capacity for over 450 students. “55 H” currently houses primarily graduate students, but over time, it will transition to be primarily undergraduate housing.
The Capitol Campus Hub: 111 Massachusetts Avenue NW (Opening Fall 2025)
111 Massachusetts Avenue NW “111 Mass Ave” sits at the north end of the Capitol Campus just three blocks from Union Station. Featuring over 230,000 square feet, this space will be a multi-use educational facility, enabling the University to launch new programs and co-locate interdisciplinary programs. It will be the new home for the School of Continuing Studies and the Earth Commons Institute as well as offer expanded courses and programs for the McDonough School of Business, the School of Nursing and the School of Health. The Capitol Applied Learning Lab (CALL) will also be held in 111 Mass Ave, as well as many student services.
The Collaborative Research Home: 500 First Street NW (Opened Fall 2021)
500 First Street NW (“500 First”) features over 130,000 square feet of laboratories, classrooms, faculty office space, and collaboration zones for new and expanding programs. It is home to programs and centers from the Law Center, McCourt School of Public Policy, Medical Center, and university-wide initiatives like Tech & Society, including the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, the Center for Security and Emerging Technologies, the Knight-Georgetown Institute, the Center for Digital Ethics, the Massive Data Institute, the Institute for Technology Law and Policy,and the Center on Privacy and Technology.
The McCourt School of Public Policy: 125 E Street NW (Opening Spring 2024)
125 E Street NW (“125 E”) is a new, state-of-the-art academic building, home to the McCourt School of Public Policy. All the graduate degree programs of the school are offered there, including the Master in Public Policy, the Master in Data Science for Public Policy, the Master of International Development Policy, and the Master of Policy Management. It is the junior-senior home for the joint undergraduate major in public policy between the McCourt School and the Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences.With over 140,000 square feet, this new anchor of the expanded presence downtown will host major university convenings, welcome global visitors, and enhance Georgetown’s presence in the heart of the nation’s capital. Featuring a major auditorium, a rooftop events space and terrace with views of the U.S. Capitol, and original art installations designed by a celebrated artist—as well as classrooms, faculty offices, and student lounges—the facility will foster interdisciplinary collaboration across the university.
The Hsai Building: Georgetown Law Center
Georgetown Law, located near the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court, plans a new 200,000-square academic law building. The new law building will feature a suite to house the Law Center’s highly regarded legal clinics, 16 new classroom spaces equipped with the latest technology and a 75-seat moot courtroom, where students will be able to make practice arguments in a realistic courtroom setting. It will include several different convening and outdoor spaces from which community members and guests will be able to see the U.S. Capitol building.