Jul 20, 2012 06:33 AM EDT
Georgetown Gets New Satellite Campus
Georgetown University, as a part of its expansion plan has finally zeroed in on the location where the new satellite campus of the University will emerge.
In an e-mail sent by the University President John DeGioia to students, faculty and staff, the University has signed an agreement earlier Thursday to lease a building in Downtown Washington, D.C. at seventh street and Massachusetts Avenue, eight blocks away from the Law Centre Campus.
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The University's efforts to grow have long faced neighborhood opposition. And now it has been confirmed that the Georgetown's options for growth are limited and well beyond the property that was originally acquired in 1789.
This isn't the first time Georgetown, the city's largest private employer, has created campuses away from its original grounds. The law school has its own campus at Judiciary Square, and in 2005, Georgetown became one of the first American universities to open a campus in Qatar.
Around 1100 students of the School of Continuing Studies will pursue and take their classes at the location beginning in late 2013.
A satellite campus for SCS was a plan that hadn't materialized for a long time. The campus plan that was approved by the Zoning Commission this week requires Georgetown University officials to move at least 1000 students to the SCS by Dec.31, 2013.
The University's press release claims the facilities will include, "classrooms with integrated technology, administrative offices, group study rooms, workstations, lounge and meeting spaces, a contemplative space, a media lab, a library resource center, a café and more."
DeGioia has clarified that the undergraduates will not be housed or take classes at any satellite campuses. The Administrators believe that the 'Georgetown experience' can be obtained best in the University's historical campus.