Capitol Campus Center

Investing in our growing downtown presence

Home to the Georgetown Law Center for nearly 50 years, the university’s growing campus in the shadow of the Capitol, at the heart of Washington, D.C., offers exceptional opportunities to work, learn, and serve in a city that shapes the world. Georgetown’s Capitol Campus recently expanded with the acquisition of 500 First Street—a building now home to select interdisciplinary centers from the law school, main campus, and medical center, as well as select undergraduate programs.

We now seek to anchor our presence downtown with a new academic building. Planned at more than 130,000 square feet, the Capitol Campus Center will enhance learning and collaboration, host major university convenings, welcome visiting scholars from afar, and amplify Georgetown’s presence in the heart of our nation’s capital.

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A state-of-the-art academic building

With sweeping Capitol views, an auditorium, a rooftop events space and terrace—as well as classrooms, offices, and lounges—the Capitol Campus Center will foster interdisciplinary collaboration and create critical capacity for future growth.

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1971
Georgetown Law Center moves to 600 New Jersey Ave., N.W., after 80 years in its Victorian quarters at 506 E St., N.W.

2013
School for Continuing Studies moves downtown to 640 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., close to a Metro stop and surrounded by federal agencies with employees seeking educational advancement.

2019
Georgetown establishes the CALL (Capitol Applied Learning Labs), sited in the 500 First St., N.W., building, which houses a set of interdisciplinary faculty-led centers from the law school, the main campus, and the medical center.

Fall 2022 (expected)
Georgetown to open a new residence hall at 55 H St., N.W., housing as many as 470 undergraduate and graduate students. Along with single-bedroom, apartment-style facilities, the building will include spaces for support staff, meetings, and exercise. The hall will prototype a sustainable living-learning community model consistent with university-level sustainability goals.

Up next…
Georgetown builds a landmark Capitol Campus Center academic building adjacent to Georgetown Law Center with the McCourt School of Public Policy as its first and principal occupant.

Join us in this ambition

Donor support will be essential as we create this dynamic new front door to our university community.

To learn more about the Capitol Campus Center and its spaces, or to contribute to this priority, please contact us at giving@georgetown.edu.