Happy Spring Break! 
Pop-tart Tuesday returns next week on March 15.
Painting With Goats
Sunday, March 13
For more information and tickets, please visit their event page!

To clarify, the goats will not be painting….you will be painting and the herd from Walnut Creek Farm will attend to provide inspiration, pets, cuddles, snuggles, and love.

Our talented goatist (that's goat artist), Shoshana Weissmann will provide step-by-step instructions to create our goat masterpieces.

$45 All art supplies included.

Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED to attend this indoor event.
Women at the White House
Tuesday, March 8th

The White House Historical Association leads a virtual discussion about five untold stories of women in the White House in honor of Women’s History Month starting. Learn about enslaved and free workers, presidential daughters, and first ladies.
 Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13, 2022.
It's a good time to review the following spring safety checklist:

Check your Smoke Detectors
Three out of every five home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Test your smoke alarms every month and replace the battery at least once a year. If the alarm makes a "chirping" sound, replace it immediately. Smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and in the common areas on each floor of a home. Mount them at least 10 feet from the stove to reduce false alarms, less than 12 inches from the ceiling and away from windows, doors and ducts.

Check your Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Anything that burns fuel can potentially become a source of carbon monoxide, an invisible, odorless gas that can kill. CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each bedroom and on every level of the home. The safety tips for CO detectors mirror those of smoke alarms: change the batteries, test them and interconnect them, if possible.

Review Household Emergency Plan
The National Safety Council recommends every household have an emergency plan in place in the event of a natural disaster or other catastrophic event. Spring is a great time to review that plan with everyone in your house. The emergency plan also should include: (1) A communications plan to outline how you and your housemates will contact one another and where to meet if it's safe to go outside;  (2) A getaway plan including various routes and destinations in different directions; (3) a home emergency kit.

Find out more information about home safety at
Spring Break Safety Tips

We hope you are enjoying Spring Break!  If you plan to leave your home during the break, here are some suggestions to help you have a safe vacation.
  • Let your neighbors know you won't be home and ask them to keep an eye on the property. If you have built a positive relationship with your neighbor, you may be able to ask them to take your garbage bins out and back from the curb or alley following your departure. They can also let you know if something looks suspicious. 
  • Make sure all your doors and windows are locked. Also consider closing your blinds so criminals can't see into your residence. 
  • Don't share that you are leaving your property for an extended period of time, or the details of your trip on social media. 
  • Unplug all unnecessary electronics. This helps protect them in the event of a thunderstorm, and reduces the electricity bill while you are away.
  • Turn your heat down, but not off-- pipes can freeze and burst if the temperatures dip and there is no heat in the house
  • Consider using a timer for some lights in your residence
  • Put trash and recycling bins in their proper storage locations
  • Turn off your alarm clocks
If you're traveling over break, remember these tips...

Take a map. These days everyone relies on their phones for navigation, but in some places, where service isn’t strong, you can lose that ability. Having a map that doesn't require internet connection is always a nice backup plan when on a road trip. There are a number of apps on Google Play and in the App Store that do not require an internet connection or GPS. 

Stay alert during any taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc. rides. Follow along on Google Maps or a navigation service, if you can, to ensure they are taking you the right direction. All genuine taxis will have some sort of ID or badge. You can check for this before accepting a ride.

Take turns behind the wheel. Rotating drivers can keep everyone rested with the added bonus of taking turns deciding on the music.

Calling a taxi is a better bet than hailing one. And at the airport, always use approved taxi services. Ignore people who approach you offering rides.

Know where you're staying. Before leaving your hotel, take a card from the front desk with the name of the hotel, phone number, and address, just in case you need help getting back.  Also, put this information in your phone to be extra sure you have it.

Additional safety tips
  • If you are hailing a taxi, ask ahead for a typical price. This is especially important in countries where taxis don’t have meters. If there is no meter, you must negotiate the fee before you agree to the ride. The front desk of your hotel is a great resource to tell you how much a ride should cost.
  • If you are in a foreign country, take some time before your trip to familiarize yourself with basic road signs and rules of the road for that country. 
  • Keep your belongings together during a ride to ensure you don’t leave anything behind.
Spring Break Shuttles

GU is offering free shuttles to Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport for students traveling during spring break. Dates and pickup locations are below. Advance signup is not required.
In addition, there are free and low-cost transit options to Union Station including: 
After Spring Break Testing

Students traveling outside of the DC region (i.e., DC, Maryland, Virginia) during spring break will need to take a PCR test either within 48 hours before returning to the DC region or within 24 hours after arriving in the DC region. Students staying in the DC region do not need to test at the end of spring break.
  • If you have tested positive in the previous 90 days, you do not need to test. However, if you develop new symptoms common to COVID-19, please report them through the University’s COVID-19 Symptom Check-In survey.
  • If you get tested through a third-party healthcare provider (i.e., not One Medical), you must report your test results to Georgetown by submitting the COVID Test Result Submission Form.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 while you are away from campus, please do not travel and do not come to campus. Please report any symptoms through the University’s COVID-19 Symptom Check-In survey.
How to contact ONL:
- Email
- Call (202) 687-5138 and leave a voicemail
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