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Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community,

Auxiliary Services is pleased to announce some very exciting changes in Leo O’Donovan Hall and the Leavey Center for the new academic year.

Leo O’Donovan Hall: Dining
This summer, Leo O’Donovan Hall underwent major renovations and now features a food hall located on the upper level. The LEO/MKT food hall is open to all Georgetown Community members and includes a coffee and bakery shop and additional retail concepts highlighting authentic global cuisines.

The lower level renovation of Leo O’Donovan Hall features the Fresh Food Company. This level offers meal plan holders exhibition cooking in the traditional campus buffet style format at ten stations, including new offerings like allergen-free, vegetarian, and smokehouse.

The Leavey Center: Dining, Bookstore and Sellinger Lounge
The Hoya Court Food Court and adjacent seating area has been fully renovated and now includes Chick fil-A and Crop Chop, a salad and smoothie shop. The former Così has been transformed into the sandwich concept, Royal Jacket Delicatessen.

The Barnes and Noble Bookstore now features a new dual main entrance area adjacent to Sellinger Lounge. Highlights of the renovation include an Apple Authorized Campus Store and the new UIS Information Desk, featuring GOCard Services. The bookstore’s upper level will be home to The Corp’s Uncommon Grounds, also accessible via the esplanade.   

During these next few weeks, we will continue working to complete the remaining details of these exciting projects. In this busy time, we appreciate your patience as we fine-tune products and services in these new spaces.

Joelle Wiese, 
Associate Vice President, Auxiliary Business Services


Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community,

We are very pleased to announce that Auxiliary Business Services will be launching several projects this summer to improve services to our community.  These projects involve renovations to our existing bookstore and food service venues and include adding a new shipping and print service center in Leavey.  We are also pleased to share that The Corp will relocate Uncommon Grounds to the second level of the bookstore, operating the bookstore coffee shop with a performance space and outdoor seating. 

These projects are expected to be completed prior to the start of the fall semester and have a very aggressive timeline.  You will begin to see preparations for this work in Leo O’Donovan Dining Hall (Leo’s) beginning April 6.  Leo’s will be open and fully operational during this time and will not close for construction until May 22.  Other important dates in the renovation schedule include the following: 

April 20th - Cosi closes for renovations to become Royal Jacket, a sandwich concept
May 14th - Hoya Court closes to begin construction of Chick-fil- A and Crop Chop, a salad and smoothie dining venue
May 22nd – Uncommon Grounds closes to be relocated to the 2nd floor of the bookstore
Note:  Barnes & Noble is expected to be open during renovations with specifically defined construction areas to be contained behind temporary walls, which will be installed in May.

During the renovations in Leo’s, a temporary food service tent will be placed in front of McDonough Arena.  This temporary venue will be air-conditioned and will serve visitors attending summer classes, conferences and camps.
Other operations that will remain open this summer include:
- Bulldog Tavern
- Epicurean
- Faculty Club Restaurant
- Hilltoss
- Marketplace Express (Leavey Center next to Starbucks)
- POD Market (GUMC)
- Starbucks
- Vital Vittles 

In addition to the above dining options, three food trucks will be located outside Harbin Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during lunch hours beginning  June 6th.

I look forward to sharing updates as we work to complete these projects. 

We appreciate your patience and flexibility while we work to bring so many exciting new dining options to campus.

Joelle Wiese,
Associate Vice President
Auxiliary Business Services