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Georgetown Clarendon Campus Set to Move to D.C.

by ARLnow.com | July 25, 2012 at 9:30 am | 2,928 views | 11 Comments

 

The Georgetown Center for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) will be moving from Clarendon to the District.

The campus, part of the Gerogetown School of Continuing Studies (SCS), is recognizable by the “Georgetown University” sign across from the Clarendon Metro station. CCPE, which offers non-credit classes and 25 professional certificate programs, is one of the tenants of an office building at 3101 Wilson Boulevard.

The Center is being consolidated into a newly-announced Georgetown SCS campus in the Chinatown section of D.C., according to a university spokeswoman.

“Right now we’re hoping the new Georgetown downtown space will be ready for fall 2013,” said Stacy Kerr, Georgetown’s Assistant Vice President for Communications. “We would intend to keep our SCS students in Clarendon until the new space is ready.”

Kerr tells ARLnow.com that the university is still deciding what to do with the Clarendon space. Georgetown’s lease runs through fall 2014, she said.

“We certainly have needs and we would like to keep it as a consideration,” said Kerr.

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  • South Side Chris

    Damn

  • Arlington Pete

    I think it would be a bad move for Georgetown to completely vacate the space. Why would they remove themselves from the Arlington market? Seems shortsighted.

  • Not Me

    Seems a bit wasteful. Tuition increases to the rescue!

    • wut

      Not really. Chinatown is a more vibrant and accessible neighborhood than Clarendon.

      • JD

        For whom?

        • Joe

          for just about everyone in DC and Maryland

  • Arlanon

    I may be wrong, but I think approval of their new campus plan required them to find a new downtown space for a satellite campus. They are probably trying to maximize on that by consolidating.

  • R. Griffon

    I don’t know what the demographics of the people at the Clarendon site are, but I’d guess there are quite a few from Arlington. I’ve considered looking into classes there since it’s a good name and it’s close. But I wouldn’t bother to make the trek into DC for it.

    Maybe they can make up for the loss of ARL students by appealing to the increasingly “gentrified” population of DC?

  • Paul

    ““We certainly have needs and we would like to keep it as a consideration.” I think this translates as, “We’ve got a ton of extra money from tuition increases, so we’re good — even though we need to keep paying rent through Fall 2014. I suppose we might store a few things there, if we get around to it.”

  • Cyrus

    Er, um, DC has a Chinatown?

  • Edward

    Bummer for the community but probably makes sense financially for GU

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