We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.

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Has Congress ever met at the University?

When Washington was burnt by the British in 1814, Old North became the largest undamaged structure in the area.  The Georgetown Council, having been assured of the University’s cooperation, authorized Mayor John Peter to make Georgetown available to the federal government as an interim capital.  However, federal authorities did not act upon this offer.