Schedule of Events

Note: The finalized Schedule of Events, including venues, will be provided to registered families at Check-In and On-Site Registration.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Campus Recreation’s Family Zumba Class
Yates Field House
Join Family Zumba Class for a fun way to spend time with family this weekend by doing some Latin-inspired dance cardio. Participants must register in advance through the portal below to enjoy the class but please note that non-members will not have access to the other Campus Recreation facilities.
https://gucovid.force.com/visitor/s/?event=VE5508

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Check-In and On-Site Registration
Healy Lawn (Rainsite: Healey Family Student Center, Great Room)
Receive your welcome packet, swag bag, and schedule of events. On-site registration is also available for families that have not registered in advance.

12:30 pm
Friday Music Series: Jim McCormick, Singer and Songwriter
Jim McCormick is a Grammy- and CMA-nominated, multi-platinum selling songwriter who has scored three #1 songs atop Billboard’s Country Airplay chart: Gabby Barrett’s The Good Ones which spent two weeks at #1; Jason Aldean’s Take A Little Ride which spent 3 weeks at the top; and Brantley Gilbert’s You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.

1:00 pm
Jum’ah Salah Service
All are invited to this Muslim prayer service.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cawley 101: Career Exploration at Georgetown

The Cawley Career Education Center provides career services designed to help students through every step of the career development process.  In this session, you will learn about our core programs and services, operations, new initiatives that support students during this current season, and how students can engage with us.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Make a Button with the Library and the Maker Hub!

Join us in Lauinger Library to celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the Maker Hub – the most creative, innovative space on the Hilltop! Make a stylish button for yourself or your favorite Hoya while you learn about the Maker Hub’s resources available to everyone at Georgetown including 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, sewing, digital embroidery, robotics, bookbinding, and more!

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Trivia Game and Scavenger Hunt with the Library and the Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Visit us in front of Lauinger Library to win a prize playing our fun trivia game and meet with our wonderful librarians to learn about all the amazing resources available to Georgetown students. Curators from the Booth Family Center for Special Collections will also host a scavenger hunt to help you discover interesting facts about Georgetown’s campus. We’ll also have popsicles and candy to keep you energized for your afternoon exploring campus!

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Student Engagement on the Hilltop

Join the members of the Division of Student Affairs team who will be presenting on current programs and services from various offices and will talk through upcoming engagement activities and initiatives available for students this semester.

3:00 pm
Swimming & Diving vs. American University

After capping off the 2021-22 season with the men’s program’s first ever BIG EAST Championship, the men’s and women’s Georgetown swimming & diving teams look for another successful campaign. Attendees must register in advance through the portal below to enjoy the swim competition but please note that non-members will not have access to the other Campus Recreation facilities..
https://gucovid.force.com/visitor/s/?event=VE5514

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Career Information Sessions

  • Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences: The Liberal Arts Education – The Ultimate Pre-Professional Degree
    The Cawley Career Education Center and the Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences have teamed up to help students in the College connect their academic pathways to their Georgetown career journey and beyond. Join us to explore how students can leverage skills and experiences gained through a liberal arts education to make career decisions that fit both their purpose and needs as holistic individuals.
  • School of Nursing & School of Health: Career Exploration
    Please join Jodi Schneiderman, the Assistant Director of Professional Development for the School of Nursing & School of Health, as she discusses how to gain career-related experience. This session will review what job recruiting looks like as well as what students and parents can begin working on to help with their Georgetown career journey.
  • School of Foreign Service: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome during the Internship Search
    Learn about School of Foreign Service Career Development programs and resources to support you during the internship search.
  • McDonough School of Business: McDonough Career Development Talk
    Learn about McDonough Career Development programs and resources.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Find Your CALLing! Georgetown’s Innovative Immersive and Experiential Program in the Heart of DC
The Capitol Applied Learning Lab (CALL) is an innovative immersive and experiential program for all undergraduates, offering downtown living, professional experiences, and curated courses, which are paired with personalized career coaching, and networking opportunities. Over a semester, students will hone their discernment skills, engage in the city in new ways, and gain a better understanding of themselves as future young professionals.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Deans’ Welcome Receptions

Enjoy aperitifs and hors d’oeuvres while mingling with deans, faculty, and staff from your student’s school.

  • Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences hosted by Dean Rosario Ceballo
  • School of Nursing hosted by Dean Roberta Waite
  • School of Foreign Service hosted by Dean Joel Hellman
  • McDonough School of Business hosted by Dean Paul Almeida
  • School of Health hosted by Dean Christopher J. King

5:30 pm
Shabbat Services and Dinner
Join Rabbi Daniel Schaefer and Georgetown’s Jewish community as we welcome Shabbat with a musical Shabbat service and kosher dinner. Services begin at 5:30 pm and dinner is at 6:30 pm. All are welcome.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
John Main Center Evening Meditation Session: Transform Your Hectic Day … and Simply Be
We warmly welcome you to join us this weekend for our special Family Weekend Evening Meditation Session! Check out our QR Code for all JMC Fall Semester offerings. There are many wonderful opportunities to cultivate a new habit of waking up early or ending the day with a practice of meditation and contemplation! Whether it is your first time here or you are a seasoned practitioner, we hope that you can take a deep breath and join your fellow Hoyas for the gift of stillness, silence, and simplicity at the John Main Center for Meditation & Interreligious Dialogue (JMC).
QR Code for John Main Center Fall Offerings

7:00 pm
Georgetown Program Board’s Family Movie Night with The Parent Trap (1998)
Join the Georgetown Program Board for a free film screening of The Parent Trap (1998). Hallie Parker, a hip Californian, and Annie James, a proper London miss, are identical twins who don’t even know each other exists until they accidentally meet at summer camp. Will their scheme to switch places bring their parents back together and reunite their family? Rated PG

7:00 pm
Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society presents Night of Musical Scenes
Directed by Sarah Edmonson (SFS’23) | Stage Managed by Molly Evanko (COL’25)
Night of Musical Scenes (or NOMS) is a showcase of musical theater songs from a variety of different shows. This year, shows will include Sunday in the Park with George, Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd, and many more. To register for free tickets, please visit their Eventbrite webpage.

10:00 pm
Georgetown Program Board’s Family Movie Night with The Parent Trap (1998)
Join the Georgetown Program Board for a free film screening of The Parent Trap (1998). Hallie Parker, a hip Californian, and Annie James, a proper London miss, are identical twins who don’t even know each other exists until they accidentally meet at summer camp. Will their scheme to switch places bring their parents back together and reunite their family? Rated PG

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Check-In and On-Site Registration

Healy Lawn (Rainsite: Healey Family Student Center, Great Room)
Receive your welcome packet, swag bag, and schedule of events. On-site registration is also available for families that have not registered in advance.

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Enjoy a continental breakfast and mingle with other families.

9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome Remarks

  • Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences with Dean Rosario Ceballo
  • School of Nursing with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Director Dr. Michele Kane
  • Walsh School of Foreign Service with Dean Joel Hellman
  • McDonough School of Business with Dean Paul Almeida
  • School of Health with Dean Christopher J. King

9:15 am – 10:00 am
Concurrent Curricular Information Sessions

  • Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences
    The DC Classroom: Join faculty, administrators and students to learn more about how the Georgetown College community utilizes the District of Columbia for educational experiences. Panelists will discuss the classroom experience, the CALL program at the Capital Campus, internship experiences and more.
  • School of Nursing
    Join BSN Program Director Dr. Michele Kane to learn more about the BSN program and resources available from the School of Nursing. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Walsh School of Foreign Service
    Join SFS student, faculty and administrator speakers to explore the highlights of the SFS experience through your student’s four years.
  • McDonough School of Business
    Where Have All the Alumni Gone? Join us for a panel discussion with alumni from different industries who will share tips and experiences on how to succeed beyond the Hilltop. Talia Schatz, Assistant Dean for the McDonough Undergraduate Career Development Center, will moderate.
  • School of Health
    Join advising deans and current undergraduate students for an interactive panel discussion featuring perspectives from upper-class students on topics including academic resources, study abroad options, research and internship opportunities, and more.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
John Main Center Open House: Transform Your Hectic Day … and Simply Be

We warmly welcome you to join us this weekend for our special JMC Open House! Check out our QR Code for all JMC Fall Semester offerings. There are many wonderful opportunities to cultivate a new habit of waking up early or ending the day with a practice of meditation and contemplation! Whether it is your first time here or you are a seasoned practitioner, we hope that you can take a deep breath and join your fellow Hoyas for the gift of stillness, silence and simplicity at the John Main Center for Meditation & Interreligious Dialogue (JMC).
QR Code for John Main Center Fall Offerings

10:15 am – 11:00 am
Pre-Health Advising at Georgetown University

Come learn about how students can best prepare themselves for entry into medical school, dental school, or other health professions from our Pre-Health Advising office. Families of all interested students and majors are welcome.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Faculty Lectures

  • Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences: A Lecture Recital: Requiem for the Enslaved with Carlos Simon, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music
    Requiem for the Enslaved features music that evokes the spirit of those enslaved featuring spoken word artist, Marco Pave ́and trumpeter, Jared Bailey. Using the musical structure of a liturgical mass, Requiem artistically explores the sacred and historical ideology of the sale of those enslaved by Jesuits by infusing the music of the Catholic Church and African American Spirituals into an original composition. This musical piece honors the men, women, and children owned and sold by the founders of the University.
  • School of Nursing with Dr. Roxanne Mirabal-Beltran, PhD, RN
  • Walsh School of Foreign Service: The Changing World Order
    The world is facing tremendous insecurity, from the inflation crisis, to national security risks, to the threats of climate change, with tumultuous reverberations. Our global power structure is rapidly changing. Join Dean Joel Hellman and esteemed SFS faculty members for a discussion about the new world order, how the U.S. fits in, and the potential factors that could change the world in the next decade.
  • McDonough School of Business: The Return of Political Risk and the Era of Friendshoring with Charles Skuba, MBA
    The “flat world” of the post 1990’s globalization period has new contours affecting global business. The diminution of the U.S. manufacturing base, the U.S.- China strategic conflict, Russian aggression in Ukraine, commodity trade weaponization, post-COVID supply chain disruptions, national security concerns over control of advanced technologies, and inadequacies in global governance are all contributing factors to the return of political risk in the global business environment and movements toward de-globalization. Indicative of this is the Biden Administration concept of “friendshoring,” which Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen describes as “deepening relationships and diversifying our supply chains with a greater number of trusted partners to lower risks for our economy and theirs.” Professor Skuba will discuss these concepts and how global business might be affected.
  • School of Health: My Road to Global Health with Dr. Vincent Turbat
    Dr. Turbat joined the World Bank in 1991 as a health economist to develop and deliver learning programs for the health sector (health financing, health sector reform, pharmaceuticals, HIV/AIDS prevention and care). In 1996, he joined the operations sector of the World Bank, first in East Asia, then in Africa. From 2003 to 2006, he was the World Bank country manager for Niger. He retired from the World Bank in 2010 and now teaches, researches, and consults on health economics and global health financing.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Family Weekend Barbecue
Join us for food, face painting, lawn games, and more with special appearances by Jack the Bulldog and Georgetown University performance groups. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shuttles to the National Mall

Catch a free ride to the National Mall where you can visit D.C.’s many museums and monuments. Buses depart every 20 minutes from the Georgetown Bus Turnaround by McDonough Gymnasium. Meet the bus at 14th and Constitution NW (near the National Museum of African American History and Culture) to return to campus.

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Magic Show with Chris Michael
Join magician and comedian Chris Michael for an unforgettable all-ages show! Chris Michael’s performance features unexpected twists and turns that will leave you on the edge of your seats. His fun-loving and warm-hearted personality will win over even the most skeptical of guests.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Education Abroad Panel
A panel of Georgetown University curricular advising deans/directors and students will discuss the importance of international study in fostering a global perspective and preparing undergraduates to address the needs and challenges of a diverse and changing world.

5:00 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass

Join us for a special Family Weekend Vigil Mass in Dahlgren Chapel. The Mass is open to students, faculty, staff, and registered participants of Family Weekend.

7:00 pm
Georgetown Program Board’s Family Movie Night with The Parent Trap (1998)

Join the Georgetown Program Board for a free film screening of The Parent Trap (1998). Hallie Parker, a hip Californian, and Annie James, a proper London miss, are identical twins who don’t even know each other exists until they accidentally meet at summer camp. Will their scheme to switch places bring their parents back together and reunite their family? Rated PG

7:00 pm
Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society presents Night of Musical Scenes

Directed by Sarah Edmonson (SFS’23) | Stage Managed by Molly Evanko (COL’25)
Night of Musical Scenes (or NOMS) is a showcase of musical theater songs from a variety of different shows. This year, shows will include Sunday in the Park with George, Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd, and many more. To register for free tickets, please visit their Eventbrite webpage.

10:00 pm
Georgetown Program Board’s Family Movie Night with The Parent Trap (1998)

Join the Georgetown Program Board for a free film screening of The Parent Trap (1998). Hallie Parker, a hip Californian, and Annie James, a proper London miss, are identical twins who don’t even know each other exists until they accidentally meet at summer camp. Will their scheme to switch places bring their parents back together and reunite their family? Rated PG

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee and Doughnuts
Enjoy coffee and District Doughnuts with your student prior to leaving campus.

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Bagel Brunch in the Sukkah

Join us in our sukkah to celebrate the fall harvest festival of Sukkot with coffee and bagels.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Zen Meditation & Chants followed by Chinese Tea and Snacks

Join us for meditation and chanting from the Zen / Chan lineage of Buddhist teachers, led by Ven. Yishan Qian. This is followed by tea and discussion. All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Weekly Āratī Gathering with Family followed by Dinner

Āratī followed by a sumptuous community meal. All are welcome.
Note: please email dharmiclife@georgetown.edu if you are unable to sit on the ground for health reasons and alternate arrangements will be made.

7:00 pm
Sunday Night Worship

Parents and families are welcome to join the Protestant Community at their regular Sunday Night Worship service.