Each year we invite the families and friends of our students to the Hilltop to experience various aspects of university life at Georgetown. Throughout the weekend, families and their students are encouraged to attend faculty lectures, information sessions, sporting events, receptions and performances while exploring campus and our nation's capital. Family Weekend programming is geared toward first-year, sophomore and transfer students and families; however, families of all current Georgetown students are welcome to register to attend. We hope that you can join us for Family Weekend this Fall.
Family Weekend 2018 will be October 19-21, 2018.
Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (202) 687-3906 if you have any questions.
The cost of Family Weekend is $60 per family and covers the student and up to five family members. Major credit cards are accepted as form of payment online, and credit cards, checks, and cash are accepted during on-site registration. The following events and meals are covered by the registration fee unless otherwise noted:
- Deans' Welcome Receptions
- Light Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
- Entry to the Hoya Family Weekend BBQ Lunch
- Faculty lectures
- Registration materials and publications
- Shuttle to the National Mall, activities, and more!
If the registration fee poses a financial hardship for your family, please email email@example.com for information regarding fee waiver eligibility. Requests for fee waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis. Inquiries should be received by October 1, 2018, at 5:00pm EST.
CHECK-IN, ON-SITE REGISTRATION & SWAG PICK-UP
When you arrive on campus, please check in and pick up your Family Weekend swag bag (one per family), and Family Weekend schedule book. On-site registration will also be available for families who have not yet registered. Please follow the guidance below to check in:
Check in at the Healey Family Student Center, which is located on the south side of campus. Directions to the HFSC are available on the attached campus map and also at https://studentcenters.georgetown.edu/information-services/how-to-get-to-hfsc.
After checking in, be sure to pick up your Family Weekend swag bag at a table that will be set up next to the check-in tables.
FAMILY WEEKEND BBQ LUNCH INFO
Please join us for the Family Weekend BBQ from 12-2 p.m., Saturday, October 20, on PwC Plaza (located between the Rafik B. Hariri Building and Regents Hall). There will be performances by the pep band and Superfood as well as an appearance by Jack the Bulldog. A face-painting and balloon animal stand will also be available. The buffet includes both vegetarian and gluten-free options. Be sure to bring your blanket included in your swag bag from check-in!
FAMILY WEEKEND FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT
Come see hypnotist Tom DeLuca perform a fast-paced, high-energy show in Gaston Hall (located on the third floor of Healy Hall) that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish! This is a free event, but space will be limited. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20. More information about Tom DeLuca and what to expect at the show is available at https://gettomd.com/college-events/.
TRAVEL TO CAMPUS & PARKING INFORMATION
Information regarding travel to campus is available at https://family.georgetown.edu/fw/traveling-to-georgetown. Please be advised of the following information as you arrive on campus:
IF YOU ARE TAKING A CAB OR RIDESHARE
We highly recommend that guests travel to campus via cab or rideshare if possible. Please see information about drop-off and pick-up points here: https://transportation.georgetown.edu/Taxis-and-Ridesharing.
**On Saturday, please arrange to meet drivers at the Library Steps (N Street NW and 37th Street NW) as vehicular access at the main gates will be limited to one-way traffic.**
IF YOU ARE DRIVING TO CAMPUS
Family Weekend guests who are driving to campus should enter campus from the southwest entrance on Canal Road to park in the Southwest Parking Garage. If the garage reaches capacity on Friday, guests will be directed to off-campus parking. Street parking is also typically available in the neighborhood on the weekends.
Due to construction on the north end of campus, access to campus is limited from Reservoir Road, and MedStar parking is designated for patients and guests of the hospital (all others will be charged $75 for parking in the hospital lot).
On Saturday, October 20, Holy Trinity School will be having an event, and access near the main gates of campus will be impacted from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be multiple road closures and one-way traffic on streets near the main gates.
Information Regarding the Family Weekend Football Game
Georgetown’s Family Weekend football game on Saturday, October 20, vs. Lehigh is currently sold out. Check the Georgetown Athletics website closer to game day for updates on whether additional tickets will be made available at Cooper Field.