Schedule of Events

Please note: The schedule is up to date, with adjustments always possible based on responses to weather and public health guidelines.

All events take place on Georgetown’s main campus unless otherwise indicated.

*Update: Due to wind forecast, coffee and doughnuts will be at the noted rain site of Red Square tent instead of Healy Lawn on Sunday, 10/17.

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Check-in
Check-in and pick up Family Weekend swag
Location: Healy Circle (White-Gravenor as Rain site)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cawley Career Center Open House
Your student’s future matters. The Cawley Career Education Center works with
students to develop a career story and strategy for pursuing meaningful work. We’re here for your student whether they have a clear sense of interests or are exploring widely. Come find out about the many services and benefits of using the Career Center to assist with developing one’s career.
With: Susan Campbell, Center Director
Location: Leavey Esplanade

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Field Hockey vs Quinnipiac
Location: Cooper Field

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Make a button and celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Maker Hub!
Join us in front of Lauinger Library to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Maker Hub, the most creative, innovative space on the hilltop! Make a button for yourself and your favorite Hoya while you learn about the high-tech equipment including 3D printers, laser cutter, digital embroidery machine, and other creative tools available to everyone at Georgetown.
With: David Strout, Maker Hub Manager
Location: Lauinger Library

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Information Sessions

  • Georgetown College
    The Liberal Arts Education: The Ultimate Pre-Professional Degree
    The Cawley Career Education Center and the Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences have teamed up to help students in the College connect their academic pathways to their Georgetown career journey and beyond. We will explore how students can leverage their skills and values that they gain through a liberal arts education in order to make career decisions that fit both their purpose and needs as holistic individuals.
    With: Beth Harlan, Associate Director, Career Education & Counseling
    Location: Mid-campus Terrace
  • School of Nursing & Health Studies
    Careers for School of Nursing & Health Studies Graduates
    Please join Jodi Schneiderman, the Assistant Director of Professional Development for the School of Nursing & Health Studies, as she discusses how to gain career related experience. This session will review what job recruiting looks like, and what students and parents can begin working on to help with their Georgetown career journey.
    With: Jodi Schneiderman, Assistant Director of Professional Development for the School of Nursing & Health Studies
    Location: White-Gravenor Esplanade
  • McDonough School of Business
    McDonough Career Development Talk
    Learn about McDonough Career Development programs and resources.
    With: Talia Schatz, Director, McDonough Undergraduate Career Development Center
    Location: Dahlgren Quadrangle

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Center for Social Justice and 10th anniversary of the Program on Education, Inquiry, and Justice
Hoyas, bring your parents and families to the Poulton Hall Courtyard (corner of 37th and P Streets NW) for a joint anniversary celebration of the Center for Social Justice and the Program on Education, Inquiry, and Justice! Enjoy delicious DC treats and community-building bookmark- and button-making activities. Questions to Dr. Wisler at akw28@georgetown.edu.
Location: Poulton Hall Courtyard (corner of 37th and P Streets NW)

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Preview of Paperplay! Adventures in Kamishibai

A preview of Paperplay!, original performances devised, directed, designed, and performed by Georgetown students together with Prof. Natsu Onoda Power, inspired by Kamishibai, a Japanese visual storytelling tradition.
Location: The Davis Performing Arts Center “lawn,” a pop-up site directly in front of the Davis Performing Arts Center

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Find Your CALLing! An Immersive and Experiential Program in the Heart of DC
The CALL is an 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.
With: Abigail Lewis, Director, The CALL
Location: Mid-campus Terrace

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Deans’ Receptions

  • Georgetown College
    With: Dean Soyica Colbert
    Location: Red Square
  • School of Nursing & Health Studies
    With: Dean John Monahan
    Location: Dahlgren Quad
  • Walsh School of Foreign Service
    With: Dean Joel Hellman
    Location: White-Gravenor Esplanade
  • McDonough School of Business
    With: Dean Paul Almeida
    Location: Hariri Pavilion

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jewish Tradition: Shabbat

Join Rabbi Rachel Gartner and Jewish Life as we welcome Shabbat! After the service, enjoy a kosher dinner while you schmooze with the GUish community.
With: Rabbi Rachel Gartner
Location: Leavey Esplanade

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Early Evening Meditation with the John Main Center
Current health protocols will be followed, including masking for all present with socially-distanced cushions. Please kindly sign in each time with the posted UPC code upon arrival.
Location: John Main Center, located in Anne Marie Becraft Hall on Main Campus, near Dahlgren Quad and the corner of Old North and Library Walk.

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Navarātri Celebration

Join Dharmic Life and HSA for a dance-filled Navrātri celebration! Navarātri is a nine-night period dedicated to honoring the divine feminine marked by worship, festivities, plays, feasting and, of course, dancing. This year, we will engage in two styles of dance from the subcontinent—garba and kolattam. No prior experience is required.
Location: Copley Formal Lounge

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Georgetown Program Board Family Movie Night Film Screening – Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights

Join us for a free film screening of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2021 musical In the Heights! The screening will take place on Copley Lawn (weather permitting, or in ICC Auditorium if necessary), and snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there.
Location: Copley Lawn (ICC Auditorium as Rainsite)

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski
Remember This was created by Georgetown’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and features a tour-de-force solo performance from Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck; Nomadland). Strathairn portrays World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski, a messenger of truth who risked his life to carry his harrowing report from war-torn Poland to the Oval Office only to be disbelieved. Standing tall in the halls of power, Strathairn captures the remarkable life of the self-described “insignificant, little man” whose forgotten story of moral courage can still shake the conscience of the world.
***This event is ticketed and takes place off campus. You may read more and purchase tickets here: https://www.shakespearetheatre.org/remember-this-the-lesson-of-jan-karski/
Enter coupon code GTOWN50 for 50% off tickets!
Location: Shakespeare Theatre Company: Sidney Harman Hall. 610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

7:30 am – 9:00 am
Check-in

Check-in and pick up Family Weekend swag
Location: Healy Circle (White-Gravenor as Rain site)

7:30 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast

Location: Healy Circle (White-Gravenor as Rain site)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
John Main Center Open House & Meditation

Current health protocols will be followed, including masking for all present with socially-distanced cushions. Please kindly sign in each time with the posted UPC code upon arrival.
Location: John Main Center, located in Anne Marie Becraft Hall on Main Campus, near Dahlgren Quad and the corner of Old North and Library Walk.

9:15 am – 10:15 am
Concurrent Curricular Information Session

  • Georgetown College
    Higher Education for the Common Good: Racial Justice
    More information coming!
    With: Moderator: Terrence L. Johnson, Associate Professor of Religion and Politics, Department of Government; Anita Gonzalez, Professor, Department of African American Studies; Adam Rothman, Professor, Department of History
    Location: Red Square
  • School of Nursing & Health Studies
    A Conversation with Current NHS Undergraduate Students
    Join the NHS advising deans and current undergraduate students for an interactive panel discussion featuring perspectives from upper-class NHS students on topics including academic resources, research and internship opportunities, and more.
    With: Jennifer Ericson, Academic Dean, School of Nursing & Health Studies; Arjun Mathur, HSCI, ‘22; Christian Simon, HCMP ‘22; Maria Cruz Cabllero, NURS ‘22; Grace Khaner, GLOH, ‘22
    Location: Dahlgren Quadrangle
  • Walsh School of Foreign Service
    The School of Foreign Service Experience
    Join student and faculty speakers to explore the highlights of the SFS experience through your student’s four years. Learn about the unique SFS first-year academic program, research opportunities for undergrads, international opportunities, and more.
    With: Joel Hellman, Dean; Mark Giordano, Vice Dean; Emily Mendenhall, Professor; Ryan Williams, ’22; Ashanee Kottage, ’22; Chantal Li, ’24
    Location: Southwest Quadrangle
  • McDonough School of Business
    Exploring Curricular, Co-Curricular, and Leadership Opportunities
    The undergraduate team will discuss the numerous opportunities that are available to business students throughout their time at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Academic deans will focus on students’ health and well-being, research opportunities, global initiatives, and programs that connect students with alumni to facilitate their career exploration.
    With: Monija Amani, Senior Assistant Dean, Director of Global Programs & Partnerships; Talia Schatz, Director, McDonough Undergraduate Career Development Center; Sara Skillman, Associate Director; Justin Smith, Assistant Dean, Director of Student Success
    Location: Hariri Pavilion

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Faculty Lectures

  • Georgetown College
    Higher Education for the Common Good: Digital Ethics
    Advances in digital technologies are rapidly changing fundamental aspects of society. In this faculty lecture, two faculty leaders from the Georgetown Initiative on Tech & Society (new window) will describe research projects as well as a new suite of undergraduate programs in Tech & Society that are helping the University to lead in the space of technology for the common good.
    With: Lisa Singh, Professor, Department of Computer Science, and Research Professor, Massive Data Institute; Margaret Little, Professor, Department of Philosophy, and Director, Ethics Lab
    Location: Red Square
  • Walsh School of Foreign Service
    UNMASKED: COVID, Community, and the Case of Okoboji
    Dr. Emily Mendenhall will share the story of what happened in her hometown of Okoboji, Iowa, when a collective turn from the coronavirus to the economy occurred in the COVID summer of 2020. State political failures, local negotiations among political and public health leaders, and community (dis)belief about the virus resulted in Okoboji being declared a hotspot just before the Independence Day weekend, when an influx of half a million people visit the small town annually. As the events unfolded, Mendenhall spoke formally with over 100 people and observed a community that rejected public health guidance, revealing deep-seated mistrust in outsiders and strong commitments to local thinking.
    With: Professor Emily Mendenhall
    Location: Southwest Quadrangle
  • McDonough School of Business
    Visualization and Storytelling with Data
    Enormous amounts of data are created every day. Interpretation of descriptive statistics and statistical output is no longer sufficient for supporting robust actionable business decisions. Instead, we should be relying on our understandings of relationships, patterns, and potential insights in large data sets through proper visualization. This presentation will cover basic ideas about cognition and data visualization including why visualization is important and how different types of data and relationships are best presented (or best not presented).
    With: Professor Robin Dillon-Merrill
    Location: Hariri Pavilion

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
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/majors are welcome.
With: Mary Beth Connell, M.D., Associate Dean and Director of Pre-Health Advising
Location: Red Square

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Men’s Soccer vs Villanova

This is a ticketed event; you may purchase tickets here: https://am.ticketmaster.com/guhoyas/menssoccer

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Georgetown Family Weekend Luncheon

Location: Leavey Esplanade

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

Location: McDonough Bus Turnaround

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Family Weekend 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.
With: Moderator: Craig Rinker; COL: Stefan Zimmers; MSB: Monija Amani; NHS: Sarah Shohet; SFS: Jamie Welling
Location: Red Square

5:00 pm – 6:30 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.
Location: Leavey Esplanade

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass in Dahlgren Chapel

Join us for a special Parent and Family Weekend Vigil Mass in Dahlgren Chapel. Fr. Greg Schenden, SJ, Director of Campus Ministry, will preside. The Mass is open to students, faculty, staff, and registered participants in the weekend.
Location: Dahlgren Chapel, Overflow into Dahlgren Tent

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Georgetown Program Board Family Movie Night Film Screening – Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights

Join us for a free film screening of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2021 musical In the Heights! The screening will take place on Copley Lawn (weather permitting, or in ICC Auditorium if necessary), and snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there.
Location: Copley Lawn (ICC Auditorium as Rain site)

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski
Remember This was created by Georgetown’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and features a tour-de-force solo performance from Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck; Nomadland). Strathairn portrays World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski, a messenger of truth who risked his life to carry his harrowing report from war-torn Poland to the Oval Office only to be disbelieved. Standing tall in the halls of power, Strathairn captures the remarkable life of the self-described “insignificant, little man” whose forgotten story of moral courage can still shake the conscience of the world.
***This event is ticketed and takes place off campus. You may read more and purchase tickets here: https://www.shakespearetheatre.org/remember-this-the-lesson-of-jan-karski/
Enter coupon code GTOWN50 for 50% off tickets!
Location: Shakespeare Theatre Company: Sidney Harman Hall. 610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee and Doughnuts

Location: Healy Lawn (Red Square as Rain site)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski
Remember This was created by Georgetown’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and features a tour-de-force solo performance from Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck; Nomadland). Strathairn portrays World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski, a messenger of truth who risked his life to carry his harrowing report from war-torn Poland to the Oval Office only to be disbelieved. Standing tall in the halls of power, Strathairn captures the remarkable life of the self-described “insignificant, little man” whose forgotten story of moral courage can still shake the conscience of the world.
***This event is ticketed and takes place off campus. You may read more and purchase tickets here: https://www.shakespearetheatre.org/remember-this-the-lesson-of-jan-karski/
Enter coupon code GTOWN50 for 50% off tickets!
Location: Shakespeare Theatre Company: Sidney Harman Hall. 610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Protestant Sunday Night Worship

All are invited to this Protestant worship service.
With: Reverend Ebony Grisom
Location: St. William Chapel in Copley Hall (main entrance)