Welcome and thank you for your interest in Georgetown University. Georgetown has stood on the banks of the Potomac River overlooking the nation's capital for more than two centuries. In a city where the lessons of history come alive, students and faculty examine the modern world in its infinite complexity. Few settings offer greater intellectual, political or cultural resources.

Under the guidance of renowned scholars, Georgetown students immerse themselves in the realm of ideas. Our Catholic and Jesuit heritage invites the Georgetown community to take that exploration to an even deeper level. Our students are encouraged not only to study but also to reflect, and through an understanding of the world, prepare for lives of leadership and service.

This is an exciting time to be at Georgetown, whether you are a prospective student, a graduate or a parent.  I hope you will have an opportunity to visit the campus and discover the Georgetown spirit for yourself.

John J. DeGioia
President, Georgetown University