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
Every Monday, President DeGioia offers a set of reflections on Georgetown University’s ongoing response to COVID-19 and the Fall 2020 semester. He also hosts a daily conversation (Tuesday through Friday) with a member of the Georgetown community. More than 70 colleagues across Georgetown have participated in this series.
Georgetown Community Serves, Advocates, Creates Ways to Help During Pandemic
Georgetown students, alumni faculty and staff find ways to make a difference – whether treating patients from the front lines, advocating for those impacted by coronavirus, finding solutions through social entrepreneurship or serving the Washington, DC community as well as their own communities across the country.
Masks for Georgetown Community Made by ‘Living Wage’ Factory
An ongoing partnership with Alta Gracia, an apparel company that pays a living wage to its factory workers, has resulted in the company making masks for the limited number of students, faculty and staff on campus this fall.