Georgetown Reunion Weekend

 

Thank you for a wonderful Reunion Weekend!

 

Reunion 2018 Top 10 Highlights

1.  Approximately 4,000 alumni, family and friends converged on the Hilltop for three days of reliving their Georgetown past and catching a glimpse of Georgetown’s future. President John J. DeGioia hosted numerous receptions and discussions throughout the weekend, including Friday’s Welcome Home Luncheon featuring Jennifer Fonstad (F’88), serial entrepreneur and veteran venture investor.

2.  More than 90 events were held on campus over the weekend.

3.  School of Dentistry alumni revived the beloved Friday Afternoon Club tradition and mingled at a dinner reception and awards ceremony.

4.  Reunion classes collectively raised more than $90 millionSee which classes took home this year’s Cups.

5.  More than 15 family-friendly events were offered for alumni with children of all ages, including Storytime at Alumni House with Theresa DeGioia, and the All-Class Family Picnic, featuring face painters, a balloon artist, and a magician!

6.  Local food trucks provided a fun, casual lunch on Healy Lawn during the Reunion Food Truck Rally.

7.  Programs inspired by the University’s Catholic and Jesuit heritage provided an opportunity to attend an All-Class Mass or memorial mass; to revisit The Problem of God; and celebrate the life and work of longtime Theology professor and Georgetown Chimes legend, Fr. James Walsh, S.J.

8.  Alumni couples who met on the Hilltop attended a special champagne toast in their honor at our Love on the Hilltop event.

9.  Hoyas of all ages gathered for the Hoya Hustle Reunion Fun Run around Georgetown’s campus.

10.  Our University Photographer captured thousands of memories and moments throughout the weekend.  Visit the Reunion Weekend 2018 Photo Gallery (Password: 2018.GU.Reunion) to see who came back to the Hilltop, and to download your Reunion photos for yourself!

Your opinion matters to us.

Let us know about your experience at Reunion Weekend, or why you couldn’t make it, by completing the appropriate survey below:

 

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Social Media

We will be celebrating Reunion Weekend on social media using the official hashtag of the event, #GUReunion. Tell your friends and classmates that you are heading back to the Hilltop:

 

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Accommodations

Hotels

Hotel blocks with reunion rates will be posted as they become available.

HOTEL INFORMATION
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Hotel Information

 

Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Rates begin at $279/night
Reservations: Call 202-483-6000 and mention "Main Campus Reunion"
Please book by April 30

Georgetown Inn
1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Rates begin at $289/night
Reservations: Call 202-333-8900 and mention "Georgetown University Main Campus Reunion Weekend"
Please book by May 1; Thursday availability only

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20057
Rates begin at $262/night
Reservations: Call 1-888-902-1606 or online

Hyatt Centric Arlington
1325 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
Rates begin at $159/night
Reservations: Call 703-525-1234 and mention "Georgetown University Reunion Weekend" or online
Please book by April 30

Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22209
Rates begin at: $179/night
Reservations: Call 703-524-6400 and mention "Georgetown Main Campus Reunion" or online
Fully booked

Kimpton Glover Park Hotel
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
Rates begin at $249/night
Reservations: Call 1-800-546-7866 and mention "Georgetown University Main Campus Reunion Weekend" or online
Please book by May 1

Le Meridien Arlington
1121 19th St N
Arlington, VA 22209
Rates begin at $154/night
Reservations: Call 888-627-7101 and mention "Georgetown University Reunion Weekend" or online
Please book by May 1

The Melrose Georgetown Hotel
2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
Rates begin at $289/night
Reservations: online Group Code: 1805GTOWN
Please book by May 3

Ritz Carlton DC
1150 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
Rates begin at $309/night
Reservations: Call 800-241-3333 and mention "Georgetown University Office of Advancement"
Please book by May 3; Thursday availability only

Westin Georgetown
2350 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Rates begin at $159/night
Reservations: Call 1-800-937-8461 and mention "Georgetown University Reunion Weekend" or online
Fully booked

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On-Campus Housing

All on-campus housing is currently full.  

Copley Residence Hall, Village C Residence Hall, and Arrupe Residence Hall will be open for on-campus housing for Reunion Weekend. Copley is arranged in suites with two adjoining double-occupancy rooms with one bathroom between them. Village C offers double-occupancy rooms, each with a private bathroom. Arrupe has two options available - suites with two adjoining double-occupancy rooms (one bathroom between them) or double-occupancy rooms (private bathroom). The cost for two nights of on-campus housing is $220 for doubles and $395 for suites.

Amenities

All rooms are carpeted, air-conditioned, and equipped with standard dorm room furnishings. It's a blank slate for you to make your own for the weekend, just like you did freshman year! Linens provided include a bath towel for each individual, bed sheets, blanket and pillow. There is no daily housekeeping service or linen exchange. We recommend bringing an additional towel for your stay. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide cribs or rollaway beds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to register in advance?

Advance registration is strongly encouraged, but we understand that this is not always possible. Please note that there are higher registration prices for some events after specific dates, so register early for the best pricing of the weekend! Early-bird pricing ends Wednesday, April 25 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., and pre-registration will close Tuesday, May 22. During the weekend, on-site and late registration will be available in Healy Hall on Friday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

When is the last day I can get a full refund?

The last day to receive a full refund on your reunion registration is Friday, May 19.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I need to register in advance?

Advance registration is strongly encouraged, but we understand that this is not always possible. Please note that there are higher registration prices for some events after specific dates, so register early for the best pricing of the weekend! Early-bird pricing ends Wednesday, April 25 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., and pre-registration will close Tuesday, May 22. During the weekend, on-site and late registration will be available in Healy Hall on Friday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

When is the last day I can get a full refund?

The last day to receive a full refund on your reunion registration is Friday, May 18.

How do I modify my registration?

  1. Log into your registration here using your first name, last name, email address, and confirmation number (found in your original confirmation email).
  2. Once you have logged in, click the "Modify" button near the top of the screen.
  3. Click the "Registration" link to the right of your name.
  4. The next screen will list all available events. Check the box next to any event you wish to add to your registration and click "Next."
  5. You will then return to the main Modify page. Repeat steps 3-4 for any additional guests you wish to add to the selected event(s) or click "Next" to review your information summary.
  6. If your information looks correct, click "Next" to continue to the payment page.
  7. Once you have entered your payment information for any paid events added, click "Finish."

How do I add a guest to my registration?

  1. Log into your registration here using your first name, last name, email address, and confirmation number (found in your original confirmation email).
  2. Once you have logged in, click the "Modify" button near the top of the screen.
  3. Click the "Add Guest" button below your name.
  4. Fill out your guest's name and information and click "Next."
  5. The next screen will list all of the events. Check the box next to any event you wish to add for your guest and hit "Next" again.
  6. You will then return to the main Modify page. Repeat steps 3-5 for any additional guests you wish to add or click "Next" to review your information summary.
  7. If your information looks correct, click "Next" to continue to the payment page.
  8. Once you have entered your payment information for any paid events added, click "Finish."

If I choose to attend an event as a walk-in over Reunion Weekend, can I pay with cash?

We accept debit cards, credit cards, and cash, however we cannot provide change. Please have exact change if opting to use cash for any reunion events or class parties.

Who can come? Can I bring my family and friends?

Reunion is open to everyone, including your family, guests and friends from other classes! Kid-friendly events will be marked with a ☺ in the weekend schedule.

How do I get around campus?

We highly recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes throughout the weekend. On campus, golf carts will be available to assist anyone needing transportation. Campus maps will be provided at reunion check-in.

Is parking available?

Complimentary parking will be available for all Reunion Weekend guests in the Southwest Quad parking garage, beginning Friday, June 1 at 12 p.m., and continuing for the duration of the weekend. On-campus parking is in high demand over the course of the weekend, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What should I wear?

First, consult the weather forecast, as spring weather in Washington, D.C. can be unpredictable. Daytime temperatures are typically between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and evening temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures may vary by room and venue, so for your own comfort, we recommend that you dress in layers. During the day, events and clothing are casual. Please consult the reunion schedule for more information on evening attire.

What if I have special needs?

Please let us know about any special needs, including dietary requirements or handicap accessibility needs, when you register by emailing advancementevents@georgetown.edu or calling 202-687-2064. We will do our best to accommodate your needs as long as we know about your circumstances at least one week prior to the weekend.

What are resources for childcare?

Kids Soirees: Professional child-care provider White House Nannies will offer a Kids Soiree on campus Friday and Saturday nights. The soirees are high-energy and entertaining for children ages 5 – 13 and include activities like board and video games, take-home arts and crafts projects, movies, snacks and dinner. Experienced caregivers provide care at a child-to-adult ratio no greater than 8:1.

White House Nannies: Our child-care provider may be able to provide fully screened and agency-qualified caregivers for individual needs during the weekend, as well as childcare for children who are too young to participate in the Kids Soirees. To book a caregiver through White House Nannies, call 301-652-8088 or, toll free, 800-266-9024 and reference Georgetown Reunion Weekend.

Student Employment Office: The Student Employment Office serves as a clearinghouse for students available for babysitting positions, but it is not a direct matching service. To employ child-care services from Georgetown students, go to the student employment website [seo.georgetown.edu], click on Off-Campus Employers, then click on Post a Job and complete the required information. We recommend that you post your request at least one week in advance. Please call 202-687- 4187 for more information.

Hotel Referrals: Many hotels offer babysitting referrals. Please check the Accommodations section of this website for a list of hotels and contact them directly about specific offerings.

Personal Referrals: You can also seek recommendations from classmates or organize babysitters for groups. Your class Facebook page can be a great resource for finding a child-care provider.

How do you total up how much each class has given for their reunion?

The dollar total for a class is the amount of money classmates have donated since July 1, 2013, including any pledges made (however, payments on a pledge do not count toward this total).

How do you figure out a class' giving participation rate?

A class' giving participation rate is calculated by how many classmates make a gift in the fiscal year of their reunion. A gift may include an outright gift, a bequest, a payment on a past pledge, or a credit from a spouse making a gift.

When do you tally the numbers for the Reunion Cups?

For a gift to count toward the Reunion Cup totals, it must be made by the end of the Friday night class parties, June 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m ET.

Whom can I contact for more information?

If you have any questions, call the Advancement Events hotline at 202-687-2064 or email advancementevents@georgetown.edu. For questions regarding the School of Dentistry Reunion, please email dentalalumni@georgetown.edu or call 202-687-7253. Please provide your name, school, class year and daytime telephone number or email address in your message. Your question will be answered as soon as possible.

Please note that online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 22. Modifications or additions after this date may be made in our on-site registration suite open throughout Reunion Weekend in Healy Hall.

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Find Your Class

Find news and updates about your Reunion by clicking on the flags below to find your class page.

Reunion Giving

Join your classmates

Your gift to any area of the university makes a difference, but by making your gift to the Georgetown Fund, you are supporting undergraduate financial aid—the university's top priority.

To make a gift in honor of your reunion by June 30, please give online or call, toll-free, 800-424-2795 (9 a.m. –5 p.m. EDT).

A great and important way alumni can participate in their class reunion efforts is by making a reunion gift.

Every year, it's a race to see which undergraduate classes will be recognized for their achievements.

Reunion Cup

Class Of 2013


Awarded to the reunion class with the greatest percentage of classmates returning for the weekend.

Blue & Gray Cup

Class Of 1968


Awarded to the reunion class with the largest reunion gift total.

President's Cup

Class of 2013


Awarded to the reunion class with the greatest percentage of donors.

Legacy Society Cup

Class of 1968


Awarded to the reunion class with the greatest percentage of alumni who have become members of the Legacy Society by making a planned gift. To become a Legacy Society member or talk with a gift planning representative, please email giftplanning@georgetown.edu.

Loyalty Cup

Class of 1968


Awarded to the reunion class with the largest percentage of classmates who are members of the Loyalty Society and who have given continuously since their last reunion. A special Buyback Program for reunion-year alumni allows alumni to "buy back" years they missed. Five years of consecutive giving qualifies alumni as Milestone members of the new Georgetown University Loyalty Society—our way of saying thank you to our most steadfast supporters.


To learn more, visit the Loyalty Society website or call 800-424-2795.