Campus Life

Jack the Bulldog

Jack the Bulldog is the university’s official mascot – a well-known figure who is a beloved presence at Georgetown sports events. According to the American Kennel Club, Jack ranks eighth among the 125 most famous dogs in pop culture.

The class of 1964 brought the first Jack the Bulldog to campus in 1962. According to popular legend, the puppy refused to answer to the name that students gave him (Hoya) and only responded to “Jack.” The current mascot is often seen skateboarding across the court during games.