The sun streams through trees onto Dahlgren Quad, with leaves on the ground.
Category: Student Experience

Title: There’s No Place Like Fall on the Hilltop

Fall is in full swing on the Hilltop, which means we’re back to class, back to our favorite coffee haunts and study spots, back to the courts and back to soaking up the best of the Hilltop. 

This fall, we’ve gardened and harvested, gotten spooked, heard from and honored world leaders, biked for a good cause and cheered on our Hoyas, launched new degrees and opened new centers. But mostly, we enjoyed our favorite part of fall on the Hilltop: Our Hoyas being back. 

So come see what we’ve been up to. And tell us, is fall your favorite on the Hilltop too?

This fall, we sharpened our pencils

and buried our heads in the books.

And took time to enjoy the great outdoors

A male student lays in a hammock that's tied to a giant tree on Georgetown's front lawn.

We carved pumpkins and doled out treats

Two students carve pumpkins outside on a sunny day.
Students carve pumpkins at the Hoya Harvest Festival in October. Photo by Malu Veltze.

and fully embraced sweater weather

We worked up a sweat

A team of female students row on a river in Virginia.
Hoyas compete at October’s Occoquan Chase in Virginia, in which they closed out the fall season racing seven boats across five events.

Two female field hockey players in white jerseys celebrate a point.
Field hockey players celebrate a goal in a 4-2 win over Lock Haven University in September.

and celebrated a few Ws

Georgetown's men's football team celebrates a win on the field by waving their blue helmets in the air.
On Homecoming Weekend, the football team captured a 28-24 conference victory over the No. 15 Fordham Rams.

We got out on the water

and into DC

In early October, Sherry Linkon, a professor of English and American Studies, brought students on a field trip to the DC Alley Museum in downtown Washington, DC, as part of the class, Exploring DC.

We got to hear from world leaders on our stage

And took to the stage ourselves

Two students sit on chairs and pretend to ride bikes on stage during a live performance.
Our Dirty War, an exploration of the Argentine community in the 1970s, premiered at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center on Oct. 25.

And last but never least, we saw old friends 

A group of alumni wearing Georgetown T-shirts and sweatshirts pose and smile for a picture during Homecoming Weekend.
Georgetown alumni gathered on the Hilltop for Homecoming 2023.

and peak fall foliage

Is fall the best time on the Hilltop?

Three white female students sit on a blanket on the front lawn of Georgetown in front of a giant tree.

You tell us

Sun speckles on a stone wall in peak fall with Georgetown's Healy Clocktower in the background.