Category: Messages to Students

Title: Georgetown Day 2024

Dear Students,

We look forward to marking Georgetown Day 2024 this Friday, April 26, and celebrating our community in a way that everyone can enjoy and be proud of.

We offer our thanks to the Georgetown Program Board (GPB), which will be sharing its final schedule of events by email tomorrow.

Please review the following key policies and reminders to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the Georgetown community and our neighbors:

Key Policies & Reminders

  • April 26 is a Class Day: Faculty expect full participation in scheduled classes. If you are enrolled in a class scheduled to meet, you should attend class, unless your professor has made other arrangements. Assignments, exams, labs, presentations, participation and other required assessments are not excused without explicit approval from the instructor of record.
  • Treating Staff and Others with Respect: Students must treat all community members with respect, courtesy and dignity. Additionally, students approached by staff or other university employees must follow their directives. Students who do not adhere to these requirements may be referred through the conduct process.
  • Limited Residence Hall Access: From Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, April 27, GOCard access to all residence halls will be limited to residents to ensure the safety of our community.
  • Limited Access to Village A Rooftops and Alumni Square: To ensure fire safety at all times, there will be designated security staff monitoring entry and exit points to Village A, the rooftop and Alumni Square, and capacity limitations, coordinated by GUPD and Residential Living.
  • Village A Wristbands: Village A will only be accessible to Village A residents (and their guests). There will be required wristbands for residents and guests on Georgetown Day. Residents will be contacted directly by their community director about acquiring wristbands.
  • Tents: No tents allowed on Village A rooftops or in Alumni Square.
  • Excessive Noise and Contracted DJs Are Prohibited: We are aware of students contracting DJs and renting amplified-noise equipment. Avoid disciplinary action or any lost fees by canceling those reservations now. Off-campus noise violations are automatically considered “Disorderly Conduct.” Students who are found responsible for violating the Code of Student Conduct will be subject to disciplinary sanctions.
  • No Glass Bottles: Please do not purchase any beverages in glass bottles, as they can be dangerous when discarded or broken. Glass bottles may be confiscated.
  • You Are Responsible for the Actions of Your Guests; Guest Restrictions in Residences: If an individual at your residence or property causes harm to another person or property, or otherwise violates the Code of Student Conduct, you may be held responsible, whether or not you invited the guest. Access will be restricted to residents from April 25 at 10 p.m. to April 26 at 10 p.m.; no guests will be permitted in residences during this time.
  • Kegs: Kegs are not recommended, but they are permitted only in university-owned townhouses and apartments (Alumni Square, Henle Village, Nevils and Village A) where at least one resident is of legal drinking age. Kegs are prohibited in all other University-owned housing, and any unauthorized kegs will be confiscated and not returned. Kegs are not permitted on Village A rooftops.
  • Open containers of alcohol are prohibited in public spaces on and off campus, per DC law and University policy: This includes large containers of alcohol referred to as ‘BORGS.’ If you are in possession of a container of alcohol you will be asked to dispose of the container by a University official. Non-compliance with a university official’s directives may be referred through the conduct process.


Robert M. Groves, Ph.D.


Eleanor JB Daugherty, Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs