Category: Messages to Students

Title: Georgetown Day 2024

Dear Hoyas,

We are excited to announce the line-up of community activities for Georgetown Day 2024 on April 26! 

Georgetown Day began in 2000 as a response to the tragic death of a student involving drinking. It was envisioned as a day to bring the Georgetown community together to celebrate our values, express gratitude for the year and have fun as an inclusive Georgetown community. 

More recently, we have noticed an increase in the consumption of alcohol on Georgetown Day and related calls to emergency medical services. Nearly half of all GERMS calls for the entire month of April 2023 occurred on Georgetown Day. Thanks in large part to the timely assistance of our terrific GERMS students, GUPD, and other important partners, crises were avoided. We are grateful to them for their care for their peers and Georgetown.

Let’s choose to celebrate Georgetown Day in the spirit with which it was first created: to build community, relax in the moments before finals and truly care for one another. Healy Lawn will be alive with activity and music, our residence halls will welcome celebration among their residents and comfort food will abound.  

Together, we can celebrate a Georgetown Day that everyone in our community can enjoy and be proud of.   

 Hoya Saxa, 

Eleanor JB Daugherty, Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs

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.
  • Treating Staff and Others with Respect: Students approached by staff or other university employees, must 1) follow their directives, and 2) treat all community members with respect, courtesy and dignity. Students who do not abide by these values will 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 reached out to directly by their community director about acquiring wristbands. 
  • Tents: No tents allowed on Village A rooftops or in Alumni Square.
  • Register your parties: Residents are encouraged to complete Party Host Training and encouraged to register their Georgetown Day 2024 gatherings, and will receive free swag. Residents should also notify their Community Director; they are a resource for you on Georgetown Day.
  •  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 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: 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.

Georgetown Day Programming 2024

Events organized by Georgetown Program Board

Student Breakfast

Copley Lawn | 8 a.m.

Inflatable Games 

Copley Lawn | 9 a.m.

Blessing of Jesuit Graves

Jesuit Cemetery | 10 a.m.

Foam Party

Maguire Parking Lot | 11 a.m.

Build a Bulldog

Copley Lawn | 11:30 a.m.


Healy Lawn | 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Student Performances

Copley Lawn | 12 p.m.

Free Pizza for students

Copley Lawn | 2:30 p.m.

Rosewater Concert

Copley Lawn | 2:30 p.m.

Food Trucks

Healy Circle | 2:30 p.m.

Inflatable Games

Healy Lawn | 2:30 p.m.

Wisey’s and Wawa Subs on the Lawn

Copley Lawn | 3 p.m.