Category: Messages to the Community

Title: SHIP Enrollment Closes on April 23

Date Published: April 21, 2021

Dear Students,

Preparation for the Summer Hilltop Immersion Program (SHIP) continues. To date, almost 900 new Hoyas from the Class of 2024 and transfer students have enrolled in SHIP. We are currently planning many activities and experiences for your arrival. Beyond a set of academic and experiential courses and opportunities to engage with faculty in person, SHIP will allow you to engage and bond with your classmates on the Hilltop Campus, in residence halls, classrooms, social events and libraries.

Vaccinations Update:

With the availability of COVID-19 vaccines for all Americans and access to vaccines increasing globally, we urge all students participating in SHIP to be vaccinated. This is in line with the recent communication from President DeGioia indicating that vaccines will be mandatory for all students for the Fall 2021 Semester. In addition, the Georgetown Community Compact will remain in force and we expect SHIP participants to adhere to the health and safety provisions described in the Compact. 


SHIP enrollment closes at noon EST on April 23. To enroll simply fill out the Enrollment Form.

In addition to enrolling, you will need to go to MyAccess to register for a minimum of five credits. When registering for classes, please remember that there are two types of classes: regular academic credit bearing courses and experiential learning courses. The experiential learning courses are a series of credit-bearing experiential opportunities in three clusters: (1) The Spirit of Georgetown — well-being, reflection, Jesuit ideals and values; (2) DC as a classroom — culture, art, race, environmental justice; and (3) Designing your Georgetown Experience — career and professional discernment, skills and life design. Please look for the course prefix SHIP in MyAccess to register for these exciting experiential opportunities. Please continue to check MyAccess course updates since we are adding more sections to existing and new courses, including to our innovative 1-credit offerings.

Students who would like to enroll in SHIP and have already registered for summer courses must also complete the SHIP Enrollment Form linked above.

If you have additional questions, please visit the updated Frequently Asked Questions website or email

As a participant in SHIP, you will be required to reside in University housing and accept the all-access meal plan. The all-inclusive total cost to participate in SHIP is $7500, including the meal plan, course costs and housing. However, any courses taken or housing extended outside of the five-week SHIP period will incur additional costs and may include other conditions.


Log into Hoya Housing and navigate to the applications tab; select the SHIP Summer 2021 application and complete all required pages, which closes at 12 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 23; the CHARMS Neighbor-mate request option has closed at this time. As numbers have grown, we will house some SHIP participants in buildings with shared community bathrooms. Each SHIP student will be assigned their own bedroom. Residential Living cannot accommodate requests for specific buildings and/or building types as part of their SHIP housing assignment. 

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to eligible students. Students who completed the SHIP enrollment form and a 2020-21 financial aid application have already been notified of their financial aid eligibility; that process will continue on a rolling basis until SHIP enrollment closes. If you received financial aid during the 2020-2021 academic year, you do not need to reapply for financial aid as you will be considered for available aid when you enroll in SHIP. If you did not apply for financial aid during the academic year 2020-2021, but would like to apply for financial aid for SHIP, you must do so through the Office of Student Financial Services. If you have additional questions about the financial aid application process for SHIP, please email

Finally, please note that all of our plans for the Summer Hilltop Immersion Program are provisional and subject to modification based on public health conditions and contingent upon review and acceptance by the Washington, DC, government.

We look forward to meeting you in person and sharing time with you on the Hilltop this summer.

Hoya Saxa,

Rohan Williamson

Vice Provost for Education