Category: Messages to the Community

Title: SHIP: Get the COVID-19 Vaccine as Soon as You Can

Date Published: April 8, 2021

Dear SHIP Students,

Preparation for the Summer Hilltop Immersion Program (SHIP) continues. To date, there over 800 new Hoyas from the Class of 2024 and transfer students enrolled in this innovative program. This summer program will provide an opportunity for you to engage in life at Georgetown and bond with your classmates on the Hilltop Campus, in residence halls, classrooms, social events and libraries.


The availability of COVID-19 vaccines is rapidly changing. As you prepare to participate in this exciting experience, and more jurisdictions open vaccinations to younger persons, we urge all students planning to participate in SHIP to be vaccinated as soon as they are authorized to do so. In addition, the Georgetown Community Compact will be in force, and we expect SHIP participants to adhere to the health and safety provisions described in the Compact. 


SHIP enrollment is closing soon. To enroll simply fill out the Enrollment Form.

In addition to enrolling, you will need to go to MyAccess to register for classes. 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. 

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

You will be required to reside in University housing and accept the all-access meal plan. The price is for the Summer Hilltop Immersion Program only. Any courses taken or housing extended outside of the five-week SHIP will incur additional costs and may include other conditions.


To apply for housing, please log into Hoya Housing and navigate to the applications tab; select the SHIP Summer 2021 application and complete all required pages of the application, this application will close 12 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 9.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid will be available to eligible students. Students will be notified of their financial aid eligibility shortly after the enrollment period closes. If you received financial aid during the 2020-2021 academic year, you do not need to reapply as you will be considered for financial aid when you enroll in SHIP. If you did not apply for financial aid during the academic year 2020-2021, but would like to submit an application for financial aid for SHIP, you must do so through the Office of Student Financial Services. For questions about the financial aid application process for the SHIP program please send an email to

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