Category: Messages to the Community

Title: Summer Hilltop Immersion Program (SHIP) 2021 Update

Dear Georgetown Students,

We continue planning for you to join us for the Summer Hilltop Immersion Program (SHIP). To date, there are approximately 600 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 on Georgetown’s campus and bond with your classmates on the Hilltop Campus, in residence halls, classrooms, social events and libraries.


SHIP is a five-week program scheduled to take place from June 7 to July 9, 2021, with staggered student move-in from June 1 through 5. Please note, we have reduced the minimum number of credits that you will need to register for to five credits — but may take up to eight credit hours — from among our most popular courses typically taken by first-year students and sophomores.

SHIP enrollment is ongoing. To enroll simply fill out the Enrollment Form. Remember to please enroll by Monday, April 5, 2021.

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.

For those students who would like to enroll in SHIP and have already registered for summer courses, you must also complete the SHIP Enrollment Form linked above.

If you have additional questions, please visit the updated Frequently Asked Questions website or email In addition, to answer your questions regarding the SHIP, we recommend you register to attend the SHIP Information Session on Thursday, March 25, 8-9 p.m. EDT (Zoom Meeting ID: 997 6800 5945).

Program Cost:

We are offering the program at an all-inclusive program cost of $7,500 in order to make the program accessible to all SHIP students. This fee includes the cost of courses, an all-access meal plan and room costs.

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 before 12 p.m. EST on Monday, April 5.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid will be available to eligible students. We understand that net cost after financial aid is an important component of each student’s decision whether to matriculate in SHIP and we are working hard to provide that information as quickly as possible. 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

In summary, please be sure to take the follow steps if you would like to join SHIP this summer:

  1. Enroll in SHIP by Monday, April 5 – if applicable indicate your interest in financial aid;
  2. Register for classes in MyAccess; and
  3. Apply for housing by Monday April 5.

And 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