Georgetown Summer on the Hilltop
Category: Student Experience

Title: This Is Summer on the Hilltop

We’ve been busy this summer. We welcomed students for pre-orientation programs, broke ground on new construction projects, gardened and spruced up our grounds, and found ways to stay cool. But mostly, we got ready for you. 

Explore our happenings on the Hilltop and how we’re welcoming you home.


We closed chapters and started new ones.


Georgetown’s Pivot Program offers returning citizens professional and leadership development to prepare them for careers in business and entrepreneurship.

Returning citizens graduated from Georgetown’s Pivot Program and first-year School of Medicine students donned white coats for the official start of their medical education.

Students in white coats in a well-lit hall.
Lee Jones, MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine dean for medical education, and fellow faculty acknowledge the members of the Class of 2027, who recited the Hippocratic Oath in their native languages, a new tradition during the school’s White Coat Ceremony in addition to reciting the oath in English.

We got our hands dirty.

We started demolition on Henle Village and tended to the Hoya Harvest Garden.

We prepared brand-new spaces

We got ready to open entirely new spaces, like the Student Service Center in White Gravenor and the Hilltop Tap Room.

and found ways to beat the heat.

As DC temperatures soared north of 90, we found ways to stay cool.

We sunk our teeth into new experiences

Hoyas tutored migrant youth at a DC church and the newest class of Community Scholars began their journey on the Hilltop.

and got ready to Hoya Saxa.

But mostly, we got ready for you

Welcome back, Hoyas.

We can’t wait to welcome you home.