2018-19 News to Know

Summer Quick Hits Georgetown University appointed Samantha Berner as the new Title IX coordinator and director of Title IX compliance, after a yearlong search to fill the role. Laura Cutway vacated her position as Title IX coordinator unexpectedly in June 2018. The announcement of Berner’s permanent appointment was sent via email only to students on…

Georgetown Sports: A Primer

Georgetown University sports are a prominent part of life on the Hilltop. During the 2018-19 academic year, Georgetown’s strongest sports were lacrosse and soccer; the men’s and women’s teams of both sports won the Big East championships and advanced into their respective national tournaments. The women’s soccer team was especially successful, coming within a goal…

Study Spots

Georgetown University’s campus and the wider Washington, D.C. area have many prime study spots where Hoyas can hit the books. Even if you’ve sworn allegiance to your favorite table or cubicle on the second floor of Lauinger Library, these study spots offer pleasant atmospheres to make a weekend study session or cramming for finals just…

Getting Around DC

Visiting Washington, D.C., and becoming familiar with Georgetown University can be a struggle even for veterans of the Hilltop, so don’t worry too much. Whether this is your first time visiting Georgetown or your family’s Hoya ties go back to the 1800s, here are some tips and pointers on navigating your new home in the…

Georgetown History

When first walking onto Georgetown University’s campus, it’s impossible to miss the giant statue of a man sitting commandingly in a chair. This statue is partly known for the tradition of Georgetown students sitting on its lap while the Georgetown University Police Department is not looking, but the man it depicts has contributed far more…

Social Scene

If you are like the tens of thousands of new students who have come before you, you are likely curious about the Hilltop’s party scene. Surely, questions have popped into your head: Does everyone drink? (No.) How can I sneak a keg into New South? (Please don’t.) Should I buy a toga? (Make one.) Fortunately…

Errands

Haircuts Georgetown Hairstyling This quintessential men’s barber shop can be found just two blocks from the front gates. A basic cut is $24, and it accepts both appointments and walk-ins. It’s one of the few places in Georgetown where residents and students interact, and the barber makes a point of trying to learn your name….