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New Student Guide 2021

August 19, 2021

Top GU Social Accounts To Follow

Updated by Daisy Steinthal

As you experience Georgetown University student life for the first time, you can use social media to learn more and get involved with the community by keeping up with these pages. The accounts listed here only scratch the surface of the Georgetown social media universe, so always keep an eye out for interesting new groups popping up!

1. georgetown memes for non-comforming jesuit teens (Facebook group)

This meme group is an essential part of Georgetown life. Originally started as a spinoff of the popular group “Elitist Memes for Every Ivy League Teen,” the page offers hilarious commentary on Georgetown life and delivers lighthearted roasts of everyone from School of Foreign Service students to University President John J. DeGioia (CAS ’79, GRD ’95). Moderators only accept proper original content memes, so you can rest assured only the best of the best are featured.

2. @georgetownmutualaid (Instagram), @gumutalaid (Twitter) 

@georgetownmutualaid just passed its one-year anniversary serving the Georgetown community. The mutual aid network was started in August 2020 as a way for students to help other students amid the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this week, Georgetown Mutual Aid has raised $125,658.11 and redistributed $122,672.33 to students in need, according to a post on their Instagram. The Georgetown Mutual Aid Network is part of a long history of student advocacy through social media. Other advocacy accounts include @deargeorgetown, a safe space for Black, Indigenous and people of color to share their experiences; @blacksurvivorscoalition, a group dedicated to empowering sexual assault survivors, especially Black women and nonbinary people; @actuallyholdgtownaccountable, a forum to uplift all student voices impacted by the coronavirus, school policies and the current discourse; and many more.

3. @georgetown.hotmess (Instagram)

Georgetown Hot Mess is the definition of “If you can’t change it, laugh at it.” Nothing screams “Welcome to the Hilltop” like archives of fighting rats and leaking ceilings. You can even celebrate our return to in-person learning by submitting your own content when you arrive on campus.

4. @GUSAssociation (Twitter)

Follow the Georgetown University Student Association, the school’s undergraduate student government, to keep up with news about efforts to fix campus issues, information about resolutions and referendums and the occasional playful meditation on the goings-on at the Hilltop.

5. Overheard Georgetown (Facebook account)

Friend this account on Facebook and you won’t regret it. It shares the funny, ridiculous and sometimes outright upsetting things Hoyas hear on campus — one of our favorites: “Are you watching TikTok? No, this is Trump on C-SPAN.” If you have a particularly absurd classmate, feel free to send a submission of their best quote to get them their 15 minutes of — anonymous — fame.

8. @gujackbulldog (Instagram)

Whether you are a dog or cat person, our lovable mascot Jack the Bulldog is sure to brighten your feed. @gujackbulldog is there to document all of Jack’s adventures on the cutest Instagram in the community.

7. @georgetownheckler (Instagram)

While The Hoya may be your go-to for serious campus news, Georgetown’s version of The Onion never fails to bring the comedy. Headlines such as “We Get It, You’re Smart: Girl In My Zoom Class Always Wears Georgetown Sweatshirt” are only the beginning of The Heckler’s poignant and hilarious commentary on Georgetown life.

8. @CasualHoya (Twitter), @thehoyasports (Twitter), @hilltophoops (Instagram), @thompsonstowel (Instagram), @ibleedhoyablue (Instagram)

No one screams Hoya Saxa quite like these sports accounts. Keep up with — or cry over — Georgetown’s highs and lows. From throwback basketball content and soccer championships to mid-game live tweets, these accounts will keep you in the know about everything Georgetown sports. You may be disappointed with the seasons, but you won’t be disappointed with their funny and insightful coverage.

9. @georgetown.missedconnections (Instagram)

While the widespread statistic that 70% of Hoyas marry other Hoyas is not true, @georgetown.missedconnections is a place for Georgetown students to anonymously “shoot their shot” according to their bio. It could be your chance to find love with that student who’s always wearing business attire to your econ class.

10. Buy, Sell, Barter: Georgetown University (Facebook group)

BSB is a private Facebook group similar to Facebook Marketplace for Georgetown students to buy and sell gently used items. It is useful for stocking up on inexpensive essentials and a great way to reduce, reuse and recycle in college. If you need school supplies, extra dorm furniture or even a bike, BSB is your place. Pro tip: Check in at the end of the school year for great deals on larger items students don’t want to take home or store.

HONORABLE MENTION: @thehoya (Twitter and Facebook), @the_hoya (Instagram and TikTok)

Shameless plug, but @thehoya is your one-stop shop for Georgetown news. The Hoya is the premier student newspaper at Georgetown and the largest student-run newspaper in Washington, D.C. Our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts keep you up to date on breaking news and informed about what’s happening on the Hilltop. Our Tiktok, new last fall, features a wide array of news, relatable Georgetown content and the occasional One Direction impression.

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