FAQ

What is John Carroll Weekend?

Each year, alumni, faculty, students, staff, family members and friends of Georgetown travel to a different city to celebrate the university and the leaders it creates. The weekend is packed with social, cultural and intellectual events that give participants the chance to engage with one another and with Georgetown's outstanding faculty and university leaders. John Carroll Weekend includes tours and excursions, lectures from industry experts and receptions that offer an exclusive and exciting experience of the host city.

What are the John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards?

Several alumni and one friend of the university are honored each year for lifetime achievements and service to Georgetown. The awards are presented at a special banquet during John Carroll Weekend. The John Carroll Award was established in 1951 to honor alumni whose achievements exemplify the ideals and traditions of the university and its founder, Archbishop John Carroll. The Patrick Healy Award is named in honor of Patrick Healy, the first African-American president of a major university, who transformed Georgetown from a small college into a modern university. The award honors a person who is not an alumnus or alumna, but who carries on Healy's tradition of service to Georgetown.

How is the location of the host city determined?

Georgetown alumni clubs from around the world compete to have their city host John Carroll Weekend. The clubs present their city to a selection committee of the Georgetown University Alumni Association Board of Governors and the final decision is approved by the full board. The selection process begins two years before the potential host date.

Who may attend John Carroll Weekend 2016 in Rome?

Georgetown alumni, parents, family members, friends, students and faculty, as well as industry and political leaders, are invited to participate in John Carroll Weekend 2015.

I'd like to help support John Carroll Weekend. Where can I send my donation check?

Thank you for your support! For information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits please contact:

Ana Elisa Huser
Georgetown University Office of Advancement
Tel. 202-687-5430
Email: aeh24@georgetown.edu 

When is the last day to receive a refund for changes or cancellations?

Registration fees are refundable until March 18, 2016. 

How do I modify my registration?

  1. Log into your registration here using your first name, last name, email address and confirmation number (found in your original confirmation email).
  2. Once you are logged in, click the "Modify" button near the top of the screen.
  3. Click the "Registration" link to the right of your name.
  4. The next screen will list all of the events. Check the box next to any event you wish to add to your registration and click "Next."
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for any guests you wish to modify.
  6. Click "next" until you get to the payment screen.
  7. Once you have entered your payment information for any paid events added, click "Finish."

How do I add a guest to my registration?

  1. Log into your registration here using your first name, last name, email address and confirmation number (found in your original confirmation email).
  2. Once you are logged in, click the "Modify" button near the top of the screen.
  3. Click the "Add Guest" button below your name.
  4. Fill out your guests name and information and click "Next."
  5. The next screen will list all of the events. Check the box next to any event you wish to add for your guest and hit "Next" again.
  6. You will then be back on the main Modify page, repeat steps 3-5 for any additional guests you wish to add or click "Next" to proceed to the payment page.
  7. Once you have entered your payment information for any paid events added, click "Finish."

I have a question that's not listed here.

Please email advancementevents@georgetown.edu.