Come home to the Hilltop this fall. Homecoming Weekend at Georgetown is back in-person this year!

October 7–9, 2022

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Check out the schedule of events (more will be added in the weeks to come) and secure your spot for the Homecoming Lecture Series, the Homecoming Tailgate, various student group events, and more! This year, Homecoming will be in mid-October, with likely picture-perfect, crisp fall weather in D.C. This is also a three-day weekend for many alumni and friends, and what better way to spend your time off than with your favorite Hoyas!

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All attendees of Homecoming Weekend events must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination (i.e., a primary series, and when eligible, an additional dose) or attest to having a religious or medical exemption. You can submit your proof of vaccination via the link provided in your confirmation email at the end of registration. Current Georgetown University students do not need to re-submit their proof of vaccination to attend Homecoming Weekend events.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the cost of the tailgate?

    • $15 for Undergraduate Students who pre-register online (through Tuesday, October 4)
    • $20 for Alumni and Friends who pre-register online (through Tuesday, October 4)
    • $25 for All Walk-Ins (Credit/Debit Only, No Cash Accepted)
  • If I miss the advance registration cut-off for the tailgate, can I register at the door?

    Yes! While alumni, students, parents, and friends are encouraged to sign up in advance, registration will be available at the tailgate entrance. The cost for walk-in admission is $25. Please note that only credit/debit are accepted as walk-in payment; no cash is accepted.

  • What is included in my tailgate admission cost?

    The cost of admission includes unlimited Rockland’s barbecue, pizza, ice cream, beer (for those over the age of 21), non-alcoholic beverages, and entertainment. No outside beverages will be permitted.

  • Will the tailgate still happen if it rains?

    All Homecoming events will be held rain or shine unless otherwise noted. A tent will be provided for the tailgate on the patio immediately adjacent to the Hariri Building.

  • How do I purchase tickets for the football game?

    Students – The Homecoming Football game is free for students to attend. Please be prepared to show your GoCard at the gates to receive free entry and note that the game is first come first serve, both in terms of seat selection and capacity!

    Alumni – To purchase Homecoming football game tickets, please go to: https://am.ticketmaster.com/guhoyas/2022footballtickets

  • Do I need to be 21 in order to attend the tailgate? Is the cost the same for minors?

    All age groups are welcome to attend the tailgate, but guests must be at least 21-years-old and show valid photo identification with birth date to consume alcohol. Ticket prices are the same for all Homecoming guests and cover the costs of food, beverages, entertainment, equipment, staffing, service, and space rentals.

  • How do I modify my registration?

    1. Log into your registration portal using your first and last name, email address, and confirmation number (found in your original confirmation email).
    2. Once you are logged in, click the “modify” button located near the top of the screen.
    3. Click the “registration” link located to the right of your name.
    4. The next screen will list all Homecoming events. Select the box next to any event you wish to attend. Once completed, select the “next” button.
    5. Repeat steps three and four for any guests you wish to modify.
    6. Click the “next” button until you get to the payment screen.
    7. Once you have entered your payment information for any paid events added, click the “finish” button.
  • How do I add a guest to my registration?

    1. Log into your registration portal using your first and last name, email address, and confirmation number (found in your original confirmation email).
    2. Once you are logged in, click the “modify” button located near the top of the screen.
    3. Click the “add guest” button located below your name.
    4. Fill out your guest’s information and click “next”.
    5. The next screen will list all Homecoming events. Select the box next to any event you wish to attend. Once completed, select the “next” button.
    6. You will then be back on the main “modify” page. Repeat steps three through five 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 the “finish” button.
  • If I miss the advance registration for Homecoming events, can I register at the door?

    Yes, but only if space is available. Check out the Homecoming schedule online to see if events are sold out. Registering in advance saves you time and money!

  • What is the policy for cancellations and refund requests?

    Georgetown reserves event space, catering, and transportation services in advance to ensure that events run smoothly. Refunds for events and activities will be granted for written cancellations received on or before Friday, September 23. Cancellation requests should be sent to advancementevents@georgetown.edu.

  • Where do I pick up my tickets for Homecoming events?

    No physical tickets will be issued for any Homecoming event. Once you have registered and received your confirmation email, your name will automatically appear on a “pre-registered” list, which will be available at the door of that particular event. If you are attending the Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, you will be emailed a copy of your digital ticket with a QR code. Please have that QR code ready upon arrival to expedite check-in.

  • Can I bring non-alumni guests?

    Everyone is welcome to celebrate Homecoming on the Hilltop, including non-alumni and friends of the university. All guests attending the tailgate party are required to show one form of identification with a birth date in order to enter. If you register online, you can register your guests and pay for their tickets in advance. The walk-in price is the same for alumni, current students, and guests ($25).

  • How can I find out more details about Traditions Day and other student-sponsored events?

    Student-sponsored events will be organized in early September once students have returned to campus for the fall semester. When information becomes available, you’ll find the schedule of events on the Homecoming website. All authorized student events included on this website are individually managed by the student groups, and all questions should be directed to the individual contacts listed.

  • What health and safety protocols will be in place for Homecoming?

    All attendees of Homecoming Weekend events must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination (i.e., a primary series, and when eligible, an additional dose) or attest to having a religious or medical exemption. You can submit your proof of vaccination via the link provided in your confirmation email at the end of registration. Current Georgetown University students do not need to re-submit their proof of vaccination to attend Homecoming Weekend events.