Thursday, September 20

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance (GEA) invites alumni from across the globe to the Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards Celebration to be held on Thursday, September 20 in Washington, D.C. Commemorating the second annual presentation of the Excellence Awards and the sixth annual presentation of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the awards will be presented at WeWork White House prior to the beginning of Homecoming Weekend. WeWork White House is home to the brand new Georgetown Venture Lab, a space for budding student and alumni "Hoyapreneurs" made possible through a generous gift from Ted Leonsis (C'77) and his family. Since its founding in 2012, the GEA has cultivated a spirit of entrepreneurial excellence among the alumni community through ongoing networking eevnts, professional development opportunities, and collaborative initiatives with student groups. Join us for an awards ceremony and celebratory reception, with performances by the Chimes and an appeareance from Jack the Bulldog, to recognize the achievements of six outstanding members of the Hoya entrepreneur community who embody the spirit of women and men for others and who exemplify a passion for innovation and creativity.

  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Doug Bouton (C'07), President & COO, Halo Top Creamery
  • Best of Hospitality: Jake DeCicco (B'16), Co-Founder & COO, SUNNIVA Super Coffee
  • Best of Retail: Monica Ferguson (B'00), Co-Founder & CEO, Solemates
  • Best of Social Impact: Lynn Margherio (C'88), Founder & CEO, Cradles to Crayons
  • Best of Technology: Luke Schoenfelder (C'12), Founder & CEO, Latch
  • Rising Star: Luisa Santos (C'14), Founder, Lulu's Ice Cream
WeWork White House
1440 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Friday, September 21

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Hosted by the Center for Social Justice; RSVP at

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., cheer on and learn from current Hoyas and fellow alumni Chris Wadibia (C'16, Fulbright in Nigeria) and Vikram Patel (F'16, Fulbright in Jordan) as they present their global justice research at this CSJ annual event. Enjoy lunch and our brilliant keynote, Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, from Uncivil podcast fame. From 3 to 5 p.m., indulge in an ice cream sundae bar and listen to compelling testimonies of Hoyas' summer experiential learning adventures around the globe.

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Healey Family Student Center Social Room
No cost
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Celebrate the history and traditions of Georgetown with student organizations, performances, and food! Traditions Day is geared towards current students, and is planned and executed by members of the 1634 Society and the Senior Class Committee.

Copley Lawn
No cost
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:50pm

Professor Marcia Chatelain

Farmers markets occupy empty city lots. Nutritionists visit schools to teach children the difference between mustard greens and kale. A food revolution is clearly upon us. Yet, while health warriors figh an army of trans fats, value meals, and splashy advertisements, few have considered how fast food planted its flag so firmly into the racially segregated battlefields of this conflict. Drawing upon Professor Chatelain's research on race and fast food, this class will explore the precise moment in which the fast food industry transformed from a suburban oasis for families to a ubiquitous presence on the busiest corners of urban America.

Healy Hall, Rm. 104 (First Floor)
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:50pm

Professor Mike Ryan

Innovators disrupt established competition in the world's marketplace with new products and services. They create new customer demands and expectations, and threaten the strategies, market shares, and profits of traditional competitors. Innovator-managers overcome the special challenges of marketplace newness to found new ventures. Yet despite information and communication technologies enabling global access to information, breakthrough innovators still tend to concentrate their efforts in a few countries with deeply institutionalized resources and capabilities. Join Prof. Mike Ryan for a fascinating discussion of the factors that impact and determine global innovation strategies.

Healy Hall, Rm. 105 (First Floor)
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Catch up with current and former staffers at The Hoya's annual Homecoming gathering. As The Hoya anticipates its centennial in 2020, we'd love to include as many alumni as possible in our forthcoming plans. We look forward to hearing your input at the gathering.

Leavey 421
No cost
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
Men's Soccer vs. DePaul

Tickets are available for purchase at

Shaw Field
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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to 3:50pm

Professor Charles King

Civic values, a nation of ideas, "e pluribus unum" -- Americans typically narrate their own sense of nationhood as a grand experiment in creating a new political community out of many different creeds and cultures. American civic nationalism is often contrasted with the ethnic nationalism prevalent in European history or in societies that have experience separatism or other forms of communal conflict, from Northern Ireland to Rwanda to Bosnia. But is the U.S. really exceptional when it comes to matters of national identity, belonging, and community? Prof. Charles King, chair of the Department of Government and former faculty chair of the SFS, will examine the forgotten history of a distinctly ethnic brand of American nationalism and its echoes in the present.

Healy Hall, Rm. 105 (First Floor)
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm

Professor Tony Arend

We are living through one of the most tumultuous times in world history. Recent events have challenged the survivability of many of the fundamental pillars of order created at the end of World War II. It is thus no surprise that we ask: What is happening on the global level? Where is international politics going? What is the future of the international system? Join us Prof. Tony Arend and fellow alumni as we discuss these crucial questions.

Healy Hall, Rm. 104 (First Floor)
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Come reconnect with your fellow alumni of the Georgetown theatre community! We welcome you to reminisce about your favorite theatre memories with past and current actors, designers, and techies. Light refreshments will be provided.

Davis Performing Arts Center Lobby
No cost
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Officers of the GU Astronomical Society will provide guided tours.

Come visit the historic Heyden Observatory and learn about the rich history of the Jesuits and prominent astronomers of Georgetown. You can see our historic telescope from 1888, which is still in use, or look through a modern telescope (weather permitting).

Heyden Observatory
No cost
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the annual IRC Homecoming Reception on Friday, September 21. We'll be at the Alumni Square (Village B) Courtyard from 5 to 8 p.m. for a barbecue. Come share delicious food and great conversation with current and former IRC members. We hope to see you there!

Alumni Square (Village B) Courtyard
No cost
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Alumni College Day: The Forces Shaping the 2018 Election

Professor E.J. Dionne

Healy Hall, Rm. 104 (First Floor)
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm

Take a walk through the history of Georgetown University from John Carroll to John DeGioia. This historical walking tour will tell Georgetown's story by tracing the development of the university's campus over the last two centuries. The tour will begin in Dahlgren Quad and end at Arrupe Hall. It will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. 

Tour Meets in Dahlgren Quad
No cost
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Calling all Georgetown transfer students past and present! Join the Transfer Council for a night of cocktails and camaraderie on the Friday evening of Homecoming Weekend 2018. Follow the Facebook event for more updates.

Arrupe Multi-Purpose Room
No cost
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The Incredibles 2

Join alumni, students, family, and friends for an outdoor showing of The Incredibles 2 on Copley Lawn. Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Program Board, this event is perfect for Hoyas of all ages!

Copley Lawn
No cost
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join the Georgetown Program Board for the annual tradition of the Mr. Georgetown Pageant! It is complete with spiritwear, talent, trivia, and interview sections. Featuring performances by students and alumni, this competition for the Mr. Georgetown 2018 title is a Homecoming Weekend event you won't want to miss. Tickets will be available online on the GPB Facebook page (Eventbrite link coming soon), and in Red Square, if any remain, for $5 ($10 at the door). 

Healy Hall, Gaston Hall
$5.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Recommended Contribution: $15 to @CorpCFO on Venmo

Come reunite with fellow Corp alumni for a happy hour at Epicurean!

Epicurean Bar
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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

All alumni are invited to gather at Hoya-owned Hawthorne to celebrate the start of Homecoming Weekend!

1336 U St. NW, Washington, DC
Pay as you go

Saturday, September 22

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

$15 in advance for students
$20 in advance for alumni
$25 for walk-in admission

This time-honored cornerstone of Homecoming Weekend brings friends and Hoyas together for an early afternoon of food, music, nostalgia, and camaraderie before the Homecoming football game. Enjoy barbecue, pizza, snacks, and beverages. Please note that the tailgate ticket does not include admission to the football game, but be sure to check back for details coming soon about how to get your ticket for the game.

Hariri and Regents Lawn
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
Homecoming Football Game vs. Columbia

The game is currently sold out, but check for updates on whether additional tickets will be made available at Cooper Field on gameday.

Cooper Field
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Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Hosted by Georgetown University College Republicans and Georgetown University College Democrats

Join the College Republicans and the College Democrats for a bi-partisan flag football game on Copley Lawn Saturday afternoon!

Copley Lawn
No cost
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) welcomes our alumni back in a casual setting of the Black House and Casa Latina. We invite you to stop by and reconnect with old friends, faculty, and staff, and learn how CMEA is continuing to support communities of color on the Hilltop. We will also highlight the 50th anniversary of the Community Scholars Program, which leads Georgetown's efforts to promote social justice by enrolling a more racially and socioeconomically diverse student body. For more information, please call 202-687-4054 or email

The Black House and La Casa Latina
No cost
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00pm to 11:59pm
Class of 2016 Homecoming Party
3125 M St. NW, Washington, DC
No cost
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00pm to 11:59pm
Class of 2014 Homecoming Party
J. Paul’s
No cost
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00pm to 11:59pm
Class of 2017 Homecoming Party
Church Hall
1070 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC
No cost
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00pm to 11:59pm
Class of 2018 Homecoming Party
Town Hall
No cost
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00pm to 11:59pm
Class of 2019 Homecoming Party
Georgetown Piano Bar
No cost
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00pm to 11:59pm
Class of 2015 Homecoming Party
Mr. Smith’s
No cost

Sunday, September 23

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am
Homecoming Mass
Dahlgren Chapel
No cost
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Philodemic Alumni will keynote a debate open to all, after which the best speech by a current member will be recognized by the prestigious Hamilton Medal. All alumni are invited and encouraged to attend the annual Alumni Philodemica meeting from 12-1 p.m., a social hour with current members and snacks from 1 - 2 p.m., and of course the debate from 2 - 4 p.m.

The Philodemic Room
No cost