About John Carroll Weekend Seattle

In April 2018, Georgetown will welcome alumni, family, and friends to John Carroll Weekend Seattle, four days of social, cultural, and intellectual programming options in the heart of the Pacific Northwest.

A trademark celebration of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, this annual gathering features an extended weekend packed full of specially curated events and excursions. April 2018 will focus on Seattle as an important center for technology, business, cuisine, and art set in an area of breathtaking natural splendor.

Since 1952, John Carroll Weekend has offered alumni, parents, and friends a chance to celebrate the best of Georgetown in a different city each year. Participants experience an insider's look at the host city while engaging with one another as well as Georgetown's renowned faculty and university leaders.

Become a Sponsor

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for John Carroll Weekend Seattle? Your support plays a vital role in continuing this beloved Georgetown tradition of intellectual, cultural, and social enrichment. Click here to view the levels of sponsorship and contact Elizabeth Jordan at Elizabeth.Jordan@georgetown.edu to discuss your sponsorship opportunity.


The John Carroll Weekend designated hotel room blocks are filling up fast. The Four Seasons Seattle and the Fairmont Olympic Hotel are currently at maximum capacity. If you are seeking alternate accommodations, there are many hotels in close proximity to our home base for John Carroll Weekend Seattle. Here are a few suggestions for hotels nearby.


Four Seasons

At Capacity

99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 749-7000 *Mention John Carroll Weekend

Reservation Email: reservations.SEW@fourseasons.com


Fairmont Olympic Hotel

At Capacity

411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 621-1700

Reservation Number: 1.800.441.1414


Young Alumni Hotel

Motif Seattle


Cutoff Date: March 9, 2018

1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 971-8000

Reservation Number: 1.855.515.1144

Run of the HouseRate
Single/Double Occupancy$199
Triple Occupancy$219
Quad Occupancy$239

W Seattle

1112 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 264-6000

Kimpton Alexis Hotel

1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 624-4844

Westin Seattle

1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 728-100


Relive the best moments from JCW Austin and JCW Rome with the highlight videos below. Get acquainted with 2018's exciting host city, Seattle.

Highlights: John Carroll Weekend Austin 2017

Seattle Sneak Peek

36 Hours in Seattle | The New York Times
6:38 min
Top Five In Seattle, Washington
3:04 min
Culture Trippers Seattle: Food From the Streets
6:32 min
Bizarre Foods Delicious Destinations - Seattle
20:36 min

Past Events

Highlights: John Carroll Weekend 2016 Rome
1:55 min
Georgetown University John Carroll Awards 2016
7:05 min
Highlights: John Carroll Weekend 2015
1:34 min
Highlights from John Carroll Weekend 2014 Miami
1:42 min

Signature Events

Registration for hotels and John Carroll Weekend's three signature events is now open. Check back here in January 2018 when our full schedule of programming goes live.


Thursday, April 12, 6:30-9 p.m.
Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St.

Enjoy exclusive access to one of Seattle’s most exquisite sites, Chihuly Garden and Glass. Under a glittering glass flower display, Georgetown President John J. DeGioia will kick off John Carroll Weekend 2018 with a warm welcome to an evening of laughter, conversation, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Come mingle with inspiring Hoyas amid illuminated glasswork in this vibrant exhibition that pushes artistic boundaries.


Friday, April 13, 6:30-9 p.m.
Block 41, 115 Bell St.

An architectural gem of the hip Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Block 41 has quickly become one of the most sought-after event venues. Block 41, a 1927 ice warehouse, now blends contemporary luxury with vintage industrial chic to create a unique look, featuring a courtyard garden framed by a mural and a living wall. This architectural standout sets a stimulating scene in which to enjoy refreshments and discuss the day’s programming with your extended Georgetown family.


Saturday, April 14, 7-10:30 p.m.
Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way

The highlight of 2018’s John Carroll Weekend will take place on the shimmering Seattle waterfront. Join Georgetown President John J. DeGioia and Jeff Chapski (B’91), president of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, for a black tie gala to honor six alumni and one friend of the university. Remarks and video tributes will recognize their inspiring generosity, service, and leadership. Enjoy Pacific Northwest cuisine and spectacular views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle skyline.

JCW 2018 Awardees