Georgetown is heading to San Francisco, California! After successfully gathering in Nashville after much time apart—we can’t wait to come together again in San Francisco, a city abounding with eclectic architecture, picture-perfect scenery, and a rich history. Join the Georgetown community from April 20-23, 2023, for a spirited weekend of cultural tours, intellectual programming, and cherished social events.

Alumni, university leaders, renowned faculty, and friends of the university will spend four days together—should public health conditions allow—experiencing San Francisco’s diverse arts and music scene, rich culinary heritage, compelling history, and world-famous scenery.

At John Carroll Weekend San Francisco, we will recognize the 2023 John Carroll and Patrick Healy awardees. Join us from April 20-23, 2023, to celebrate alumni and friends of the university who are doing incredible work, and to enjoy all the architecture, history, and culture San Francisco has to offer.

The university continues to monitor the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and safety protocols may be put into place for event attendees and staff.

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John Carroll Weekend 2023

From the Golden Gate Bridge, to rides in cable cars, to rolling hills and historic sights…it’s been so long since last we met, and we can’t wait to celebrate in 2023.

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2023 Georgetown University Alumni Association Awards

Do you know a champion and devoted supporter of Georgetown, its alumni, and its students? A Hoya for others who embodies the ideals of cura personalis through their service to our university community and our world? If this sounds familiar, consider celebrating their achievements and service by nominating them for a 2023 Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA) Award.

There are multiple opportunities to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond to support Georgetown and the GUAA. The Service Recognition Awards, the John Carroll Award, and the Patrick Healy Award are the Association’s primary honors recognizing outstanding alumni.

Review the descriptions of the awards and nominate deserving alumni, faculty, and friends for a GUAA Award by Friday, September 9, 2022. A complete nomination consists of an online form and two to five letters of support detailing a nominee’s Georgetown service and accomplishments.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Association Awards Committee at GUAAawards@georgetown.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please email advancementevents@georgetown.edu or call 202-687-2064 (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT) if you have any further questions or need assistance.

  • What is John Carroll Weekend?

    Alumni, faculty, students, staff, family members, and friends of Georgetown travel annually to a different city to celebrate the university and the leaders it creates. The weekend is packed with social, cultural, and intellectual events that provide participants with opportunities 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 or locale.

  • What are the John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards?

    Each year, Georgetown honors several alumni and one friend of the university for their lifetime achievements and record of service to Georgetown. Two types of 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 predominantly white 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.

    To learn more about the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA)’s recognition awards and their application process, please visit GUAA Awards.

  • Who may attend John Carroll Weekend 2023 in San Francisco, California?

    Georgetown alumni, parents, family members, friends, students, and faculty—as well as industry and political leaders—are invited to participate in John Carroll Weekend 2023.

  • I’d like to make a gift in support of John Carroll Weekend. How do I proceed?

    Thank you for your interest in supporting John Carroll Weekend. Please contact Kelly Young to discuss your sponsorship opportunity.

  • When will John Carroll Weekend registration launch?

    Weekend registration will launch in the fall of 2022. The full John Carroll Weekend schedule of events will launch in early 2023.

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