John Carroll Weekend travels to Asia for the first time ever!

John Carroll Weekend 2020 will be one for the books, as we embark on four days of inspiring social, intellectual, and cultural events in one of Asia’s most energized cities: Hong Kong.

Hosted by the Georgetown University Alumni Association since 1952, this annual weekend—which draws hundreds of Hoyas—features culturally-engaging excursions, scholarly dialogues with esteemed faculty and alumni experts, and a culminating gala honoring alumni leaders within the Georgetown community.

With a dynamic landscape of vibrant street markets, lush countryside views, and soothing shorelines, our 2020 destination marks the debut of John Carroll Weekend in Asia and presents countless opportunities to immerse yourself in Hong Kong’s culture.

Join Georgetown alumni, distinguished faculty, university leaders, parents, and friends of the university for an action-packed lineup of events. Steps away from Victoria’s Peak and the bustling neighborhoods of Central and Midlevels, our four days of programming will feature exclusive access to Hong Kong’s most talked-about venues.

Take in the stunning scenery of Hong Kong Island, explore the lively atmosphere of Temple Street Night Market, and satisfy your palate with delectable dishes along the way. Reconnect with friends—new and old—and explore the beauty, history, and one-of-a-kind essence of Hong Kong at John Carroll Weekend 2020.

Registration opens Fall 2019.

Accommodations

Coming Soon!

2020 Awardees

THE JOHN CARROLL AWARD

The John Carroll Award is named for Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in North America and founder of Georgetown University. Established in 1951, this award is conferred upon alumni whose achievements and record of service exemplify the ideals and traditions of Georgetown and its founder. Eligible candidates for the John Carroll Award exclude those solely with an Honorary Degree from Georgetown University. A maximum of six awards may be bestowed annually.

PATRICK HEALY AWARD

The Patrick Healy, S.J. Award is named for Rev. Patrick F. Healy, S.J., the 29th president of Georgetown University (1874–1882). Established in 1969, this award is conferred upon an individual who is not an alumnus/a, but whose achievements and record of service to Georgetown, community and professional achievements, exemplify the ideals and traditions of Georgetown. Eligible candidates for the Patrick Healy Award include recipients of an Honorary Degree from Georgetown University. A maximum number of one Patrick Healy Award is conferred annually.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a Sponsor

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for John Carroll Weekend Hong Kong? Your support plays a vital role in continuing this beloved Georgetown tradition of intellectual, cultural, and social enrichment.

Contact Emily Kessler at Emily.Kessler@georgetown.edu to discuss your sponsorship opportunity.

Videos

Look back on the best moments from John Carroll Weekends in Rome, Austin, Seattle, and Boston. We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong next year!

Highlights: John Carroll Weekend 2019 in Boston

Hong Kong Sneak Peek

Hong Kong Vacation Travel Guide
6:26 min
Hong Kong Street Food
14:19 min
One Day in Hong Kong
1:50 min

Past Events

jcw 2016
John Carroll Weekend 2019 in Boston
3:15 min
JCW Seattle 2018: Highlights from John Carroll Weekend
2:08 min
JCW 2018: John Carroll Award & Patrick Healy Award Recipients
6:43 min
Highlights: John Carroll Weekend 2017 Austin Texas
1:49 min
Highlights: Awardees
1:55 min
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

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