John Carroll Weekend comes to Bermuda

We are excited to announce that John Carroll Weekend 2020 will be in Bermuda April 16 – 19, 2020. Bermuda will offer us a unique opportunity to experience John Carroll Weekend in an imaginative, innovative, and tranquil way like never before. Register today!

To learn more about our change in location, please read Julia Farr's letter to the community.

Accommodations

Aerial view of Fairmont Southampton Resort

Fairmont Southampton Resort

Bermuda’s Fairmont Southampton is the perfect place to relax in luxury. Guests can unwind at the resort’s private beach club, pools, and Willow Stream Spa, play a round of golf or enjoy a tennis match, and explore Hamilton by ferry. Enjoy fresh, local dining options and turquoise ocean views at a resort that prides itself on environmental sustainability and stewardship. Fun activities abound in snorkeling, diving, and personal watercraft rentals. The Fairmont Southampton is family-friendly, offering an Explorers Camp, a Toddler Room, a Games Room, and babysitting services.

Rooms are filling up quickly, so make your reservation today.

Address: 101 South Shore Road, SN 02, Bermuda

Phone: +1 (441) 238-8000

Rate: $319/night + $15 daily resort fee

Cutoff Date: March 16, 2020

Group Code: John Carroll Weekend

Upgrades available upon request.

Book Online     Call (866) 540-4497 to Book

Please note: Per the hotel’s booking policy, guests who cancel within 30 days of arrival will be charged a one-night penalty; guests who cancel within 14 days of arrival will be fully charged for the entire stay. The credit card used to make your reservation will be charged in either circumstance.


Alternative hotel options are limited within the area nearest to the John Carroll Weekend headquarters. If you do not wish to stay at the Fairmont Southampton, we suggest exploring rental options on Airbnb in Southampton Parish.

Signature Events

Aerial view of the Fairmont Beach & Terrace

President’s Welcome Reception

Thursday, April 16
Fairmont Beach & Terrace; Fairmont Southampton, 101 South Shore Road

Take in postcard-perfect views of the Atlantic Ocean from the terrace while enjoying private access to a pink sand beach. A night beside this dazzling backdrop of aquamarine waters will set the tone for an unforgettable John Carroll Weekend. Join Georgetown President John J. DeGioia for a warm welcome and an evening of Hoya camaraderie at Fairmont Beach & Terrace. Attire: Resort Cocktail

Aerial view of The Keep fort

Awards Banquet

Saturday, April 18
National Museum of Bermuda, The Keep

John Carroll Weekend 2020 reaches its pinnacle at the Awards Banquet at the National Museum of Bermuda. This extraordinary black-tie event takes place in Bermuda’s largest fort, the Keep, at the Royal Navy Dockyard. The evening will commence with a reception at sea, as guests are ferried from our Southampton headquarters to the Royal Navy Dockyard. It will culminate in an outdoor banquet on the Keep lawn, during which we will recognize six alumni and one friend of the university. Join us as we celebrate this year’s honorees and round out an incredible weekend amidst 500 years of Bermudan history and culture. Attire: Black Tie

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The $50 registration fee will be refunded for all sponsors and their guests within 24 business hours.

Each year, alumni, faculty, students, staff, family members, and friends of Georgetown travel 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.

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.

Georgetown alumni, parents, family members, friends, students, and faculty, as well as industry and political leaders, are invited to participate in John Carroll Weekend 2020.

Yes, all travelers must carry with them proof of citizenship and identification, specifically a machine-readable passport, for return to their own country or for re-entry through another foreign country as required by Bermuda Immigration authorities. This applies to adults as well as children/infants traveling alone or with their parents.

Please note: Married women whose identification documents are in their maiden name but who are traveling under their married name should also carry their marriage certificate or certified copy as further proof of identity.

As of March 1, 2014 Bermuda entry visas and visa waivers are not required for tourist and business visitors and work permit holders.

Please be sure to cancel your hotel reservation directly through the Fairmont Southampton as soon as you know that you can no longer attend the weekend.

Per the hotel’s booking policy: guests who cancel within 30 days of arrival will be charged a one-night penalty; guests who cancel within 14 days of arrival will be fully charged for the entire stay. The credit card used to make your reservation will be charged in either circumstance.

Registration fees are refundable until Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 2, 2020, but attendees will be able to register for open events during John Carroll Weekend at our registration suite located in the Fairmont Southampton.

Thank you for your interest in supporting John Carroll Weekend. Please contact John Wooters (jdw6@georgetown.edu) to discuss your sponsorship opportunity.

Weekend registration will launch in the coming weeks. The full John Carroll Weekend schedule of events will launch in early 2020.

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. This year’s recipients are:

Emily Chen Carrera (B’88)—New York, NY
Lisa Christiansen Gentil (SLL’74, Parent’09, ’12)—Greenwich, CT
Judith Anne Donahue (F’78, Parent’09)—New York, NY
Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D. (W’86, MBA’13, Parent’15)—Alexandria, VA
Stephen Wolfe (F’67)—Chicago, IL
Winston Zee (L’81, L’84)—Hong Kong


The Patrick Healy, S.J. 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. This year's recipient is:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (H’02, Parent’88, ’89, ’91)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for John Carroll Weekend Bermuda? Your support plays a vital role in continuing this beloved Georgetown tradition of intellectual, cultural, and social enrichment. Contact John Wooters at jdw6@​georgetown.​edu to discuss your sponsorship opportunity.

  • A reserved table with priority placement at the John Carroll Awards Banquet
  • Two tickets to the President’s Welcome Reception
  • Recognition in the remarks at the John Carroll Awards Banquet
  • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, John Carroll Weekend pocket program and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
  • Registration fee waived
  • Six tickets for seats with priority placement at the John Carroll Awards Banquet
  • Two tickets to the President’s Welcome Reception
  • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, John Carroll Weekend pocket program and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
  • Special invitation to a VIP reception during the weekend
  • Registration fee waived
  • Four tickets to the John Carroll Awards Banquet
  • Two tickets to the President’s Welcome Reception
  • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, John Carroll Weekend pocket program and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
  • Registration fee waived
  • Two tickets for the John Carroll Awards Banquet
  • Two tickets to the President’s Welcome Reception
  • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, John Carroll Weekend pocket program and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
  • Registration fee waived
  • Two tickets to the President’s Welcome Reception
  • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, John Carroll Weekend pocket program and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
  • Registration fee waived
  • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, John Carroll Weekend pocket program and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
  • Registration fee waived
  • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
  • Registration fee waived
  • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
  • Registration fee waived

Video

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

Highlights: John Carroll Weekend 2019 in Boston

Bermuda Sneak Peek

Hamilton, Bermuda At Its Best
1:50 min
The "New Bermuda" in Hamilton
4:49 min
Proper Food, Only in Bermuda
4:21 min
BBC Travel Show: Bermuda
22:23 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