About John Carroll Weekend Austin

This April, Georgetown welcomed alumni, family, and friends of the university for a weekend of social, cultural, and intellectual engagement at John Carroll Weekend Austin 2017. A trademark celebration of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, this exciting annual event has brought together the Hoya community since 1952. During four days of specially curated events and excursions, we experienced Austin’s most prestigious venues and historic landmarks and engaged with fellow Hoyas in the Live Music Capital of the World.

John Carroll Weekend provided an opportunity to experience the thrills of Austin as members of the Georgetown community from around the world converged in this center of technology, art, music, and business.

Since 1952, John Carroll Weekend has assembled the global Georgetown community along with alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate the best of Georgetown in a different city each year. The weekend of educational, social and cultural events offers participants the chance to learn more about the host city while engaging with one another and with Georgetown's outstanding faculty and university leaders.


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

Austin Sneak Peek

Austin Texas Time Warp
3:19 min
Austin, Texas Travel Guide Must See Attractions
4:02 min
Unique Eats: Austin, Texas
4:13 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


Thursday, April 20

The Austin adventure kicks off with an evening reception at the Driskill Hotel. Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill is regarded as a landmark of legendary Texas hospitality. President John J. DeGioia will welcome members of the Georgetown community to celebrate and reconnect amongst a unique blend of contemporary and historical artwork. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with fellow Hoyas at one of the world’s finest hotels in the center of downtown Austin.


Friday, April 21

Grab your best jeans and pull on your boots for a casual, Texas-style party at Bullock Texas State History Museum. The beautiful, mosaic-tiled entryway will captivate guests, while the open layout paves the way for a fascinating introduction to Texas’ intriguing narrative. Reconnect with classmates and make new Hoya friends as you enjoy cocktails amidst relics that span centuries and view film and interactive media experiences that represent Texas’ distinctive history.


Saturday, April 22

The highlight of the weekend will be the John Carroll Awards Banquet, a black tie gala that will take place at the acclaimed Long Center, a mecca of performing arts. Enjoy a magnificent meal and unmatched views of the Austin skyline on the iconic City Terrace. After dinner, the Alumni Association will present its highest honor to six alumni and one friend of the university in recognition of their dedication to Georgetown’s mission of service and leadership.