Important Update on John Carroll Weekend 2020

Dear Georgetown University Alumni Community,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that this year’s John Carroll Weekend in Bermuda has been canceled. Georgetown University has been closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and we believe this decision is in the best interest of the health and safety of our entire Georgetown community.

On March 7, the university extended its student international travel moratorium to include ALL university-sponsored or related non-essential international travel for faculty and staff through May 15, 2020. This moratorium recognizes the dynamic nature of the situation, possible disruptions to international travel and health care, and potential challenges in reentering the United States from abroad. Official university updates and guidance are available to read on the Georgetown University webpage on Coronavirus.

John Carroll Weekend is a cherished tradition, and the time we take to connect, celebrate, and honor service to our community is irreplaceable. But cura personalis, care of the whole person, is a core Georgetown value. Above all else, we prioritize the health and safety of our alumni, friends, families, employees, and contributors to the weekend.

We regret the inconvenience caused by this cancellation. For those who have already registered for the weekend, you will receive a full refund for John Carroll Weekend events in the coming days.

We have canceled all hotel room reservations so you do not need to call the Fairmont Southampton to cancel. Your credit card will not be charged. If you still wish to visit Bermuda on those dates, please call the hotel at +1 (441) 238-8000 to reinstate your reservation. The Fairmont Southampton will honor the JCW rate. For more information, please see the FAQs below.

I want to again congratulate the 2020 John Carroll and Patrick Healy award recipients. We look forward to honoring our awardees in the future and will provide more detailed celebration plans as soon as we are able.

Thank you for your continued understanding.

Sincerely,



Julia Farr (C’88, Parent’19, ’21, ’24)
Executive Director, Georgetown University Alumni Association

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.

We will be processing reimbursements for those registered in the coming days.

Yes, we will gladly provide for the return of those contributions. We will reach out to sponsors directly to facilitate reimbursements in the coming days.

Yes, if you will still be traveling to Bermuda, the Fairmont Southampton will be honoring the $319/night room rate from April 16 to 19.

We have canceled all hotel room reservations so you do not need to call the Fairmont Southampton to cancel. Your credit card will not be charged.

The Fairmont Southampton resort offers a wide variety of activities, but we have also partnered with a local vendor, Winnow, which specializes in highly curated experiences around the island. You can email Alison and William at Winnow to arrange outings for you and your group.

This difficult decision was made in the interest of the health and safety of our Georgetown community: alumni, staff, faculty, and friends. It recognizes the dynamic nature of the situation, possible disruptions to international travel and health care, and potential challenges in reentering the United States from abroad.

Given the very fluid nature of the Coronavirus situation, the ongoing possibility of travel restrictions and the priority we attach to the health and well being of all our community, we will not be rescheduling John Carroll Weekend in 2020.

We look forward to honoring our 2020 awardees at a later date. We will provide more detailed celebration plans as soon as we are able.