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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the John Carroll Weekend?

Each year, Georgetown University alumni, students, faculty, parents, friends and family members travel to a different city to celebrate the Georgetown community and the leaders it creates. The weekend is packed with social and cultural events that give participants the chance to engage with one another and with Georgetown's outstanding faculty and university leaders, and to experience the host city in a way you have never before.
What are the John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards?

Five graduates and one friend of the university are honored each year for lifetime achievement and service to Georgetown. The 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 major 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.
How is the location of the host city determined?

Georgetown alumni clubs from around the world compete to have their city host John Carroll Weekend. The clubs present their city to a selection committee of the Georgetown University Alumni Association Board of Governors and the final decision is approved by the full board. The selection process begins two years before the potential host date.
Who may attend the 2010 John Carroll Weekend in Washington, D.C.?

Georgetown alumni, parents, family members, friends, students and faculty, as well as industry and political leaders, are invited to participate in the four-day 2010 John Carroll Weekend, April 29-May 2.
Who qualifies for discounted pricing?

Current students and undergraduate, graduate and professional school alumni from 2005 to 2009 will receive a 10 percent discount on all weekend events.
What kind of attire is required for the tours, lectures and receptions?

Casual attire is recommended for most tours. Cocktail wear is recommended for the receptions. The John Carroll Awards Banquet is black tie. April/May weather in Washington, D.C., can be rainy and temperate, averaging about 63°F.
Will transportation to the tours be provided?

Transportation will be provided for some of the tours. For other tours, we encourage walking or using public transportation. At check-in, please pick up a pocket program, which will provide details on the tours and modes of transportation for each.
Will transportation be provided from airports, train or bus stations to the host hotel?

Georgetown does not provide transportation to or from the host hotel.
Where will events take place?

Although some events will take place at the host hotel, The Fairmont Washington, D.C., most events will occur at venues throughout Washington, D.C., as noted under each program description in the pocket program you will pick up during check-in/registration. Not all tours will depart from the hotel. Please refer to your pocket program for tour information and meeting locations. If you have questions during the weekend, please visit the weekend hospitality suite in The Fairmont Washington, D.C.
How do I register to attend John Carroll Weekend?

Online registration is available at http://jcw.georgetown.edu​. If you prefer to send in your registration by fax or mail, you may download a pdf of the registration form. 
Will any new events be added?

Events may be added at any time and will be listed prominently on the John Carroll Weekend Web site. Please check http://jcw.georgetown.edu frequently for the most up-to-date information.
What if I want to add or cancel an event, but I've already registered?

Click the itinerary link in the confirmation email you received. You will then be asked to enter the confirmation number listed in your confirmation email. Click the "My Registration" tab to modify or cancel any part of your registration.
If you cannot find your confirmation number:
Visit the registration site (coming soon). Click the "Register" button on the top right to advance to the confirmation number retrieval screen. Beneath the "Invitee Information" fields, click on the "Already Registered?" link. Enter ONLY your email address and then click "Confirmation number sent to you." You will then receive your confirmation number via email.
How does the waitlist work for sold out events?

To be added to the waitlist, indicate that you would like to be added to the waitlist as instructed on the registration form. As space becomes available, waitlist registrants will be added to the event attendee list and their credit card will be charged. An updated itinerary and new receipt will be emailed at that time.
Whom can I contact if I have additional questions?

General Information: Special Events, 202-687-2064,  advancementevents@georgetown.edu
Board of Regents: Nancy Noad, 202-687-4427, nen4@georgetown.edu
Board of Governors: Joannah Pickett, 202-687-6696, jsp32@georgetown.edu
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