Frequently Asked Questions
What is the John Carroll Weekend?
Each year, Georgetown University's alumni, parents and friends travel to a different city to celebrate the Georgetown community and the leaders it creates. The weekend is packed with social, cultural and intellectually stimulating 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 2011 John Carroll Weekend in San Francisco?
Georgetown alumni, parents, family members, friends, students and faculty, as well as industry and political leaders, are invited to participate in the four-day 2011 John Carroll Weekend, April 28-May 1.
What is the schedule of events and how can I register?
Please stay tuned for e-mails announcing when the event schedule has been posted. Online registration will be available in February 2011.