Georgetown University Welcomes Class of 2027 

Georgetown University welcomed 1,629 first-year students to its main campus on Thursday. They make up the Class of 2027 and hail from all 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa — as well as 46 countries. Upperclass students began returning over the weekend. Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 23.

For neighbors, the first days of school meant increased traffic around the gates at 37th and O Streets and Canal Road entrance — and more people walking throughout Washington, D.C.’s oldest neighborhood.

Georgetown residents should be aware of the Office of Neighborhood Life at the corner of 36th and N Streets, which “supports all students, non-students, and permanent residents in the communities surrounding Georgetown University.” They may call the University Helpline at 202-687-8413, 24 hours a day, for noise, trash or other neighborhood concerns.

To start the new academic year, a Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22. on Copley Lawn, just inside the main gates to the university at 37th & O Streets NW. All are welcome.

Also upcoming is Georgetown Community Day on Healy Lawn, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23. Join neighbors, students, faculty and staff for a day of fun and family-friendly activities. Festivities include face painting, moon bounces, music, games, and a community picnic with free food. The community fair features tables from local schools, churches, community organizations, government agencies and university departments with giveaways and information about how you can get involved. As organizers say, “this is where the neighborhood and university come together to celebrate our shared community.”

Georgetown University was founded in 1789 in Georgetown, Maryland, before the City of Washington existed. It is the oldest Roman Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher learning in the United States. According to the university, students from 135 countries currently enrolled number 17,000. A majority of its students are not Catholic.



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