For Parents

Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences is defined by intellectual curiosity and spiritual vitality. Our commitment to academic excellence in the liberal arts combined with our inclusive Catholic and Jesuit values for social justice, our international outlook, and an advantageous position in vibrant Washington, DC, create a unique undergraduate experience.

Academics and Advising

We believe in the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis: education of the whole person, and we welcome you to learn more about the dynamic and thoughtful education that the College provides. Students explore the College curriculum through core requirements, leading them to an eventual concentration of study.

The College also provides a three-tiered advising structure for students, including advising deans, faculty advisors, and peer advisors. Students receive advising from the dean’s office throughout their four years at Georgetown, in addition to a faculty advisor in their major. First-year students have the opportunity to get to know faculty through unique, small course offerings, through First-Year Seminars.

Community Service, Research, and Internships

Among institutions of higher learning, Georgetown University is renowned for promoting hands-on undergraduate research. Students may also capitalize on Georgetown’s location in Washington, DC, for research, community service, and internship opportunities.

Stay in the Know

Georgetown’s Office of Transition and Family Engagement sends the Hoya Family Newsletter to parents and families once a month. The newsletter is a way for families to stay up-to-date on what’s happening on campus and learn how they can be a resource to their student. Visit the Parents and Families website to subscribe to the newsletter.