Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy

Housing 148 students, the Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy offers an opportunity to provide its upperclass residents a close knit, distinctive and engaging residential experience.

For many decades, the Jesuit community of Georgetown University built their community within the corridors of these historic buildings.  Built at the turn of the 19th century, nestled within the historic quad of campus and overlooking the Potomac River, the Former Jesuit Residence has a lasting significance on Georgetown’s campus.

Become Part of the History

Celebrating the nine tenets of the Spirit of Georgetown, the students selected to reside in the Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy will have the unique opportunity to reflect on their time at Georgetown through formative activities and events, founded on strong community engagement and ownership.

Nine Tenets of the Spirit of Georgetown

  • Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the Greater Glory of God)
  • Contemplatives In Action
  • Academic Excellence
  • Educating the Whole Person
  • Cura Personalis
  • Faith & Justice
  • Women & Men for Others
  • Interreligious Understanding
  • Community in Diversity

By residing in the Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, students will…

Apply the Spirit of Georgetown values in their daily lives
Gain a deeper appreciation for the distinctive experiences they receive as part of a Jesuit Education
Articulate a deep awareness of their formation as students while at Georgetown
Discern what future endeavors they wish to pursue

By submitting an application to RETURN to the Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, residents will agree to participate in the following academy activities:

  • I will honor the rich tradition and history of the Residential Academy by celebrating tenets of the Spirit of Georgetown through personal engagement, actions and contributions to the Residential Academy community
  • I will serve as an informal mentor to new Academy members and role model what it means to be part of the distinctive experience.
  • I, along with a group of other returning residents, will plan and implement one community service program during the year.
  • I will participate and contribute to my assigned cohort's reflection capstone presentation at the conclusion of the spring semester
  • I will attend and participate in the Academy Returner Orientation on April 6th, 2016 from 8pm-10pm (location TBD)

By submitting an application t​o join​ the Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, residents will agree to participate in the following academy activities:

  • I will honor the rich tradition and history of the Residential Academy by celebrating tenets of the Spirit of Georgetown through personal engagement, actions and contributions to the Residential Academy community
  • Three times per semester, during the designated times, I will join other members of my assigned Academy Cohort for a conversation focused on my experience and the Spirit of Georgetown values
  • I will participate/attend two Academy community service projects during the course of the year
  • I will participate and contribute to my assigned cohort's reflection capstone presentation at the conclusion of the spring semester

Application Process

Students wishing to be part of this program will submit an individual application.  As part of the application, students will identify other applicants they wish to live with during the 2016-2017 academic year.  Applications will be reviewed by the Academy Advisory Council and students will be invited to live in the community based on their requested groups. Application materials will be available on Hoya Housing beginning December 5, 2016.  Selections will be made and announced by February 22, 2017.  Invited students will then have the opportunity to participate in a housing selection event where they will pick their rooms/apartments.  

For information, please visit the Academy Frequently Asked Questions page.

HELPFUL TIPS

Application for the Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy is located in Hoya Housing and it's titled LLC Application 2017-2018. Hoya Housing will walk you through the application. In order to apply to the Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, each group must have a student coordinator. The student coordinator will serve as the liaison between the group members and the Office of Residential Living. In order to start an application, the coordinator will need to:

Applications should ONLY be submitted by members who will live in the community in the Fall of 2017. You will have the opportunity to discuss study abroad switches after the Housing Selection process is completed in Spring 2017.

  • Create a group, username and password. Note: You can only apply in groups of 4, 6, 8, 9.
  • Share the username and password with the rest of the group members, and make sure that the members add themselves to the group. Group members must use the username and password created by the coordinator.
  • Once all members are in the group, the coordinator needs to verify the group. Once the group is verified, all members need to make sure to complete the essay questions of the application. Note: application questions can only be accessed after the group is verified.
  • Complete the essay questions, and be checking your email for updates.

TIMELINE

  • December 1, 2016 - Email sent to students and partners about LLC applications
  • December 5, 2016 - Application opens
  • January 11 and 17, 2017 - Academy info sessions, 6pm in Memorial Hall in FJR
  • February 9, 2017 - Applications Close
  • February 10-20, 2017 – Selection period
  • February 21, 2017 – Initial Selection Day
  • February 22, 2017 - Initial Offer letters sent to accepted Academy groups
  • February 24, 2017 - Academy groups accept or decline deadline
  • February 27, 2017 - Secondary Selection Day
  • February 27, 2017 - Alternate Offer letters sent
  • March 1, 2017 - Alternate groups accept or decline deadline
  • March 14, 2017 - SoGRA Placement day
  • March 15, 2017 - Placement completed