Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy

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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

The Sprit of Georgetown Residential Academy Application process has concluded for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please check in for updates in December 2017.