Georgetown University announced today that a brand new mascot-in-training arrived on campus this summer and will become the next official 'Jack the Bulldog.'

The six-month-old bulldog was born in January, 2019 in Canada. He later moved to Valley Center, California, where he began his training with breeders and Georgetown parents Janice and Marcus Hochstetler.  The new Jack's caretaker and the Jack Crew, comprising several students who help with the mascot’s daily walks, will introduce the puppy to campus on his daily walks.

The former Jack, whose signature move was skateboarding, is now 6 years old and ready to devote his full attention to rooting for the Hoyas from his comfortable bed. Still healthy, he’ll live out the rest of his life in retirement with his current caretaker.

For more details about our new Mascot-in-Training, please see the official news announcement.

  • 2019 Graduate Student Welcome BBQ and Info Fair, Thur, Sept 5

    Graduate School Dean Norberto Grzywacz and the Graduate School's Office of Graduate Enrichment will hold a Welcoming Reception and BBQ for all graduate students on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the Car Barn patio. Please come to the Car Barn and join us for food, drinks, entertainment, and the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, organizations, and fellow graduate students. (Please be sure to bring your GOCard, as well as your driver license or passport showing date of birth if you plan to drink wine or beer). The Car Barn is located at 3520 Prospect Street, N.W. (corner of 36th Street and Prospect Street) about 3 blocks from the Healy Gate. For more information see the 2019 Graduate Student Induction website page.

  • Georgetown's New Mascot-in-Training: the NEW Jack the Bulldog!

    Georgetown University announced today that a brand new mascot-in-training arrived on campus this summer and will become the next official 'Jack the Bulldog.' The six-month-old bulldog was born in January, 2019 in Canada. He later moved to Valley Center, California, where he began his training with breeders and Georgetown parents Janice and Marcus Hochstetler. The new Jack's caretaker and the Jack Crew, comprising several students who help with the mascot’s daily walks, will introduce the puppy to campus on his daily walks. The former Jack, whose signature move was skateboarding, is now 6 years old and ready to devote his full attention to rooting for the Hoyas from his comfortable bed. Still healthy, he’ll live out the rest of his life in retirement with his current caretaker. For more details about our new Mascot-in-Training, please see the official news announcement.

  • 2019 Graduate Financial Aid Drop-in Hours, Mon, August 26

    Graduate students are invited to come to the Car Barn (3520 Prospect Street, N.W., corner of 36th Street - about a 5 minute walk from campus) to drop-in at any time between 12 noon - 4 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019 to meet with Graduate School Financial Aid officers. Bring any questions about financial aid, scholarships, stipends, your financial awards, and any other questions you may have and get personalized attention from the people who know the answers. For more information, please see the 2019 Graduate Induction website.

  • 2019 Graduate School New Student Induction, Tues, August 27

    The Graduate School's New Student Induction will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. beginning in Gaston Hall (in Healy Hall, 3rd floor) for a welcome program from Graduate School Deans and the Georgetown University president. Following that, the program moves to the ICC for several information sessions about graduate academics, graduate life at Georgetown, and other information for new graduate students. Following the information sessions, at 1:00 p.m. everyone is invited to the free annual "Welcome Back, Jack!" BBQ on Copley Lawn. At 2:30 p.m., those who have reserved in advance will depart the Car Barn (3520 Prospect Street, N.W.) for a graduate student-focused tour of Georgetown University. For more information, please see the 2019 Graduate Induction website.

  • Ph.D. student Andrew Marshall (G’22) awarded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship

    Andrew T. Marshall (G’22), a Ph.D. student in Government (Comparative Government focus) is the recent recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. He is currently in Kenya working on his dissertation research, which examines two linguistically diverse countries in East Africa: Kenya and Tanzania. Marshall is comparing and contrasting the role of official language policies – given the more than 60 languages spoken in Kenya and the more than 120 languages spoken in Tanzania – that contribute to the ways in which each country's citizens understand and identify with their nation. (More details are available about Andrew Marshall and his doctoral research.)

  • Patrick Healey Fellows Honored at Networking Reception

    Recipients and selection committee members of the Patrick Healey Graduate Fellowship got together to celebrate the Patrick Healey Fellows, who were selected following a competitive process as the fellowship celebrates its second successful year. The program was named in honor of Georgetown University’s 28th President, Patrick Healey, the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree, and Georgetown University’s first African-American President. Click for more information about the Healey Fellowship reception.

  • Graduate School Information Session - November 6, 2018

    Come learn about Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences' exciting master's programs on Tuesday, November 6 from 12 noon until 2:00pm in Pedro Arrupe Hall (next to Reiss / Leavey Center). Refreshments and door prizes for everyone (register at the registration table upon arrival). Representatives of the Graduate School Admissions Office will be on hand to discuss applying to Graduate School, requirements, costs, and general questions about financial aid. Graduate Program representatives will available to discuss their academic program, coursework, and other specific information. Register at: @bit.ly/GSASsignup (click for more detailed information)

  • 2nd Annual Graduate Student Career Symposium

    Graduate students from all disciplines came together for the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Career Symposium and heard heard first-hand from alumni Hoyas about life and development after grad school. Please see the program summary for more information.

  • 2018 Graduate School New Student Induction

    The Graduate School's New Student Induction will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. beginning in Gaston Hall (in Healy Hall, 3rd floor) for a welcome program from Graduate School Deans and the Georgetown University president. Following that, the program moves to the ICC for several information sessions about graduate academics, graduate life at Georgetown, and other information for new graduate students. Following the information sessions, at 1:00 p.m. everyone is invited to the "Welcome Back, Jack!" BBQ on Copley Lawn. At 2:30 p.m., those who have reserved in advance will depart the Car Barn (3520 Prospect Street, N.W.) for a graduate student-focused tour of Georgetown University. For more information, please see the 2018 Graduate Induction website.

  • Analytics and Public Policy Students Win 2017 Deloitte Foundation Fellowship

    Georgetown Graduate School students Tiankai Guo and Ruhan Wang, from the M.S. in Analytics Program, teamed up with McCourt School of Public Policy students Andre Lee (Master in International Development Policy), and Tommie Thompson (Master in Public Policy) to win the 2017 Deloitte Foundation Data Analytics Fellowship.

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