Student Activities


Make the most of your life at Georgetown

Each year, GU-Q hosts many events and activities for the enrichment and enjoyment of our students. Join in to discover, explore, and challenge yourself to grow.

Have Fun and Make Friends

Celebrate Qatar’s Holidays and Traditions

Qatar National Day outdoor settings and decorations

Qatar National Day

Celebrated annually in December, Qatar National Day is a public holiday and national commemoration of Qatar’s unification and independence.

Students of Georgetown and Carnegie Mellon Organize Qatari Cultural Night

Qatari Cultural Night

Qatari Cultural Night is a wonderful opportunity for the entire Georgetown community to learn more about the rich traditions of Qatari culture.

Georgetown students, staff and faculty participate in Qatar Sports Day

Qatar Sport Day

Qatar’s National Sport day encourages the country to be healthy through an annual holiday held on the second Tuesday in February.

GU-Q hosts annual Community Ramadan Iftar

Ramadan Community Iftar

The Community Iftar offers students the chance to share a meal with all the members of the GU-Q community during the month of Ramadan. Muslims fast during the day throughout the month of Ramadan, and the Iftar meal celebrates food and fellowship at the end of the day. 

Enjoy the Diversity of Arts, Culture, and Heritage at GU-Q


Open Mic Night

So you think you can dance? Or maybe you have a comedy routine, deep poetry to share, or you can play a killer electric guitar riff? Express yourself at Georgetown’s own Open Mic night.



Celebrating Indian culture, the South Asian Society annually hosts a large-scale event for the traditional festival of Diwali. The program consists of cultural performances, lights, dancing, and ethnic food which is enjoyed by the whole Georgetown community.

Join Student Clubs and Engage with the Community

Develop Your Character

Start Off On the Right Foot With Our Activities for First Year Students


New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) welcomes the incoming class to GU-Q. Learn about the university values and facilities, meet and greet faculty,  and get everything you need to make the community your home. The orientation ends with New Student Convocation, and then classes begin.

New First Year Experience Program

First Year Experience Program

To help students make the adjustment to college, we offer a series of activities and workshops aimed at helping first year students adjust and adapt to different surroundings and expectations, and to help them feel welcome and engaged in the GU-Q community.

Develop Your Leadership Skills

Develop the values of a great leader through our four year leadership track program.

Georgetown Leadership Track Program Visited Qatar Foundation Headquarters

Celebrate the History of Georgetown and the School of Foreign Service

One Georgetown Day Event

One Georgetown Day

The happiest day of the year! A day of fun, food, family, and friends, this event brings the entire Georgetown community and their families together to celebrate in the Hoya Spirit.

Jesuit Heritage Week-Key Note Address

Jesuit Heritage Activities

Attend lectures and engage in interfaith dialogue that explores common values such as concern for justice, the environment, health and wellbeing, and service to humanity.

During the International Ball Event

International Ball

Celebrate the diversity of your fellow students and practice formal cultural diplomacy at the annual International Ball, a tradition modeled after the School of Foreign Service’s Diplomatic Ball.