Georgetown Day schedule release: What’re the highlights?

As anyone who hasn’t spent the last month in the lower level of Lau knows, tomorrow is Georgetown Day, the day when the entire University comes together to throw the biggest party of the year on the Hilltop. As Vox let you know the other day, the alcohol policy has become noticeably stricter this year.

So, what is there to do on Georgetown Day? Here are a few recommendations for what to do when you’re not in the concession area or trying to hide a drink from DPS.


  • Dunk Tank (12 to 4 p.m.): Come and dunk some of Georgetown’s campus celebrities! Vox’s own Molly Redden will be in the tank from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Will Not Greg Monroe or Tim make an appearance to show Molly how much they miss her by dunking her? Check out the full list of dunk tank participants here.
  • Improv (2 p.m.): Miss the last Improv performance in Bulldog Alley? No worries, because the Georgetown Players Improv Group will be performing on the new Dahlgren Quad stage early in the afternoon.
  • Bungee run (11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Ever want to be thrown backward by a bungee cord into an inflatable? Well, here’s your chance! The bungee run is among the inflatables that will be out on the lawn that also includes an obstacle course.
  • Jack’s Wings Eating Contest (12 p.m.): Will contestants jack wings like Vox suspected when this was announced?  Can people handle actually eating that much Wingo’s? Show up to find out, but be warned—if the contestants don’t puke, we figure you will after watching people eat that many wings.
  • Guild of Bands (3:30 to 6 p.m.): Want to hear a bunch of bands in one place? Then check out this performance on the Healy stage, which will showcase Georgetown student bands.

After the jump, find out about some of the Georgetown Day’s best free food and the complete event schedule.


  • Slushies (12 p.m.): A new addition to Georgetown Day. These frozen beverages will be served throughout the day.
  • Haupia Pie (2 p.m.): Hawaii Club will be making haupia pie, a delectable coconut-flavored treat, and serving it up in Healy Circle. Joined by the Cuban American Student Association, Unconventional Eaters, and more, they will be a part of the inaugural cultural foods demonstration.
  • Birthday Cake! (2:30 p.m.): Georgetown Day turns 10 this year, so there will be lots and lots of cake.  Marie Antoinette references not necessary.

In case you’re looking for more to do, check out the full schedule below.

George Town Day Schedule_1

Photo from Flickr user Soundfromwayout under a Creative Commons license.

Editor’s Disclosure: Geoffrey Bible is a member of the Georgetown Day Planning Committee.

6 Comments on “Georgetown Day schedule release: What’re the highlights?

  1. Just got back from the “staff appreciation” breakfast. The time now is 9:54 am. I typically start work at 9:30 so I got there at 9:00 so that I would not use my working hours. 9:00: all of the food was gone. They promised a new supply of food so I waited. 9:15, 9:30 (need to start work), 9:45…still no food. This is so reflective of my work experience here at GU. They pay you peanuts to work more than you should and then thank you with a slap in the face. Without us paper pushers and note takers and coffee runners, this place would shut down.
    Thanks for “appreciating” us, Georgetown. Next time could you just save me the the trouble of coming in early?

  2. Agreeing with GTown Staff. I arrived at 9:15 and only got a cold bagel. There was no hot food left, yet the room was still full. I saw 2 groups of people arrive around 9:30 and walk right back out because there was nothing left, because by then, the bagels were also gone. If this was supposed to go on until 10, why was there no food left when I got there, and why did the crew start cleaning up (as in taking down the decorations) at 9:40? That only made me feel like I should leave, so I did. This could have been a great thing that the university was doing for the staff, without whom this university would not run at all, but I unfortunately felt less than appreciated. This isn’t about the food. It’s about the effort that goes into doing something for people who put in so much of their own effort for you everyday.

  3. @ Staff members,
    You should realize that this was a failure on the part of one, maybe two, Georgetown Day planners. Don’t treat the lack of warm food this morning as a sign that “the University” as a whole doesn’t appreciate you. It’s probably just that some mis-estimated how many people would show up.

    Ironically, the person who screwed this up is probably also a Georgetown staff member, so…ya know…think about that next time you make a mistake in your job. I’m sure no one purposely failed to provide enough food. Don’t read too much into it.

  4. Of course! Staff members showing appreciation for other staff members. How silly of me to think that “the University” would be the ones appreciating us. This does exemplify a bigger problem.

    Look, my point is that we keep the cogs moving. A little more consideration would’ve been nice.

  5. To the staff members:
    The breakfast was a collaboration of students and staff members on the committee. Last year, we offered a breakfast as well, ordered for 100, and had tons of food left over. This year, we ordered for a little more than 200 because it was moved inside. We simply had no idea how well attended this event would be. If no one attends in a previous year, it is unreasonable to expect us to have food for hundreds more. I apologize that you felt that this was the University not appreciating you. Even if it isn’t shown to you on a regular basis, we students do appreciate you immensely; we know that this place would cease to exist without you. We now know for next year to order lots and lots more food.
    Geoffrey Bible – student member of the GU Day planning committee

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