Welcome from the Vice President for Student Affairs
Dear Parents and Friends,
We are wrapping up another exciting semester on the Hilltop, and students are immersed in preparing for final exams. We’ve had our first snowfall here in Washington, and the festive holiday season is evident in the decorations that grace the campus, and in many rituals and celebrations that mark the season. Our men’s and women’s basketball teams are off to a very positive start, and a vibrant round of student performances has just been completed. It is a time of summing up, of working hard to excel academically, and of preparing for the joyful holidays ahead.
In the midst of this, we continue striving to provide our students with the best possible experience during their years at Georgetown. This edition of our newsletter features an update on the key roles parents play in building our community, descriptions of special programs for first-year and sophomore students, an overview of our peer mentoring program, and some news on our residence hall move-out drive – an effort that combines service and sustainability. Thank you again for your interest in life on the Hilltop, and for all your support for your students. Best wishes to you and your family in this season of hope and celebration.
Todd A. Olson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
and Dean of Students
In this Issue: Hoya Students and Parents Receive Warm WelcomeThe Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) Takes on the Sophomore SlumpGeorgetown Peer-Mentor ProgramFirst Year Residence ExperienceHOYA Move-Out Drive