Georgetown is the first Catholic University in the US, situated on the hill top of Georgetown (the town). It’s about 10-min walk to the busy section of Georgetown full of shops, bakery and restaurants.
When you first walked into the campus, you would encounter the impressive Healy Hall with stature of the school founder Bishop John Carroll. The campus is pleasant and compact. One can walk from one end to the other within 15 minutes. We were lucky to join a campus tour led by Mike (a sophomore from San Diego). He made the visit personal, informative, and entertaining. Another student was also very helpful in giving me step by step directions to a underground parking garage on Canal Road (free on the day I visited).
From top of Village A (dormitory building), you can see buildings such as Watergate, Kennedy Performance Center, and the Washington Monument etc in far distance. Another prominent building on campus was the Rafik B. Hariri building (Business school) with centered glass exterior.
University is full of history. 16 former presidents and foreign dignitaries gave speeches here. The school also has a long history with the Civil War (ex: Georgetown’s school colors "blue and gray" represent unity of Confederacy and Union after Civil War ended).
We had a good time here and chanted “Hoya Saxa” by the time when we left.
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