John Carroll Awards Weekend Returns to the West Coast, Los Angeles April 16-19 - come on down with your NorCal Hoyas!

Los Angeles, CA

If you've never been to (or heard of) John Carroll Weekend (JCW), this year's JCW Los Angeles offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the best of Georgetown without leaving the west (best) coast! JCW is the largest annual gathering of Georgetown alumni, typically drawing more than 1,500 attendees, and is held in a different major city each year (the last two JCWs were in Miami and London). During JCW there is array of unique and exclusive social, cultural and intellectual events, bringing out the best of what Georgetown is all about. JCW 2015 in Los Angeles is expected to be the largest gathering EVER of Georgetown alumni west of the Mississippi!

We are hoping to have a strong showing of Bay Area Hoyas attending JCW LA! With flights between the Bay Area and the LA area as low as $118 round-trip (as of last Kayak search), this is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with our SoCal brethren and experience LA the Georgetown way. Registration for the weekend is free (though most, but not all, events have a cost) and some events are already filling up -- so we encourage you to register soon! 

There are several Beverly Hills hotels with which Georgetown has negotiated special rates for the weekend, including the "young alumni hotel", the Sixty Beverly Hills. We are considering ways that our NorCal Hoyas members can coordinate travel and lodging, depending on interest. Please email us ( if you're interested in coordinating with other Bay Area Hoyas, and we can connect those who are interested.

The Top 10 Reasons Why a Young Alumnus Should Attend John Carroll Weekend:

1) Career Connections:  JCW will present its first YOUNG ALUMNI NETWORKING EVENT where young alumni will engage directly with prominent alumni in a variety of fields such as Finance, Law, Entertainment and Media, Silicon Valley Tech, Health Care, etc.

2) Experience LA's cultural seen like never before: Visit LA's Getty Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Walt Disney Concert Hall and Paramount Studios, among others, through JCW’s signature, one-of-a-kind events.

3) Stimulate your Brain with Dynamic Programming:  JCW is well known for its varied and high caliber intellectual programs. JCW 2015 will include panel discussions comprised of high profile alumni and faculty with topics such as entrepreneurship, entertainment and media, sports, the environment, religion and health care. 

4) Party at the best venues in Los Angeles: Experience the world's greatest nightlife with your fellow Hoyas at JCW’s parties, including CHIMES NIGHT and the signature YOUNG ALUMNI PARTY at the famed and exclusive SOHO House nightclub in Hollywood.

5) Entertainment and Media Events:  JCW will capitalize on being in the Entertainment Capital of the World by offering a number of events and programs including panels with top Georgetown entertainment luminaries and events/tours at such iconic venues as the Sony, Fox and Paramount Studio lots.

6) See your old friends: Miss Homecoming? Is your class reunion still a few years away? Get the gang back together in the world's coolest city and consider staying at the reasonably priced young alumni hotel option, The SIXTY HOTEL.

7) Return to the “classroom” with Georgetown's foremost professors: Hear from GU leading professors such as Rev. Kevin O'Brien, Michael Collins and GU College Dean Chester Gillis as they lead interesting panels and tours throughout the weekend.

8) Relax in Paradise: From wine tasting in Malibu, to bike tours at the beach to walking tours in Downtown LA, JCW is the perfectly opportunity for you to kick back and relax in one of the world's most beautiful locales and enjoy its fantastic weather.

9) Religious Engagement: Join the inter-religious dialogue with Rabbi Rachel Gartner, Director of Jewish Chaplaincy; Imam Yahya Hendi, Director of Muslim Chaplaincy; and Rev. Kevin O'Brien, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry. Also, don’t miss the panel discussing Pope Francis and his impact on the Catholic Church.

10) Did we mention the beautiful scenery and great weather? Make it a mini-vacation with your Hoya friends!

To ensure you're able to attend the events you're most interested in, we'd highly recommend registering early (events tend to sell out very quickly). To learn more and RSVP, click here:

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