Social & Recreational Opportunities

On Campus 

Georgetown University Event Calendar

A complete listing of all events happening on campus including lectures, film screenings, club events, etc. While some events may be limited to students only, many are open to the public. 

Georgetown’s Yates Field House

Yates offers different types of gym memberships for dependents and families. A spouse membership is only $77 a semester, with additional dependents only $22/semester! In addition to workout equipment, the gym offers an indoor track, pool, basketball, tennis, and squash courts, as well as a variety of group fitness classes like zumba and yoga and summer camps for children. Read more about the different types of membership plans Yates offers here. 

Davis Performing Arts Center

The Davis Performing Arts Center is the academic home to the Theater and Performance Studies Program and offers student performances throughout the year. Visit their website for a list of upcoming shows. 

Georgetown University Friday Music Series

On select Fridays throughout the year, the Georgetown University Music Program offers a Music Series featuring acclaimed artists in FREE concerts at 1:15 p.m. in McNeir Hall, on Georgetown’s main campus. A schedule of the 2015-16 performances is available here.

John Main Center for Meditation 

The John Main Center is located in the Remembrance Building on the Georgetown University Main Campus.  The Remembrance Building dates back to 1792 and is the oldest building on campus.  It is conveniently located behind the Quad on Library Walk.

The upstairs is open all day during the week for private meditation, and at various times during the week for group meditations.

Georgetown Campus Ministry 

The Office of Campus Ministry continues a centuries-old tradition of providing pastoral care the Georgetown community. The office supports the integration of learning, faith and service through a broad array of programs that engage the GU community in the understanding and practice of our religious identity, values and commitments including retreats, lecture series, music & the arts, and religious services. Religious Services include services of the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Orthodox Christian, Hindu & Buddhist faiths.

Off Campus

Meetup DC 

Meet new people in the Washington, D.C. area who share your interests! Just create an account on Meetup’s website, browse through the numerous social gatherings, language conversation groups, cultural groups, trips, etc and choose one to attend! 

DC Social Sports

Do you have a favorite sport? Would you like to try something new? DC Social Sports is a great way to meet new people, stay active, and have fun! Choose from over ten sports teams to join, from basketball to bowling!

Explore D.C. 

This is the official tourism site for Washington, D.C. Find out about the best attractions, shopping, dining, and entertainment locations. The site also offers resources for finding travel accommodations and maps of the city.

Embassy Events 

One of DC's greatest features is it's Embassies! Check out this site for a comprehensive listing of all upcoming Embassy events.


Are you looking for new places to eat, drink, or attend events in Washington, D.C.? Thrillist provides you with an endless feed of things to do in the area! 

Kennedy Center: Millennium Stage

Every day of the year at 6 p.m., the Kennedy Center hosts a free performance as part of its "Performing Arts for Everyone" initiative. No tickets are required, though seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Featuring local, national, and international talents, the Millennium Stage has been hailed as "a cultural institution within a cultural institution" by the Washington Post.

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, VA & MD

The YMCA is a worldwide organization that seeks nurture the potential of children, teens, and adults, improve the nation's health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. YMCAs are located all across DC, MD and VA and offer a wide array of programming for children, teens, families and adults, including before and after school enrichment programs, fitness and swim programs, daycare, classes, camps, counseling, and volunteer opportunities. YMCA memberships are a great local and equally cost effective alternative for families to Yates Field House on Georgetown's campus.