Georgetown University's ESCAPE First-Year Experience
Are you a Georgetown Freshman, Transfer or International student? Do you like meeting new friends and eating great food? Do you need a break from the Hilltop? Do you want to be part of a prestigious Georgetown tradition that has been around for 20 years?
...then ESCAPE is for you!
ESCAPE is a dynamic, secular overnight (27 hour--not a whole weekend) experience for Georgetown’s first-year students. ESCAPE focuses on building community, reflection, and easing the transition to college life. Although rooted in Jesuit tradition, it is not a religious retreat. More than 7,500 students have participated in ESCAPE over the past 20 years!
The ESCAPE Program provides an overnight experience for all new undergraduate students (first years and transfers) to "escape" the hectic pace that characterizes the first year at a new college.
See what your peers have to say about ESCAPE!
I didn't even think about going on ESCAPE until my future roommate convinced me to go with her as a bonding experience. I went, and I LOVED it. It was great to get away from the rush of everything happening on campus and just relax and reflect on the overwhelming and rather quick passing of freshman year. –Student, COL '13
"When I piled into that school bus and left for my ESCAPE I was a new kid at a new school. When I came back, I knew more than fifty people, with whom I shared a deep bond. Many of these people have become my closest friends. When I returned to campus, Georgetown was much smaller and friendlier than when I left."
--Transfer Student NHS '08
"The leaders play such a vital part in the program, from being crazy, energetic and fun, to leading serious discussions and openly sharing their stories and experiences. On the retreat I found myself looking up to them and listening to their advice, and it was (and still is) such a nice feeling to be able to say hi to them around campus and have an upperclassman to talk to whenever I need advice." -- Freshman, SFS '10
"The positive and energetic attitudes of all of the leaders ensured that my overnight stay was truly an escape from the rigors of classes and the chaos of the social life that characterized my first few months at Georgetown." --Freshman, MSB '11
"When I was on ESCAPE, I met some of the most interesting, creative and amazing people that I’ve met since arriving at Georgetown." --International Student, SFS
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Contact ESCAPE at 202-687-5419 or email us at email@example.com
ESCAPE, Leavey Center 1314, Box 571250, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1250
Things to Know
ESCAPE Program Information
Applications are available now to be a part of Team 23.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Please submit your application by Tuesday, March 26th by 11:59pm.
Contact the ESCAPE staff: firstname.lastname@example.org
ESCAPE overnights have concluded for the 2012-13 academic year. Check back later in the spring to see dates for the 2013-14 year!
Fall Semester dates: