Category: Press Releases and Announcements

Title: GU Politics is Going Virtual—Update Regarding Coronavirus

Date Published: March 11, 2020

As part of its ongoing commitment to the health and safety of the university community, Georgetown University has announced that it will be transitioning to a virtual learning environment effective Monday, March 16 until further notice.
In accordance with the university and McCourt School guidelines, GU Politics is also moving to a virtual model as we prioritize the well-being of our students and our community. But, we’re committed to still delivering you the programming you’ve come to rely on from us—just in a virtual format. Here’s what that means and how we’ll do it:

Fellows: Our Fellows will continue to hold weekly discussion groups and office hours virtually. Make sure you check our weekly newsletters for details on how to sign up each week.
Forum: In-person events are suspended until campus reopens to students. We’ll explore how we can offer interactive event opportunities virtually and keep you posted on what we’ve got lined up.
Career programming: We will continue to hold virtual career programming sessions for students.
Convention trips: Pending university guidelines, we continue to prepare for our trips to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this summer. In light of the university’s new remote guidelines, we are extending application deadlines to Friday, April 3.

Be sure to stay connected with us for all the latest updates at @gupolitics across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat! And keep an eye out for new exciting Fly on the Wall episodes and student news and opinion pieces through On the Record.
We’ll stay in contact as we continue to navigate the situation. We’re looking forward to maintaining a virtual community with you—thanks for being a part of it!

Hoya Saxa,

Mo Elleithee
Executive Director
Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service