Connect & Socialize

The Georgetown University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff (GUARFS) provides a number of opportunities throughout the year for retirees to connect with each other, enjoy cultural events and socialize. These include:

  • guided tours of museums, galleries and other sites of cultural and historical interest in the area; and
  • luncheon meetings with featured speakers from the Georgetown community.

Currently all events are virtual. We look forward to the time when we can all connect in person.  You must be a paid-up member to participate in the September and November events and the Holiday Party. The October event is open to all retirees. Not a paid-up member?  Click here to join or pay your dues.  Sign up information will be sent in the GUARFS newsletter and special announcement emails.will be sent in the GUARFS newsletter and special announcement emails.

Upcoming Events

Don’t miss these events this fall.

“The Kennedy Institute of Ethics: Past, Present & Future”

(in honor of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Kennedy Institute at Georgetown)

Daniel Sulmasy, M.D., Ph.D.

current director of the Kennedy Institute

Wednesday, September 15, 2:00 p.m.


To register click here.

“Reflections on the 2020 Census”

Robert Groves, Ph.D.

GU Provost (Social Statistician & former director of the U.S. Census Bureau)

Wednesday, October 13, 1:00 p.m.


To register click here.

“White Space, Black Hood”

(based on a new book by the presenter with the same title)

Prof. Sheryll Cashin, M.A., J.D.

Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Civil Rights & Social Justice

Georgetown University Law Center

Thursday, November 11, 3:00 p.m.


To register click here

The book is White Space, Black Hood—Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality (Penguin/Random House 2021).

This books is available through the usual booksellers as well as many libraries.

Annual Holiday Party

Sunday, December 12, 4:00 p.m.