Programs and Benefits

The Georgetown University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff (GUARFS) offers members a variety of opportunities for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, ways to stay connected with the University and each other and opportunities to get involved and give back to the University and our communities.  

These programs and benefits include: 

  • a series of mini-courses on scholarly topics taught by retired Georgetown faculty and other experts in relevant fields;
  • guided tours of museums, galleries and other sites of cultural and historical interest in the area
  • luncheon meetings with featured speakers from the Georgetown community;
  • and a set of research grants awarded annually to support the scholarly activity of retired faculty;
  • information about services available to retirees;
  • information about getting involved and giving back; and
  • opportunities to hear from the Provost and other officials about current developments in the life of the University. 

Much of our work is underwritten by the Office of the Provost, and at the end of each academic year members are invited to participate in a memorial mass honoring deceased as well as retiring faculty and staff that is followed by a luncheon hosted by either the President of the University or the Jesuit Community.