Observing Classes

Thank you for your interest in visiting a class at Georgetown University. As an opportunity to experience the vibrant academic life here at Georgetown, professors in some departments have graciously made their classes available to visiting students.

To all campus visitors, prospective students and accompanying parents: The Office of Undergraduate Admissions works together with faculty members to provide you with the opportunity of experiencing the academic environment at Georgetown University. Please note that using any electronic device (computers, tablets, cell phones, etc.) during the class period is prohibited. Use of these devices can be distracting to students and disruptive to the professors. Professors may ask you to step outside if this request is violated. We hope you understand our efforts to provide you with the best possible experience when visiting our university.

Class visits will resume during the fall semester

Observing classes in Georgetown

If you decide to observe a class, please consider the following:

Some professors prefer to know further ahead of time when a student is visiting. Those professors have their e-mail address listed under their name. Please make sure that you e-mail these professors at least 3 days in advance.

Please arrive in the classroom at least 10 minutes before a class is to begin. This allows you to make a proper introduction to the professor, who will want to let you know if it is not a good day for a visit (tests etc) as well as to make sure you get the most out of your class-session.

Also, it is requested that students remain for a FULL class session of any class they wish to attend. This avoids unnecessary class disruption.