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.

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 Visit Guidelines:

  • Please consult the ‘No Visits’ column for any course you are considering attending to ensure that your intended visit date is not included.
  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to any class in order to introduce yourself to the professor and make sure it is an appropriate day for a visit.
  • Some professors ask that prospective visitors email them in advance to request permission to sit in on a particular class and are indicated with an * by their course number. These professors’ email addresses are listed next to the class location. Please email at least three days in advance to ensure you receive a response and approval to visit.
  • All students are expected to remain for the entire class period so as not to cause disruptions.
  • Please keep in mind that class visits are intended for prospective students only. We ask that parents and other family members do not attend the classes.
  • Please note, “T” stands for Tuesday and “R” stands for Thursday.
  • View a campus map; the building names follow the times of the classes.
  • Make sure to turn off cell phones while in class.

All McDonough School of Business undergraduate courses are held in the Rafik B. Hariri Building on campus. Please keep in mind that course offerings on Fridays are extremely limited. There may be more flexibility when visiting a Georgetown College (i.e. non-business) course, or planning to visit the McDonough School of Business on a different day.

Observing classes in Georgetown

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