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Healey Family Student Center

A New Campus 'Living Room' for Future Generations of Hoyas


As every Hoya who has been enriched by his or her time on the Hilltop knows, Georgetown is a singular community. For a community to flourish, it needs common spaces for its members to come together. Georgetown is building a new student center in New South residence hall as a dynamic new gathering place designed for the way students interact today.

The center will be named the Healey Family Student Center in honor of a leadership gift from the Healey Family Foundation. The foundation supports the philanthropy of Thomas J. (C'64) and Meg Healey, their daughter and son-in-law Megan and John Hagerty, their son, Jeremy (C'95), and Jeremy's wife, Megan Healey (C'95). Thomas Healey is a former member of the Georgetown University Board of Directors and Board of Regents.

This center, expected to open by fall 2014, will have features that bring students together—for social events, group study projects, club and organization activities and other co-curricular pursuits. Such activities not only reinforce lessons learned in the classroom, they forge bonds that last a lifetime and are vital to developing the effective citizens and inspired leaders of tomorrow.

Artist rendering depicting interior spaces and a planned terrace for New South. Students and alumni have stepped forward in recent months with gifts that have built momentum for the project. Learn more.



Highlights of the Student Center
An inviting "great room" with a dramatic central hearth and lounge areas for relaxing and socializing
A lively pub/dining area sure to become a natural gathering spot, plus a separate café for grab-and-go options
A versatile social room that will serve as a second Copley Formal Lounge—hosting live acts, group dinners, poetry slams, club events—whatever students can dream up for it
New dance studios that will serve our vibrant student performance groups
Breakout rooms for group work and campus club activities
An outdoor terrace that will take advantage of the sweeping Potomac views the site offers
A "green wall" of living plants, a rain garden and other eco-friendly design features

Read more about the Healey Family Student Center.

To learn about naming and major gift opportunities for the Healey Family Student Center, contact Meg Pagonis, director of development, 202-687-7873.