Leavey Center

A bigger, better home for student life at Georgetown

Since 1988, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center has been a focal point of student life at Georgetown. Student organizations and support programs have flourished in its meeting and recreational spaces, growing and evolving—and presenting new needs.

Now, thanks to a generous lead gift from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, the university has reimagined this centerpiece of the student experience. It’s a transformation that will add much-needed space—for convening, learning, greeting—and greatly enhance our campus. With additional philanthropic support from alumni and friends, we will ensure that the Leavey Center best serves Georgetown students, today and in the years ahead.

Project Highlights

  • Expanding the Center’s functional space

    • Adding a 5,000-square-foot signature events center
    • Increasing access to adjacent 3-acre esplanade lawn
    • Building a three-level North Tower addition, home to a new information greeting center, student lounge, and landscaped terrace
  • Renovating the Center’s core to enrich student life

    • Opening up the Center’s main level to enhance student interaction and campus circulation
    • Creating new meeting, advising, study, and presentation spaces
    • Establishing a large, central gathering space, easily reconfigured to serve a range of needs
  • Establishing a distinctive “front door” to the north side of campus

    • Transforming a solid brick wall into a window-lined, two-story entrance
    • Greeting visitors with the university’s first-ever welcome center
    • Enabling students to study and socialize with views of the new North Green

Investing in the Leavey Center’s next chapter

This is more than a renovation. Fully realized, the Leavey Center expansion will revolutionize the north entry to Georgetown’s campus and double the amount of student life space.

Transforming the Leavey Center

Learn how the university has reimagined this centerpiece of the student experience, and how you can support the transformation.

View prospectus: https://calledtobe.georgetown.edu/opportunities/leavey-center/#prospectus

Help enhance the heart of student life at Georgetown

Your investment will be essential as we set out to remake this cornerstone of student life on the Hilltop. To learn more—and find out how you can support the Leavey Center transformation—please contact CapitalProjectGiving@georgetown.edu.