7 Things Georgetown Students Should Complete to be Campus Recreation Ready

August is coming to a close, which means it’s almost time for our students to be back on the Hilltop. For all of you Hoyas new and old, we want to make sure you’re prepared to take advantage of all the programs Campus Rec has to offer. Complete this Yates Field House checklist when you hit campus to make sure you’re recreation ready!

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1. Come by the Yates Memorial Field House

First Step: come check us out. Visit the field house, located on the west side of campus, to tour the indoor pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, golf court, ping pong tables, cardio and weight training areas, and more.

2. Sign up for Georgetown Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports are the best way to get active with a group of friends. Make sure to sign up today to receive information and notifications about which intramural events are coming up! To sign up, visit our IMLeagues registration page here.

3. Come to Group Fitness Promo Week

The only week of the semester when all Group Fitness classes are FREE, Unlimited semester passes are discounted, and you can win some awesome prizes! Fall 2016 Promo Week is August 29 – September 6. Make sure to check out our Facebook page for all the details.

4. Visit the Pro Shop and Get Your Student Discount

Shop the best in Georgetown University apparel, and find all your recreation accessory needs. Plus, all Georgetown students get 10% off Pro Shop apparel!

5. Check out our Student Employment Opportunities

Yates Field House employees over 150 students every year! Find out if you’ve got what it takes to work in Campus Recreation. Browse all opportunities here, and check out the Georgetown Student Employment website for any current openings.

6. Sign up for LRED Classes

Want to learn a new skill? Leisure and Recreation Education offers courses in subjects such as dance, tennis, golf, strength training, and swimming. Sign up through the registrar!

7. Stay up to Date with Yates Online and on the Go

Got Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat? We do too! Follow us to learn more about how you can get involved at Yates Field House.

Facebook: Yates Field House – Georgetown University
Twitter: @YatesFieldHouse
Instagram: @YatesFieldHouse
Snapchat: YatesFieldHouse

Yates Field House at the Burleith Picnic

On June 18th, Yates Field House joined the Burleith Citizens Association at the annual Summer Burleith Picnic. Yates shared a presentation table with Georgetown University, where picnic attendees had the opportunity to decorate cookies, spin a prize wheel, and learn about the many offerings that Yates provides for members of the community.

The picnic featured many organizations from the Georgetown area, as well as BBQ and live music. Several families joined in on the fun, playing cornhole, participating in raffles, and enjoying time spent in the Georgetown area community.

The picnic took place on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Whitehaven Park. We had a great time with our neighbors from Burleith and look forward to joining again next time!

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Check out more photos of the fun on the Burleith Website.

Local Boy Scout Troop Practices Their Swimming Skills at Yates


Boy Scout Troop 666 from Glover Park used the Yates pool last Thursday for some swim practice and aquatic fun.

With the summer months approaching, the scouts needed to clarify that they are competent swimmers before getting ready for Summer Camp. The group will be attending Camp Rodney on the Chesapeake where they will be participating in several water activities.

During their evening at Yates, 15 scouts demonstrated and learned important water safety skills. They completed tasks such as jumping into water deeper than their height, swimming 75 yards, and treading water for three minutes.

The name of Troop 666 goes back about 80 years. Once upon a time The troop met in the basement of a local pharmacy and a popular medicine was named 666. Thus, the troop number was founded.

We hope you had a great time discovering your swimming ability at Yates, Troop 666!


Yates Celebrates End of 2015-2016 Academic Year

On May 4, 2016, Yates hosted a celebration in honor of our student employees for the ending academic school year. Students and Yates staff enjoyed food and activities with a Fiesta party on Wednesday afternoon.

Student Employees with Yates Director Jim Gilroy
Student Employees with Yates Director Jim Gilroy

During the celebration, Yates Director Jim Gilroy acknowledged the fantastic work by the student employees. The student employees are truly the backbone of Yates Field House; welcoming members, answering questions, and attending to so many needs that arise throughout the day.

Student Employees with Assistant Director Ed Spriggs
Student Lifeguards with Assistant Director & supervisor Ed Spriggs
James “Wedge” Sullivan honors graduate Laura Whitehill

The celebration also recognized our students graduating from their undergraduate or graduate study at Georgetown University. We wish our graduating students all the best, and we are so honored that you made Yates Field House a part of your Georgetown experience!

The Yates graduating students of 2016 are:

Emily Kong
Eric Zemmali
Jie Cheng
Sofia Ladner
Lauren McManus
Sarah Freedman
Melissa Valente
Isabel Andrews
Tim Corcoran
Nick Donohue
Nick Kinney
Jake Jensen
Hunter Kiselick
Kenny Lahart
Zach Levine
Aidan McLeod
Sri Ramesh
Darren O’Brien
Jerry Rassais
Robert Van Dyke
Laura Whitehill
Greg Przedpelski
Brody Garrity
Brent McDonnell
Eddy Santana
Rachel Reed
Emily Spicci
Mary Teresczuk
Kaitlyn Johnson
Kevin Liddy
Jet Navia
Caitlin Tompkins
Sarah Chisholm
Rebecca Childress
Chandar Prabha Sharma

Congratulations Graduates, and thank you for your outstanding participation at Yates Field House!

Georgetown Women’s Club Squash Team Wins National Championship

Last month, the ladies of Georgetown Women’s Club Squash brought home the College Squash Association (CSA) National Championship title for their division. After a weekend-long competition including 11 other colleges and universities, Georgetown defeated Bucknell University in a 5-4 match to bring home the championship.


Since joining the CSA, Georgetown Women’s Squash has won three national championships, one as an “emerging team” in 2008, and two for their division in 2011 and 2016. The team season begins each year in November and wraps up with championships in February. We are proud to be the home of the 2016 CSA Women’s National Champions!

Congratulations, Hoyas!