As the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institute of higher learning in the United States, Georgetown University was almost lost before it had even really begun. In 1789, John Carroll purchased 60 acres of land on a hill overlooking the Georgetown village. Forming the school, classes at Georgetown College commenced in 1792. It would be several years before the first bachelor's degrees were issued, which was in 1817. As a Virginia institution, Georgetown found itself in the midst of The Civil War. Because it only admitted male students, enrollment took an enormous hit. Between 1859 and 1861, it dropped from 313 students to a meager 17. Several of the building on campus were converted to temporary hospitals to aid the war, and higher education was put on hold. After the conclusion of The Civil War, Georgetown celebrated the end by choosing blue (for the Union) and grey (for the Confederacy) as the official school colors in 1876.
Since the 19th century, Georgetown has become a prominent university known globally as a research institution. In 1962, students brought the first Jack the Bulldog to campus, who later became the official mascot. Legend has it that he wouldn't answer to his original name, which was 'Hoya,' but instead responded to 'Jack'. Today, you can find the current Jack around campus. Women and students of all racial backgrounds now attend this prestigious school of over 12,000 students.
Our collection of officially licensed Georgetown University apparel offers the hottest looks for men and women to look their best on and off campus. For those scorching Virginia summers, our Bel-Air Nylon Shorts and GOAT Shorts will keep you cool and stylish. Jack the Bulldog is even featured on the sides of both of shorts so you can rep the Hoyas. If you want to rep your school in a totally unique and on-trend way, we're your source!
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