We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.

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Is Georgetown the Oldest Catholic University in America?

No. Georgetown, founded in 1789, is the oldest Catholic university in the United States. Saint Thomas University in Bogotá, Colombia was founded in 1580, and is likely the oldest Catholic university still in operation in America.