On Monday, March 2, Georgetown University is opening late due to inclement weather. The Lauinger Library building, Lauinger Circulation Desk and Gelardin New Media Center will be open on their regular schedules. The Blommer Science Library and Woodstock Theological Library will open as staff arrive.

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What were the earliest sporting activities on campus?

Documentary evidence of athletics is first found in account books from 1798, which record the arrival of two fencing masters. Our first capital expenditure for athletics seems to have come in 1814 when a handball court was constructed, at a cost of $800, close to what is now the main entrance of the Healy Building. Team sports did not emerge until after the Civil War.