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The Diplomatic Ball

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is excited to announce the 96th Annual Diplomatic Ball. The Diplomatic Ball celebrates Georgetown University’s tradition and legacy in international affairs.

The 96th Annual Diplomatic Ball will be hosted on April 6, 2024. More information about the location of this year’s event will be announced on February 28, 2024.

About the Ball

The Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Diplomatic Ball is an annual black-tie event uniting students, alumni, faculty, and members of the diplomatic community. Taking place every spring at a prestigious location in Washington, DC, the Diplomatic Ball is one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year.

The Diplomatic Ball has recently been held in venues such as the Organization of American States (OAS), the National Building Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Washington National Cathedral. 

Inaugurated in 1925, the Diplomatic Ball has been known at various times as the Diplomat’s Ball and the Ball of Nations, but its purpose has always been to bring together individuals passionate about international affairs.


Tickets will be available for sale after Spring Break, around March 13, 2024. All ticket purchases must be made with a Georgetown University email account. Tickets will be redeemable for a wristband, which allows access to the venue and can be picked up on campus at designated times. No one will be admitted to the event without a wristband.


The Diplomatic Ball is excited to offer different partnerships this year. Please check our website regularly as new partners will be announced until the event.

We are partnering with Men’s Wearhouse this spring. Our partnership offers attendees the following discounts on tuxedo rentals and purchases: 

(Rentals) $50 OFF tuxedo and suit rental packages 

Use group ID: 12420506 

(Purchases) 20% OFF in-store purchases 

Store use: apply code AZWM1010101


We are also working with La Veronique Georgetown Beauty Salon! Receive up to 40% off with our partner. Deals include: 

20% off any Beauty Service before the Diplomatic Ball

40% off any spray tan before the Diplomatic Ball

30% off any Hair and Makeup Package on April 6, 2024

Attendees must show proof of ticket purchase to receive the discount!


We are also thrilled to be partnering with Azzura Lash Spa. Azzura Lash Spa is a beauty salon located in the very heart of Georgetown. Azzura specializes in the art of natural-looking enhancements for all things Eyelashes + Brows. Their focus is to provide high quality, sanitary & healthy beauty services such as Eyelash Extensions, Lash Lifts/Tints, Brow Enhancements, and Permanent Makeup such as Powder Brows and Lip Blush. Azzura Lash Spa was voted Best Of the City in 2023! 

Our Location is:

3128 M ST NW 

2nd Floor

Washington, DC 20007

When booking, mention Georgetown Diplomatic Ball to receive 20% OFF!


How do I inquire about sponsoring the Diplomatic Ball?

If your company is interested in getting involved with this year’s prestigious Diplomatic Ball as a partner or sponsor, please email diplomaticball@georgetown.edu.  Contact us for our official sponsorship package, detailing existing and new flexible opportunities to connect with our community and contribute to our school’s celebration of a memorable night in Washington D.C. 

How many tickets can I purchase?

There is a two-ticket purchase maximum; one for yourself and one for a guest.

What will happen if I don’t use my Georgetown email address?

Tickets purchased without a Georgetown email address will be refunded to the purchaser, as we will assume you are not Georgetown-affiliated.

What’s the refund policy?

Ticket sales are FINAL and non-transferable.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Both 21+ tickets and under 21 tickets will be sold. 21+ tickets will have access to an open bar. All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and juice, soda, and water. The week of the ball on the Georgetown University campus, wristbands will be distributed to all attendees after a strict ID check. Wristbands and Eventbrite confirmations must be presented at registration on the night of the ball in order to attend.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?


What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or beverages will be permitted into the event. No large backpacks or bags. Security officers will be monitoring venue entrances.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. However, no one will be admitted without a wristband. So don’t forget about it! 

Contact Us


For any questions, please email us at diplomaticball@georgetown.edu.

Our Committee

Elizabeth Lee — Chair of Event

Cate Howell — Vice Chair of Partnerships and Sponsorships

Renato Llontop Calosi — Vice Chair of Communications and Marketing

Stefan Videnovic — Freshman Representative of the Academic Council

Julia Filan — SFS Dean’s Office

Matthew Hancock — SFS Dean’s Office