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The Diplomatic Ball

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 Embassy of the Russian Federation, the Embassy of the Republic of France, the Organization of American States, the National Building Museum, and the Library of Congress.

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.


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-transferrable.

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 includes 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 the night of the ball in order to attend.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact the 94rd Diplomatic Ball Planning Committee at DiplomaticBall@georgetown.edu. Emails with updated information will be sent to the email address provided on the Eventbrite registration form. Like our Facebook page Georgetown University Diplomatic Ball to stay up to date on the latest information.

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

Transportation information will be available once the location is announced.

What can I bring into the event?

More information will be available once the location is announced.

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

No, just your wristband.