NACLO 2024 @ Georgetown University

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The Georgetown University Department of Linguistics sponsors a test site for the yearly North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition (NACLO), a nation-wide problem solving contest for high school students. Students are given problems to solve related to language, logic, and computer scienceproblems that are both difficult and fun!

To register, please visit the official NACLO website. Please also visit the 2024 Student Handbook for more information.

Georgetown Test Site Information (2024)

Location within Campus: Poulton Hall, Room 230

Both the Open round and the Invitational round contest will be held in Poulton Hall, Room 230 (the second floor of Poulton Hall, aka. the big conference room). Please find more information about Poulton Hall through the University's interactive campus map here. The address is 1421 37th Street N.W, Washington, DC, 20007. Once inside the building, please take the stairs to the 2nd floor where the Department of Linguistics is located. First turn right and then turn left, and then walk along the wall until you see the first room on your right.

The 2024 NACLO Open Round

The 2024 NACLO Invitational Round

Georgetown University's COVID 19 Protocols and Visitor Guidelines

The Georgetown Test Site is subject to the University's Event and Visitor Guidelines. In the event that the Georgetown site is unable to host NACLO 2024 anymore due to COVID restrictions on campus, we will inform the registered participants and work with the NACLO 2024 Organizing Committee to relocate participants registered at the Georgetown site.

As of October 9 2023, as outlined in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center - Georgetown University, visitors are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. There are no COVID-related protocols for building access, including in university libraries, recreational facilities and residential buildings, and for events.

Masks: Wearing a mask is optional in university-owned and operated buildings and on university-sponsored public transportation (e.g., GUTS), as well as in university health facilities (e.g., Student Health Center) unless otherwise instructed by a clinician. Free high-quality masks continue to be available at entrances to most campus buildings. Everyone has the right to wear a mask whenever and wherever they wish on our campuses.


Parking is available on Georgetown's campus for a fee ($25 for whole day) via the Canal Road entrance. More information is available through the Office of Facilities Management's website.

Street parking is possible but is limited in duration (two hours). The Metropolitan Police actively tickets.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I take the test at a different time?
No. Because this is a nation-wide contest, students must take the test during the national test rounds to protect test integrity.


If any concerns have not been answered here, please contact Janet Liu at [yl 879 ahht georgetown dawt edu]. (Replace "ahht" with an @, "dawt" with a . character. Remove all spaces as well.)