Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University!   We are excited to have you as part of the campus community.

Throughout the first few weeks of the academic year, you will engage in a number of activities to become familiar with your academic program, the Graduate School, and the wider campus community. You will also learn about university policies and procedures, resources, support networks and activities available to you.

Over the course of the year you will receive information about services and resources to support you in many different ways from various offices and organizations. We encourage to you take advantage of all the opportunities to support you throughout your stay on the hilltop.

Please note that the schedule of events shown here is TENTATIVE ONLY and may change.
Please continue to check the website for updates, especially again in mid-August as the schedule is finalized.

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION: 
      TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM

 TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016

Location:  LOHRFINK AUDITORIUM (Hariri Building) and  BUNN INTERCULTURAL CENTER (ICC Building)
 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.       WELCOME FROM GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVES

Lohrfink Auditorium  (Hariri Building)  (click for map)

During this session Georgetown University Deans, the President of the Univerisity, and other key Graduate School and University staff will welcome you to Georgetown University and share important information that will help you be successful during your stay on the Hilltop.

  • Dean Norberto M. Grzywacz, Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • President John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
  • Provost Robert Groves, Provost, Georgetown University
  • Dr. Todd Olson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Sheila McMullan, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Ellen Holloway, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Alexander Plum, President, Graduate Student Government (GSG)
  • Owen Agho, Assistant Director, Graduate Student Enrichment and Communication, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

 

  • 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     INFORMATION / PANEL SESSIONS  (15 minutes each session)     

Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC), 1st Floor Classrooms   (click for map)

During these 15-minute information sessions, various university student groups, departments, and representatives will be available to answer student questions about campus resources. These sessions will take place in various classrooms on the first floor of ICC, and will be repeated 7 times between 10:30 a.m. and 12:55 p.m. so that graduate students can explore those topics of most interest to them.

  Session 1   10:45 am - 11:00 am Session 2   11:05 am - 11:20 am Session 3   11:25 am - 11:40 am
  Session 4   11:45 am - 12:00 noon Session 5   12:05 pm - 12:20 pm Session 6   12:25 pm - 12:40 pm
    Session 7   12:45 pm - 1:00 pm  

 

* Graduate Student Financial Aid
          Hosted by: Graduate Financial Aid and the Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS)
          Location:  tbd

* Information Technology & Computers at Georgetown
          Hosted by: University Information Services (UIS)
          Location:  tbd

* Gradute Student Engagement: Getting Involved
          Hosted by: Graduate Student Government (GSG)
          Location:  tbd

* Safety & Crime Prevention
          Hosted by: Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD)
          Location:   tbd

* Graduate Student Wellness at Georgetown
          Hosted by: Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and
               Health Education Services
          Location:  tbd

* Getting Involved on the Field (Yates)
          Hosted by: Yates Field House
          Location:  tbd

* A Meal Plan Offers You Real Value: Meal Plans and Other
            Dining Options On-Campus

          Hosted by: Dining Services
          Location:   tbd

* Hoyas Living in the Neighborhood
          Hosted by: Office of Neighborhood Life
          Location:  tbd

* Hoya Saxa! History and Traditions at Georgetown
          Hosted by: Professor John Glavin
          Location:   tbd

* Medical Care at the Student Health Center and
            Medical Coverage Offered by Student Health Insurance

          Hosted by: Graduate Student Health Insurance / Student Health Center
          Location:   tbd

* Finding Employment on Campus  
          Hosted by: Student Employment Office (SEO)
          Location:   tbd

* Being a Student at a Jesuit Institution
          Hosted by: Campus Ministry
          Location:   tbd

* Using Your Library Resources at Georgetown
          Hosted by: Lauinger Library
          Location:  tbd

* What Do I Do With This Degree When I am Done?
          Hosted by: Career Services at Georgetown
          Location:   tbd

 

  • 1:00 p.m.          WELCOME BACK, JACK!   BBQ LUNCH

 

Copley Hall, Lawn  (click for map)

Immediately following the last session, all graduate students are invited to attend the (free!) BBQ Lunch outside on Copley Lawn (see below)

 

 

  • 2:30 p.m.          CAMPUS TOURS (TICKETED) FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Car Barn  (click for map)

Campus tours for graduate students who sign up in advance through Eventbrite.  Tickets are free, and tour sizes is limited.  Tours depart from the Car Barn, several blocks away from Main Campus -- click on this link for more information and to reserve a spot on the tour.

 

Graduate Student Life Guide

As part of becoming familiar with the campus, you should take some time to read through the Graduate Student Life Guide. This document contains a lot of important information about a wide range of resources available to fully support you.

 

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY WELCOME EVENTS 

* WELCOME BACK, JACK!  BBQ LUNCH

Tuesday, August 30, 2016   -  1:00 p.m.
Copley Lawn

          The entire Georgetown community is invited to partake in this event to kickstart the academic year. Enjoy free food, music and fun!

 

* MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Tuesday, August 30, 2016   -  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Healy Lawn

           All members of the Georgetown community are invited to attend this Catholic liturgy. This Georgetown tradition, celebrated by all Jesuit schools, invokes the Holy Spirit to bless the new academic year.

 

* GRADUATE STUDENT WELCOME BBQ

Thursday, September 8, 2016   -  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Car Barn, 4th Floor Patio

           All graduate students and graduate faculty are invited to attend the Graduate Student Welcome BBQ Event  (with free drinks and food for all graduate students!).

 

 

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES

Organizations across the university host open houses for all students to learn about services offered. As schedules become finalized for August 2016, details regarding specific sessions will be posted here.

Some open houses from last year included the following organizations:

Additional information will be advertised here as organizations finalize their schedules.

RESOURCES

Graduate Student Government (GSG)
     http://GSOGeorgetown.com

'Graduate Student Life Guide'

  • The Graduate Student Life Guide document provides information about a wide range of services available to graduate students to support them throughout their stay at Georgetown. The information included covers the following areas:
    • Academic & Professional Resources
    • Health & Safety
    • Social Programming & Resource Centers
    • Living Essentials
    • Important Phone Numbers & Websites
  • Please take time to read through the Graduate Student Life Guide document carefully and continue to refer to it throughout the year, every year, whenever you have questions or concerns.
"Get Involved" Website

http://getinvolved.georgetown.edu

This Georgetown University website provides information on all the ways in which students can plug into the campus community. Take some time to explore the opportunities offered and dive into something exciting!