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 might change. Please continue to check the website as Fall 2014 approaches.


Graduate School New Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
9:00 AM 
Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium

During this session university officials will welcome you to Georgetown University and share important information that will help you be successful during your stay on the hilltop.

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.


Mass of the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
12:00 PM
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.

Welcome Back Jack BBQ

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
1:00 PM
Copley Lawn

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


Organizations across the university host open houses for all students to learn about services offered. As schedules become finalized for August 2014, details regarding specific sessions will be posted here.

Some open houses from last year included:

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


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 this document carefully and continue to refer to it throughout the year, every year, whenever you have questions or concerns.

Get Involved Site


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!