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 might change. Please continue to check the website for updates, especially again in late August as the schedule is finalized.

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION: 
      TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015   BUNN INTERCULTURAL CENTER (ICC BUILDING)

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015   BUNN INTERCULTURAL CENTER (ICC BUILDING)
 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Welcome from Georgetown University Executives

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium

During this session Georgeetown University Deans and the President of the Univerisity will welcome you to Georgetown University and share important information that will help you be successful during your stay on the hilltop.

  • Information / Panel Sessions / Tours

10:45 AM - 12:55 PM

Bunn Intercultural Center, 1st Floor Classrooms

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   10:45a - 11:00a Session 2   11:05a - 11:20a Session 3   11:25a - 11:40a
  Session 4   11:45a - 12:00n Session 5   12:05p - 12:15p Session 6   12:20p - 12:35p
    Session 7   12:40p - 12:55p  

 

* Hoyas Living in the Neighborhood
          Hosted by: Office of Neighborhood Life and the Office of Transportation Management (OTM)
          Location: ICC-101

* Am I Covered?
          Hosted by: Student Health Insurance Office and Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
          Location: ICC-102

* What's Special About a Jesuit Institution?
          Hosted by: Campus Ministry
          Location: ICC-105

* Understanding Your Financial Aid
          Hosted by: Graduate Financial Aid and the Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS)
          Location: ICC-106

* Getting Involved at Georgetown Univerisity
          Hosted by: Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
          Location: ICC-107

* Getting Involved on the Field
          Hosted by: Yates Field House and Club Sports
          Location: ICC-108

* Using Your Resources
          Hosted by: Lauinger Library
          Location: ICC-113

* Hoya Saxa! History and Traditions at Georgetown
          Hosted by: Blue & Gray Tour Guides
          Location:  ICC-115

* Meal Plans and Other Dining Options On-Campus
          Hosted by: Dining Services and the GOCard Office
          Location:  ICC-116

* Safety & Crime Prevention
          Hosted by: Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD)
          Location:  ICC-117

* Information Technology & Computers at Georgetown
          Hosted by: University Information Services (UIS)
          Location:  ICC-119

* Finding Student Employment On-Campus
          Hosted by: Student Employment Office (SEO)
          Location:  ICC-120

  • Brief Campus Tours  

Five brief campus tours will be offered (at Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).  Tours are limited to 30 students per tour, and the tour takes 35 minutes (two sessions).  Sign up in advance and depart from the ICC Galleria (3rd Floor) near the exit to Red Square. 

  • Welcome Back, Jack! BBQ Lunch

Immediately following Session 7, all graduate students are invited to the free BBQ Lunch outside on Copley Lawn (see below)

 

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, September 1, 2015
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, September 1, 2015
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 SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE / BBQ

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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 School's 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 2015, 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 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!