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 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 BUNN INTERCULTURAL CENTER (ICC BUILDING)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
- Welcome from Georgetown University Executives
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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
* Am I Covered?
Hosted by: Student Health Insurance Office and Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
* What's Special About a Jesuit Institution?
Hosted by: Campus Ministry
* Understanding Your Financial Aid
Hosted by: Graduate Financial Aid and the Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS)
* Getting Involved at Georgetown University
Hosted by: Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
* Getting Involved on the Field
Hosted by: Yates Field House and Club Sports
* Using Your Resources
Hosted by: Lauinger Library
* Hoya Saxa! History and Traditions at Georgetown
Hosted by: Blue & Gray Tour Guides
* Meal Plans and Other Dining Options On-Campus
Hosted by: Dining Services
* Safety & Crime Prevention
Hosted by: Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD)
* Information Technology & Computers at Georgetown
Hosted by: University Information Services (UIS)
Location: ICC-119 (Sessions 1, 2, 3, and 4 only)
- Brief Campus Tours
Campus tours will be offered at 11:05 a.m. and 12:05 p.m., departing from just outside the ICC Auditorium (2nd floor). Tours will last approx. 45 minutes.
- Welcome Back, Jack! BBQ Lunch
Immediately following the last session (Session7) all graduate students are invited to attend 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.
* WELCOME BACK, JACK! BBQ LUNCH
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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.
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 ORGANIZATION (GSO) BBQ
Monday, September 21, 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 Student Organization's BBQ Event (with free drinks and food for all graduate students!).
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:
- Campus Veterans
- Center for Social Justice
- Meditation Center
- Performing Arts
- Women's Center
- LGBTQ Resource Center
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 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
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!