In addition to the information on our website, prospective students can participate in several different kinds of information sessions to learn more about the admissions process and the graduate programs offered at Georgetown.


On-campus Information Sessions

These sessions are typically offered every other week from April through November. The on-campus visit consists of a presentation and a campus tour conducted by a graduate admissions officer. This is a great opportunity to see the university, learn more about our programs and application process and as well as graduate student life.

Sessions, which last approximately 75 minutes, are held in the Car Barn, which is located at 3520 Prospect Street, N.W., in the Graduate School Conference Room located on the fourth floor.

When you enter the Car Barn, you will be on the fourth floor. Turn left when you enter and proceed through the building and past the elevator and exit onto the patio through the back doors. Continue across the patio and enter the Graduate School through the next set of doors. The Conference Room is located to the left at the very end of the hallway.

Note that registration opens 2 months before each information session. 

Directions to campus here.


Time (Eastern)

Friday, October 14 9:15 a.m. Click here
Saturday, November 12 10:30 a.m. Click here

Webinar Sessions

If you cannot attend an on-campus session or if sessions have concluded for the season, consider attending a webinar. The webinar will cover the same content as an on-campus session: background about Georgetown, the application process, financial aid, and some discussion of student life. Webinars will last about 30 minutes, with a 20-25 minute presentation followed by questions. (Due to technical limitations, these sessions are capped at 120 attendees.)

Date Time (Eastern) Register
Wednesday, September 21 2:00 p.m. Click here
Thursday, October 6 12:00 p.m. Click here
Tuesday, October 25 4:00 p.m. Click here
Wednesday, November 2 2:00 p.m. Click here
Tuesday, November 15 12:00 p.m. Click here

Online Chats

The Graduate School also periodically hosts online chat sessions.

These informal exchanges offer an easy and interactive way to ask questions about the application process, our academic programs, being a student at Georgetown or other topics of interest to prospective students and applicants.

Click here to join a chat in progress and ask questions. Dates are listed below. 

You can create a chat account here.


Time (Eastern)


Wednesday, February 8

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

McCourt School of Public Policy

Friday, February 10

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SMP - Special Masters Program Admitted Student Chat (please note, this chat is by invitation only)

Wednesday, February 15

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

MS in Foreign Service Applicant Chat (please note, this chat is by invitation only)

Friday, February 17

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

MS in Foreign Service Applicant Chat (please note, this chat is by invitation only)

Thursday, March 2

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

McCourt School of Public Policy

Friday, March 24

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SMP - Special Masters Program Admitted Student Chat (please note, this chat is by invitation only)

Thursday, April 13

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SMP - Special Masters Program Admitted Student Chat (please note, this chat is by invitation only)

Tuesday, May 30

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SMP - Special Masters Program Admitted Student Chat (please note, this chat is by invitation only)

Friday, June 23

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SMP - Special Masters Program Admitted Student Chat (please note, this chat is by invitation only)

Friday, July 21

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SMP - Special Masters Program Admitted Student Chat (please note, this chat is by invitation only)

Graduate School Fairs

You can meet the Georgetown Graduate Admissions Office at the following graduate school fairs in Fall 2016. Many of our programs will also be represented at fairs across the country. Check with the individual programs to find their schedules.


Time (all times local)


Wednesday, September 14

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ohio State University, Ohio Union

Friday, September 16

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Atlanta University Consortium Center

Tuesday, September 20

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Idealist Philadelphia

Thursday, September 22

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

University of Mary Washington

Monday, September 26

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Virginia Tech

Wednesday, September 28

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cornell University

Wednesday, September 28

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

University of Virginia 

Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor

Thursday, September 29

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

SUNY Binghamton

Thursday, September 29

11:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

University of California, Berkeley

Thursday, September 29

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

College of William & Mary, Sadler Center 3rd Floor

Thursday, September 29

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Syracuse University

Monday, October 3

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Colby College

Tuesday, October 4

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Bowdoin College

Wednesday, October 5

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Dartmouth College

Wednesday, October 5

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Chicago Idealist, UIC Forum

Thursday, October 6

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Forum

Tuesday, October 11

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

University of Texas, Austin

Monday, October 17

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Duke University, Bryan Center

Wednesday, October 26

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dickinson College

Thursday, October 27

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Gettysburg College

Wednesday, November 2

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Temple University, Howard Gittis Student Center

Friday, November 4

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Elizabethtown College

Saturday, November 5

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

California Forum for Diversity at Loyola Marymount


If you are hosting a fair or other event and would like to invite the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, please e-mail an invitation to

Group Visits

We are happy to host group visits, subject to the availability of our admissions staff. Visit itineraries are customizable, but generally consist of an admissions information session, tour of campus, and potentially a meeting with academic departments appropriate for your students’ interests. Visits tend to last about two hours from arrival to departure. We can easily accommodate groups of up to 20 prospective students.

If you are a faculty member, program administrator, or other student leader, you can request a group visit by sending an e-mail to In your e-mail, please include:

  • Information about you and your group
  • Requested date and time of visit (no weekend availability)
  • One or two alternate dates and times, if possible
  • A list of students you expect to attend with current major, intended graduate major, specific research interests (if known), and e-mail address
  • Any special requests beyond an information session, tour, and department meetings
  • Any accessibility accommodations necessary

We request at least two weeks' advanced notice for all group visits. For groups larger than 20, four weeks notice is preferred so we can reserve larger spaces.

For directions to campus, please visit here. The Graduate School's Admissions Office is in the Car Barn at 3520 Prospect Street, NW, and most visits will begin there. Note that there is limited parking on and near campus, and there is no parking available for vehicles larger than a van. Georgetown provides transportation from the Rosslyn Metro Station (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines), the Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line), and the Georgetown Law Campus. We are also happy to help you understand DC’s transit system and the best way to get between universities and DC’s tourist attractions.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!