blue on white Georgetown University logo with the words Georgetown University - The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Welcome to Georgetown University! 

We are excited to have you as part of our 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.



2018 Graduate Student Welcome Events:

  1. Monday, August 27, 2018
      Financial Aid Drop-in Hours

  2. Tuesday, August 28, 2018
     Graduate Student Induction and Information Sessions

  3. Thursday, September 6, 2018
      Graduate Student Welcome BBQ and Organization Fair


(see below for more information about each of these events)


1. Financial Aid Drop-in Hours

Monday, August 27, 2018

     Time: 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.

     Location: Car Barn, Suite 410 (Graduate School Quiet Study Lounge), 3520 Prospect Street, N.W.  (corner of 36th Street and Prospect Street)

Students will be invited to drop-in at any time between 12noon-4pm to meet with Graduate School Financial Aid Officers to ask any questions about finaincial aid, scholarships, stipends, your awards, and any other questions.


2. Graduate Student Induction and Information Sessions

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

     9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.          Welcome from Georgetown University Deans and Executives

     Location: Gaston Hall, Healy Hall, 3rd floor

During this session Georgetown University Deans, the President of Georgetown University, 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. GrzywaczDean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • President John J. DeGioiaPresident, Georgetown University
  • Provost Robert GrovesProvost, Georgetown University
  • Anthony Clark Arend, Sr. Advisor to the Dean and Professor of Government and Foreign Service
  • Todd OlsonVice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Sheila McMullan, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Greg Schenden, S.J., Director of Campus Ministry
  • Nakshidil SadienPresident, Graduate Student Government (GradGov)
  • Owen AghoAssoc. Director, Graduate Student Enrichment and Communication, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


     10:25 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.          Information Sessions (20 minutes each session)

     Location:  Bunn Inter-Cultural Center (ICC), various classrooms on the first floor of ICC

During these six 20-minute information sessions, various university student groups, departments, and representatives will provide some information and be available to answer student questions about campus resources and policies. These sessions will take place in classrooms on the first floor of ICC, and each session will be repeated 6 times between 10:25 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. so that graduate students can explore those topics of most interest to them.

Session I   10:25 am - 10:45 am  
Session II   10:50 am - 11:10 am
Session III   11:15 am -  11:35 am
Session IV   11:40 am - 12:00 pm 
Session V   12:05 pm - 12:25 pm
Session VI   12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Information Sessions:

  • Hoyas Living in D.C.  (Office of Neighborhood Life)  - ICC-101

  • Information Technology & Computers at Georgetown   (UIS-University Information Services)  ICC-102

  • Engaging in Service and Social Justic Work in DC and Beyond  (Center for Social Justice)  - ICC-103

  • Using your Library Resources at Georgetown  (Lauinger Library) ICC-104

  • Medical Care at the Student Health Center and Medical Coverage Offered by Student Health Insurance   (Graduate Student Health Insurance/ Student Health Center)   - ICC-105

  • Safety & Crime Prevention   (GUPD-GU Police Department) ICC-106

  • Getting Involved on the Field   (Yates Field House)  - ICC-107

  • Finding Student Employment on Campus  (Sessions 1 - 2 - 3 only)   (Student Employment Office) - ICC-108

  • Graduate Student Engagement: Getting Involved   (Graduate Student Government) - ICC-115

  • Graduate Student Wellness at Georgetown   (CAPS / Health Education Services )  - ICC-116

  • Meal Plans and Other Dining Options On-Campus   (Dining Services) - ICC-120


     1:00 p.m.          Welcome Back Jack!  BBQ Lunch   (free)

     Location: Copley Lawn 


   2:30 p.m.          Campus Tours (ticketed event) for Graduate Students who sign up in advance through Eventbrite  (free)

     Location: Car Barn Patio,  3520 Prospect Street, N.W.  (corner of 36th Street and Prospect Street)


3.  Graduate Student Welcome BBQ and Organization Fair

 Thursday, September 6, 2018

     4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.     

     Location: Car Barn Patio, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W.  (corner of 36th and Prospect Streets)

All graduate students and graduate faculty are invited to attend the Graduate Student Welcome BBQ and Organization Fair (with free drinks and food for all graduate students!). For entry, please bring your GOCard and a government-issued photo ID (or passport) showing your date of birth (if you wish to drink alcohol).