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.
2019 Graduate Student Welcome Events
1. Monday, August 26, 2019
Financial Aid Drop-in Hours
2. Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Graduate Student Induction and Information Sessions
3. Thursday, September 5, 2019
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 26, 2019
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 you want.
2. Graduate Student Induction and Information Sessions
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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.
- Norberto M. Grzywacz Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
- John J. DeGioia President, Georgetown University
- Robert Groves Provost, Georgetown University
- Anthony Clark Arend Senior Advisor to the Dean and Professor of Government and Foreign Service
- Todd Olson Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
- Sheila McMullan Vice Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
- Rev. Greg Schenden, S.J. Director of Campus Ministry
- Lewis May President, Graduate Student Government (GradGov)
- Owen Agho Assoc. Director, Graduate Student Enrichment and Communication, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
10:25 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Information / Panel 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
Engaging in Service and Social Justic Work in DC and Beyond (Center for Social Justice) - ICC-tbd
Information Technology & Computers at Georgetown (UIS-University Information Services) - ICC-tbd
Graduate Student Engagement: Getting Involved (Graduate Student Government) - ICC-tbd
Safety & Crime Prevention (GUPD-GU Police Department) - ICC-tbd
Graduate Student Wellness at Georgetown (CAPS / Health Education Services) - ICC-tbd
Getting Involved on the Field (Yates Field House) - ICC-tbd
Meal Plans and Other Dining Options On-Campus (Dining Services) - ICC-tbd
Hoyas Living in D.C. (Office of Neighborhood Life) - ICC-tbd
Medical Care at the Student Health Center and Medical Coverage Offered by Student Health Insurance (Graduate Student Health Insurance/ Student Health Center) - ICC-tbd
Finding Student Employment on Campus (Student Employment Office) - ICC-tbd
Using your Library Resources at Georgetown (Lauinger Library) - ICC-tbd
Career Development Resources for Graduate Students (Graduate Career Center) - ICC-tbd
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 5, 2019
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).