Welcome to 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.
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
Financial Aid Drop-in Hours
Monday, August 27, 2018
Location: Car Barn, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W. (corner of 36th Street and Prospect Street)
Students will be invited to drop in at any time between 12pm-4pm to meet with Graduate School Financial Aid Officers to ask any questions they want!
Graduate Student Induction and Information Sessions
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Welcome from Georgetown University 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. Grzywacz, Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
- President John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
- Provost Robert Groves, Provost, Georgetown University
- Dr. Todd Olson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
- Sheila McMullan, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
- Ellen Eck, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
- Rev. Greg Schenden, S.J., Director of Campus Ministry
- Nakshidil Sadien, President, Graduate Student Government (GradGov)
- Owen Agho, Assistant 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
During these six brief 20-minute information sessions, various university student groups, departments, and representatives will 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 Justice Work in D.C. and Beyond (Center for Social Justice)
Information Technology & Computers at Georgetown (UIS-University Information Services)
Graduate Student Engagement: Getting Involved (Graduate Student Government)
Safety & Crime Prevention (GUPD-GU Police Department)
Graduate Student Wellness at Georgetown (CAPS / Health Education Services )
Getting Involved on the Field (Yates Field House)
A Meal Plan Offers You Real Value: Meal Plans and Other Dining Options On-Campus (Dining Services)
Hoyas Living in D.C. (Office of Neighborhood Life)
Hoya Saxa! History and Traditions at Georgetown (Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Graduate Affairs- Anthony Clark Arend)
Medical Care at the Student Health Center and Medical Coverage Offered by Student Health Insurance (Graduate Student Health Insurance/ Student Health Center)
Finding Employment on Campus (Student Employment Office)
Being a Student at a Jesuit Institution (Campus Ministry)
Using your Library Resources at Georgetown (Lauinger Library)
Career Development Resources for Graduate Students at Georgetown (Career Services)
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)
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 35th 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 ID (or passport) showing your date of birth.