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.

GRADUATE STUDENT WELCOME: 
      TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017

Location:  LOHRFINK AUDITORIUM (Hariri Building) and  BUNN INTERCULTURAL CENTER (ICC Building)
 

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.       WELCOME FROM GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVES

During this session Georgetown University Deans, the President of the Univerisity, 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
  • Dr. Todd OlsonVice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Sheila McMullan, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Ellen HollowayAssociate Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Rima Mandwee, President, Graduate Student Government (GradGov)
  • Owen AghoAssistant Director, Graduate Student Enrichment and Communication, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

              Lohrfink Auditorium  (Hariri Building)  (click for map)

10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     INFORMATION / PANEL SESSIONS  (15 minutes each session)     

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 and second floors of ICC, and will be repeated 7 times between 10:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. so that graduate students can explore those topics of most interest to them.

               Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC), 1st Floor Classrooms   (click for map)

Session 1   10:45 am - 11:00 am Session 2   11:05 am - 11:20 am Session 3   11:25 am - 11:40 am
Session 4   11:45 am - 12:00 noon Session 5   12:05 pm - 12:20 pm Session 6   12:25 pm - 12:40 pm
  Session 7   12:45 pm - 1:00 pm  

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS / LOCATIONS

* Graduate Student Financial Aid
          Hosted by: Graduate Financial Aid and the Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS)
          Location:  ICC (Room TBD)

* Information Technology & Computers at Georgetown
          Hosted by: University Information Services (UIS)
          Location:  ICC (Room TBD)

* Graduate Student Engagement: Getting Involved
          Hosted by: Graduate Student Government (GradGov)
          Location:  ICC (Room TBD)

* Safety & Crime Prevention
          Hosted by: Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD)
          Location:   ICC (Room TBD)

* Graduate Student Wellness at Georgetown
          Hosted by: Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and
               Health Education Services
          Location:  ICC (Room TBD)

* Getting Involved on the Field (Yates)
          Hosted by: Yates Field House
          Location:  ICC (Room TBD)

* A Meal Plan Offers You Real Value: Meal Plans and Other
            Dining Options On-Campus

          Hosted by: Dining Services
          Location:   ICC (Room TBD)

* Hoyas Living in D.C.
          Hosted by: Office of Neighborhood Life
          Location:  ICC (Room TBD)

* Hoya Saxa! History and Traditions at Georgetown
          Hosted by: Professor John Glavin
          Location:   ICC (Room TBD)

* Medical Care at the Student Health Center and
            Medical Coverage Offered by Student Health Insurance

          Hosted by: Graduate Student Health Insurance / Student Health Center
          Location:   ICC
 (Room TBD)

* Finding Student Employment on Campus  
          Hosted by: Student Employment Office (SEO)
          Location:   ICC 
(Room TBD)

* Being a Student at a Jesuit Institution
          Hosted by: Campus Ministry
          Location:   ICC  (Room TBD)

* Using Your Library Resources at Georgetown
          Hosted by: Lauinger Library
          Location:  ICC  (Room TBD)

* Career Development Resources for Graduate Students at Georgetown  
          Hosted by: Cawley Career Education Center
          Location:   ICC (Room TBD)


 

 1:00 P.M.       WELCOME BACK, JACK (BBQ LUNCH)

Immediately following the last session, all graduate students are invited to attend the (free!) BBQ Lunch outside on Copley Lawn (see below)

Copley Hall, Lawn  (click for map)

 2:30 P.M.     CAMPUS TOURS FOR NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS

Campus tours for graduate students who sign up in advance. Tickets are free, and tour sizes are limited.  Tours depart from the Car Barn, several blocks away from Main Campus -- tickets will be availible in August.

Departing from the Car Barn, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W. at 35th Street   (click for map)

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY WELCOME EVENTS 

* GRADUATE STUDENT WELCOME BBQ 

Thursday, September 7, 2017   -  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Car Barn, 4th Floor Patio (click for map)

           All graduate students and graduate faculty are invited to attend the Graduate Student Welcome BBQ Event  (with free drinks and food for all graduate students!). Bring your student ID (and,if you wish to purchase alcoholic beverages, a photo id with your birthdate)

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES

Organizations across the university host open houses for all students to learn about services offered. As schedules become finalized for August 2017, details regarding specific sessions will be posted here.

RESOURCES

Graduate Student Government (GSG)
         http://www.gradgov.com/

'Graduate Student Life Guide'

https://sites.google.com/a/georgetown.edu/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.

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

http://getinvolved.georgetown.edu

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!