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 at Georgetown University’s home on the Hilltop.

Download your copy of the “Welcome to Georgetown Graduate Students” booklet (PDF format)

2021 Graduate Student Welcome Events

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
      Graduate Student Induction and Information Sessions

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


Graduate Student Induction Program

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.   

Welcome from Georgetown University Deans and Executives
Welcome Event

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Graduate Student Induction Program

During this hybrid event the President of Georgetown University, Georgetown University Deans and other key Graduate School and University executives will welcome incoming Graduate Students to Georgetown University and share important information that will help students be successful during their graduate careers at Georgetown. Participants will include:

  • Alexander Sens
    Interim Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • John J. DeGioia
    President, Georgetown University
  • Robert Groves     
    Provost, Georgetown University
  • Jeanne Lord
    Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Rev. Matthew Carnes
    Associate Professor, Department of Government & Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Director of Latin American Studies
  • Anthony Arend
    Chair of the Department of Government
  • Jonah Klempner
    President, Graduate Student Government (GradGov)
  • Susan Mulroney
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology and President, Faculty Senate
  • Dexter Sharp  
    Director of Graduate Student Affairs
  • Imam Hendi  
    Director, Muslim Life and Chaplaincy
  • Ebony Grisom
    Interim Director, Protestant Ministry

10:30 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.   

Information / Panel Sessions

Zoom Webinar Event

During these six 20-minute information/panel sessions on Zoom, various student groups, departments, and representatives from Georgetown will provide information and be available to answer student questions about campus resources and policies. These sessions will take place in various Zoom rooms and each session will be repeated 6 times between 10:30 a.m. and 1:05p.m. so that graduate students can explore multiple topics of interest to them. All times shown are U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-5)

Session I:     10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Session II:    10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Session III:    11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Session IV:   11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Session V:     12:10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session VI:    12:35 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.

Note: Each session will be locked to new attendees 3 minutes after the posted start time. If you arrive in the middle of a session, you will be placed in a waiting room until the start of the next session.

For those attending the welcome event in person there will be dedicated space on campus for you to join our virtual information/panel sessions. Rooms will be provided prior to the event.

Information / Panel Sessions

Slide decks for sessions will be linked soon.

  1. UIS New Graduate Student Technology Orientation  
    (presented by: UIS-University Information Services)
  2. Graduate Student Engagement: Getting Involved 
    (presented by: Graduate Student Government – GradGov)
  3. Hoyas Living in D.C. 
    (presented by: Office of Neighborhood Life)
  4. Your Guide to On Campus Medical Care (Sessions I, II & III) 
    (presented by: Student Health Center)
  5. Academic Integrity
    (presented by: The Honor Council)
  6. Using your Library Resources at Georgetown (Lauinger Library)  
    (presented by: Lauinger Library)
  7. Introduction to Graduate Career Services  
    (presented by: Graduate Career Center)
  1. Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation at Georgetown (Session I)
    (presented by: The Georgetown Slavery Archive)
  2. Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) (Sessions IV & V)
    (presented by: GAGE)
  3. Georgetown Dining Services 
    (presented by: Hoya Hospitality)
  4. “Overview of Student Ombuds Services: A Safe Space To Talk It Out” (Sessions I, II, III & IV) 
    (presented by: Graduate Student Ombuds Office)
  5. Banking in D.C. 
    (presented by: PNC Bank)
  6. General Questions/ Troubleshooting
     (presented by: The Office of Graduate Student Enrichment)

Don’t forget to download your
“Welcome to Georgetown Graduate Students” booklet
(PDF format)