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 (9.7 MB, 30 pages PDF format)

2020 Graduate Student Welcome Events

  1.   Monday, August 24, 2020
          Financial Aid Counseling – Zoom Appointments
  2.   Tuesday, August 25, 2020
         Graduate Student Induction and Information Sessions

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

Financial Aid Counseling

Monday, August 24, 2020

Zoom Appointments
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-5)

Incoming Graduate students are be invited to set-up a Zoom Appointment between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm EDT (GMT-5) to meet online with a Graduate School Financial Aid Officer to ask any questions about financial aid, scholarships, stipends, your awards, and any other questions you want. Please make sure that you review the Graduate Financial Aid FAQ first, before making an appointment – your question may already be answered.


Graduate Student Induction Program

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   

Welcome from Georgetown University Deans and Executives

Click to view the recorded
Zoom Welcome Event

During this webinar event Georgetown University Deans, the President of Georgetown University, 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. Participant will include:

  • Alex Sens
      Interim Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • John J. DeGioia
        President, Georgetown University
  • Robert Groves     
     Provost, Georgetown University
  • Anthony Clark Arend   
     Chair, Department of Government
  • Todd Olson    
      Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Rev. Greg Schenden, S.J.    
     Director of Campus Ministry
  • Henry Watson    
    President, Graduate Student Government (GradGov)
  • Annie Rao
    Director, Graduate Career Center
  • Owen Agho    
    Associate Director of Graduate Student Enrichment and Communication

10:25 a.m. – 12:50 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 10:25 a.m. and 12:50 p.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:     10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Session II:    10:50 a.m. – 11:10 p.m.
Session III:    11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Session IV:   11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session V:     12:05 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Session VI:    12:30 p.m. – 12:50 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.

Information / Panel Sessions:

  1. Engaging in Service and Social Justice Work in Washington DC and Beyond (Sessions I, II, III, and IV only)
    (presented by: Center For Social Justice)
    Zoom link:
  2. Information Technology & Computers at Georgetown   
    (presented by: UIS-University Information Services)
    Zoom link:
  3. Graduate Student Engagement: Getting Involved 
    (presented by: Graduate Student Government – GradGov)
    Zoom link:
  4. Graduate Student Wellness at Georgetown    (presented by: Counseling and Psychiatric Services-CAPS) 
    Zoom link:
  5. Hoyas Living in D.C. 
    (presented by: Office of Neighborhood Life)
    Zoom link:
  6. Medical Care at the Student Health Center and Medical Coverage Offered by Student Health Insurance 
    (presented by: Graduate Student Health Insurance /
    Student Health Center)
    Zoom link:
  7. Using Your Library Resources at Georgetown  
    (presented by: Lauinger Library)
    Zoom link:
  8. Career Development Resources for Graduate Students  
    (presented by: Graduate Career Center)
    Zoom link:
  1. Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation at Georgetown
    (presented by: The Georgetown Slavery Archive)
    Zoom link:
  2. General Questions/ Troubleshooting
       (presented by: The Office of Graduate Student Enrichment)
    Zoom link:

Don’t forget to download your
“Welcome to Georgetown Graduate Students” booklet
(9.7 MB, 30 pages, PDF format)