Graduate Student Induction

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.

**** Click here for the 20xx Graduate Student Induction Welcome booklet  (PDF, 13MB, 31 pages)

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: 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-5)

Incoming Graduate students will be invited to set-up a Zoom Appointment between 12:00 noon – 4:00 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.

To schedule a Zoom appointment, go to: LINK TO BE POSTED IN EARLY AUGUST


Graduate Student Induction Program

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   

Welcome from Georgetown University Deans and Executives

Zoom Webinar Event
Zoom Link: to be determined shortly

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   
     Sr. Advisor to the Dean and Professor of Government and Foreign Service
  • 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)
  • Owen Agho    
    Associate Director of Graduate Student Enrichment and Communication


10:25 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.   

Information / Panel Sessions

Zoom Webinar Event
Zoom link: to be determined shortly

During these six 20-minute information / panel sessions, 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 a.m.
Session III:    11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Session IV:   10:40 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.

Information / Panel Sessions:

  1. Engaging in Service and Social Justice Work in Washington DC and Beyond
    (presented by: Center For Social Justice)
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly
  2. Information Technology & Computers at Georgetown   
    (presented by: UIS-University Information Services)
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly
  3. Graduate Student Engagement: Getting Involved 
    (presented by: Graduate Student Government-GradGov)
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly
  4. Safety & Crime Prevention   
    (presented by: Georgetown University Police Department-GUPD)
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly
  5. Graduate Student Wellness at Georgetown   
    (presented by: Counseling and Psychiatric Services-CAPS) 
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly
  6. Getting Involved on the Field   
    (presented by: Yates Field House)
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly
  7. Meal Plans and Other Dining Options On-Campus   
    (presented by: Dining Services)
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly
  8. Hoyas Living in D.C.  
    (presented by: Office of Neighborhood Life)
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly
  9. 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: to be determined shortly
  10. Finding Student Employment on Campus  
    (presented by: Student Employment Office-SEO) 
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly
  11. Using Your Library Resources at Georgetown  
    (presented by: Lauinger Library)
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly
  12. Career Development Resources for Graduate Students  
    (presented by: Graduate Career Center)
    Zoom link: to be determined shortly