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 on the hilltop.

Click here for the 2019 Graduate Student Induction Welcome booklet  (PDF, 13MB, 31 pages)

2019 Graduate Student Welcome Events

  1.   Monday, August 26, 2019
          Financial Aid Drop-in Hours
  2.   Tuesday, August 27, 2019
         Graduate Student Induction and Information Sessions
  3.   Thursday, September 5, 2019
          Graduate Student Welcome BBQ and Organization Fair

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

Financial Aid Drop-in Hours

Monday, August 26, 2019

Time: 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Car Barn, Suite 410 (Graduate School Quiet Study Lounge), 3520 Prospect Street, N.W.  (corner of 36th Street and Prospect Street)

Students will be invited to drop-in at any time between 12noon-4pm to meet with Graduate School Financial Aid Officers to ask any questions about finaincial aid, scholarships, stipends, your awards, and any other questions you want.

Graduate Student Induction and Information Sessions

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.          Welcome from Georgetown University Deans and 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.

  • Norberto M. Grzywacz      Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • John J. DeGioia      President, Georgetown University
  • Robert Groves      Provost, Georgetown University
  • Anthony Clark Arend    Senior Advisor to the Dean and Professor of Government and Foreign Service
  • Todd Olson     Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Sheila McMullan   Vice Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J.     Vice President for Mission and Ministry
  • Lewis May    President, Graduate Student Government (GradGov)
  • Owen Agho    Assoc. Director, Graduate Student Enrichment and Communication, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

10:25 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.          Information / Panel Sessions (20 minutes each session)

Location:  Bunn Inter-Cultural Center (ICC), various classrooms on the first floor of ICC

During these six 20-minute information sessions, various university student groups, departments, and representatives will provide some information and 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 IV   11:40 am – 12:00 pm 

Session II  10:50 am – 11:10 am

Session V   12:05 pm – 12:25 pm

Session III   11:15 am –  11:35 am

Session VI   12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

Information Sessions:

  • Career Development Resources for Graduate Students  (Graduate Career Center) – ICC-101
  • Information Technology & Computers at Georgetown   (UIS-University Information Services)  – ICC-102
  • Hoyas Living in D.C.  (Office of Neighborhood Life)  – ICC-103
  • Using your Library Resources at Georgetown  (Lauinger Library) – ICC-104
  • Medical Care at the Student Health Center and Medical Coverage Offered by Student Health Insurance     (Graduate Student Health Insurance/ Student Health Center)   – ICC-105
  • Safety & Crime Prevention   (Georgetown University Police Department-GUPD) – ICC-106
  • Getting Involved on the Field   (Yates Field House)  – ICC-107
  • Finding Student Employment on Campus  (Student Employment Office-SEO) Sessions 1-2-3-4 only – ICC-108
  • Graduate Student Engagement: Getting Involved   (Graduate Student Government-GradGov) – ICC-115
  • Graduate Student Wellness at Georgetown   (Counseling and Psychiatric Services-CAPS)  – ICC-116
  • Meal Plans and Other Dining Options On-Campus   (Dining Services) – ICC-119

1:00 p.m.          Welcome Back Jack!  BBQ Lunch   (free)

Location: Copley Hall Lawn 

2:30 p.m.          Campus Tours (ticketed event) for Graduate Students who sign up in advance through Eventbrite  (free) ~45 minutes

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 5, 2019

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     

Location: Car Barn Patio, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W.  (corner of 36th and Prospect Streets)

All graduate students and graduate faculty are invited to attend the Graduate Student Welcome BBQ and Organization Fair (with free beverages and food for all graduate students!). For entry, please bring your GOCard and a government-issued photo ID (or passport) showing your date of birth (if you wish to drink alcohol).