About the Office of Student Support and Family Engagement

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On behalf of The Office of Student Support and Family Engagement, a department within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, we would like to welcome you and your family to the GW community!  We are a community of scholars, artists, scientists, visionaries, and athletes. We are from all over the world and from right here in the United States. We embrace the diversity within our community while celebrating our individuality. We take care of each other in times of need, and we "Raise High" to celebrate each other's triumphs. GW faculty and staff will help our students achieve their dreams, even if they haven't figured out what they are yet! 

Whether you are a new parent/family member or a "seasoned vet", as you and your student will learn, there is no such thing as a typical GW experience, and there is no "right way" to approach the college years. Some students know the groups they want to join, the classes they want to take, and the first company where they want to work. Some students have no idea and that's perfectly okay; we're here to help them take the first steps towards figuring it out.

We believe establishing a partnership with parents and family members is an important component of a successful GW experience for students.  We are here to offer support to you, as parents and families, so that you can, in turn, provide the necessary guidance, direction, advice, and support for your students.  We are also here to provide you with opportunities to get involved in the GW community and contribute to the educational experience of your student.  


This website is designed to be your main source for information at the University, we invite you to bookmark the homepage so you can return to the website as frequently as needed.  If you are unable to find what you're looking for, have questions or concerns, or need assistance, please contact our office at 202-994-6710 or via email at [email protected].  

We wish you and your student the best of luck at GW!  

Kiran Edelstein
Interim Director, Student Support and Family Engagement