Family Orientation

Congratulations on your student’s admittance into the George Washington University. We are excited to welcome you and your family into the GW community! 

New Student Orientation aims to aid in the academic, personal, social, and cultural transition of new undergraduate students and their families to the GW and D.C. communities.  The programming is designed to introduce you to the academic culture and class registration process, community expectations and resources, and involvement opportunities on-campus and in the city.  

New Student Orientation Schedules

Complete schedules will be posted over the summer. For now, please save these dates for move-in and orientation! Classes begin on Monday, August 26.

Population Move-in Student Programs
First-Year Students August 21 August 21-25
Transfer Students August 22 August 23
International First-Year Students August 19

August 21-25

Informal programming will begin on August 19 followed by a mandatory immigration session on August 20

International Transfer Students August 19 August 23

*Students will be assigned a move-in timeframe that will be communicated to them prior to orientation.

Family Programming

Families of First-Year Students August 21-22
Families of Transfer Students August 23

Campus Contacts

Want to do dig a little deeper? Visit these campus offices to discover additional resources!

If you have questions regarding the orientation program, please email [email protected].