Office of Student Life 

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Student Life brings learning out of the classroom and our innovative programs are personalized to ensure you achieve academic success. From first-year students to first-generation students and transfer students, Student Life tailors services and events to reach all populations.


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Fall Orientation 2024

August 2024

Get ready for GW's Fall Orientation 2024, where new students will engage in exciting programs, receive essential updates, and connect with the vibrant campus community. Prepare for your journey with the comprehensive Buff & Blue Book, stay informed through the "Next Stop, GW!" newsletter, and complete important pre-arrival tasks. Welcome to your new adventure at GW!

For more details, visit the GW Fall Orientation page.

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First Night

August 24th | 7 - 10 PM

Get ready for GW's First Night 2024, a carnival-themed outdoor event that marks your exciting return to campus! Join us for a night filled with food, games, and fun activities where you can meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. This year's event also features a Student Organization Fair, providing a great opportunity to explore campus clubs and groups. Welcome back to GW— let's make this First Night unforgettable!

District Connections

Start your journey with one of many #onlyatGW moments, and get connected to D.C. from anywhere!


First-Year Experience


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