Office of Student Life 





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.




Welcome New Students!

Photo of Orientation Leaders posing for a camera at a large orientation event


New Student Orientation

Summer 2022 

Congratulations! You've made it to New Student Orientation! 

Beginning this summer, incoming new students for Fall 2022 will be assigned an Orientation leader to assist them with any questions or concerns you may have as you prepare for college.

Once you arrive on campus in August, you'll have the opportunity to meet your peers, make friends, get familiar with campus resources, explore DC, and more!


Learn more about NSO

Upcoming Events

First Night flyer; August 27th at 7pm in University Yard


First Night

Saturday, August 27th at 7pm in University Yard

Ready to kick off the 2022-2023 school year?

Our signature Weeks of Welcome events kick off with our favorite GW tradition, First Night! 

Join us in University yard for carnival attractions, inflatables, a 100-foot slide, free food, and our biggest prizes of the year! 


Learn More!



Current Resources



You belong here

District Connections

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


First-Year Experience








Student Life, picture of student jumping, using chalk and GW in a lite brite