New Student Orientation

Welcome to GW!

Save the date! Fall 2024

Early First-Year Student Move-In (Co-Curricular Programs): Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2024
First-Year Student Move-In: Friday, Aug. 16 - Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024
Transfer Student Move-In: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024
New Student Orientation: Sunday, Aug. 18 -  Weds Aug. 21
Early Arrival New Parents, Families and Supporters Orientation (for student participating in Co-Curricular Programs): Thursday, Aug. 15
New Parents, Families and Supporters Orientation: Sunday, Aug. 18



Orientation, Class Year & Families Programs Land Acknowledgement

After applying for admission and confirming your enrollment, Orientation serves as your next step toward beginning a successful career as a GW student. We serve full-time undergraduate First-Year and Transfer students, as well as their parents, families and supporters.


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Buff & Blue Book

The Buff & Book is a resource book for incoming students, which will be shared with you via email in Summer 2024.



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Resources for New Students

There are lots of services and resources available to students - check out this page for all that GW and Washington, D.C. have to offer.


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About Our Office

Learn more about GW's Orientation Team, our Mission and Values, and the aims we seek to accomplish during Orientation.


"I feel so grateful I am here. Orientation has helped me look around campus and understand it all better."

"Everything was great! So excited to move in and get started."

"I was a little nervous, but Orientation helped me a lot in getting adjusted!"

"My Orientation Leader was extremely helpful in getting me ready for the Fall semester over the summer!"

First-Year Students, Class of 2027