New Student Orientation
Welcome to GW!
Empowering Community: GW Strong
After applying for admission and confirming your enrollment, Orientation serves as your next step toward beginning a successful career as a GW student.
Get an overview of what you can expect to do during Orientation.
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.
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