New Student Orientation
Welcome to GW!
Empowering Community: Reflection & Resilience
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 had a great experience. Thank you everyone for all of your hard work!"
"All of the orientation leaders were so energetic and enthusiastic - it was great!"
"I really appreciated all the different activities to get to know fellow GW students!"
"I had a very fun time and only wish for the next incoming class to have an even better [Orientation]!"
First-Year Students, Class of 2026