Recorded Live Events

Below you will find links to past live events for both students and families, if you have trouble viewing or need additional assistance, please email [email protected]. A member of our team will be monitoring the email for issues. To access the video link select the name of the session you would like to view.

Recorded New Student Live Events

The Impact of COVID-19 on the GW Experience

August 3, 2020 & August 4, 2020

As we prepare for fall 2020, we have been working diligently to reimagine a safe and enriching student experience on campus. In this session we hope to provide a snapshot of how campus will look and feel in the coming months. Our panelists have worked on the return to school planning committees and have an in-depth knowledge of the considerations that guided our decisions for the fall. We value our sense of community and look forward to welcoming you.


Panelists:

  • Scott Burnotes, Vice President for Safety & Facilities

  • Caroline Laguerre-Brown, Vice Provost for the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

  • Karen Drenkard, Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement and Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing

  • Jason Zara, Interim Faculty Director of Undergraduate Recruiting and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Success Starts Here: How to Thrive at GW

August 5, 2020 & August 7, 2020

This event will provide an opportunity for you to interactively engage in an activity teaching you how to be successful at GW. The facilitators will guide you through what to expect as you start your experience. Working together, participants will identify and discuss ways to achieve their academic goals. The presentation will conclude with an overview of important resources available to support you as a student.


Presenters:

  • Kevin Knudsen, Director, Academic Success & Retention Programs
    Office for Student Success

  • Chante Clarkson, Director, Academic Commons Libraries and Academic Innovation

Raise Up Together: Getting Help, Giving Help

August 5, 2020 & August 7, 2020

This event will provide an opportunity for you to interactively engage in an activity teaching you how to be successful at GW. The facilitators will guide you through what to expect as you start your experience. Working together, participants will identify and discuss ways to achieve their academic goals. The presentation will conclude with an overview of important resources available to support you as a student.


Panelists:

  • Saray Smalls, Senior Program Associate, Health Promotion and Education

  • Zareena Khan, Student Program Associate, Health Promotion and Education

  • Olivia Blythe, Prevention Specialist for the Office of Advocacy and Support

  • Kiran Edelstein, Assistant Director, Student Support

  • Christina Franzino, Assistant Director for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Title IX

  • Shannen Johnson, Program Associate for Substance Use Intervention & Recovery Services, Student Support

  • Debby Gonzalez, Staff Clinician, Counseling and Psychological Services

  • Arielle Walls, Staff Clinician, Counseling and Psychological Services

Welcome Conversations with University Leadership and Student Leaders

August 11, 2020 & August 13, 2020

We are excited to welcome new students and families to the GW community! Join university administrators and current student leaders as they discuss all things GW.


Panelists: 

Information coming soon

  • Thomas J. LeBlanc, President

  • M. Brian Blake, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • M.L. “Cissy” Petty, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

  • Colette Coleman, Sr. Associate Dean of Students, Division for Student Affairs

Dining in Time of COVID-19 

August 12, 2020 & August 17, 2020

Join GW Dining as we break down our open dining plan! Learn how to access your dining funds, manage your dining cash, and make the most of your dining experience. Tune in to learn more about the new programs.


Presenters: 

  • Jill Morgan, Intern GW Dining Services
  • Robert Dickson, Project Coordinator, Business and Auxiliary Services
     

How to Win at Conflict

August 17, 2020, August 19, 2020 & August 20, 2020

Conflict can be scary but it can be productive. Conflict is a normal part of life, including life at GW.  This session will give you tools for managing conflict effectively.


Panelists: 

  • Christy Anthony, Director of Student Rights and Responisibilities, Division for Student Affairs

You can't say that @ GW! (Or can you?)

August 18, 2020 & August 19, 2020

Does GW support free speech? Who does “free speech" protect and who gets to decide? In a community as outspoken, active, and diverse as GW, these are challenging questions. Together, we'll explore how GW considers these key questions and how you can navigate free expression on social media, in your classes, and with your new friends.


Panelists: 

  • Christy Anthony, Director of Student Rights and Responisibilities, Division for Student Affairs

Activism and Social Change @ GW

August 24, 2020 & August 27, 2020

GW cultivates a culture in which students explore opportunities to be changemakers on campus and beyond. Come listen to students making a difference in their communities and learn more about the resources on campus available to you.


Presenters: 

  • Jovanni Mahonez, Assistant Director, Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service

  • Christy Anthony, Director of Student Rights and Responisibilities, Division for Student Affairs

Chat with the Deans

August 24, 2020 & August 27, 2020

A conversation with Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (Dr. Cissy Petty) and Senior Associate Dean of Students (Colette Coleman) about the GW community and their role in the student experience.


Panelists: 

  • M.L. “Cissy” Petty, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

  • Colette Coleman, Sr. Associate Dean of Students, Division for Student Affairs

GW Entrepreneurship Resources and Programs Information Session

August 25, 2020 12:00 p.m. ET

Are you interested in becoming an innovator, change-maker, or entrepreneur? Do you have a business concept, side hustle, or social impact idea, but unsure of how to start? We have you covered. Join the GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship to learn about all the support our office provides students like you. Get a preview of all the events, workshops, classes, feedback sessions, and ways to win money for your idea, plus all of the amazing resources that the office has to offer, no matter what stage your idea is in. Our programs are open to all students from any school or discipline.

 

Recorded New Families Live Events

The Impact of COVID-19 on the GW Experience

August 3, 2020 & August 4, 2020

As we prepare for fall 2020, we have been working diligently to reimagine a safe and enriching student experience on campus. In this session we hope to provide a snapshot of how campus will look and feel in the coming months. Our panelists have worked on the return to school planning committees and have an in-depth knowledge of the considerations that guided our decisions for the fall. We value our sense of community and look forward to welcoming you.


Panelists:

  • Scott Burnotes, Vice President for Safety & Facilities
  • Caroline Laguerre-Brown, Vice Provost for the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement
  • Karen Drenkard, Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement and Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing
  • Jason Zara, Interim Faculty Director of Undergraduate Recruiting and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Finding and Creating Community During COVID-19

August 10, 2020 & August 18, 2020

Hear from members of the Office of Student Life, the Multicultural Student Services Center, Campus Living and Residential Education, and the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service discuss ways your student can get involved and get connected to the GW and D.C. community virtually.


Panelists:

Information coming soon

Welcome Conversations with University Leadership and Student Leaders

August 11, 2020 & August 13, 2020

We are excited to welcome new students and families to the GW community! Join university administrators and current student leaders as they discuss all things GW.


Panelists: 

  • Thomas J. LeBlanc, President
  • M. Brian Blake, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • M.L. “Cissy” Petty, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Colette Coleman, Sr. Associate Dean of Students, Division for Student Affairs

First-Generation Families Panel

August 11, 2020 & August 19, 2020

This session will offer a space for family members of first-generation students to hear from current GW students and staff about navigating college and GW as a first-generation family. There will be time at the end for Q&A from attendees.


Panelists: 

Information coming soon

Dining in the time of COVID-19

August 12, 2020 & August 17, 2020

Join GW Dining as we break down our open dining plan! Learn how to access your dining funds, manage your dining cash, and make the most of your dining experience. Tune in to learn more about the new programs.


Presenters: 

  • Jill Morgan, Intern GW Dining Services
  • Robert Dickson, Project Coordinator, Business and Auxiliary Services

Black Families Panel

August 17, 2020

This session will offer a space for family members of incoming Black families to hear from current GW students and staff about the Black student experience at GW. There will be time at the end for Q&A from attendees.

Activism and Social Change @ GW

August 14, 2020

GW cultivates a culture in which students explore opportunities to be changemakers on campus and beyond. Come listen to students making a difference in their communities and learn more about the resources on campus available to you.


Presenters: 

  • Jovanni Mahonez, Assistant Director, Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service

  • Christy Anthony, Director of Student Rights and Responisibilities, Division for Student Affairs

Columbian College of Arts & Sciences: Advising and the Role of the Family

August 17, 2020

Guidance and information for families as they transition and support their student’s undergraduate education. 

GW School of Public Health: Advising and the Role of the Family

August 17, 2020

Guidance and information for families as they transition and support their student’s undergraduate education. 

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