Transfer Orientation Programs

New Student Program

Advising & Class Registration

Details about registering for classes, how to prepare, and how to reach an academic advisor are provided in the online orientation module.

Move-In

Move-In will correspond with Co-Cuirrcular and Orientation Programming. More information about Fall 2021 move-in will be shared over the summer. 

Transfer Orientation Communication

Students and families will receive communication from GW via our Next Stop, GW! email newsletter. Next Stop, GW! is a comprehensive electronic newsletter providing timely and relevant information, and serves as an introduction to student life and living at GW. Newsletters will be archinved on our website after they have been sent.

Here's what else you can expect for email communication between June and August:

  • Introduction to academic schools and undergraduate advising teams
  • Preliminary invoices issued by Student Accounts (emailed to Student GW email)
  • First-year group advising webinars and class registration
  • Move-in and Orientation information 
  • Reminders about immunization forms, Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), and more!

Fall 2021 Orientation

The New Student Orientation program takes place the week before classes begin. More information from the university about New Student Orientation will be shared in June.

New Student Orientation (Fall 2021) Online Module

New students will complete the Online Orientation Module through the summer. The Module is self-paced and can be completed in parts. More information about he Orientation Fall 2021 module will be shared via the Next Stop GW newsletter which is sent to your GW email in June. 

Family & Guests Program

Fall 2021 Orientation

More information from the university about New Student Orientation will be shared in June.

New Student Orientation (Fall 2021) Family Online Module

The Module is self-paced and can be completed in parts. More information about he Orientation Fall 2021 module will be shared via the Next Stop GW newsletter which is sent to your email beginning in June. 

 

Sign-up for the GW Family Listserv to receive timely communication throughout the school year. You will receive regular emails designed to keep you informed of what is happening on campus.

 


Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

GWxDC

District Connections connects incoming students with the cultural and intellectual diversity of the nation’s capital. This semester be sure to check your email for our newsletter about ongoing oppurtunities to connect with D.C. as well as the District Connections website.

 

Student Privacy & Permissions

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Once enrolled at GW, students have the right to inspect and review their own education records, as well as designate who has access to their student records outside of GW. 

We encourage you to have conversations with your student about FERPA prior to arriving in August.

You can access the Student Consent for Release of Information to Parents/Third Parties form online at go.gwu.edu/ferpa. 

If someone other than the student will be making payments to the university, the student should add them as an authorized user on the account. The student is the only one with the ability to grant access to the eBill system.

Please note: Completing a FERPA form (PDF) does not give online access to the eBill; the student grants access through the eBill system.