Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome at the George Washington University provides opportunities for students to connect, build relationships, learn about resources, and build a community at GW as they start a new semester. Welcome events showcase the many resources GW has to offer for academic success and student support, opportunities for involvement, and more.

Signature Events


A crowd of students browsing student organization tables in the Smith Center


Org Fair Fridays

Find your place among GW's thriving community of 500+ student organizations at our weekly org fairs! Each week will spotlight new orgs, so there's always something to look forward to!

Schedule of Events

The 2021 Weeks of Welcome program has concluded! Thank you to all our partners and student organizations for hosting events. Stay tuned for future updates and information about Weeks of Welcome 2022!

Events are added all the time, so bookmark this page and check back often to see what's new on the schedule! Be sure to follow @StudentLifeatGW on Instagram to get connected to the community, and for the latest event updates.



"Go to all of the Welcome Week events! My first year I went to the Comedy Show which was hosted by Program Board and that inspired me to want to join Program Board to be part of creating events for the student body.”

Savannah DeLullo

Class of 2021

Share Your WoW Events

We encourage student organizations and campus partners who are hosting events during Weeks of Welcome to share their WoW events with the community. We look forward to hearing about your WoW events for Fall 2022 - more information about WoW events will be available this summer!

Adding Events in Engage

This option is recommended for student organizations. You can add your events directly to Engage. Be sure to use the "Weeks of Welcome" category for your events. If you need assistance with adding your events to Engage, please contact Org Help.

Adding Events to the University Calendar

The University Calendar is a great tool, and one that we use to create the automatic feed of upcoming events. You can submit your event online. In order for your event to populate on our Weeks of Welcome events feed, you must add "Weeks of Welcome" as a Tag in the event submission webform. 

Sharing Events on Social Media

Follow @StudentLifeatGW on Instagram for weekly event spotlights, and be sure to tag us in your posts and stories so that we share your WoW events too! Events that are added to Engage and/or the University Calendar will be prioritized for promotion on our accounts. 

Contact Student Life

If you need support troubleshooting Engage or the University Calendar, please contact Student Life and we will be happy to assist!