Before You Arrive

I've committed to GW! What's next?

New students and families will receive more communication and information about what to expect and important dates soon after making the enrollment deposit. It will be important for both new students and families to check their email regularly, as this will be our primary mode of communication. 

Students: upon deposit, the admitted student portal (where you located your Admissions decision) will list Next Steps, which includes creating your GW email (claiming netID and password) and registering for Orientation. You should locate this in your admitted student portal and complete the steps as soon as possible. Please bookmark the portal to use this throughout the onboarding period in the winter and summer.

Family members: we utilize the parent/family email provided on the student’s CommonApp to communicate over the summer. If you are unsure if you have an email listed or would like to receive information moving forward, please fill out the Family Listserve form.


Orientation Registration

Fall Orientation

More information about Fall Orientation 2021 will be available in April. 

Complete the Online Module

New Student Orientation (Fall 2021) Online Module

New students will complete Online Orientation sections 1 & 2 prior to registering for classes and before signing up for a virtual appointment with an academic advisor. The Module is self-paced and can be completed in parts. More information about Orientation Fall 2021 module will be available in April. 

Class Registration

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


More information about Fall 2021 move-in will be available in the summer.