Event Details

Join us for a day of building community and making connections between you, your peers, and GSEHD. Attendees will hear from school leadership and current students about academic success, student life, and navigating the transition to graduate school. The day will be engaging and informative - a time to connect with colleagues and resources. We hope to see you there and welcome you to contact us with you questions you may have. Lunch will be provided.


9:30-10:00 Check-In
10:00 – 12:00 GSEHD Presentations & Current Student Panel
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 p.m. Program-Specific Sessions*

* Program specifc sessions will end at different times. Please check with your program. Some programs, especially off-campus programs, host a program-specific orientation at a different time. The GSEHD Orientation will introduce students to general guidelines and policies which are applicable to all students. If you are able to attend both your program-specific orientation and the GSEHD orientation, we would encourage you to do so. Please check with your academic advisor or program coordinator if you are unsure whether your program has a separate orientation planned.

GSEHD Office of Student Life
[email protected]


How can I get to the event using public transportation?

Parking on campus is currently a challenge due to ongoing construction, so we strongly encourage the use of public tranportation. The Marvin Center is just a few blocks away from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station (Blue and Orange lines).

What is going on with the metro?

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA, also known as the Metro) has notified the public that on August 25th and August 26th there will be no Orange, Blue or Silver line service between the Federal Triangle and Foggy Bottom metro stations.

Why does this matter to you?

The Foggy Bottom metro station is the closest subway station to The George Washington University and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Those planning to travel to the Foggy Bottom station from the direction of Metro Center will need to utilize the free shuttle bus service provided by Metro between the impacted stations or plan for alternative travel arrangements.

Now what do I do?

As mentioned above, the Metro will be running a free shuttle from the Metro Center station to the Foggy Bottom station to accommodate riders impacted by the station closures. If planning to take Metro to Foggy Bottom from the direction of Metro Center, we suggest adding 30-45 minutes to your expected travel time to ensure your on-time arrival. You can find additional information on the station closures and shuttle service on the WMATA webpage here.

Alternatives to Metro

The Washington, DC area has a variety of non-Metro transportation options. These include ride share services such as Uber* or Lyft; Capital Bikeshare; and dockless electric scooters such as Bird* and Lime*.
We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 9:30 am. If your plans have changed, please let us know as soon as possible. Also, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Marc Wollenschlager at [email protected] or (202) 994-9701.

What are my parking options getting to the event?

If you choose to drive to GW, a limited number of visitor parking spaces is available in the Academic Center Parking Garage (801 22nd St, NW; entrance on I Street, NW, between 21st and 22nd streets) and in the Marvin Center Parking Garage (800 21st Street, NW; entrance on H Street, NW, between 21st and 22nd Streets). On-campus street parking is available, but it is also limited and time limits are striclty enforced. You can find out more at http://www.gwu.edu/foggy-bottom-directions-parking.

Where can I find additional resources?

The Admitted Student page is a great place to get started! The Student Services and the Career Services pages are also full of useful information and additional resources. If you have general questions about policies and regulations, check out the New Student Guide and next steps.

Can I bring my parents, siblings, or other family members with me to orientation?

Our New Student Orientation is for GSEHD students only. However, family members are welcome to explore the city while you attend orientation. Or family members can check out the campus by accessing the virtual tour guide.

I cannot attend, but I have questions. Who should I contact?

Your Student Services Representative would be happy to answer any questions that you have. If you have already accepted your offer of admissions, you have received a welcome email from your Student Services Representative. You can also find his/her contact information at http://gsehd.gwu.edu/students#student-services.

  • When: Sat Aug. 25
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Address: 800 21st St NW
    Washington DC,US 20052

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