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 – 12:15 GSEHD Presentations & Current Student Panel
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 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]


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

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). For more informatio on metro, visit Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

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.