Welcome Events

Welcome to GW! We're excited to have you here. At the beginning of each semester, GW SEAS hosts several events for you to learn more about the school, your resources, and meet your classmates. Spring 2024 events are outlined below; Fall 2024 events coming soon!

SEAS MS/PhD/Certificate Orientation – Spring 2024

For Spring 2024, we are holding one in-person orientation for all new Spring 2024 graduate students. In this orientation, we will go over more specific information on advising, tips to be successful, resources, policies, and answer any questions that you have. 


SEAS Grad In-Person Orientation
Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2024
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
Location: In-Person location to be emailed out 3 days prior to the event. Seating is on a first come basis due to the capacity of the room.
Register Here


SEAS Welcome Events


Welcome Week Tabling
Dates: Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 through Thursday, January 18th, 2024
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm ET
Location: Outside of Suite 2500
Please join the SEAS Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services at our table Tuesday through Thursday for the week that classes start to ask any quick questions that you might have, meet members of our team, learn more about our services, and grab small giveaways.


SEAS Welcome Happy Hour
Date: Friday, January 26th, 2024
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm ET
Location: Proper 21 on K Street
Please join the SEAS Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services at a welcome happy hour for SEAS graduate students. Please stop by and join us for drinks and light hors d'oeuvres while we socialize and gear up for the new semester! This is a first come, first serve event for SEAS graduate students only, and space is limited. You must bring your passport or driver's license to confirm your age. Please also bring your GW student ID card as we will be verifying that you are a SEAS graduate student prior to entering the event.


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