Admitted Students

Welcome to the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD)! Here at GSEHD, we host an Admitted Students Day in early spring and New Student Orientation's at the beginning of each semester. You can learn more about these events below. We hope that you’ll be able to take advantage of these ways to connect with the GW, GSEHD, and larger DC community!

New Student Orientation

For new students that are preparing to begin coursework at GSEHD- please be sure to check out our New Student Orientation video! This video is designed to highlight key supports and resources that you should be aware of before starting your first semester. You will also invited to participate in upcoming New Student Orientation events/webinars, where you can learn about more resources and meet other members of the GSEHD community.

Fall 2018 New Student Orientation Sessions

Wednesday August 22, 2018

  • 6 - 7 pm EST: Online Orientation for GSEHD Distance Education and Off-Campus Students. Register Here
  • 7 - 8 pm EST: Online Orientation for GSEHD Distance Education and Off-Campus Students. Register Here

Thursday August 23, 2018

  • 12 - 1 pm EST: Online Orientation for GSEHD Distance Education and Off-Campus Students. Register Here
  • 6 - 7 pm EST: Online Orientation for GSEHD Distance Education and Off-Campus Students. Register Here

Friday, August 24, 2018

  • 3 - 4 pm EST. New Student Campus Tour. RSVP here
  • 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST: Office of Student Life Open House and Welcome Event. RSVP here
    • Office of Student Life, 2136 G ST, NW Washington, DC 20052
    • Stop by the Office of Student Life townhouse to meet Admissions, Student Services, and Career Services staff.
    • Get your LinkedIn headshot
    • Refreshments

Welcome to the GSEHD community at The George Washington University! Please join us for an evening of connecting with faculty, staff, and other incoming students at the Graduate School of Education & Human Development (GSEHD).

Saturday, August 25, 2018

  • 10 am - 2:30 pm EST: GSEHD New Student Orientation. RSVP here

Funger Hall, 2201 Gst St NW, Room 103 Washington, DC 20052

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.


  • 9:30 - 10:00 am Check-In
  • 10:00 - 12:00 pm GSEHD Presentations & Current Student Panel
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 12:30 - 3:00 pm Program-Specific Sessions*

* 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.

University Wide New Graduate Student Events

Thursday, August 23, 2018

  • 3 - 4:30 pm EST. Graduate Student Services Fair
    • District House Basement Level 2
    • 2121 H St NW

Join us in District House as you talk with representatives from departments throughout the university and learn about services and resources available for all graduate students at GW! Over 30 offices have been invited to attend this fair, and it is the only time of year they are conveniently gathered in the same room for you.

  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm EST: Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony
    • Lisner Auditorium
    • 730 21st St NW

Hear from university leadership, a GW Alumni Association representative and fellow graduate student speakers as we officially welcome you to the university, offer tips for success, and kick start your graduate education at GW!

  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST: Graduate Student Welcome Reception
    • Kogan Plaza - courtyard immediately behind Lisner Auditorium*

Mix and mingle with Deans, university administrators and your fellow graduate students while enjoying a dessert reception.

**in case of rain, the reception will be held in the Basement of Lisner Auditorium**

Admitted Students Day

Admitted Students Webinars

Register for one of the Admitted Students Webinars, taking place throughout March and April. Webinars will allow you to learn more about the numerous opportunities within GSEHD, and available only at GW.
The webinar will cover:

  • What makes GSEHD unique
  • Tuition Support and Services
  • Current Student Experiences

Choose from four sessions (all offered online):

  • Wednesday, March 14, 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 21, 9:00am
  • Tuesday, March 27, 6:00pm
  • Thursday, April 5, 6:00pm

Register for one of the Admitted Students Webinars here!

In order to participate, you will need to have access to a computer with internet. You will be able to hear the session and interact with the presenters via chat.