New Student Orientation

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Attention Newly Admitted and Committed Students:

The George Washington University requires all in-person students to be in compliance with the Campus Public Health Measures as outlined at OnwardGW prior to being eligible to register for coursework. The document review process is a manual process and it may take up to one week for your record to be updated.


Welcome to the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD)! We hope that you’ll be able to take advantage of these ways to connect with the GW, GSEHD, and larger DC community. We encourage you to review the New Student Guide as you prepare for your first semester.


Attention Newly Admitted Students:

From Sunday, May 22, 2022 to Monday, May 30, 2022, GW IT will be migrating to the One Identity Management System. During this migration, new GW community members, including new students, will be unable to claim their GW Accounts. If you are attempting to claim your GW Identity, you will receive an email on May 30th, 2022 with a new link to claim your identity.

Fall 2022 New Student Orientation

The Office of Student Life will enroll all new students in an asynchronous Blackboard orientation. Students will be added to the Blackboard site shortly after they create their GW Identity. Please note, this process is not automatic and it could take a few days for you to see the GSEHD New Student Orientation site in Blackboard. This series of modules will walk you through key steps to take before you begin your program as well as resources and departments that will be available to support you during your academic career at GSEHD. In addition to the asynchronous orientation, the Office of Student Life hopes you will join us for live webinars and on campus events where you can meet staff and have your questions answered. We are thrilled to have you join the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and look forward to supporting you as you work towards your academic and professional goals.


Fall 2022 New Student Orientation Live Virtual Events


Additional events will be posted shortly

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