New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation


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 on the GW Coronavirus site 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.


Fall 2022 Orientation

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

|  Virtual Orientation Modules  |

The Office of Student Life will enroll all new students in an asynchronous Blackboard orientation. Students will be added to the Blackboard site beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2022. 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.

 

|  Orientation Events  |

In addition to the asynchronous orientation, the Office of Student Life hopes you will join us for live webinars and an on-campus kick-off event where you can meet staff and have your questions answered.

New Student Checklist

Session 1: Thursday, July 7, 2022 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET (Online)

Join us for an introductory session to discuss getting prepared for your first semester at GSEHD. We will review the New Student Guide, how to access and use DegreeMap, where to find upcoming courses, and how to access the different software provided to GW students. This session will offer plenty of time for Q&A with one of our Student Services Representatives. Additional sessions listed by date below.
 

Building Community

Thursday, August 4, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET (Online)

As a graduate student, it can sometimes be challenging to connect with others as you move throughout your program. With the hustle and bustle of managing your work/life balance, building community is often overlooked. Join GSEHD’s Office of Student Life to learn more about our current student organizations and other opportunities for students to get involved and engage with their peers!
 

Getting to Know GSEHD Career Services

Monday, August 8, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET (Online)

Whether you are pursuing a degree to launch your career, make a shift into a different industry or role, or to advance on your current path, GSEHD Career Services is here to help you reach your goal. Join us for an introduction to the career development tools and resources available to you as a GSEHD student. Get started on the path to your next career move today!
 

Preparing for Online Learning

Thursday, August 11, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET (Online)

Nervous about starting virtual courses? Just want a better sense of what online learning looks like at GSEHD? Join the Office of Student Life to discuss online learning tips, what to expect in your courses, and some strategies for success.
 

New Student Checklist

Session 2: Thursday, August 18, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET (Online)

Join us for an introductory session to discuss getting prepared for your first semester at GSEHD. We will review the New Student Guide, how to access and use DegreeMap, where to find upcoming courses, and how to access the different software provided to GW students. This session will offer plenty of time for Q&A with one of our Student Services Representatives. 
 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Welcome

Tuesday, August 23
7:00 - 8:30 PM ET (Online)

As members of the GW and GSEHD communities, it is important that all of our students feel welcome and supported. One way we commit to supporting our diverse student population is through concerted diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. Join us to learn about our DEI initiatives and the resources available to support you as a community member and individual.

During this event, you will hear from Dr. Dwayne Kwaysee Wright, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives, learn about student representation on GSEHD's DEI Committee, and hear from members of the Office of Student Life about resources and engagement opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to let us know what you need to feel welcome and supported during your academic journey.
 

Graduate Student Services Fair & Welcome Reception

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET

(Foggy Bottom Campus)

University Student Center

Third Floor Grand Ballroom

800 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Hosted by the GW Graduate Enrollment Management team. For more information, email gradinfo@gwu.edu

 

Doctoral Student Experience

Thursday, August 25, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET (Online)

You are about to embark on a journey of intellectual, professional, and personal discovery as you pursue your doctoral degree. The Office of Student Life is here to support you every step of the way. Join Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies Sharon Dannels and Senior Student Services Associate Sarah Landers as they provide you with a roadmap for what to expect as a GSEHD doctoral student.

 

Fall 2022 Kick-off: Welcome to GSEHD!

Friday, August 26, 2022
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Foggy Bottom Campus

Join the Office of Student Life and GSEHD Community on the Foggy Bottom campus for an official welcome to the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. You will have the opportunity to tour campus, schedule meetings with OSL staff, meet your future classmates, and get to know your resources. We will wrap up the evening with a networking reception.
 

JAM (Just Ask Me) Sessions

Session 1: Thursday, September 1, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET (Online)
 
Session 2: Thursday, September 8, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET (Online)
Cancelled

Orientation is packed with a LOT of information, so we anticipate that you will have questions. We encourage you to attend our JAM (Just Ask Me) Sessions to speak with representatives from the Office of Student Life.


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