New Student Orientation

Individual graduate programs provide program-specific orientations for their students at each new enrollment cycle. Depending on the program’s primary mode of delivery, these orientations are offered face-to-face in the various locations in which courses are offered and/or by webinar. In addition, a face-to-face New Student Orientation program to which all new students are invited is hosted on Main Campus each fall.

Each new student receives a New Student Orientation Letter that provides the name, email address, and phone number of the director/coordinator of the program the student is entering as well as additional information and instructions about navigating the graduate school experience at GWU. 


Information on disability accessibility through the Noel Program for Students with Disabilities is communicated to students in their New Student Orientation, New Student Orientation Letter, Continuing Student Letter, and in course syllabi.