DSA cultivates an inclusive community that supports connection, growth, and well-being for every student throughout their GW journey.




A group of students smiling and giving "thumbs up" hand sign to the camera in UYard

Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome at the George Washington University  provides  opportunities for students to connect, build relationships, learn about resources, and build a community at GW as they start a new semester. Welcome events showcase the many resources GW has to offer for academic success and student support, opportunities for involvement, and more.

Student writing their contact info at a student org table at the Org Fair Friday event

Org Fair Fridays

Find your place among GW's thriving community of 500+ student organizations at the org fair! Each week will spotlight new orgs, so there's always something to look forward to. Check out the full schedule and directory of participating organizations on our website

GW student and family members pose for a photo in front of the "GW" wall in the Thurston Hall lobby

Alumni & Families Weekend

All members of the GW community are invited to return to campus for Alumni & Families Weekend! We’ve got an exciting schedule of events, including reunion celebrations for the undergraduate classes of 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018. We can’t wait to see you there!




Vice Provost Colette Coleman poses with three GW students outside Gelman

“In the Division for Student Affairs, you'll meet a team of people committed to enhancing the GW student experience. We are here for you from the first day you step on campus through to commencement: planning your orientation, advising your student organizations, creating your home away from home, and so much more.”

Colette Coleman
Vice Provost for Student Affairs & Dean of Students







14% of the GW undergraduate student population is a member of a fraternity or sorority


86% of first-year students made at least one connection with another student during New Student Orientation


16,417+ undergraduate and graduate students are involved in at least one student organization






Veteran Fulfills Dream Career

The William and Joanne Conway Transitioning Warriors Nursing Scholars Initiative at GW helps veterans like Elizabeth Kovacich enter the civilian nursing workforce.

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VIDEO: GW Here & Now

What's Good? If Someone Was Coming to DC For A Day What Would You Recommend They Do?

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