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The George Washington University:

Your Future Starts Here

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New Students

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WE ARE EXCITED AND PRIVILEGED TO WELCOME YOU to the George Washington University. You are about to embark on a new and exciting journey as a GW student. As your Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, I look forward to engaging with you and encourage you to be in learning mode as you transition to the university.

You’ll discover the many offices and people here who can help during your first year. Our Division for Student Affairs team members can assist as you navigate GW, we have built a student experience that is inclusive, welcoming, informative, and fun.

I look forward to seeing you on campus!

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Dean Petty
M.L. "Cissy" Petty, Ph.D. 
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Find Out More About Orientation!
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New Student A-Z Resource List 


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