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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!

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

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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION aims to aid in the academic, personal, social, and cultural transition of new undergraduate students and their families to the GW and D.C. communities. The programming you participate in is designed to introduce you to the academic culture and class registration process, community expectations and resources, and involvement opportunities on-campus and in the city. 

Learn More About New Student Orientation

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New Student A-Z Resource List 


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