Student Support and Family Engagement

Students mingle around the statue of George Washington on the Quad

The Office of Student Support and Family Engagement welcomes you and your family into the GW community. We are a community of scholars, artists, scientists, visionaries, and athletes. We are from all over the world and from right here in the United States. We embrace the diversity within our community while celebrating our individuality. We take care of each other in times of need, and we "Raise High" to celebrate each other's triumphs. GW faculty and staff will help our students achieve their dreams, even if they haven't figured out what they are yet!

As you and your student will learn, there is no such thing as a typical GW experience, and there is no "right way" to approach the college years. Some students know the groups they want to join, the classes they want to take, and the first company where they want to work. Some students have no idea and that's perfectly okay; we're here to help them take the first steps towards figuring it out.

Although our focus will be on your student, there are a variety of resources specifically designed to help parents and families adjust to the transition to college.