The International New Student Orientation (I-NSO) program provides an introduction to Georgetown for all new undergraduate, transfer, SFS-Q and exchange students entering Georgetown in F-1 or J-1 visa status each fall. I-NSO is a half-day orientation program hosted by the Office of Global Services (OGS) and provides a thorough introduction to the U.S. academic system, U.S. immigration regulations, U.S. health insurance, and the culture of the United States.
All I-NSO sessions on Friday, August 25th are MANDATORY for students in F-1 or J-1 status to attend, and missing the required sessions could jeopardize one's immigration status.
Freshmen and transfers attend I-NSO on the afternoon of Friday, August 25th directly after move-in, then go on to attend the general university-wide New Student Orientation (NSO) program with their international and domestic classmates for an introduction to life as a student at Georgetown.
I-NSO is required for all international undergraduate exchange, SFS-Q, and transfer students who will enter the United States in F-1 or J-1 status for the fall 2017 semester. These students are automatically registered for I-NSO and should arrive on campus no later than the morning of Friday, August 25th for their designated move-in. Students are encouraged to plan to arrive the day before move-in or earlier to ensure a smooth transition to campus. For a list of local hotels with discounted rates for Georgetown students, click here.
**US Citizens and Permanent Residents who live abroad are not automatically registered for I-NSO but may apply for consideration to attend. I-NSO applications will open on March 15th. To apply, please fill out the application form by Friday, June 23rd.
Fall 2017 Move-In
Freshmen, Transfers, SFS-Q & Exchange Students Morning of Friday, August 25th (Times TBD by The Office of Residential Living)
Move-in is managed and coordinated by the Office of Residential Living. Students will receive detailed instructions about move-in procedures from the Residential Living in August. For more information, please review the new student move-in page on the housing website at http://studentliving.georgetown.edu/moving-new/in-fall. Students must move in on their designated move-in day. Unfortunately, requests for early move-in cannot be granted.
Fall 2017 Tentative I-nsO Schedule
SCHEDULE COMING SOON. A finalized schedule will be emailed to all students in early August.
We understand that parents are concerned for the safety and well-being of their children during their undergraduate experience in the United States. The OGS staff takes pride in the care given to all international students and provides a variety of non-academic support services throughout the academic program to ensure adjustment to life in the United States and the University.
Parents and family members who will travel to the Washington area for orientation should plan for family outings a few days prior to the start of orientation as students will have little free time once orientation begins. Parents are also encouraged to attend the Parent & Family Orientation Welcome Session coordinated by NSO on Saturday, August 26th. A special session hosted by OGS for international parents will be offered on Friday, August 25th.