Sunday, January 6 - Tuesday, January 8, 2019

OGS offers an orientation program of information sessions and social events for all new undergraduate student entering Georgetown in F-1 or J-1 status in Spring 2019. Interactive sessions will focus on academic life, immigration regulations, health care, employment, and more.

Students in F-1 and J-1 status (exchange, transfer, GU-Q, or degree-seeking) are required to attend all orientation sessions in order to remain in legal status. Student's in F-1 and J-1 automatically registered for orientation and will incur a $50 international orientation fee regardless of whether or not they attend the optional events during the program.

 Spring 2019 International Orientation Schedule (PDF)

Temporary Accommodations  

Transportation & Parking  


On-Campus Housing & Move-In

New undergraduates, OGE exchanges, GU-Q and international transfer students living on campus must report for move-in on Sunday, January 6, 2019, between 12-4pm. Please consider this move-in time and date when making travel arrangements to arrive in Washington, DC on Sunday, January 6. More information and details about move-in will be available on Tuesday, November 20. 

New International Student Checklists

Being organized and prepared before you leave home will make your arrival much easier! Below you will find a checklist of tasks to complete before your arrival at Georgetown. Remember that you may have additional tasks for attending NSO Undergraduate Deans and programs may require additional tasks to be completed so be sure to check your Georgetown email account and read all information you receive from Georgetown. 

Pre-arrival Checklist (PDF)  Post-Arrival Checklist (PDF) 

I-NSO Leaders

Blank profile photoLuka Pauwelyn

Program: SFS
Home Country: Belgium
Luka Pauwelyn is a rising freshman in the School of Foreign Service (SFS), majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Luka calls Belgium her home; however, she also spent a significant amount of time in Switzerland, France, and North Carolina. In relation to her studies, Luka is passionate about humanitarian aid and global health. In Luka’s free time, she enjoys working with kids, playing water polo, and volunteering!


Blank profile photoSara Rotenberg

Program: Global Health
Home Country: Canada
Sara Rotenberg is a proud Canadian and junior in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. After studying in Singapore for two years, she decided to pursue her passions for global health and health policy here at Georgetown. Outside of the classroom, Sara is involved with the Center for Social Justice's Advisory Board for Student Organizations, on the board of the Georgetown Transfer Council, and is a Fellow with the Georgetown Global Health Initiative where she conducts independent research on population policies. In her spare time, Sara is an avid traveller, cook, and skier.