Thursday, August 22 - Friday, August 23

OGS hosts a mandatory orientation program of information sessions and social events for all new undergraduate students entering Georgetown in F-1 or J-1 status in Fall 2019. Interactive sessions will focus on academic life, immigration regulations, health care, employment, and other topics critical to student success at Georgetown.

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

Temporary Accommodations  

Transportation & Parking  

Schedule of Events (PDF)


On-Campus Housing & Move-In

New undergraduates, OGE exchanges, GU-Q and international transfer students living on campus must report for move-in on Thursday, August 22 between 12 and 4pm. Please consider this move-in time and date when making travel arrangements to arrive in Washington, DC no later than Thursday, August 22. More information and details about move-in will be available in summer 2019. 

Non-F-1/J-1 Students

I-NSO is designed to provide necessary immigration information to students studying in J-1 or F-1 immigration status during their time at Georgetown, as well as information on cultural and academic adjustment. U.S. citizens, dual citizens, Permanent Residents, or any student who has lived outside the U.S. for the majority of their life and feel I-NSO would ease their adjustment to U.S. culture are welcome to register to participate in I-NSO. 

I-NSO 2019 Registration for U.S. Citizens

Registration will be reviewed in light of spaces available, and registration will close on July 1, 2019. Do not plan on attending I-NSO until you have received a confirmation of registration from

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 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. 

Fall 2019 Pre-Arrival Checklist