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

Seo YoungSeo Young Lee

Program: SFS
Home Country: South Korea
Seo Young Lee is a rising sophomore in the College studying American Studies. Born in South Korea, she grew up Indonesia, England, and Singapore. Seo Young has been heavily involved in service since high school, having directed Asia’s largest youth-led charity race (the 24 Hour Race) and worked with NGO Gawad Kalinga to raise funds for Filipino villages in poverty. Since moving to DC, she has co-organized the 2018 Global Expo, Georgetown’s largest food event on campus, for which she established corporate sponsorships with donors, such as Chipotle, Il Canale, and the Newseum. She adores the arts and frequents museums, as well as contributing monthly articles to the Georgetown Independent.


Blank profile photoKarissa Prayogo

Program: SFS
Home Country: Indonesia
Karissa is a rising junior in the SFS majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Business, Growth and Development. Hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, she is passionate about startups and social innovation and is fascinated by how technology can be leveraged to solve international development challenges. On campus, she is the president of the International Students Association and focuses much of her efforts on fostering a sense of community within Georgetown's international population and creating resources to aid international students in their transition to American college culture. She has also worked as a research assistant in the Asian Studies Program and as an assistant editor in the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, and is now working at the Cawley Career Center on international student programming. In her spare time, she loves trying out new restaurants in DC, karaoke nights with friends, and watching the Great British Baking Show.