Sunday, August 18 - Tuesday, August 20

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

All students in F-1 and J-1 status 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 orientation and charged a $50 international orientation fee regardless of whether or not they attend the optional events during the program.

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Schedule of Events (PDF)


International Student Pre- & Post-Arrival 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 and after your arrival at Georgetown. Remember that your academic departments and programs may require additional tasks to be completed so be sure to read all information you receive from Georgetown University. 

Fall 2019 Pre-Arrival Checklist  

Are you a new international student enrolling a program at the School of Continuing Studies (SCS)? If so, SCS orientation information may be found on the SCS Admitted International Students website.

Check out more detailed pre-arrival information below:

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