OGS offers an orientation program of information sessions and social events for new graduate students entering the university in F-1 or J-1 status in Fall 2018. Information sessions focus on academic life, immigration regulations, health care, employment, and more!
All graduate students in F-1 and J-1 status are required to attend the mandatory sessions, including Immigration & Compliance and Cultural & Academic Success, in order to remain in legal status. Students in F-1 and J-1 status are automatically registered for orientation and charged a new student orientation fee regardless of whether or not they attend the optional events during the program.
International Student Pre-Arrival Checklist
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.