Cornerstone

Helping new students find their foundation at Georgetown University.

Spring 2021 Cornerstone Dates and Information

Spring 2021 Cornerstone will take place virtually from February 15 – March 26. Mentors and new students will gather virtually in small groups one a week for six weeks, and the program will conclude before Spring break. Cornerstone is a great opportunity for new students to meet with a consistent group of new friends, discuss topics related to the transition to college, and to interact with upperclass peer mentors.


Mentor applications for Cornerstone Spring 2021 now open

Through weekly virtual meet-ups, Peer Mentors lead and mentor new first-year and transfer students at Georgetown. Read more and apply here (students will be prompted to log in to Campus Groups to view and apply).


Participant registration for Cornerstone Spring 2021 now open!

Registration for Cornerstone Spring 2021 is open for all new first-year and transfer students who started at Georgetown in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. The deadline for new students to sign up is Monday, February 8, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST. New students can sign up by clicking here (students will be prompted to log in to Campus Groups to view and sign up).


About Cornerstone

General Info

Cornerstone is designed to assist new undergraduate students in their transition to Georgetown by providing opportunities for extended mentoring and small-group connection with peer leaders and other new students. Groups share a meal provided by Cornerstone and participate in an open-ended conversation, facilitated by a peer mentor, highlighting a topics related to college adjustment.

Cornerstone creates a space of reflection, goal-setting, and open conversation about the Georgetown experience and how students can find their footing moving forward.  Whether it’s to make new friends, talk about goals for getting involved, or to connect with a peer mentor, Cornerstone can serve as a launch point for new students looking to take the next step forward in navigating Georgetown.

Cornerstone is supervised by the office of Orientation, Transition, and Family Engagement in the Division of Student Affairs.

Statement of Purpose

The Cornerstone Initiative is a series of weekly discussion groups that provide a space for first-year students to develop the tools to effectively transition to college life. Led by a trained peer mentor, each group will work together to build a community, make meaning out of their experiences and, through reflection and discussion, lay a foundation for their future on the Hilltop.

Testimonial Video