Helping new students find their foundation at Georgetown University.

New Student Sign-Ups Now Open!

Are you new to Georgetown? Looking to meet a peer mentor? Hoping to connect with peers and new friends? Register for Cornerstone! Cornerstone is an eight-week program designed for undergraduate first-year and transfer students to connect with a peer mentor and other new students during their transition to Georgetown. Register for Cornerstone by clicking the button below. Registration will remain open until September 23, 2020, at 11:59pm (Eastern time).

Interested in being a Cornerstone Mentor?

Applications to volunteer as a Cornerstone Peer Mentor are now open. Through weekly virtual gatherings, Peer Mentors lead and mentor new first-year and transfer students at Georgetown. Learn more and apply by clicking the button below. Applications to be a Peer Mentor are due by September 16, 2020, at 12:00pm noon (Eastern time).

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