Georgetown Weeks of Welcome

What is GWOW?

The Georgetown Weeks of Welcome (GWOW) hosts a wide array of exciting, engaging events to celebrate the arrival and return of Hoyas to the Hilltop. It takes place over the first six weeks of the Fall semester and the first two weeks of the Spring semester.

Open to all current Georgetown students, all can expect to eat, hydrate, dance, mingle, play games, and make forever memories at our thorough and thoughtfully planned campus activities. The fun does not stop at New Student Orientation – our purpose here at GWOW is to help new Hoyas feel at home with festivities, community-building, and good times through the start of the semester. 

You can expect free merch and refreshments like T-shirts, stickers, coffee, meals, snacks, prizes, and much more!

GWOW Mission

Georgetown Weeks of Welcome aims to immerse new and returning students in the unique and multifaceted culture of Georgetown during the first six weeks of the academic year. Students interact with Georgetown’s diverse student body by participating in co-curricular programs, events, and activities that support their academic and personal development.