Georgetown Weeks of Welcome (GWOW)

What is GWOW?

Georgetown Weeks of Welcome (GWOW) takes place over the first six weeks of the Fall semester and involves large-scale programming to welcome new students, returning students, faculty, and staff back to Georgetown.

GWOW hopes to provide a valuable opportunity to embrace the new school year by bringing the community. It is a time to encourage student involvement, boost school spirit, and create lifelong memories! This year, GWOW will host events virtually to connect new Hoyas to other Georgetown students and build community in the first few weeks of school.

GWOW Spring 2021

For the first time, Georgetown Weeks of Welcome (GWOW) will be held during the Spring Semester. In addition to GWOW Signature Events, Weeks of Welcome includes programming for incoming first-year and transfer students throughout the first two weeks of the semester.

GWOW Signature Events

Hosted by GWOW student coordinators, GWOW Signature Events will be held Friday nights. Open to all current Georgetown students, GWoW signature events help first-year and transfer students meet other Hoyas and connect with returning students through fun and engaging activities.

Speed Friending

Friday January 29 at 7pm
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Meet fellow Hoyas with fun conversation starters! Speed Friending will provide you with the chance to meet people for a few minutes at a time discussing everything from food hot takes to “what if…” scenarios.

Escape the Breakout Room

Friday February 5 at 7pm
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Are you up for the challenge? Test your codebreaking skills by competing against other teams to solve Georgetown-themed riddles (and compete for prizes)! Sign up with a group of 3-5 team members or sign up solo and let us create a group for you!

Note: Participants must sign up by Wednesday February 3 at 11:59 pm Eastern to participate.

GWOW Digital Calendar

The GWOW digital calendar reflects programming available in the first two weeks of the Spring 2021 Semester. These events focus on, or are inclusive of, new first-year and transfer students. The calendar may be updated on an ongoing basis. You can click on events in the Google calendar below to learn more!

These events are also available via CampusGroups. Search our events by clicking “GWOW” in the tab titled Event Tags in the Events Section.

Virtual Group Fitness Promo Week @ Yates Field House

The Group Fitness Program at Yates Field House strives to decrease barriers by ensuring classes are relevant and programmatically accessible for participants of all fitness abilities and levels. Registration to a Virtual Group Fitness event is required. Group Fitness classes are free all semester.

To view the full Group Fitness schedule and register for a group fitness event during GWOW, visit

Mission of GWOW

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 will interact with Georgetown’s diverse student body and faculty by participating in co-curricular programs, events, and activities that support their academic and personal development.

Georgetown Weeks of Welcome (GWOW)