Schedule of Events

New Student Orientation (NSO) is required for all new students and will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2020 – Tuesday, August 25, 2020

NSO is designed to officially welcome you to Georgetown University, communicate academic and community expectations, and prepare you to successfully navigate your transition as a Georgetown student. Students should expect to spend full days Saturday through Tuesday in NSO programming, as you will be receiving mandatory information and making connections critical to your success on campus. NSO programs will include a mix of informative large-group webinar sessions, interactive small group discussions, and engaging community-building social programs to connect students to faculty, staff, and other students.

Fall 2020 NSO Schedule

This schedule features the key time blocks of NSO. More details and information will be on each student’s Canvas website in the days leading up to NSO. (All times in EDT).

Events marked with as asterisk* are mandatory for new students.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

10:00am – 10:45amNSO Welcome Session*
11:00am – 12:00pmOA Small Group Meeting 1*
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch Break (optional drop-in with OA)
1:00pm – 2:00pmJesuit Values Panel*
2:00pm – 2:45pmOA Small Group Meeting 2*
7:00pm – 9:00pmEvening Programs

Sunday, August 23, 2020

9:00am – 11:00amVirtual Religious Services 
11:00am – 11:30amOA Small Group Meeting 3* 
12:00pm – 1:00pmNew Student Convocation Ceremony* 
1:00pm – 2:00pmLunch Break (optional drop-in with OA)
2:00pm – 3:00pmCommunity in Diversity*
3:30pm – 4:30pmNow Launching: Your Journey to Wellness*
4:30pm – 5:30pmOA Small Group Meeting 4*
7:00pm – 9:00pmEvening Programs

Monday, August 24, 2020

9:30am – 9:50amOA Small Group Meeting 5*
10:00am – 11:30amDeans’ Assemblies* 
11:30am – 12:30pmLunch break (optional drop-in with OA)
12:00pm – 4:00pmTesting (Language; English Writing; Math)*
4:00pm – 5:00pmRacial Justice Workshop: “Confronting Racism”* 
5:00pm – 5:30pmOA Small Group Meeting 6*
7:00pm – 9:00pmEvening Programs

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 

11:00am – 12:00pmCommunity Expectations Panel*
12:00pm – 12:30pmOA Small Group Meeting 7*
12:30 pm – 1:00pmLunch break (optional drop-in with OA)
1:00pm – 3:30pmInterest Sessions (4 blocks, 30-minutes each, break in between)
3:30pm – 4:00pmOA Small Group Meeting 8*
4:00pm – 5:00pmClosing Ceremony*
7:00pm – 9:00pmEvening Programs

Accommodations During NSO

Students who might require an accommodation because of a physical or sensory disability should be in contact with the Academic Resource Center ( to discuss their needs. In this way, appropriate arrangements can be made in advance of NSO events.