Fall 2022 Parent and Family Orientation Schedule

Virtual Parent and Family Orientation

Monday, August 15, on Zoom

Details about the interest sessions as well as Zoom links are now available below.
Time
Event
3 — 3:50 p.m. EDT
Parent and Family Orientation Welcome Session
4 — 4:50 p.m. EDT
Deans’ Welcome Sessions for Parents and Families
5 — 5:30 p.m. EDT
Rotating Interest Sessions
5:45 — 6:15 p.m. EDT
Rotating Interest Sessions
6:30 — 7 p.m. EDT
Rotating Interest Sessions

PFO Virtual Help Desk

During PFO, a virtual help desk will be available to parents and families. The Orientation staff will be available to assist with questions or concerns, and can help direct you to session. The Help Desk link will be made available on August 15, and it will be open from 2:00pm-7:00pm EDT.

During this session, leaders from the Division of Student Affairs, alongside the Orientation staff, will welcome you to Georgetown provide an overview and what to expect for the beginning of your student’s journey on the Hilltop.

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Georgetown College of Arts and Science Welcome Session for Parents and Families
Parents and families are invited to attend a welcome session to learn more about Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences and how to support your new College student.
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School of Foreign Service Welcome Session for Parents and Families
Dean Joel Hellman will host a virtual welcome session for parents and families of incoming School of Foreign Service students. Please join to learn about the School of Foreign Service and the undergraduate BSFS program.
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McDonough School of Business Deans’ Welcome Session for Parents and Families
Parents and families of new McDonough School of Business students are invited to a virtual welcome session to hear about the McDonough Undergraduate Program from Dean Paul Almeida, Senior Associate Dean Patricia Grant, and McDonough faculty members. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions of the panel. 
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School of Nursing Dean’s Welcome Session for Parents and Families
New SON parents and families are invited to our virtual welcome session hosted by Dean Roberta Waite along with SON faculty and Academic Affairs staff.
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School of Health Dean’s Welcome Session for Parents and Families
New SOH parents and families are invited to our virtual welcome session hosted by Dean Christopher King along with SOH faculty and Academic Affairs staff.
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Parent and Family Orientation interest sessions are designed to cover a variety of important topics regarding student life at Georgetown University. Interest sessions are divided into three 30-minute blocks, and parents and families are encouraged to attend the sessions most important to them. Sessions cover a wide range of topics, including campus ministries, student conduct and safety, financial aid, and many more. Please scroll down to see the full list of interest sessions, including session titles, descriptions, and Zoom links.

Block 1 (5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

Session TitleDescriptionZoom Link
COVID-19 Public Health Considerations at GUJoin Dr. Ranit Mishori, Chief Public Health Officer at Georgetown University, for an overview of public health measures and considerations in place for the Fall 2022 semester.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Engaging DC and Beyond in Social JusticeJoin the Center for Social Justice for a session on how students get engaged beyond the Hilltop, across the country and around the world, and animate GU’s Jesuit mission and our tradition of #HoyasForOthers. Learn about CSJ’s Engage DC programs, Alternative Breaks, community-engaged research and teaching, philanthropy, weekly tutoring and mentoring commitments and more.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Student Health Center- A Guide to healthcare on campusWe will provide a presentation about student health care on campus and what services we provide, where we are located, and what to expectClick here to join the Zoom meeting.
Living on Campus at GeorgetownJoin the Directors in Residential Living as we discuss what our teams do in supporting on campus residents and the many tips and tricks about being success in our residential communities.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
An Introduction to Career Development & Services at GeorgetownThe Cawley Career Education Center provides career services designed to help your student through every step of the career development process. In this session, you will meet members of the career center and learn about our specialized services including career counseling, industry advising, pre-law consultations, on-campus interviewing with employers, internship and job postings, alumni networking events, and more.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Coffee with the ARC DirectorMeet casually with Dr. Joseph P. Fisher, Executive Director of the Academic Resource Center. Joe will offer an overview of the ARC’s resources and can answer general questions about how the office works with students. Coffee not required, but definitely welcomed.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Where to Find Info About Financial AidThis presentation will demystify the financial aid process at Georgetown University and show you where critical information may be found on our websites.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Student Conduct Community StandardsParents and family will be provided information about the Code of Student Conduct as it relates to students’ non-academic rights and responsibilities, both on and off campus, as members of the Georgetown University community.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
The Student Ombuds: Where To Go When You Don’t Know Where To GoIn this session, the Ombuds for undergraduate and graduate students will explain how students can use the Office of the Student Ombuds (OSO) to bring up any University-related issues or concerns they may have. The Ombuds can also help students navigate resources at Georgetown and explore how to resolve conflicts or challenges that arise.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Club Sports and Outdoor Education – Engagement OpportunitiesThe Center for Student Engagement facilitates many opportunities for GU students to get involved on campus – stop by to learn about Club Sports and Outdoor Education.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Ten Ways the Library Can Help Hoyas SucceedGeorgetown University Library is a vital partner in students’ success—with information Hoyas need today and experiences that will change them forever. Learn how our unparalleled library collections, expert guidance, innovative spaces and skills-based workshops help foster student success.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
The Office of Student Equity & Inclusion OrientationJoin the Office of Student Equity & Inclusion –The Center for Multicultural Equity & Access, The Women’s Center and The LGBTQ Resource Center as we give an overview of what our programs offer! Stick around for our Q&A session.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Be Inspired, Get Involved, Stay Engaged! Leading at a Higher Level at GeorgetownDescribe the mission of the Center for Student Engagement; Discuss what guides our work; Provide examples of way students can get involved and where they can go to find groups; Demonstrate key partnerships across the University. Key takeaways would be to understand the meaning of being involved on campus, the resources we can provide, and where students can go to find new opportunities to become a leader.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Block 2 (5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.)

Session TitleDescriptionZoom Link
Engaging DC and Beyond in Social JusticeJoin the Center for Social Justice for a session on how students get engaged beyond the Hilltop, across the country and around the world, and animate GU’s Jesuit mission and our tradition of #HoyasForOthers. Learn about CSJ’s Engage DC programs, Alternative Breaks, community-engaged research and teaching, philanthropy, weekly tutoring and mentoring commitments and more.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Dharmic Life at GeorgetownDharmic Life accompanies students with roots or interest in Hindu (Vaiṣṇava, Śaiva, Sākta, Smārta, Sanātana/Hinduism as well as Yoga and other non-theist Dharmas), Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain traditions, and First Peoples’ Dharmas. Join Dr. Sharan to find out more about the spiritual and social activities for students, including retreats, discussion groups, meditation & yoga sessions, weekly gatherings and much more.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Muslim Life at GeorgetownMuslim Life is focused on providing educational opportunities and spiritual support for the Muslim campus community including but not limited to Friday Jum’ah services, Qiyam al-Layl, Iftars, weekly halavah and Qur’an study, and off-campus retreats. Join Imam Yahya Hendi to find out more about Muslim Life at Georgetown.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Catholic Life at GeorgetownCatholic Ministry focuses its mission on encouraging members of the Catholic community to grow in relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Join Fr. Greg Schenden, SJ and Catholic Ministry staff to find out more about our spiritual, liturgical, educational, and social activities for students, including retreats, choirs, RCIA Confirmation, social justice programs, and much more.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Student Health Center- A Guide to healthcare on campusWe will provide a presentation about student health care on campus and what services we provide, where we are located, and what to expectClick here to join the Zoom meeting.
Living on Campus at GeorgetownJoin the Directors in Residential Living as we discuss what our teams do in supporting on campus residents and the many tips and tricks about being success in our residential communities.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
An Introduction to Career Development & Services at GeorgetownThe Cawley Career Education Center provides career services designed to help your student through every step of the career development process. In this session, you will meet members of the career center and learn about our specialized services including career counseling, industry advising, pre-law consultations, on-campus interviewing with employers, internship and job postings, alumni networking events, and more.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Coffee with the ARC DirectorMeet casually with Dr. Joseph P. Fisher, Executive Director of the Academic Resource Center. Joe will offer an overview of the ARC’s resources and can answer general questions about how the office works with students. Coffee not required, but definitely welcomed.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Where to Find Info About Financial AidThis presentation will demystify the financial aid process at Georgetown University and show you where critical information may be found on our websites.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Student Conduct Community StandardsParents and family will be provided information about the Code of Student Conduct as it relates to students’ non-academic rights and responsibilities, both on and off campus, as members of the Georgetown University community.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
The Student Ombuds: Where To Go When You Don’t Know Where To GoIn this session, the Ombuds for undergraduate and graduate students will explain how students can use the Office of the Student Ombuds (OSO) to bring up any University-related issues or concerns they may have. The Ombuds can also help students navigate resources at Georgetown and explore how to resolve conflicts or challenges that arise.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Club Sports and Outdoor Education – Engagement OpportunitiesThe Center for Student Engagement facilitates many opportunities for GU students to get involved on campus – stop by to learn about Club Sports and Outdoor Education.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Be Inspired, Get Involved, Stay Engaged! Leading at a Higher Level at GeorgetownDescribe the mission of the Center for Student Engagement; Discuss what guides our work; Provide examples of way students can get involved and where they can go to find groups; Demonstrate key partnerships across the University. Key takeaways would be to understand the meaning of being involved on campus, the resources we can provide, and where students can go to find new opportunities to become a leader.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Block 3 (6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

Session TitleDescriptionZoom Link
Engaging DC and Beyond in Social JusticeJoin the Center for Social Justice for a session on how students get engaged beyond the Hilltop, across the country and around the world, and animate GU’s Jesuit mission and our tradition of #HoyasForOthers. Learn about CSJ’s Engage DC programs, Alternative Breaks, community-engaged research and teaching, philanthropy, weekly tutoring and mentoring commitments and more.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Jewish Life at GeorgetownJewish Life at Georgetown fosters a robust and diverse Jewish community on campus. Our weekly Shabbat program is the spiritual heartbeat of our community. Meet Rabbi Daniel Schaefer, interim director and Deborah Silver, associate director for Jewish Life to find out more about religious services, cultural programming, informal Jewish education and service projects.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Protestant Christian Ministries at GeorgetownProtestant Christian Ministries, along with its affiliated and associated ministries services a diverse Christian community, honoring the religious traditions of its members while affirming their oneness in Christ. Join Rev. Ebony Grisom and Rev. TauVaughn Toney to find out more about Sunday worship on campus, bible studies, prayer groups, fellowship groups, service projects and retreats.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Orthodox Christian Life at GeorgetownOrthodox Christian Life serves students of all Eastern Orthodox backgrounds. As liturgical life is central to the Church, weekly vespers services and divine liturgy are offered along with other chaplaincy events including discussion groups, social events, retreats and charity work. Join V. Rev. David Pratt to find out more about Orthodox Christian Life at Georgetown.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Where to Find Info About Financial AidThis presentation will demystify the financial aid process at Georgetown University and show you where critical information may be found on our websites.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Student Conduct Community StandardsParents and family will be provided information about the Code of Student Conduct as it relates to students’ non-academic rights and responsibilities, both on and off campus, as members of the Georgetown University community.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
The Student Ombuds: Where To Go When You Don’t Know Where To GoIn this session, the Ombuds for undergraduate and graduate students will explain how students can use the Office of the Student Ombuds (OSO) to bring up any University-related issues or concerns they may have. The Ombuds can also help students navigate resources at Georgetown and explore how to resolve conflicts or challenges that arise.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Be Inspired, Get Involved, Stay Engaged! Leading at a Higher Level at GeorgetownDescribe the mission of the Center for Student Engagement; Discuss what guides our work; Provide examples of way students can get involved and where they can go to find groups; Demonstrate key partnerships across the University. Key takeaways would be to understand the meaning of being involved on campus, the resources we can provide, and where students can go to find new opportunities to become a leader.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Let them go…to GeorgetownThis session focuses on understanding your student’s changing needs as they transition to college and one of the resources, Counseling & Psychiatric Services, that is available to them during their tenure at Georgetown.Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

In-Person Parent and Family Orientation

Thursday, August 18

Time
Event
Location
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Residence Hall Move-InAssigned Locations
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.President’s Move-In LunchHealy Lawn Tent

Friday, August 19

Time
Event
Location
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Residence Hall Move-In
Assigned Locations
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.President’s Move-In LunchHealy Lawn Tent
Deans’ Receptions for Parents and Family Members
Various Locations
3 – 4 p.m.Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences Move-In Break for FamiliesSouth West Quad Tent
3 – 4 p.m.School of Foreign Service Deans’ Reception for Parents and Family MembersLeavey Center – Esplanade
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.McDonough School of Business Deans’ Reception for Parents and Family MembersHariri Pavilion – Tent outside first floor
3 – 4 p.m.School of Health and School of Nursing Joint Orientation Family ReceptionSt. Mary’s Black Lawn – Behind Darnall

Saturday, August 20

Time
Event
Location
10 – 11 a.m.New Student Convocation CeremonyCopley Lawn with Online Streaming
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Goodbye Lunch for New Students and Families Healy Lawn & Red Square