Parent and Family Orientation (PFO)

New Student Orientation (NSO) is the start of your student’s journey at Georgetown. It begins with a successful transition to campus and culminates at commencement in four, short years. Parents and family of first year students provide a vital support network for their students throughout this journey and are strongly encouraged to attend Parent and Family Orientation (PFO) on August 24-25, 2019.

PFO is designed to address the most important issues and concerns of new undergraduate families. By providing important resources, communication, education and relationships to other parents, we can help our students accomplish their goals while at Georgetown. NSO and PFO ensure that your student’s college experience is rewarding, both academically and socially, and that you are able to support them should they need it.

During Parent and Family Orientation (PFO), you will have the opportunity to meet Georgetown administrators and engage around financial aid, housing and residence life, academic expectations, health and safety, involvement on campus, and more. Your support of your student’s education is critical to their success at Georgetown.


There is not a seperate registration form for PFO. Students may register guests for PFO using the same NSO registration form.


A full PDF of the schedule book can be viewed here

Friday, August 23, 2019
9:00am – 9:00pm          NSO Check-In*
9:00am – 8:00pm          Convocation Robe/Tickets Pick-Up*
9:30am – 10:15am        I-NSO Check-In & Welcome*
10:30am – 11:45am      I-NSO Family Orientation
12:30pm – 1:30pm        I-NSO Global Hoya Luncheon*
6:00pm – 9:00pm          Dinner

Saturday, August 24, 2019
8:00am – 9:45am           Breakfast
9:00am – 2:00pm           Convocation Robe/Ticket Pick-Up
9:00am – 10:30am         Parent & Family Welcome
11:00am – 2:00pm         President’s Move-In Day Picnic
11:00am – 3:00pm         Information & Services Fair
11:00am – 3:00pm         Parent & Family Crash Tent
11:00am – 3:00pm         Open Houses and Tours
3:00pm – 4:00pm           Deans’ Welcome Reception for Parents and Families
4:15pm – 7:00pm           Parent and Family Orientation Breakout Sessions 
4:30pm – 6:30pm           Meet & Greet

Sunday, August 25, 2019
9:00am – 11:00am         Religious Services
11:00am                        Convocation Procession*
12:00pm – 1:00pm         Convocation Ceremony*
1:00pm – 2:30pm           Goodbye Lunch*

*mandatory for new students