August 21, 2020

Georgetown Weeks of Welcome (GWOW)

First-Years & Transfers:

The Center for Student Engagement is excited to invite you to Prelude 2020! Prelude is a one-day pre-orientation program hosted by Georgetown Weeks of Welcome (GWOW). Prelude 2020 will take place virtually, and will be completed before New Student Orientation begins.  Focused on love of learning, this program is designed for incoming first-year and transfer students and serves as an introduction into the academic, co-curricular, and social learning experiences of the Hilltop. Participating in Prelude will allow you the opportunity to meet and engage with esteemed professors and faculty mentors, staff from the Center for Student Engagement, leaders from Campus Ministry, and upperclassman Welcome Ambassadors.

Prelude will take place on Friday, August 21, 2020, from approximately 2:00 – 5:30PM (Eastern time). More details on the final schedule will be sent in the coming weeks to those who sign up for the program. Feel free to reach out to (new window) with any questions or concerns!  If you are interested in Prelude, please complete this sign-up form no later than Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:59PM (Eastern time).

You should only sign-up for Prelude if your move-in schedule will allow you to be situated at a computer or other Zoom-compatible device at the time of the program.  Students should not sign up for Prelude if they are already participating in another Pre-Orientation program, or if they are signed up for an August intensive class.

If you are interested in participating in Prelude, please sign-up no later than August 3. Please note that there are only 250 spots available at Prelude, and spots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Disclaimer: Due to Zoom capacity limits, and to provide a meaningful virtual experience, attendance will be limited to the first 250 new students who RSVP. By indicating your acceptance of this invitation, you are not guaranteed a spot, although we hope to include everyone who is interested. You will receive a confirmation email after this form closes on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:59PM (Eastern time).

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to


There is no fee for Prelude.