Spring 2021 New Student Checklist

Below, new students can find a list of tasks and action items to complete before starting their first semester at Georgetown University in January 2021. Most tasks are mandatory and should be completed as soon as possible. Questions can be directed to the New Student Orientation (NSO) team at nso@georgetown.edu.

TaskComplete ByMandatory?
Check your Georgetown EmailWeeklyMandatory
Stay updated on academic update emails from your advising deanOngoingMandatory
Confirm NetIDASAPMandatory
Enroll in Duo (two-factor authentication)ASAPMandatory
Enroll in HOYAlertASAPStrongly Recommended
Subscribe to the Georgetown COVID-19 Daily DigestASAPStrongly Recommended
Verify your personal, course registration, and financial information in MyAccessASAPMandatory
Update your chosen name in MyAccessASAPOptional
Sign up for Mobile GOCardASAPMandatory
Authorize Parents, Guardians, or Third Party to Receive Billing StatementsASAPIf Applicable
Submit Documentation for Disability Support and AccommodationsASAPIf Applicable
Register for ClassesTransfer Students: December 1

First-year students returning from a Leave of Absence: December 3
Complete the Immunization FormDecember 15Mandatory
Register for New Student OrientationJanuary 8Mandatory
F-1 Students: Attend the virtual International New Student Orientation and fulfill requirements communicated by the Office of Global Services (OGS)January 11 – 12Mandatory for F-1 International Students
Install ZoomJanuary 20Mandatory
Confirm that you can sign into CanvasJanuary 20Mandatory
Complete Alcohol Edu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates online modules. Check your Georgetown email for more details. Questions can be directed to BITB@georgetown.eduJanuary 20 at 11:59 PM ESTMandatory
Prepare for the Racial Justice Panel by completing the assigned readings.January 21Mandatory
View your bill and make a paymentJanuary 24Mandatory
Waive or accept Health InsuranceJanuary 30Mandatory