Starts August 15, 2013â€¢ Schedule is Tentative
Welcome Class of 2017!
Orientation is mandatory for new students.
Georgetown holds a four-day orientation program for new students the week prior to the beginning of classes. During this time, generally Thursday through Sunday before classes begin on Monday, new students have the campus to themselves to learn their way around and get acquainted with each other before the upperclassmen arrive.
Schedule is subject to change. You will receive an Orientation brochure when you arrive for Move In with additional details for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Locations are noted in small gray type.
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Thursday, August 15
|8 â€“ 9am||Financial Clearance. If you have not paid your bill in full, you will need to take care of that first. After visiting the Business Office (Highbaugh Hall 102) and/or the Financial Planning Office (1st floor, Giddings Hall) see your Resident Director (RD) for keys. Make sure to visit your RD after 9am.|
|9am||Residence halls open for new student check-in. Go to the lobby of your assigned residence hall to receive your room key. Please do not arrive any earlier than 9:00 am.
|9am – 3pm||Offices are open for:
|9:00am-3:00pm||Vendor Fair (WOW Grille Patio)|
|1:30 – 2:15 pm||A New Chapter: Parents Only. John L. Hill Chapel|
|2:30 – 3 pm||Parent-only meeting with Faculty Advisor. Location determined by the group number that appears on the student nametag distributed at residence hall check-in.|
|3 – 4 pm||Student-only meeting with Faculty Advisor. Bring your class schedule. Location determined by the group number that appears on the student nametag distributed at residence hall check-in.|
|4:30 – 5:15 pm||Opening SessionÂ John L. Hill Chapel|
|5:15 – 6:30 pm||Welcoming Picnic. Outside Cralle Student Center
New students admitted free. Family members are welcome to enjoy the picnic at $7.00 per person. This is the final event of the day for family members.
FOLLOWING THE PICNIC, PARENTS WILL DEPART
Students, please dress in comfortable clothing for the eveningâ€™s events.
|6:30 – 8 pm||Resident Student-only meeting in the Residence Hall.|
|6:30 – 8 pm||Communter Student-only meeting (Hall of Fame Room).|
|8:15 – 9:15 pm||General Session. Students will receive orientation small group assignment. John L. Hill Chapel|
|9:15 – 10:45 pm||Tiger Time. Giddings Lawn (In case of rain meet in the GW Bush Center/The REC)|
|10:45 pm||Pizza and soft drinks. Cralle Student Center Patio|