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Student Life

GW's Division for Student Affairs is helping students stay connected throughout the fall semester and is hard at work planning a variety of virtual events and programs to connect with each other and to build community at GW, no matter where you are in the world. 

All students will have access to a robust schedule of virtual opportunities to connect and create communities. Student organizations will function virtually, and a virtual student organization fair is planned for the first weeks of school. Weeks of Welcome during the first six weeks of school will provide virtual programming to kick-off the new year. Student Affairs will work with student organizations to support student-to-student events, with the Program Board on larger events and with the Student Association on student advocacy programming, among others.  

First-year and transfer students are receiving additional support and resources to aid their transition into the community, with virtual orientation throughout the month of August. Student Affairs also launched a new program, Thrive GW, to pair incoming students with campus mentors. Students and families can also learn about life at GW through Tuesday Talks, a webinar series for new students and family members focused on acclimating to GW resources, processes, and requirements in a live virtual environment.  

Academic advising will continue virtually, and plans are also underway for experiential learning and career services, including virtual career fairs, micro-internship opportunities and one-on-one career coaching, among others.  

For a list of events and activities, visit the University Calendar. This listing will continue to be updated as we progress through the fall semester.