Student Orientations

On behalf of GW's Office of Military and Veteran Student Services (MVS) and GW Veterans, we welcome you to our strong, 1700+ military community.  The 2022-2023 academic year marks the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the GW Veterans student organization.
Our mission is to help you succeed during your time at GW. Whether that’s by helping you navigate VA education benefits, providing career resources, or supporting your integration into the community, we strive to do everything we can to further your academic and personal success.

Upcoming Orientation Sessions:

To welcome you to the GW community and learn about becoming acclimated to campus life, join us for our virtual orientation sessions that will be held several times per month this summer. It is highly recommended you attend one of the virtual sessions. The content will be the same for each session.

NOTE: A Zoom link for each session will be available 30-minutes prior to the times listed below.

May 19, 2022: 12:00pm-1:00pm (postponed)

June 8, 2022: 5:00pm-6:00pm

June 22, 2022: 12:00pm-1:00pm

July 14, 2022: 12:00pm-1:00pm

July 28, 2022: 5:00pm-6:00pm

August 17, 2022: 12:00pm-1:00pm

If you are unable to attend our virtual orientation sessions, you can view the presentation here

Steps for Transition

To support with your transition to the GW student life and academics, we have provided several action items below:

  1. Review the Admitted Student Checklist and complete the required items, especially the online Request for Certification item (which should be done each semester; this form will be available by July 1, 2022). We also recommend reviewing our FAQ
  2. Explore our website further to learn about GW's resources, services, events, and activities for military and veteran students. 
  3. Get to know members of GW’s vibrant military-affiliated community, such as joining events from the GW Veterans organization.
  4. Follow GW Veterans on Instagram.


If you have questions about the services we offer or if we can help your transition to GW in any way, please feel free to reach out to us (202-994-9570; [email protected]). The Office of Military and Veteran Services is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm and is located at 800 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20052.