Post Tagged with: "new student orientation"

PECK: Keeping Up the Conversation on Suicide

Content warning: This article discusses depression and suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on campus. Suicide prevention advocacy is too often conducted through giant posters with flamboyant colors. They scream at passing students: “You matter,” “You are not alone” and “Never give up,” reminding them[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
PARKER: Add Sex Ed to NSO

PARKER: Add Sex Ed to NSO

Georgetown University takes great pride in the geographic diversity of its student body. Join any tour with the Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society, and you’ll hear about how students come to Georgetown from all 50 states, as well as almost 50 countries. There is great value in geographic diversity,[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Rules for Returning Hoyas

CARNES: Rules for Returning Hoyas

At Georgetown, New Student Orientation offers a marvelous, nearly round-the-clock set of activities to welcome new Hoyas, introducing them to our community and offering them an array of tools to succeed. Sometimes I wonder if we ought to do something similar for returning Hoyas. Returning has its own dynamics, with[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Amend NSO to Calm Chaos

As newly minted Hoyas stepped onto campus a few weeks ago to begin their Georgetown careers, they were faced with a weekend of excitement, exhaustion and chaos — New Student Orientation. While NSO teaches new students valuable information about life at Georgetown, structural flaws in the four-day program’s activities reduce[Read More…]

Freshman Class Assimilates to GU

After a month on the Hilltop, the Class of 2020 is beginning to settle into life on campus. These new Hoyas are part of the 16.4 percent of admitted applicants. | The Class of 2020 represents a diversity of backgrounds. Fourteen percent of the class identify as Asian, 9 percent[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
International Pre-O Cut

International Pre-O Cut

The Office of Global Services did not host the international pre-orientation program for the second year running, instead choosing to run the program as part of New Student Orientation in an effort to ensure that international students fully integrate into the university community. OGS is committing to the program for[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 1 comment News, News - Top
JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA
Approximately 1600 freshmen and 200 transfer students were welcomed to Georgetown at this weekend’s New Student Orientation with an Olympics-inspried “Light Your Torch” theme.

Georgetown Welcomes Freshmen, Transfers

This year’s New Student Orientation, with its Olympics-inspired “Light Your Torch” theme, welcomed the approximately 1,600 freshmen members of the Class of 2020 and over 200 transfer students to life at Georgetown from Aug. 27 to Aug. 30. This year’s schedule retained cornerstone NSO events, including the Marino Workshop and[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
NSO Kicks Off in DC, Qatar

NSO Kicks Off in DC, Qatar

This year’s Hollywood-themed New Student Orientation, “Hoyawood,” ran Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 with the participation of approximately 200 orientation advisors, the largest group yet. The orientation program featured a variety of activities and events designed to introduce freshmen and transfer students to life on campus, including the mandatory campus[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

NSO Incorporates New Sexual Assault Training

This fall New Student Orientation will include a new mandatory training on campus sexual assault called “I Am Ready.” The program is the first of its kind to engage freshmen on the issue and inform them about on-campus resources for sexual assault and misconduct. Over the last year, students and[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DEARING & WEISS Privileged to Serve Our Community

DEARING & WEISS Privileged to Serve Our Community

During New Student Orientation training, we had the opportunity to participate in a workshop led by Kathy Obear, an organizational development consultant. In it,Obear engaged us in a dialogue on the topic of privilege and gave us a surprisingly inspired call to action. Typically, such workshops discuss privilege with the explicit purpose of[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 0 comments Opinion