Graduate Orientation

 

Welcome to the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GW! We are thrilled to have you join us this year. You are now part of an incredible network of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are at the forefront of the most innovative scholarship, creative work, and cultural development happening today.

Over the summer we encourage you to review the Next Steps checklist on the CCAS Graduate Office’s website.

Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday, August 29, 2022. 

To prepare for the new school year, we are hosting a Graduate Student Orientation Day on Friday, August 26. We will kick off the day with a Corcoran Graduate Orientation Session in Hammer Auditorium for all incoming graduate students followed by program-specific orientations and a welcome celebration in the afternoon.  Please refer to your program’s orientation information below for an overview of the day including your program’s orientation session.

If you are unable to attend the orientation sessions, please reach out to the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Graduate Faculty Advisor for your program.

 

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design and Professor Mary Coughlin, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, for an orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. We will hear from representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Lunch with the Art History Program
11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Smith Hall of Art, Gallery 102

Join your incoming classmates for a lunch provided by the Art History Program.

Art History Orientation
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Location: Smith Hall of Art

Art History students will attend a meet and greet with the Art History Program Head Professor Barbara von Barghahn and the Director of Graduate Studies Professor Mika Natif. Students will receive a building tour with Andy Johnson and a brief introduction to the Visual Resource Center with Paul Reuther. 

Tour of GW Museum
1:45pm - 2:45pm

Corcoran Graduate Welcome Celebration
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Bridge

Incoming students from all of our graduate programs are invited to gather together for a Welcome Celebration to kick off the new academic year. We’ll have ice cream and don’t forget to stop by to pick up your Corcoran swag!

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design and Professor Mary Coughlin, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, for an orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. We will hear from representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Lunch Info
Program-specific details coming soon

Program-Specific Info
Program-specific details coming soon

Corcoran Graduate Welcome Celebration
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Bridge

Incoming students from all of our graduate programs are invited to gather together for a Welcome Celebration to kick off the new academic year. We’ll have ice cream and don’t forget to stop by to pick up your Corcoran swag!

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design and Professor Mary Coughlin, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, for an orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. We will hear from representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Lunch with the Exhibition Design Program
11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Area surrounding Flagg

Meet near the New York Ave entrance after grabbing lunch from a nearby shop for a picnic near the Corcoran Flagg Building.

Studio Tours
1:00pm–3:00pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building

Join us on a tour of the Corcoran Flagg Building studio spaces that you will be using your time at the Corcoran School.

Corcoran Graduate Welcome Celebration
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Bridge

Incoming students from all of our graduate programs are invited to gather together for a Welcome Celebration to kick off the new academic year. We’ll have ice cream and don’t forget to stop by to pick up your Corcoran swag!

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design and Professor Mary Coughlin, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, for an orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. We will hear from representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Lunch with the Fine Arts & Social Practice Program
11:30am-12:30pm
Location: Smith Hall, Room 402

Join your incoming classmates for a lunch provided by the Fine Arts & Social Practice Program.

Studio Tours
1:00pm–3:00pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building

Join us on a tour of the Corcoran Flagg Building studio spaces that you will be using your time at the Corcoran School.

Corcoran Graduate Welcome Celebration
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Bridge

Incoming students from all of our graduate programs are invited to gather together for a Welcome Celebration to kick off the new academic year. We’ll have ice cream and don’t forget to stop by to pick up your Corcoran swag!

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design and Professor Mary Coughlin, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, for an orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. We will hear from representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Lunch with the Interaction Design Program
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Room 219

Join your incoming classmates for a lunch provided by the Interaction Design Program

Interaction Design Program Orientation
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Room 219

During this orientation, we will cover:

  1. Overview of Program and Curricula

  2. Etiquette, Assessment, and Critique 

  3. Work Spaces

  4. Student Resources

  5. Questions

Interaction Design Tour
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building

Join us on a tour of the facilities and resources you will use during your time here at the Corcoran.

Corcoran Graduate Welcome Celebration
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Bridge

Incoming students from all of our graduate programs are invited to gather together for a Welcome Celebration to kick off the new academic year. We’ll have ice cream and don’t forget to stop by to pick up your Corcoran swag!

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design and Professor Mary Coughlin, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, for an orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. We will hear from representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Lunch with the Interior Architecture Program
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Room 212

Join your incoming classmates for a lunch provided by the Interior Architecture Program

Interior Architecture Program Orientation
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Room 212

We're excited to have you join our Interior Architecture program this fall semester! During this orientation, we'll have a basic overview of resources and policies for both MFA and MA students; you'll also have an opportunity to meet with others in your cohort.  Time will be provided for a Q+A session. We look forward to seeing you then!

Corcoran Graduate Welcome Celebration
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Bridge

Incoming students from all of our graduate programs are invited to gather together for a Welcome Celebration to kick off the new academic year. We’ll have ice cream and don’t forget to stop by to pick up your Corcoran swag!

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design and Professor Mary Coughlin, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, for an orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. We will hear from representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Lunch with the Museum Studies Program
11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, TBA

Join your incoming classmates for a lunch provided by the Museum Studies Program. 

Scavenger Hunt!
12:30pm - 1:45pm

All outside. Leaves from Flagg and ends up at GW Museum. 

Tour of GW Museum
1:45pm - 2:45pm

Corcoran Graduate Welcome Celebration
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Bridge

Incoming students from all of our graduate programs are invited to gather together for a Welcome Celebration to kick off the new academic year. We’ll have ice cream and don’t forget to stop by to pick up your Corcoran swag!

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
Friday, August 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design and Professor Mary Coughlin, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, for an orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. We will hear from representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

11:30am-12:30pm Students will grab lunch on their own in the area

1pm-3pm NMPJ Orientation Session
Location: Digital Lab, Flagg Building

Join NMPJ Graduate Faculty Advisor Susan Sterner and your incoming NMPJ classmates for an orientation session about getting the most out of your time as a Corcoran graduate student, and preparing to make powerful work.  The session will include a brief walking tour of spaces.

Corcoran Graduate Welcome Celebration

Friday, August 26, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Corcoran Flagg Building, Bridge

Incoming students from all of our graduate programs are invited to gather together for a Welcome Celebration to kick off the new academic year. We’ll have ice cream and don’t forget to stop by to pick up your Corcoran swag!