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.

 

Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday, August 30, 2021. 

 

To prepare for the new school year, our graduate programs will be hosting in-person or live virtual orientation sessions. Please refer to your program’s orientation information below for the exact dates and times of the sessions you should attend. Every incoming graduate student is strongly encouraged to attend their orientation sessions.

 

We will also be hosting a virtual Corcoran Graduate Orientation for incoming graduate students in all of our programs on Wednesday, August 25 at 10am EDT. For details about the session, please see the information under your program’s information below. 

 

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.

 

Also, please save the date and plan to join us on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 10:30am-1pm for a Welcome to Campus event for all Corcoran students (new and returning).

 

Join us for coffee & donuts to kick off the new school year and welcome everyone to campus! Students who are new to campus are also encouraged to stop by to pick up their Corcoran t-shirt. Welcome remarks will be given by our new Corcoran Director, Dr. Lauren Onkey at 10:45am.

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
Wednesday, August 25 from 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and Dr. Kym Rice, Deputy Director of the Corcoran, for a virtual orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. They will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Please click here to register for the event. You will be asked to enter your name and email address. Please submit your GW email address when registering.

Art History Graduate Student Orientation
Wednesday, August 25 from 1:00pm-3:00pm EDT

Welcome Art Historians! Please join us on Wednesday August 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm (via Webex, meeting details to come) for the incoming Fall 2021 Corcoran Art History Graduate Orientation. This will be an opportunity to meet some of your faculty, each other, gain an overview of the program, important dates, deadlines, opportunities, and resources in our program. You will also have the opportunity to have any questions you may have answered by both our faculty and staff.

A WebEx link for this session will be sent to your GW email address.

Corcoran Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 25 from 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and Dr. Kym Rice, Deputy Director of the Corcoran, for a virtual orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. They will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Please click here to register for the event. You will be asked to enter your name and email address. Please submit your GW email address when registering.

Classical Acting MFA Orientation

Classical Acting MFA Orientation
Monday, August 30 from 8:30am-12:00pm EDT

Location: ACA Studio, 2129 G Street NW, Building L (rear)

Join us for a welcome breakfast and tour of the facility, followed by an introduction of the faculty and fellow cohort members. After a discussion of our policies and what our year is expected to look like, the incoming students present short monologues to the group.

Corcoran Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 25 from 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and Dr. Kym Rice, Deputy Director of the Corcoran, for a virtual orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. They will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Please click here to register for the event. You will be asked to enter your name and email address. Please submit your GW email address when registering.

 

Exhibition Design MA Orientation

Friday, August 27 from 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT

Location: Please meet in the atrium of the Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006 and we will move to a nearby picnic area.

 

The GWU Corcoran MA--EX welcomes you and kicks off the 2021-22 academic year via a group picnic. We will discuss logistics and the year(s) ahead over boxed lunches and beverages under the Foggy Bottom skies. Bring your questions and something to sit on.

Corcoran Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 25 from 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and Dr. Kym Rice, Deputy Director of the Corcoran, for a virtual orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. They will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Please click here to register for the event. You will be asked to enter your name and email address. Please submit your GW email address when registering.

 

Fine Arts and Social Practice Orientation

Wednesday, August 25 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Location: Please meet in Gallery 102, Smith Hall of Art, 801 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052

 

Welcome Artists!

Please join us for a joint Fine Arts and Social Practice orientation. This will be an opportunity to meet some of your faculty and each other as we tour your studios and workshop spaces. We will begin at the Smith Building in the heart of Foggy Bottom Campus and make our way to the Flagg Building, home of the historical Corcoran School of Art. There we will share light refreshments and what promises to be an exciting conversation.

Corcoran Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 25 from 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and Dr. Kym Rice, Deputy Director of the Corcoran, for a virtual orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. They will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Please click here to register for the event. You will be asked to enter your name and email address. Please submit your GW email address when registering.

Interaction Design MA Orientation

Wednesday August 25 from 1:00pm-3:00pm EDT

Location: Please meet in the atrium of the Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Welcome Interaction Designers! Please join us for orientation. This will be an opportunity to meet you Academic advisor and each other as we tour the Flagg Building.

Corcoran Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 25 from 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and Dr. Kym Rice, Deputy Director of the Corcoran, for a virtual orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. They will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Please click here to register for the event. You will be asked to enter your name and email address. Please submit your GW email address when registering.

 

Interior Architecture MA & MFA Orientation

Thursday, August 26 from 10:00am - 11:30 am EDT

 

We're excited to have you join our Interior Architecture program this fall semester! We'll conduct a virtual orientation to provide a basic overview of resources and policies for both MFA and MA students; you'll also have an opportunity to meet the Program Head, Prof. Stephanie Travis. Time will be provided for separate Q+A sessions. We look forward to seeing you then!

 

A WebEx link for this session will be sent to your GW email address.

Corcoran Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 25 from 10:00am - 11:30 am EDT

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and Dr. Kym Rice, Deputy Director of the Corcoran, for a virtual orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. They will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Please click here to register for the event. You will be asked to enter your name and email address. Please submit your GW email address when registering.

 

Museum Studies Orientation

Thursday, August 26 from 10am-11:30am EDT

Location: Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Join us for a general program introduction to Museum Studies led by Interim Program Head, Mary Coughlin. There will be tours in the afternoon and drop-in meetings with advisors will be offered to students. Additional details will be sent via email from the program in August.

Afternoon tour times are:

12:30-1:30pm Tour of Gelman Library

1:30-2:30pm Tour of GW Museum / Textile Museum

2:30-4:00pm Faculty will be in their offices at 2142 G Street, NW

Corcoran Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 25 from 10:00 - 11:30 am EDT

Join Dr. Lauren Onkey, Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and Dr. Kym Rice, Deputy Director of the Corcoran, for a virtual orientation session for all incoming Corcoran graduate students. They will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including Columbian College of Arts & Science (CCAS) Graduate Office, Gelman Library and many more!

Please click here to register for the event. You will be asked to enter your name and email address. Please submit your GW email address when registering.

 

New Media Photojournalism MA Orientation
Wednesday, August 25, 1:00 - 3:00pm EDT
Location:
Smith Hall of Art, 801 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Welcome NMPJ Class of 2023!
Please join our New Media Photojournalism orientation on Wednesday, 25 August, 1-3pm. We will meet at the Smith Hall of Art for a walk-thru of the darkrooms and digital printing studios. We'll then walk across campus to the Corcoran Flagg building to see other maker spaces, the lighting studio, and classrooms. We'll be joined by current students and alumni as we discuss expectations and best practices. We'll wrap up with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet graduate students from other Corcoran programs.