Graduate Orientation

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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 31, 2020

 

To prepare for the new school year, our graduate programs will be hosting live virtual orientations from Thursday, August 20 to Friday, August 28. 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 Thursday, August 27 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) for your program.

 

We will continue to add updates here as they become available, so please be sure to check back periodically throughout the summer.

 

We look forward to seeing you in August and cannot wait to welcome you to our campus!

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00am-11:30am EDT

 

Join us for a virtual session led by Interim Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Kym Rice. She will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including representatives from the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Office of Graduate Studies, Career Services, Gelman Library and 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 MA Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Time: 2:00pm EDT

 

Please join us for an orientation session for our Art History graduate students led by the Director of Graduate Studies for Art History, Lilien Robinson.

 

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

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00am-11:30am EDT

 

Join us for a virtual session led by Interim Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Kym Rice. She will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including representatives from the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Office of Graduate Studies, Career Services, Gelman Library and 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
Thursday, August 27, 2020
3:00pm-5:00pm EDT

 

All incoming Classical Acting Students are invited to virtually meet the ACA faculty and each other and participate in group ice-breaking activity. Alec Wild, program director, and Kat White, program coordinator, will then lead an information session regarding the schedule and format of the Fall term and answer any questions the group has.

 

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

Decorative Arts & Design History MA Orientation
Wednesday, August 26
10:30am-12:30pm EDT Virtual DADH Orientation


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

 

Welcome remarks by Fredie Adelman, Director, Smithsonian Associates, Erin Kuykendall, Director of Graduate Studies / Program Director, and Kristin Barrow, Program Administrator WebEx Meeting. BYO coffee or tea.

 

Review DADH Academic Guide (Part I) and instructions for digital forms. Questions? Smile for our screen shot!

 

Virtual tour of DADH Offices, Classroom & Library Presented by Kristin Barrow and Emma Gilpin, DADH Student Office Assistant

 

2:00 – 3 PM SI Libraries Digital Resources & Intro to Zotero
Presented by Katrina Brown, NMAH Head Librarian, Smithsonian Libraries Zoom Meeting (Invite Forthcoming)

 

3:15 – 4:15 PM Library of Congress Digital Resources
Presented by Kathy Woodrell, Reference Specialist for Decorative Arts & Architecture, Library of Congress

 

Evening TBC OPTIONAL Outdoor Activity on the National Mall
Meet by the statue of Secretary Joseph Henry, 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Tired of screen time? Us too! Join our small group for an hour on the National Mall for a chance to meet your classmates face-to-socially-distanced-face and a short walk. Comfortable shoes recommended.

 

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00am-11:30am EDT

 

Join us for a virtual session led by Interim Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Kym Rice. She will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including representatives from the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Office of Graduate Studies, Career Services, Gelman Library and 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.

 

Virtual DADH Orientation Continued
Thursday, August 27, 2020
11:45am-12:45pm EDT

Review DADH Academic Guide (Part II)

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

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00am-11:30am EDT

 

Join us for a virtual session led by Interim Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Kym Rice. She will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including representatives from the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Office of Graduate Studies, Career Services, Gelman Library and 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 & Interaction Design Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
3:00pm-4:30pm EDT

 

Join us for Design Graduate Student Orientation where both MA students in Interaction Design and Exhibition Design can learn about their program, expectations, and curriculum. Both Andrea Dietz, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the MA|EX program, and Kevin Patton, DGS for the IxD program will be available to answer any questions you may have. Scott Stein from the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will also be there to talk about opportunities for Design students.

 

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

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00am-11:30am EDT

 

Join us for a virtual session led by Interim Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Kym Rice. She will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including representatives from the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Office of Graduate Studies, Career Services, Gelman Library and 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 & Social Practice Orientation
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
1:00pm-4:00pm EDT

 

Join us for an orientation session led by Maria del Carmen Montoya, Director of Graduate Studies for both our Fine Arts MFA and Social Practice MFA programs.

 

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

Interior Architecture MFA Orientation
Thursday, August 20, 2020
6:00pm-7:00pm EDT

 

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

 

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

 

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00am-11:30am EDT

 

Join us for a virtual session led by Interim Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Kym Rice. She will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including representatives from the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Office of Graduate Studies, Career Services, Gelman Library and 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.

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00am-11:30am EDT

 

Join us for a virtual session led by Interim Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Kym Rice. She will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including representatives from the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Office of Graduate Studies, Career Services, Gelman Library and 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 27, 2020
12:30pm-1:30pm EDT

 

Join us for a general program introduction to Museum Studies led by Program Head, Laura Schiavo. Following the introduction session students will break out into groups to meet with their advisor.

 

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

Corcoran Graduate Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00am-11:30am EDT

 

Join us for a virtual session led by Interim Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Kym Rice. She will be joined by representatives from throughout the university including representatives from the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Office of Graduate Studies, Career Services, Gelman Library and 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 MFA Orientation
Thursday, August 27, 2020
12pm EDT

 

Additional details on this virtual event coming soon!

 

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

 

GW university continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely, please check here for current campus updates.