Welcome, Class of 2027! We are thrilled that you've chosen to join us this fall and we cannot wait to welcome you to the Corcoran at GW. Our program areas are planning orientation sessions in conjunction with GW’s New Student Orientation to help welcome you to the Corcoran.
On Wednesday, August 23, we will host a Corcoran Orientation session to welcome new undergraduate students to the school. Orientation will begin at our Flagg Building location (500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006).
On Wednesday, August 23, we will host a Corcoran Orientation session to welcome new undergraduate students to the school.
9:00am-9:25am Orientation Check-in
Join us for donuts, mingling with peers and faculty, and don’t forget to grab your Corcoran swag!
9:30am-10am Corcoran Orientation Session
Following a welcome from Corcoran Director, Lauren Onkey, we will cover all you need to know to get your year off to a great start in the Corcoran.
10:00am-12:00pm Program-Specific Orientations (see below for program-specific details)
- Art History
Following the Corcoran Orientation in the Flagg Building, Art History students will have a program overview and tour of the Art History spaces in Smith Hall of Art.
- Design (Graphic Design and Interaction Design)
Design and Studio Arts students will gather together to meet their advisors, learn about Foundations, get important studio updates, and a Q&A.
Following the Foundations orientation, Design majors will break out for a meeting with major advisors that includes a welcome to the Design Program, an overview of curriculum and course plans, and how to navigate the different advising resources available to you. We will do a Design-centric tour of Flagg to get you familiar with the social and lab spaces so you know how to find everything you need!
- Studio Arts
Studio Arts and Design students will gather together to meet their advisors, learn about Foundations, get important studio updates, and a Q&A.
Following the Foundations orientation, Studio Arts students will break out into program-specific groups with advisors for Flagg/Smith Tours and a program-specific Q&A.
- Interior Architecture
The Interior Architecture program will meet with the students in the Flagg Atrium and host a tour of the building focusing on the Interior Architecture spaces and studios. The tour will conclude in Flagg Room 212 for a brief presentation about courses, planning, etc. and have time for questions.
Meet with faculty members and current Music students who will answer any questions you have. There will be a tour of our spaces and information about lesson registration, course scheduling, and ensemble auditions. This orientation will give you a good idea of what to expect in your first semester at GW as well as help you envision and plan for the next four years.
- Theatre & Dance
The Theatre and Dance Program faculty and staff will leave from the Flagg Building for a walking tour of our various studio, performance, and teaching spaces on the Foggy Bottom campus. The tour will culminate in a program Q&A session in the Betts Theatre, our primary performance space. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
The tour will include:
Start: Flagg Building (Corcoran School administration, non-performance studios and laboratories)
Building XX (black box studio, program administration, faculty office)
Samson Hall (costume fabrication lab, design studio)
Building J (dance studios)
Finish: University Student Center (scenic fabrication lab, dance and acting studios, Betts Theatre)