Welcome, Class of 2025! 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.
All of our programs will be hosting orientation sessions on Friday, August 27, 2021.
Please refer to your program area below to see the orientation sessions details 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.
Friday, August 27, 11:00AM-11:30AM EDT
Please join Alexander Dumbadze, Director of Undergraduate Studies, to learn more about the Art History major. We will discuss Major and Minor requirements. Prof. Dumbadze will also answer questions about registration, particular classes, and study abroad.
A Zoom link for this session will be sent to your GW email address.
Friday, August 27, 11:00AM-NOON EDT
Orientation for Dance students (majors/minors and non-majors)
All GW students are invited to learn about the GW Corcoran Dance program! We will answer the following questions: What classes are available? How do you get involved in dance productions? How do you major/minor in Dance, plus the opportunity to meet other new and current students.
Dance majors and Corcoran Scholars will be sent a Zoom link to their GW emails.
If you are a non-major and would like to attend, please email the Theatre & Dance Program ([email protected]) for access to the meeting.
Friday, August 27, 10:00AM-NOON EDT
Location: Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th St NW
Students in our Studio Arts and Design programs will gather in Hammer Auditorium for an orientation for all First-Year, Transfer and Sophomore students. A detailed schedule is provided below.
10:00AM ALL STUDENTS, ALL ADVISORS, PROGRAM HEADS: meet in Hammer Auditorium
10:00-10:45AM Important campus/studio updates. Introduction of program heads, advisors, staff. General questions.
Prof. Dean Kessmann, Program Head, Fine Arts and Photojournalism
Prof. Siobhan Rigg, Program Head, Design
Prof. Michele Carlson, Advisor, Fine Arts
Prof. Matt Eich, Advisor, Photojournalism
Prof. Kevin Patton, Advisor, Interaction Design
Prof. Allyson Vieira, Foundations Coordinator
Kaitlin Jencso, Studio Manager
10:45AM-12:00PM RETURNING STUDENTS / TRANSFERS, with Profs. Carlson, Eich, and Patton: break out intro program-specific groups with advisors for Flagg/Smith tours and Q&A.
10:45AM-11:15PM FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS, with Profs. Kessmann, Rigg, Vieira: Foundations chat and Q&A.
11:15AM-12:00PM FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS, with Profs. Kessmann, Rigg, Vieira: break out into program-specific groups for Flagg tours and further Q&A.
Friday, August 27, 10:00AM-11:00AM EDT
Welcome to GW! Please join Interior Architecture Program Head Stephanie Travis for an overview of the IA Program. We will discuss curriculum, courses, study abroad, internships, and more. Feel free to bring questions. Looking forward to meeting you then.
A WebEx link for this session will be sent to your GW email address.
Friday, August 27, 10:00AM-NOON EDT
Location: Phillips Hall, 801 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052, Room B-120
The music program will welcome new undergraduate students, share information about courses, ensembles, and lessons, and discuss other opportunities for the coming academic year. New students will be able to speak with both faculty and continuing students. The program head (Loren Kajikawa), director of performance studies (Robert Baker), and undergraduate advisor (Eugene Montague) will be available to answer questions.
Students are encouraged to attend in person, but there is a virtual option to attend if needed. If you need to attend virtually, please email us at [email protected].
Friday, August 27, 10:30AM-11:15AM EDT
Orientation and Q&A for Theatre students (majors, minors, and non-majors alike)!
All GW students are invited to learn about the GW Corcoran Theatre program! What classes are available? How do you get involved in mainstage productions? Where can you get cheap tickets to professional shows? What is it like to be a Theatre major/minor at GW? Answers to these questions and more, plus the opportunity to meet other new and current students!!!
Theatre majors and Corcoran Scholars will be sent a Zoom link to their GW emails.
If you are a non-major and would like to attend, please email Professor Matt Wilson ([email protected]) for access to the meeting.