New Student Getaway

At the start of each academic year, the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and the SEAS Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN) mentors assist first year students with their transition to GW/SEAS through a series of orientation events including the New Student Getaway.

The New Student Getaway is a required three-day trip that takes place in August for all incoming first year SEAS students.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Sunday, July 7, 2019

All required paperwork for NSG must be saved as a PDF and submitted as an “Assignment” via GW 101 on Blackboard by Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11:59PM EST. All documents are available to be downloaded from the Blackboard module in the “Resources” section.

Sunday, August 18 - Early Move-In

SEASSPAN mentors will be available to assist all first year students with moving into their residence halls and getting comfortable with their new living arrangements. They will also be hosting a Welcome Social and small group meeting that evening.

Monday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 21 - New Student Getaway

At the New Student Getaway, students have an opportunity to begin forming friendships, learn more about their academic programs and university life, and have some fun doing activities including whitewater rafting, volleyball, hiking, and zip-lining.

Wednesday, August 21- Sunday, August 25 - GW/SEAS Orientation

Join the GW New Student Orientation team and SEASSPAN mentors for a variety of activities aimed at getting you better acquainted with DC and GW and ready for school.


What is the NSG?

The New Student Getaway is a three-day trip to ACE Adventure Camp in West Virginia. You will stay in tents and cabins, participate in a variety of activities, and most importantly, get to know your fellow engineers.

Where is the NSG?

The New Student Getaway takes place at ACE Adventure Camp in West Virginia.

How do we get to West Virginia?

We will provide round trip bus transportation between GW and West Virginia.

How much is the NSG?

The New Student Getaway is completely free for students.

What should I bring?

Please see this information sheet which includes a checklist on what to bring.

How do I register for the NSG?

All students must complete their forms by Sunday, July 7, 2019 by 11:59PM and submit them via GW 101 on Blackboard.


If you have any questions about moving in, GW/SEAS Orientation, or the New Student Getaway please e-mail us at [email protected].