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 guide all first year SEAS students through their transition to GW/SEAS with a series of orientation events which includes the New Student Getaway. 

The New Student Getaway, a three-day trip that all SEAS first year students are required to participate before the start of classes in the fall.  At the New Student Getaway, the student meet their classmates, begin forming friendships, learn more about their academic programs and university life—and have some fun, doing everything from whitewater rafting to volleyball, hiking, and zip-lining. Please note, this program is not available for transfer students.

The video gives a good preview of the New Student Getaway, a three-day weekend that all SEAS first year students participate in just before the start of classes in the fall.  At the New Student Getaway, first year students meet their classmates, begin forming friendships, learn more about their academic programs and university life—and have some fun, doing everything from whitewater rafting to volleyball, hiking, and zip-lining.

Schedule and information for Fall 2019

All required paperwork must be submitted as an assignment via GW 101 by Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11:59PM EST. Failure to submit these required forms by this deadline will make the student ineligible for early move-in and to attend the New Student Getaway. All documents are available to be downloaded from the GW 101 for SEAS module in the Resources section.

Early Move-In - August 18
Move-In for all first year SEAS students participating in the New Student Getaway program will occur on August 18th.  The SEASSPAN mentors will be on hand at all first year residence halls to help all students move in and get comfortable with their new living arrangements. The SEASSPAN mentors will be hosting a Welcome Social and small group meeting starting that evening!

The New Student Getaway - August 19-21
As a new student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, you will be participating in our New Student Getaway. It's good to be an engineer!

What is it? It is a trip for three days to wild and wonderful West Virginia. You will stay in tents and cabins, participate in all sorts of activities (like rafting, hiking, paintball, and rock climbing, to name a few), and most importantly get to know your fellow engineers!

You will also be assigned a mentor, a current engineering student, who will stay with you and will be able to answer your questions for the upcoming year. It's SEAS's way of giving you a head start.

Where is it?  ACE Adventure Camp in West Virginia.

How much?  This program is FREE but you must register!! (It's good to be an engineer!)

What does this mean for you?  First of all, this means that you will be invited to move in early. You will get to meet your classmates and mentor before classes start so you can start the semester on the right track.

How do we get there?  We will be providing round trip transportation by coach bus between GW and West Virginia. 

What do I bring?  In order to make it easy for you to pack and know what to bring we provide you with a checklist.

What do I need to do to register?  All students must complete a series of forms prior to Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11:59PM EST and submit them via the GW 101 module. You can access your GW 101 Module via Blackboard.

GW/SEAS Orientation - August 21-25
Join the GW New Student Orientation Team and SEASSPAN mentors for a variety activities aimed at getting you better acquainted with DC, GW, and ready for school!

Contact

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

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