PFO Interest Sessions

Update: Fall 2020 Parent and Family Interest Sessions have now concluded. Recordings from some sessions are available in the Interest Session Descriptions section, located below on this page.


Fall 2020 Parent and Family Orientation (PFO) will be completely virtual, with Georgetown offering many engaging informational interest sessions using Zoom. Attendees can join individual sessions using the links below. Please only sign up for one session per time block.

Families who RSVP’d for a session by August 13, 2020, will have received an email with an access link.

Sessions that have virtual seats still available will have links made available in the chart below within 15 minutes before the advertised start time of the session. Please refresh this page at that time to see what links are available.

Please reach out to our team at family@georgetown.edu if you have any questions!

Attend a session by clicking on one session per time block in the chart below. Descriptions are listed beneath the chart. Links will be added 15 minutes before the advertised start time of the session.

Block 1 (5:00 – 5:30 PM EDT)Block 2 (5:45 – 6:15 PM EDT)Block 3 (6:30 – 7:00 PM EDT)
Health Considerations for COVID on campusHealth Considerations for COVID on campusHealth Considerations for COVID on campus
Hormonal Dances: Supporting your students’ gender and sexual orientationHormonal Dances: Supporting your students’ gender and sexual orientationHormonal Dances: Supporting your students’ gender and sexual orientation
Rights and Responsibilities – Community Expectations and Student Conduct at GeorgetownRights and Responsibilities – Community Expectations and Student Conduct at GeorgetownRights and Responsibilities – Community Expectations and Student Conduct at Georgetown
Career Services for Your StudentCareer Services for Your StudentCareer Services for Your Student
Common $ense (Zoom link password: OSFS)Common $ense (Zoom link password: OSFS)Common $ense (Zoom link password: OSFS)
Student EngagementStudent EngagementTodo Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre Georgetown
Todo Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre GeorgetownTodo Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre GeorgetownTodo Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre Georgetown
Living on CampusBlack Faculty and Staff Meet & GreetEvening Coffee with the ARC Director
Black Faculty and Staff Meet & Greet#MoreThanAGym: Campus Recreation at GeorgetownMeet and Greet with OSEI Staff
Getting outside while at Georgetown. Engagement with Outdoor EducationEvening Coffee with the ARC DirectorGetting outside while at Georgetown. Engagement with Outdoor Education
Engaging DC and Beyond in Social JusticeEngaging DC and Beyond in Social JusticeEngaging DC and Beyond in Social Justice

Interest Session Descriptions

Black faculty and staff are excited to welcome students to campus. We understand this is a time of much excitement, but also some uncertainly and hope to provide a comforting space to introduce ourselves to all students and share resources. Faculty and staff who participate will represent offices from across the institution and welcome questions.

The Cawley Career Education Center provides career services designed to help your student through every step of the career development process. In this session, you will meet members of the career center and learn about our specialized services including career counseling, industry advising, pre-law consultations, on-campus interviewing with employers, internship and job postings, alumni networking events, and more.

Do you have any questions about your student’s financial aid package? Are you looking for information on how to view and pay your student’s bill? The Office of Student Financial Services is here to answer questions and offer their services.

Please join the Center for Social Justice for a dialogue on how students get engaged beyond the Hilltop, across the country and around the world, through CSJ’s EngageDCorps programs, Alternative Breaks, community-based learning, research opportunities, weekly tutoring, and mentoring commitments and more! Hoyas’ commitment to social justice will continue virtually throughout the fall.

Meet casually with Dr. Joseph P. Fisher, Executive Director of the Academic Resource Center. Joe will offer an overview of the ARC’s resources and can answer general questions about how the office works with students. Coffee not required, but definitely welcomed.

Click here to view a recording of this session.

Nature is good for the mind, body, and soul. This session will review the ways in which students can engage with Outdoor Education while at GU.

Click here to view materials from this session.

Join us for a panel discussion with the Offices of Health Education, Student Health, Health Insurance, & Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). Panelists will provide an overview of their work and be available to answer questions.

Students are working from home, and for many, a big challenge is the lack of peer interaction which is a large part of university life that informs their intellectual, and social lives; and especially their own development and understanding of themselves around their gender, and sexual orientation. Join us for an open discussion on how best you can support your student at home and on campus around a fundamental piece of their identities.

Parents and family members will learn about their student’s home away from home. Staff will discuss the residential experience this year and how you can assist your student through the transition to campus life. Presenters will discuss policies to know and answer your questions. **Parents of students approved to live on campus are strongly encouraged to attend**

Join the staff within the Office of Student and Inclusion (OSEI) to see the friendly faces that will be helping to support your student on their journey through Georgetown. Our offices, the Center for Multicultural Equity and Acess (CMEA), the Community Scholars Program (CSP), and the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) work together to support students who identify as first-generation and/or low income students and/or students of color in a variety of ways.

Click here to view a recording of this session.

Click here to view more information on CMEA.

Click here to view more information on GSP.

Click here to view more information on OSEI.

Join Yates Field House staff for an opportunity to learn more about virtual campus recreation resources that are available for your student(s). Following a brief presentation, we’ll transition into a Q&A where staff will answer questions that were sent in advance, and from the live audience.

Click here to view a recording of this session.

Join Dr. Jeanne Lord, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and Judy Johnson, Director for the Office of Student Conduct, in a discussion of community expectations. Join us to gain a clear understanding of what the University expects of students and what rights and responsibilities students have within our disciplinary processes.

Join the Center for Student Engagement to learn more about virtual programming for your student and ways they can stay engaged with Georgetown!

¿En dónde vivirá mi hijo/a? ¿Qué becas están disponibles? ¿Cómo luce el año académico en la universidad? Si tiene alguna de éstas u otras preguntas, atienda esta sesión informativa en donde representantes de diferentes departamentos de la universidad estarán disponibles para ayudarles en Español.