Admitted Student Days

Inside GW


Join us for one of our Admitted Student Days. Experience what life is like as a GW Colonial! Meet professors and hear from students about their favorite "only at GW" moments. Tour freshman residence halls and imagine where you’ll study, sleep, and make lifelong friends.

View the Inside GW schedule by downloadng our mobile guide on Guidebook. Simply click above to download Guidebook and then search for "Inside GW" within the app!


What are the dates and times for INSIDE GW? 
There are five INSIDE GW Days this April:

  • Friday, April 10
  • Monday, April 13
  • Friday, April 17
  • Monday, April 20
  • Friday, April 24

Check-in starts at 8am in the Charles E. Smith Center, with the day ending at 4:30pm.


I am admitted as a Regular Decision student. Can I attend on the April 10 INSIDE GW date?
Yes, you are welcome to come on any INSIDE GW date. You will have the opportunity to meet with current students, faculty, and other representatives from the GW community, as well as tour the residence halls at each INSIDE GW. Please note, though, that specific programming for Early Decision students is available only on April 10 and a majority of students attending on this day will have already depostied and decided to attend GW.

As an Early Decision student, will I be missing out if I don't come on April 10?
Early Decision students often like to meet other students who are already coming to GW in the fall. On the other dates the majority of students will still be deciding about where to attend college. So if you are looking to meet other confirmed members of the Class of 2019, April 10 is the best date to come.

Is walk-up registration available the day of INSIDE GW?

We want to know you are coming in advance, so that we can provide you with the best possible INSIDE GW experience. Our best advice is to register for Inside GW before you book your travel arrangements. INSIDE GW is a very popular program and space fills quickly. Advance online registration in the Admissions Activity Center is the only way to guarantee your participation.

Is there other admitted student programming available in the month of April if I cannot attend INSIDE GW?

If you are unable to attend an INSIDE GW Day, we invite you to join us for a Final Look Visit for admitted students information session offered through the Admissions Welcome Center every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through April 30. Please register through the “Visit Us” option in the Activity Center.

You can also attend a regional admitted student reception in your area or around the world. We want to create every opportunity to welcome students to the GW family. Check here for select cities and dates.

What happens at a regional admitted student reception?
Admitted students mix and mingle with other members of the Class of 2019 at this casual, informal reception. An admissions staff member hosts the program, introducing other current students, alumni and university staff.

Are INSIDE GW admitted students days the same thing as new student orientation?
Colonial Inauguration (CI) is our new student summer orientation program, with sessions scheduled June through early July. Deposited students can register online here.