Graduate Open House


Open House


Want to learn more about what a GW graduate education in Arts and Sciences has to offer? Join us for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Open House on Friday, October 25th. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about our 90+ graduate degree and certificate programs within the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)!  

At our Open House, you will be able to talk with current GW graduate students, faculty, and our admissions team, who will be available to answer your questions, guide you through the application process, and inform you about the resources GW has to offer. Enjoy a student-led walking tour around our main campus in Foggy Bottom, located in the heart of Washington, D.C. The program kicks off in the Grand Ballroom at 10 a.m. with a welcome ceremony, followed by concurrent breakout sessions, campus tours, and our "Graduate Programs and Student Services Fair”  where all CCAS graduate programs are invited to participate. Top off the day with a networking lunch as a chance to mix and mingle with faculty and current students. We look forward to seeing you there!


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9:15 a.m.

Registration Opens

10:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 1 or Campus Tour

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Program and Student Services Fair

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Session 2 or Campus Tour

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 3 or Campus Tour

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch with Faculty and Current Students

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

30-minutes campus tours offered

Breakout Sessions offered: Student Life Panel, How to be a Washingtonian, Application Best Practices, All About Federal Loans, Faculty Admissions Panel, and Funding Options (Master's and Ph.D.)


Campus Tours

Sign up for a campus tour or grab one of our self-guided tours to take at your leisure


Programs Fair

Learn about our programs at the program fair where faculty and staff will be on hand to answer your questions!


Student Services Fair

Learn about various student services at GW such as the GW Libraries, Career Services and Financial Aid

Student Panels

Hear from current students about their experiences at GW!


Information Sessions

Learn about tips on applying, what faculty are looking for in an application and funding opportunities!


Networking Lunch

Network with faculty and students over lunch