Graduate Students


Graduate Students Walking in Kogan Plaza


As a current George Washington University graduate student, you have the support of a designated Student Services Coordinator, within the College of Arts and Sciences. Your Student Services Coordinator is dedicated to providing you guidance throughout your tenure at GW. This person serves as a resource designed to assist you in navigating university policies and procedures and connecting you directly to all of your available resources.

In addition, your Student Services Coordinator works in conjunction with your academic advisor to ensure you are optimizing your time here at GW.  Our team hosts a variety of social and academic programming to enhance your graduate student experience. Your Student Services Coordinator is located on the Foggy Bottom campus in the Academic Center, Smith Hall Suite 118. 


Graduate Student Resources



Student Activities 


The Bouchet Society

The Bouchet Society

The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.

International Buddy Program

International Buddy Program

The International Buddy Program (IBP) is designed to encourage current students to meet new international students and help them transition into life at GW.

Upcoming Events


Columbian College Celebration

COVID-19 Update

Due to recent guidance from the CDC, the Columbian College Celebration ceremonies and the university-wide Commencement on the National Mall will not be held in person. We are working diligently to determine how we can, appropriately and safely, celebrate our graduates within the constraints of the current circumstances. Please share any suggestions you have to help mark this milestone for our graduates at [email protected].


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Graduate Student Highlights

PhD student Kimberly Foecke holds up her 3MT certificate

Doctoral Thesis in Three Minutes

Columbian College PhD students stepped up to a speed-challenge in the college’s second Three Minute Thesis Competition. Human Paleobiology's Kimberly Foecke won first prize.