SMPA First-Year Orientation

SMPA Building

SMPA First-Year Students, 

Welcome to GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs! You are now part of a select group of students with an outstanding academic record and passion for politics, journalism, and communication. As an SMPA student, you will study, learn, and make lifelong friendships in a very special place.

To ensure a successful start to your college career, we invite you to attend our SMPA First-Year Orientation on Friday, August 14, from 6 – 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Enjoy virtually mixing and mingling with your new classmates and meet some of our student ambassadors. You will also hear from Director Waisbord about some of the amazing opportunities here and have the chance to ask questions about the SMPA experience.

In the meantime, make sure to read the letters from a few media organizations at GW. They have provided information on ways to get involved and even offered some advice as you enter this new and exciting chapter at SMPA.  We also encourage you to check out some of the other media organizations at GW.

Student Organization Letters (.pdf)

You can always reach us at [email protected]. Again, we are delighted that you will be part of SMPA.