Start your #OnlyatGW experience by being a part of GW’s newest pre-semester program for incoming first-year students, LEAD GW (Leadership Exploration and Development). This unique, once in a college-career experience will help you apply your leadership ideas and skills while exploring DC’s historic civic landmarks and their connections to greater leadership principles. Current GW students will serve as your guides and mentors, helping you to hone your skills as a leader and transition seamlessly to your new life as a Colonial. The application for the 2017 LEAD GW program opens in late spring. 

LEAD GW participants will:

·         Create new friendships before classes begin

·         Engage with the GW and DC community

·         Explore where your passions and skills fit in at GW

·         Launch your GW leadership story

.Program fee waivers may be available for individuals who demonstrate a financial need.

International, Transfer, Fall CI, SEAS, + WLP Students:  

International and Transfer students attending Fall CI or International Student Orientation should not register for LEAD GW as it conflicts with your orientation programs. Additionally, SEAS students and WLP participants cannot apply for LEAD GW. The SEAS New Student Getaway occurs during the same time period as LEAD GW. The WLP orientation also takes place during LEAD GW.