The ABCs Of Corcoran And GW

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The ABCs of Corcoran and GW:A Resource Guide forNew Undergraduate Students2021–22

CORCORANAcademic Resources5Advising6This guide was developed by Corcoran Ambassadorstudents to ease the transition for incoming studentsas you navigate life within the Corcoran and at GW. Weknow that coming to college is a big change that comeswith many uncertainties.Career Services9Covid-19 Response9Corcoran-Specific Resources11Dining and GWorld Card14Within this guide, we have included a broad range oftopics, in alphabetical order, to make sure you know allthe ABCs not only of here as a student but of being a partof the greater Washington, D.C., area.Disability Services16Emergencies17Financial Aid17Welcome to the next few years of your life!We hope this guide can steer you to all the resourcesthat are available and within your reach as you getaccustomed to this new stage in your life.Health Services and Support17Housing18Information and Technology Services (IT)19Orientation20Program Contacts and Office Locations21Registrar22Student Life25Study Abroad25Sustainability27Transportation in DC and GW28Washington D.C. Experiences30Welcome again, and most importantly, RAISE HIGH!Corcoran Ambassadors2TABLE OF CONTENTS3

Academic ResourcesThe information here will help you locate any academic resources you mayneed from different offices around campus.GW Bulletin: http://bulletin.gwu.eduGelman Library: https://library.gwu.eduTIP: The 6th floor of Gelman is a great place to find arts resources.Interlibrary Connections: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service available to current GW students registeredfor credit and for current faculty members and staff. You can request materialnot available at any of the GW Libraries or Washington Research LibrariesConsortium (WRLC) libraries.Writing Center: https://writingcenter.gwu.eduWriting Center mentsAcademic CommonsAcademic Software and c-software-and-technologyFellowships: e upportPeer Tutoring and Review esearch: and and-coursesSkills for Virtual rtual-learningStudy Skills: us Bank: ooks: and Academic cademic-eventsWriting and Research rch-help45

GW BulletinUse the GW Bulletin to find detailed information about academic policies,requirements for degrees, minors and GPAC (general education).Advising for GW Schools Outside CCASGW Bulletin: http://bulletin.gwu.eduIf you are pursuing a double major or a minor within another GW school,you will need to meet with program advisors from those schools as well toensure you are meeting all the requirements.Corcoran Undergraduate Faculty ents/undergraduate/advising-centerEach degree program has a faculty advisor who will help you naviagate thecurriculum, make recommendations on program-specific electives, andwork with you to plan your course load each semester.SEAS: vices-advisingArt History: Alexander Dumbadze – [email protected]: Dana Tai Soon Burgess – [email protected] Fine Art and Art History: Michele Carlson – [email protected] Arts BA/BFA: Michele Carlson – [email protected]: isingSMPA: ns: Allyson Vieira – [email protected]: Design: Siobhan Rigg – [email protected] (summer 2021)Sharmila Karamchandani – [email protected] (starting August 15, 2021)GWSPH: te-advisingInteraction Design: Kevin Patton – [email protected] Architecture: Scott Jones – [email protected]: Matt Wilson – [email protected]: Eugene Montague – eugene [email protected] and Photography Minor: Matt Eich – [email protected] College of Arts and SciencesAdvisingIn addition to faculty advisors within the program area, all Corcoran studentsare assigned CCAS POD advisors who will help with GPAC (generaleducation) requirements and are a great resource for planning a doublemajor or minor within CCAS programs. It is important to meet with bothyour faculty and POD advisors.Additional Advising ResourcesAcademic advisingAdvising for Athletes/Athletics: ewa-academicsupport-about-html.aspxUniversity Honors mentPass/No Pass FAQ: axdzs1876/f/downloads/FAQ%20Pass dated 1.pdfPod 1 - For last names A-GE-mail: [email protected] the advisors: 2 - For last names H-NE-mail: [email protected] the advisors: 3 - For last names O-ZE-mail: [email protected] the advisors:

Center for Career ServicesGW offers career services support for students through the Center forCareer Services. Contact the Center for Career Services for personal careercoaching, self-assessment, resume and portfolio building, and more.Center for Career Services:https://careerservices.gwu.eduMain E-mail: [email protected] Employment (GW FWS and Non-FWS positions) E-mail:[email protected] Coaching: Employment OpportunitiesMany of our students secure part-time positions on campus while studyingat GW. Employment opportunities on campus are posted throughHandshake. Be sure to check each semester for the latest availablepositions.Apply for jobs and internships on Handshake:Website: https://gwu.joinhandshake.comE-mail: [email protected] addition, Corcoran posts external job and internship opportunities thatmay be of interest to Corcoran students.Corcoran Student Opportunities tiesCoronavirus ResponseUse these pages to find updated information about how GW is providingCOVID-19-related support for students and to learn more about D.C.COVID-19 policies and resources.GW Testing: Covid Updates: https://coronavirus.gwu.eduD.C. Covid-19 Testing: Vaccine Updates:

The CorcoranOur history dates back to 1869 when William Wilson Corcoran founded theCorcoran Gallery of Art with much of his own collection and formed oneof the first major publicly accessible art collections in the nation's capital.The gallery, originally housed in a building on the corner of PennsylvaniaAvenue and 17th Street NW, was a draw for D.C. residents, visitors and evenaspiring artists. By the 1870s, semiformal lessons were being offered byartists in the gallery.In 1897, Corcoran moved into the historic Flagg Building, where many ofour classes are taught today, and one year later, in 1878, Corcoran foundedan art school associated with the gallery.Since integrating into the George Washington University in 2014, theCorcoran has undergone a multi-dimensional transformation while stillmaintaining our founder's vision of a place "dedicated to the art and usedsolely for the purpose of encouraging the American Genius.”The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design prepares its graduates to be thenext generation of global leaders. Part of the Columbian College of Artsand Sciences, the school functions as an incubator for artists, designers,performers, and scholars, who learn from internationally renowned faculty atthe intersection of creativity and social innovation.We are a community of civically engaged artists and practitioners, aiming toimpact the world through social change. We pride ourselves on the diversityof our practice and view ourselves as a place of possibility for studentsinstead of teaching art in a singular way. Our students are poised not just tojoin the creative field of their choice, but also to define it for themselves asthey become well versed in practice, research and collaboration.Corcoran-Specific ResourcesOur website contains a lot of information about Corcoran performing andvisual arts spaces, design studios, classrooms and more. Visit these pages tolearn more about the spaces you will use to create your work, find arts anddesign external internships and jobs, and support your peers by attendingperformances/exhibitions throughout the year!Corcoran ents for Open Studio Space: you know?Many local businesses offer discounts to GW students. Here are some stores thatCorcoran students use for art supplies:Blick: bia/washingtonPlaza Art: https://www.plazaart.comPro Photo DC: and Design Job and Intenship Opportunities unitiesCalendar of Exhibitions and performances-conversationsPast Event Recordings: Us on Social Media:Facebook: gw11

Submit your work!We regularly featurestudent work on ourwebsite and social mediaplatforms.Complete this formto have your work(artwork, performances,choreography, research,designs, photos and more)featured or to do a socialmedia takeover!1213

Dining at GWHere's all the information you need about Dining at GW. Even though we donot have a traditional dining hall, there are plenty of yummy options! Usethe "CampusCard" search engine to see 105 Dining Partners includingkosher, vegan, halal, gluten-free, breakfast and more!Where to Eat: Fresh Meals: Card OfficeThe GWorld card is the official IDcard at GW. Your card serves as youruniversity identification, holds yourmeal plan and colonial cash accounts,and allows you to access facilities oncampus.GWorld Website: 202-994-1795E-mail: [email protected] StoreThe Store is a student-run food pantry at the George Washington Universitythat is managed by The Store student organization and the Division forStudent Affairs, providing resources and support for students living withfood insecurity. Over the past couple of years, the awareness of thisneed has increased on college campuses as students make hard choicesabout how to spend their limited resources. The Store was founded onthe principles of faith, trust and respect, and these values guide our workevery day. Our mission is to address student need at GW by offering foodand other resources to ensure that every student has the opportunity tosucceed.The Store Website: Supported Agriculture (CSA)The CSA program connects students with local farmers and producers topurchase CSA farm shares of fresh, local produce and other food itemsusing GWorld.E-mail [email protected] for more information on CSAs andother GroW Garden information.CSA Website: tureAdditional Dining ResourcesGW Dining AppsUse these apps to make your dining experience even easier!GET App to check your balance, SAGE App for Vern Dining and TheBudgeting App to plan:Student Discount rogramming/Events (ex. Supermarket mobile/dining/index1415

Disability ServicesEmergenciesThese websites have detailed information about the Disability SupportServices offered by GW for students.Keep the GW Police Department (GWPD) number and e-mail handyin case of an emergency!Accessibility: https://accessibility.gwu.eduTo learn about policies and procedures, classroom services, digitalaccessibility, and accessibility on campus.GWPD and EMeRG:Phone: 202-994-6111Non-emergencies email: [email protected] Support Services (DSS): https://disabilitysupport.gwu.eduGW Guardian App:This app offers an additional layer of security to the University's emergencymass notification services. Free to the GW Community, this personal safetyapp gives users on and off campus access to various resources all in oneplace.Register with ability-support-servicesDSS Registration y-support-services-registrationportalDocument Your ent-your-disabilityDownload the Guardian App: AidRequest Test Proctoring octoring-servicesHere is a list of financial aid support you may need:Request Interpreting or Captioning eting-and-captioning-servicesFAFSA: t Form: ccess Notes: otesRequest a digital DSS Letter for rs-professorsFinancial Aid Office: https://financialaid.gwu.eduFinancial Aid Document List: on ocument-submission-guidelinesHealth ServicesColonial Health Center: https://healthcenter.gwu.eduMedical and Psychiatric Counseling and Psychological nd-psychological-services161317

HousingInformation and Technology Services (IT)This page has information on various housing options and services availableto students.These technology support and resources are available to students for free.Residence HallsFirst-Year Halls: and Design LLC: Halls: nity Housing: & Technology Services Help:Phone: 202-994-GWIT (4948)Email: [email protected] is GW’s “Virtual Agent,” available 24/7/365:Learn more about MarthaChat online with her here: Housing: oving InMove-in/out Dates: to Bring: Prohibited on Campus ocked Out?It happens sometimes! These sites will help you get back into your room.Lockout Resources: the Mobile ID App, which is very helpful in this scenario:’ve Got Mail!Mail and Package Services: https://mailservices.gwu.eduMailing Address Help: ping and Storage: Helpful for over the summer or if studying ormationLaundryLaundry: Tracker: Knowledge Base for more answers: Creative Campus (all students have wnload Microsoft e-gw-community-0More software is available for download (some vary by home school):, E-mail and Internet AccessThe GWeb Information System, sometimes referred to as Banner or BannerSelf Service, allows online access for GW students, faculty, and staff to manyGW services.Current students log into the GWeb Information System using their GWemail address ([email protected]) and password.GWeb: and Access Your GW E-mail/Net nternet Access on Campus: Broken?FIXIT Requests: https://fixit.assetworks.io1819

Orientation for New StudentsOrientation is an important resource to help introduce you to the academicculture, community expectations and resources, and involvementopportunities both on-campus and around the city.Information on GW's New Student Orientation can be found tationIn addition, our programs are also planning program-specific orientationsessions to welcome you to the Corcoran!Find your program's information on our entationProgram Contacts and Office LocationsArt HistoryLocation: Smith Hall of Art, Room 101 – 801 22nd St., NWAndy Johnson, Program AdministratorE-mail: [email protected]: 202-994-6085Interior ArchitectureLocation: Flagg Building, Room 120 – 500 17th St., NWLiz Meitner, Program AdministratorE-mail: [email protected]: 202-242-6706We look forward to seeing you at Orientation Week – August 22–29, 2021!Studio ArtsLocation: Flagg Building, Room B132 – 500 17th St., NWEliza Mott, Program AdministratorE-mail: [email protected]: 202-994-0312DesignLocation: Flagg Building, Room 120 – 500 17th St., NWimage above: Flagg BuildingAthena Naylor, Program AdministratorE-mail: [email protected]: 202-994-0242MusicLocation: Phillips Building, Basement Room 144 – 801 22nd St. NWKatelyn Hensel, Program AdministratorE-mail: [email protected]: 202-994-0100image above: Phillips Halland Smith Hall of ArtTheatre & DanceLocation: Building XX, 3rd Floor – 814 20th St., NWGabrielle Wingate, Program AdministratorE-mail: [email protected]: 202-994-8072Corcoran Administrative OfficesLocation: Flagg Building, Room 120 – 500 17th St., NWimage above: Building XX21

RegistrarFind resources below from the Registrar's Office to help you plan yourcoursework and complete your degree at GW.Schedule of Classes: Dates: l Exam Schedule (depending on date of access, it may be tentative): schedules/default.cfmCoursicle: website is here to help you plan your classes for eachsemester and track your progress in order to graduate on time.DegreeMap is accessible through GWeb: https://banweb.gwu.eduSign in, click Student Records and Registration Menu, click Student RecordsInformation Menu and scroll down to see that DegreeMap is the second tolast item on the list. Click on DegreeMap, then "Launch DegreeMap."2223

Student LifeThere are many opportunities for you to stay involved on/off campus!Engage: Student Life Info: https://studentlife.gwu.eduStudent Life Events i-aggregation-4 student lifeGreek Life: y-lifeStudent Organizations: tudent Arts ganizations?categories 14054Student Association: Trails: Connections has free events around DC for first-year ectionsStudy AbroadGW offers many study abroad opportunities for GW students. Learn moreabout the various programs using the resources below!Study Abroad Office:Website: https://studyabroad.gwu.eduE-mail: [email protected]: 202-994-1649Program Types: Bachelor’s rs-programFocus on Fall Abroad broad-communityStudy Abroad AdvisingAcademic advising is an important part of making study abroad possible.You should work closely with your faculty and POD advisor to plan yourcoursework and the timing of your semester abroad.General: Abroad Peer rs2425

SustainabilityLearn about sustainability efforts at GW and how you can get involved!Sustainability ity Student psTrash, Recycling and Composting at GWGW has adopted a Zero Waste approach—reducing the amount of wastesent to landfills while increasing recycling, reuse and composting. AlthoughGW faces many significant challenges as an open campus situated in anurban environment, it is working diligently to accomplish the aims laid out inthe GW Roadmap to Zero Waste, which was published in fall 2016. In 2021,GW announced its commitment to eliminating single-use plastics from itscampuses.Learn more: GardenThe GroW Community Garden is a block-length plot of land (located onH Street between 23rd and 24th Streets). It is supported by the GeorgeWashington University, and maintained by two student managers(employed by the university) as well as a strong volunteer base. All of theproduce is grown to support the work of Miriam's Kitchen, a nonprofitorganization that aims to end chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C.Miriam's incorporates fresh, local produce into the meals they serve to theirguests Monday through Friday, every week of the year. GroW produce goesright into the kitchens of folks who are housed through Miriam'sPermanent Supportive Housing program, which transitions around 135individuals experiencing homelessness into housing while continuing toprovide supportive services.The GroW Community offers students and community members a spaceto engage with sustainable agricultural practices, consider issues of foodaccess and food sovereignty in Washington, D.C., and cultivate communityaround food.The GroW Community also facilitates a Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) program* that connects students with local farmers and producersto purchase CSA farm shares of fresh, local produce and other food itemsusing GWorld.Sign up to volunteer!E-mail: [email protected]*See Dining for more information.2627

Transportation in D.C. and GWLearn your way around the city with a variety of transportation options!D.C. TransportationMetroGW's Foggy Bottom campus is conveniently located by the Foggy Bottom/GW Metro Station.If you are headed to the Corcoran's Flagg Building from outside FoggyBottom, the Farragut West Metro Station is a short walk.D.C. Metrorail: Bus: https://www.dccirculator.comMetroBus: Register your SmarTrip card (good for rail, bus, parking)to schedule auto-reloading and protect your card if it's lost or stolen!Learn more about SmarTrip cards here: ShuttlesGW Shuttles provides free shuttle service between the Foggy Bottom andMount Vernon Campuses. Riders may be asked to prove their affiliation withthe university by either showing their GWorld to the shuttle driver or on-sitesupervisor or confirming their affiliation with the university.Vern Express (VEX)VEX Map: huttle-vern-expressCapital Bikeshare: ers: rides: Uber, Lyft, etc.Water Taxi: pus SafeRide and GW Rider AppSafeRide provides a free and safe ride to/from Foggy Bottom Campusresidence halls and academic buildings during late night hours for students,faculty and staff who prefer to not walk alone.This SafeRide service operates seven days a week during theacademic year (except on designated university holidays) from 8pm until4am.Access this sevice in three ways:1. Download the “GW Rider” App, which is available in the Apple orGoogle Play stores. Log into the app using GW's Single Sign-On (SSO) andrequest a ride similar to how you request an Uber or Lyft.2. Log into the website ( using GW'sSSO and request a ride.3. Call 202-994-RIDE (7433) between 8 p.m.-4 a.m.Learn more about Safe Ride:

Washington, D.C.:What to Experience and WhereThere are so many different and exciting things to do in Washington, D.C.and surrounding areas. Here are a few ideas!Concert and Performance VenuesAnthem: https://theanthemdc.comArena Stage: https://www.arenastage.orgCapital One Arena: https://www.capitalonearena.comFord’s Theater: https://www.fords.orgKennedy Center: https://www.kennedy-center.orgLandmark’s E Street -d-c 10 tickets with student ID!Merriweather Post Pavilion: https://merriweathermusic.comMillennium Stage at the Kennedy lennium-stageFree performances!9:30 Club: https://www.930.comThe REACH at the Kennedy eare Theater: https://www.shakespearetheatre.orgWashington Ballet: https://www.washingtonballet.orgProfessional SportsBaseballWashington Nationals: Park: ington Football Team: https://www.washingtonfootball.comFedEx Field: pitals: One Arena: https://www.capitalonearena.comSoccerDC United: https://www.dcunited.comAudi Field: https://audifielddc.com3031

Museums and GalleriesArtechouse: https://www.dc.artechouse.comStudent tickets 20National Gallery of Art: https://www.nga.govNational Geographic isit 9 tickets with student ID!Stop Motion DC: https://stopmotiondc.comUnited States Holocaust Museum: https://www.ushmm.orgSmithsonian InstitutionAir and Space Museum: Art Museum: Castle: -buildingNational Museum of African American History and Culture: Museum of American History: Museum of Natural History: Museum of the American Indian: Museum of Women in the Arts: https://nmwa.orgPortrait Gallery: Renwick Gallery:

DC Hot SpotsCapitol Building: /capitol-riverfrontCityCenter DC: https://www.citycenterdc.comEastern Market: https://easternmarket-dc.orgEmbassy s/embassy-row/#3Georgetown Waterfront, shopping and dining:https://www.georgetowndc.comLibrary of Congress and Library /monuments-memorialsOld Town Alexandria, V.A.It's a short 20-minute car ride from campus, and worth it!Learn more: riaNational Zoo: Market: https://unionmarketdc.comU.S. National Arboretum: https://www.usna.usda.govU.S. Botanic Gardens: https://www.usbg.govWashington National Cathedral: https://cathedral.orgThe Wharf: https://www.wharfdc.comThe Yards: https://www.theyardsdc.com3435

Center for Career Services GW offers career services support for students through the Center for Career Services. Contact the Center for Career Services for personal career coaching, self-assessment, resume and portfolio building, and more. Center for Career Services: https://c