New Student Guide 2021

Letter From the Editor

Greetings from The Hoya! Our editors came out of summer hibernation to bring you our annual New Student Guide. If you are wondering about what DFMO means — Dance Floor Make Out — or are looking for a list of university resources, we’ve got you covered. We don’t ask for much in return, except that you pick up a copy of our print edition when it hits the stands Sept. 10 — we don’t care what you do with it, but please pick it up.

For all of the first-years and sophomores, welcome to campus! Sophomores, while I cannot relate to how hard it must be for you all to start college after over a year of online school, I did watch my younger brother take his first year of college classes from his childhood bedroom … and frankly, it was ugly. Trying to take a test with a dog barking in the background is a special kind of torture. I know many of you missed high school proms and graduations.

All I can say is, it only gets better from here. 

While Georgetown University is far from perfect, the next four years will provide you with plenty of opportunities for self-discovery. I started at The Hoya as a news writer with zero experience, but covering student activism and student achievements quickly became my bread and butter. (I also met Hasan Minhaj, but that’s beside the point.) If there is one thing I have learned, it is that Georgetown students are changing the world, and I am lucky to be a part of such a talented, thoughtful and passionate community. 

Hopefully, our New Student Guide will give you some tips and tricks for how to be a Hoya. 

Some articles are supposed to make you laugh, others you should bookmark for future reference. I am sure we haven’t touched on everything you need to know, but you can always reach us on social media, and our team is more than happy to help. 

Until then, enjoy being on our beautiful campus and taking advantage of all that Georgetown has to offer.

Good luck, 

Riley Rogerson 

Editor in Chief 

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