Student Life

Collage of military association events and activities

McDonough seeks to make the transition back to the classroom as seamless as possible. Before class even begins, we host a Vet Pre-Orientation to set expectations and highlight resources to prepare you for the coursework. Questions as simple as what to wear to class (casual, unless otherwise specified) will be covered, as we know that some of our veteran students will be making a cultural transition as well by returning to school.

Student Activities for Veterans

The McDonough Military Association (MMA) is a group of veteran students who form both a social and professional network to promote engagement and outreach. This organization facilitates career-oriented professional development and provides opportunities to serve the broader community.

Some highlighted activities:

  • War Stories: This annual event is hosted by the MMA and provides the platform for our veteran students to share their military experiences with the broader McDonough community.
  • VetImpact: Students gain consulting experience by doing pro-bono consulting work for veteran-owned businesses.
  • Speaker Series: The MMA hosts prestigious members of the military community to share their experiences and provide a broader network of professional connections for our students. Of note, we have hosted Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to share insights from his years of service.

Additional resources for your life at McDonough

For students who are relocating to be closer to McDonough, the Office of Neighborhood Life has numerous resources to find housing in our local neighborhoods. Georgetown University also provides the GUTS shuttle system to provide free transportation to campus from surrounding locales. For students with families, Georgetown Partners and Families provides a social and professional and network for spouses and partners as they also make the transition to a new community and Georgetown McDonough.