On-Campus Civilian Student Voluntary Pre-Briefs are for civilian students ONLY. Military Service In-Briefs take place separately 31 Jul - 2 Aug 2023. Please refer to the Military Service In-Briefs page for more information.

On-Campus Civilian Student Voluntary Pre-Briefs

Civilian Student Pre-Briefs are voluntary events. Attendees should enter via the main entrance to Lincoln Hall (Bldg 62) or Marshall Hall (Bldg 64), and follow signs to Marshall Hall Room 187.   

The pre-briefs will be held once per day on three consecutive days: 31 Jul, 1 Aug and 2 Aug 2023, beginning at 1:00 PM and ending at 4:00 PM. Any incoming civilian student who chooses to attend should select and attend a pre-brief on the one day that best fits their schedule. The schedule is the same for each day. Dress is casual.

Please check back on a regular basis as unforeseen events may force changes to the schedule.

Incoming Civilian Student Voluntary Pre-Briefs Schedule





1300 - 1305


Academic Affairs / Registrar


Marshall Hall (Bldg 62), Rm 187

1305 – 1320

General Information

Academic Affairs

1320 – 1425

First Week Expectations

Academic Affairs

1425 – 1525

Campus Orientation

Academic Affairs

Fort McNair Campus

1530 – 1600

NDU Network Accounts

Academic Affairs / IT Directorate

Marshall Hall (Bldg 62), Library 


Please contact any of the following POCs for more information:

Pre-Brief POCs




  Larry Johnson

  (202) 685-2128


  Shadonne Pennyman

  (202) 685-7776


Civilian Student Information Submission Requirements

To facilitate in-processing, civilian students should review and complete as many of the following process documents as possible.

Documents 1, 2 and 4 should be printed and turned by hand during civilian pre-briefs (31 Jul - 2 Aug), or during student in-processing (7 Aug). Document 3 provides third-party links to a training website and a banking application website; please complete the tasks per the instructions. 


  1. Defense Travel System Personal Data Worksheet *For all students
  2. DoD Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Transfer Request *For students who have a DoD GTCC
  3. NDU GTCC Instructions *For students who do NOT have a DoD GTCC
  4. DoD GTCC Statement of Understanding *For all students