Orientation and GradExpo

When it comes to making a smooth transition to becoming a student at Georgia Tech, there are two events that you'll want to take part in: orientation and the GradExpo. Read on for the details you need to know about each.


In addition to the orientation that your individual program might hold (which you'll want to be sure to attend), the Office of Graduate Studies also hosts several new student welcome orientation sessions at various times of the year to introduce you to Georgia Tech-wide resources and policies.

Fall 2017 Graduate Orientation will include a 50-60 minute session held at multiple times between August 10 - 22. Attendance will be limited depending on the location of each session so advanced registration to attend a session will be required.




Multiple sessions are available to allow for flexibility of scheduling. See the schedule below for session dates, times, and locations.  Advanced registration is required as space is limited. To register, please select one of these sessions from the list below; each student may register for only one session.  You will be required to login with your GT account and password to access the registration system.  If you have not yet activated your GT account please visit the Passport website and click the "I need to activate my GT Account" link.

Please see the schedule below for available session times and dates, and sign up for a session by following the link for your desired session.


 Session 1 - Register Here  Thursday, August 10  3:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 2 - Register Here  Tuesday, August 15  10:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 3 - Register Here (Session full)  Tuesday, August 15  3:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 4 - Register Here (Session full)  Thursday, August 17  9:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 5 - Register Here  Thursday, August 17  11:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 6 - Register Here (Session full)  Thursday, August 17  2:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 7 - Register Here  Tuesday, August 22  11:00 am  Student Center Theater
Orientation Files

Graduate Studies distributes flash drives each fall with information about resources important to Graduate Students.  If you were not able to get one of these flash drives you can download a zip file of the contents by clicking here.

Orientation Videos
In advance of orientation, we invite you to view a collection of videos to help you familiarize yourself with the Institute and all it has to offer:


Every August, the Office of Graduate Studies hosts the GradExpo resource fair to help new graduate students learn about campus services, student organizations, and local businesses in the surrounding community. The Fall 2017 GradExpo event will take place on Thursday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Clough Commons.

Grad Groups

‚ÄčThe Office of Graduate Studies also coordinates an extended orientation program called Grad Groups. If you are a new graduate student looking to meet diverse graduate students from across campus, learn from an older graduate student about what it takes to be successful at Tech, and get exposure to campus departments who are here to serve your needs, Grad Groups is the place for you.