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 new graduate student orientation information will be posted by late-April 2017. Please check back for additional information.

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 is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2017. Additional details will be posted in early May 2017.

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.