Orientation Resources

When it comes to making a smooth transition to becoming a student at Georgia Tech, there are events, programs, and resources you'll want to take advantage of.

Fall 2019 Institute Graduate Orientation

In addition to the orientation that your individual program might hold (which you should attend), the Office of Graduate Studies hosts several orientation sessions in August to introduce you to campuswide resources and policies.  Space is limited, so we ask that you register for one of the orientation sessions below.  Registration will open here on July 1.


 Session 1 (Register Here)  Thursday, August 8  3:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 2 (Register Here)  Tuesday, August 13  10:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 3 (Register Here)  Tuesday, August 13  3:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 4 (Register Here)  Thursday, August 15  9:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 5 (Register Here)  Thursday, August 15  11:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 6 (Register Here)  Thursday, August 15  2:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 7 (Register Here)  Tuesday, August 20  11:00 am  Student Center Theater
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Every August, we host the GradExpo resource fair to help new graduate students learn about campus services, student organizations, and local businesses in the surrounding community. The Fall 2019 GradExpo will be held from 10am-4pm on August 15 in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.

Grad Groups

We also coordinate ​an extended orientation program during the fall semester called "Grad Groups." If you're a new graduate student looking to meet other students from across campus, this program is perfect for you. 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.

Graduate Student Welcome

Beginning in August 2018, ​Tech hosted its first Graduate Student Welcome for all new graduate students. The event includes a convocation followed by the Graduate Student Picnic. The 2019 Grad Welcome will be held on August 23 at 4pm in the Ferst Center Theater adjacent to the Student Center. More information can be found at specialevents.gatech.edu/graduate-student-welcome.

Important Dates and Deadlines
GradExpo Aug. 15 10:00am-4:00pm Clough Undergraduate Leanring Commons, 1st and 2nd Floors
OIE Welcome Party Aug. 15 4:30pm Skiles Walkway
TA Orientation Aug. 16 8:00am-12:00pm Clough Undergraduate Leanring Commons, Room 144
Grad Welcome (Convocation + Picnic) Aug. 23 4:00pm-8:00pm Ferst Center for the Arts (Convocation) and Tech Green (Picnic)
Course Registration Deadline Aug. 23 4:00pm N/A
Fee Payment Deadline Aug. 26 4:00pm N/A
Two-Factor Authentication Deadline Sept. 2 N/A N/A
Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students Training Deadline Oct. 11 N/A Online

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