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 ask that you register for one of the orientation sessions below.  Registration will open here on July 1.


 Session 1  Thursday, August 8  3:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 2  Tuesday, August 13  10:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 3  Tuesday, August 13  3:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 4  Thursday, August 15  9:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 5  Thursday, August 15  11:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 6  Thursday, August 15  2:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 7  Tuesday, August 20  11:00 am  Student Center Theater
Welcome to Tech Videos 


We've also created a series of Welcome to Tech videos. Check out the one above and those listed below to help you familiarize yourself with our office and all that Tech has to offer.


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 ‚Äčan 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, ‚ÄčTech hosted its first Graduate Student Welcome for all new graduate students. The event includes a convocation followed by the Graduate Student Picnic. Check back in summer 2019 for details about the fall 2019 event.