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 will be available. Note that some departments will pre-register you for a specific session. Notification of pre-registration will be sent to new students by mid-June. Students who are not pre-registered will sing up for one of the sessions below beginning in mid-June. 

Please see the schedule below for tentative session times and dates and check back to sign up for a session once the registration system becomes available in mid-June.


 Session 1  Thursday, August 10  3:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 2  Tuesday, August 15  10:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 3  Tuesday, August 15  3:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 4  Thursday, August 17  9:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 5  Thursday, August 17  11:00 am  144 Clough Commons
 Session 6  Thursday, August 17  2:00 pm  144 Clough Commons
 Session 7  Tuesday, August 22  11:00 am  Student Center Theater

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.