Orientation and GradExpo

When it comes to making a smooth transition to becoming a student at Georgia Tech, there are a few events and programs that you'll want to take full advantage of.  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 hosts several new student welcome orientation sessions at various times of the year to introduce you to Georgia Tech-wide resources and policies.

Fall 2018 Institute Graduate Orientation was held from August 9 - 21.  We have compiled a collection of important files including the slide deck from the orientation session accessible via the link below.  Details for the Spring 2019 orientation session will be made available later this fall.

Orientation Files

Orientation Videos
We also 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. Details for the fall 2019 GradExpo event will be available spring 2019.

Grad Groups

​The 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.  Be sure to fill out the interest form on the Grad Groups webpage to be informed about how to register.

NEW Graduate Student Welcome Event

​Georgia Tech will be hosting an official welcome event for all new graduate students on August 29, 2018 at 4:30pm in McCamish Pavilion. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Come early to get scanned in and grab a seat. This event will feature Georgia Tech's President G. P. "Bud" Peterson and Provost Rafael Bras to officially welcome you to Georgia Tech!  This event will be followed by the annual Graduate Student Picnic at 5:30pm with free food and giveaways.  Click here to learn more about this exciting new opportunity.  You won't want to miss it.