Our orientation resources, events, and programs will prepare you for success as a graduate student.
Spring 2024 Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO)
In addition to the orientation that your individual program might hold (which you should attend), Graduate Education hosts several orientation sessions prior to the start of classes to introduce you to campus-wide resources and policies. New students have two options to attend orientation:
Attend a virtual or in person live orientation session. All sessions are identical and you only need to register for and attend one session.
Information for spring 2024 GradIO coming soon!
Asynchronous Virtual Orientation
Coming soon - Access our Spring 2024 Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO) virtually through our asynchronous module on Canvas, Tech's learning management system.
New Student Programs and Events
Every August we host the GradExpo resource fair to help new graduate students learn about campus services and student organizations.
We also coordinate an extended orientation course each fall called "GT6000". 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.
Important Dates and Deadlines
|Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO) Registration Opens||Friday, December 1||9 a.m.|
|First Day of Classes||Monday, January 8||N/A|
|Course Registration Deadline||Friday, January 12||4:00 p.m.|
|Fee Payment Deadline||Tuesday, January 16||4:00 p.m.|
|Two-Factor Authentication Deadline||Monday, January 22||N/A|
Welcome to Tech Videos
We've also created a series of Welcome to Tech videos to help you familiarize yourself with our office and all that Tech has to offer.
Office of Graduate Education
Learn more about the Office of Graduate Education's programs and services helping graduate students succeed at Tech. Review important topics to know as a Tech graduate student, including:
- Full-time student status
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training
- Theses and dissertations