Our orientation resources, events, and programs will prepare you for success as a graduate student.

Fall 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 campuswide resources and policies. New students have two options to attend orientation:

Orientation Sessions (GradIO)

Attend a virtual or in person live orientation session. All sessions are identical and you only need to register for and attend one session.

GradIO SessionFormatDateTime
Session 1VirtualTuesday, August 69 a.m. Eastern Time / UTC - 4
Session 2VirtualThursday, August 82 p.m. Eastern Time / UTC - 4
Session 3VirtualFriday, August 910 a.m. Eastern Time / UTC - 4
Session 4VirtualTuesday, August 1311 a.m. Eastern Time / UTC - 4
Session 5In-PersonThursday, August 1510 a.m. Eastern Time
Session 6In-PersonThursday, August 152 p.m. Eastern Time
Session 7In-PersonThursday, August 154 p.m. Eastern Time

Asynchronous Virtual Orientation

Access an asynchronous virtual orientation via Canvas, Tech's learning management system. Admitted students will be given access to this site in August. Once available, log into Canvas and look for a course titled “Fall 2024: Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO)”.

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.

Tech Talk New Student Orientation Video Series



Campus Services

Mental Healthcare

Registrar's Office

Tuition & Fees

Career Center

Campus Safety

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Important Dates and Deadlines

Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO) Registration OpensWednesday, June 269 a.m.
First Day of ClassesMonday, August 19N/A
Course Registration DeadlineFriday, August 234:00 p.m.
Fee Payment DeadlineMonday, August 264:00 p.m.
Two-Factor Authentication DeadlineMonday, September 2N/A