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

Fall 2023 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

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 Session Format Date Time
Session 1 Virtual Tuesday, August 8 9 a.m. Eastern Time / UTC - 4
Session 2 Virtual Thursday, August 10 2 p.m. Eastern Time / UTC - 4
Session 3 Virtual Friday, August 11 10 a.m. Eastern Time / UTC - 4
Session 4 Virtual Tuesday, August 15 11 a.m. Eastern Time / UTC - 4
Session 5 In-Person Thursday, August 17 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Session 6 In-Person Thursday, August 17 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Session 7 In-Person Thursday, August 17 4 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 2023: 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.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Name/Event Date Time
Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO) Registration Opens Thursday, June 29 9 a.m.
First Day of Classes Monday, August 21 N/A
Course Registration Deadline Friday, August 25 4:00 p.m.
Fee Payment Deadline Monday, August 28 4:00 p.m.
Two-Factor Authentication Deadline Monday, September 4 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

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