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Orientation Resources

When it comes to making a smooth transition to becoming a student at Georgia Tech, there are events, programs, and resources you'll want to take advantage of.

Fall 2021 Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO)

In addition to the orientation that your individual program might hold (which you should attend), Graduate Studies 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:

  • Attend one of several live, virtual or in-person orientation sessions. These sessions will be held in the three weeks preceding the first day of classes. Registration will open here on July 1.
  • Access an asynchronous virtual orientation via Canvas, Tech's learning management system. Admitted students will be given access to this site in late summer. Once available, log into Canvas and look for a course titled “Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO).” If you do not see this course available, you can self-enroll. Check back here in late summer for updates.

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.

Stamps Health Services

Office of the Registrar

Georgia Tech Police Department

Paying for Your Education

Counseling Center

Professional and Career Development

Campus Services

Bursar and Treasury Services

Grad Groups (GT6000)

We also coordinate ​an extended orientation called "Grad Groups." 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.

Graduate Student Welcome

Beginning in August 2018, ​Tech hosted its first Graduate Student Welcome for all new graduate students. The event includes a convocation followed by the Graduate Student Picnic. The 2020 Grad Welcome was held on August 21. You can watch the live stream of this event here.

Important Dates and Deadlines


Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO) Registration Opens July 1 N/A
First Day of Classes Aug. 23 N/A
Course Registration Deadline Aug. 27 4pm
Fee Payment Deadline Aug. 30 4pm
Two-Factor Authentication Deadline Sep. 6 N/A

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