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 2020 Institute Graduate Orientation

In addition to the orientation that your individual program might hold (which you should attend), the Office of Graduate Studies hosts several Graduate Institute Orientation sessions prior to the start of classes to introduce you to campuswide resources and policies. New students have two options to attend orientation:

  1. attend one of several live, virtual orientation sessions listed, or
  2. access an asynchronous virtual orientation via Canvas, Georgia Tech's Learning Management system. These two options are replacing our in-person orientation activites due to COVID-19.

To view the available orientation sessions and to register, click the registration page link below (GT login required). Registration will open on June 29, 2020.

Orientation Registration

Welcome to Tech Videos 


We've also created a series of Welcome to Tech videos. Check out the one above and those listed below to help you familiarize yourself with our office and all that Tech has to offer.


Every August, we host the GradExpo resource fair to help new graduate students learn about campus services, student organizations, and local businesses in the surrounding community. The Fall 2020 GradExpo will be held from 10am-4pm on August 13 in a virtual format.

Grad Groups

We also coordinate ​an extended orientation program during the fall semester 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 will be held on August 21. As additonal details are released, we'll include them here.

Important Dates and Deadlines
GradExpo Aug. 13 10:00am-4:00pm TBD
Grad Welcome (Convocation + Picnic) Aug. 21 TBD TBD
Course Registration Deadline Aug. 21 4:00pm N/A
Fee Payment Deadline Aug. 24 4:00pm N/A
Two-Factor Authentication Deadline Aug. 31 N/A N/A

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