Graduate Student Welcome

The Institute welcomes graduate students to campus with Graduate Student Convocation and Graduate Picnic. These events are open to all graduate students to attend.

Graduate Convocation

What to expect

We will welcome new graduate students to campus as we share Georgia Tech's traditions, academic standards, and provide students with spirit items.

  • This is a general admission event. All students and their guests are welcome to attend.
  • Dress code for this event is causal.
  • The first 2,000 students at the event will receive a swag bag with Tech tradition items.
  • Our pre-show will highlight opportunities at Georgia Tech.
  • After the program, attendees will be shuttled to the Grad Picnic at Tech Green.

Event Contact

Serena Wallace

Graduate Picnic

What to expect

All graduate students and their families are invited to mix and mingle as we celebrate the start of a new school year on Tech Green with the theme of "Fun, Food, Friends". This festive event features games, photo opportunities, giveaways, and fun for the entire family.

  • This is a general admission event. No tickets are required.
  • Dress code for this event is casual.
  • Food trucks will be available offering free concessions.

This event is sponsored by Graduate Student Government Association. Find out more and other ways to be involved

New Student Convocation

The Institute welcomes undergraduate students at the New Student Welcome on Sunday, August 19

Live Broadcast

Unable to attend in person? We'll have a live broadcast of the Graduate Student Convocation on and post the event video on YouTube the following week.

Transportation and Parking



  • Guests are encouraged to park in the E81 lot (Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center) or W23 lot (State Street). These are paid lots. 
  • Only handicap guests with a current handicap parking tag will be permitted to park in the E65 lot behind McCamish Pavilion.