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

Event Contact

Jillian Cruser
Senior Event Coordinator

Date, Time, and Location

Graduate Student Welcome Events

Graduate Student Convocation

Friday, August 21, 2020
4-5 p.m. EDT
Ferst Center for the Arts
Doors open at 3 p.m.

Graduate Picnic

Date and time: To be determined
Sponsored by Graduate SGA

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Graduate Convocation - Student Speaker

Have a message for the incoming class?

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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.
  • Guests are encouraged to arrive early. The first 800 students to arrive and scan their buzzcards will receive a swag bag with Tech tradition items. 
  • After the program, attendees are encouraged to attend the Grad Picnic.
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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 steam a live broadcast of the Graduate Student Convocation on the Convocation Live page and post the 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.