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Georgia Tech invites first-year students to move in a week earlier than in previous years to get more acquainted with campus, their peers, and Atlanta from August 14 – 22. The goal is to have a stress-free transition to college with a week of fun and engaging opportunities before starting a career at Georgia Tech.

This year all Week of Welcome activities as well as maps, resources and other helpful items will be available through Guidebook. Start by downloading the Guidebook App today in the Apple or GooglePlayStore, and check back here for a link to the 2021 Week of Welcome Guidebook.

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Key Dates

August 14th and 15th

First-year move in


August 15

Rock, Ramble & Roll: Kick-off Dinner


August 18

RAT’s Night at the Library


August 19

GradExpo (for Graduate students)


August 19

RecFest: Campus Recreation


August 22

Convocation


All Week

Self-Guided Traditions Tour

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Connect to Community


The week will be filled with opportunities to meet and connect with your fellow Yellow Jackets. Look for nightly social events like the Yellow Jacket MegaMixer powered by PlayFair, a silent disco, outdoor movie night, and more. Residents will have several chances to build community with their hallmates. Additionally, there will be programs and events throughout the week for transfer, upperclass, and graduate students to enjoy, as well as events for specific groups.


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Explore Campus & Resources


This is the perfect time to get to know our beautiful campus and all the helpful resources we have to offer. Plan to attend helpful workshops from student groups and campus departments on everything from time management and nutrition to how to play American football or build robots. Students should also make time for the self-guided Traditions Tour that guides you to the most notable places at Georgia Tech. Beyond campus, there will be shuttles to nearby stores and Atlanta points of interest to help you further explore and find what you need.


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Get Involved in Welcoming our Students


We want to make this year’s Week of Welcome the most exciting and buzzworthy yet – we need YOU to make that happen! Members of student organizations and campus departments are invited to be a part of the welcome efforts through workshops or events they put on, or by volunteering for some of the week’s larger events like move-in.

If your office, department, or organization would like to create events and workshops to welcome our incoming students, fill out the Week of Welcome Interest Form by July 6. For organizations that want to plan an event for incoming students during Week of Welcome but are unsure about how to proceed, email weekofwelcome@gatech.edu.

Students, faculty, and staff who are interested in volunteering for move-in can sign up through the Volunteer Interest Form. Student organization volunteers for move-in who will live on-campus this fall have an opportunity to move in early on August 13. Interested organizations should complete the Student Org Move-In Volunteer form by June 20.

Welcome Home

We’re happy you’re here.

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