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WOW! What a Week of Welcome!

Thanks to everyone who made Week of Welcome a hit this year! Check here next summer for details on #GTWoW22.

Georgia Tech invites students to move in early to get more acquainted with campus, their peers, and Atlanta in the week before classes start. 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. Follow this year’s fun on Facebook and Instagram!

All Week of Welcome activities, as well as maps, resources, and other helpful items, will be available through Guidebook. Start by downloading the Georgia Tech Guidebook App today in the Apple or GooglePlayStore, or follow the link below to explore the 2022 Week of Welcome Guidebook on your desktop (coming July 2022). 

The Atlanta skyline.

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Two students pointing to 'Welcome Home' chalked on the ground.

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.

We appreciate all of our partners for being a part of this exciting welcome effort. For questions about your event or your Guidebook listing, email weekofwelcome@gatech.edu.

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Student posing next to statue of Einstein.

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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College kids having fun in the Towers/Glenn lawn.

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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College kids having fun in the Towers/Glenn lawn.

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.


Student posing next to statue of Einstein.

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.


Photo of parent hugging their student goodbye

A Focus on Student Community Building


Week of Welcome events give students a chance to build strong connections with friends and community, so they are open only to students. Opportunities for parents and loved ones to learn more about campus through New Student and Transition Programs and Parent & Family Programs will be offered virtually throughout the summer and will have limited in-person programming August 14 – 16. Visit the Parent & Guest FASET Canvas page here for more details on the parent-friendly events.


Two students pointing to 'Welcome Home' chalked on the ground.

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.

We appreciate all of our partners for being a part of this exciting welcome effort. For questions about your event or your Guidebook listing, email weekofwelcome@gatech.edu.

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Key Dates

August 14 & 15

First-year move in


August 15

Rock, Ramble & Roll: Kick-off Dinner


August 16 & 19

Yellow Jacket Mega-Mixers

August 18

RATS Night at the Library



August 19

GradExpo (for Graduate students)

August 19

RecFest: Campus Recreation


August 22

Convocation


All Week

Self-Guided Traditions Tour