New Student Convocation

During this welcoming ceremony, all incoming students will receive their RAT cap, T-book, and GT pin. Parents and guests may also attend to celebrate their student's entry into Georgia Tech. No tickets are required to attend.

Transportation and Parking


First-year students will meet with their Freshman Experience (FE) peer leader in their residence hall and travel as a group. Transfer students and first-years who are not in the Freshman Experience program may take a chartered shuttle or walk to the venue. Please contact Institute Communications at 404.894.7613 with questions regarding student transportation.

Parents and Guests

  • Guests attending New Student Convocation are encouraged to park in the E81 lot (Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center). 
  • Limited parking will be available in lot W23 (State Street lot) and ER51 (Peters Parking Deck). 
  • Only handicap guests with a current handicap parking tag will be permitted to park in the E65 lot behind McCamish Pavilion. 

Event Contact

Serena Wallace


Learn more about the history of the New Student Convocation.

Parents Program - Burdell's Brunch

While your students are getting ready for Convocation, Parents Program will host a special brunch reception for parents and guests.

This event will be held Sunday, August 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

Rock, Ramble,
and Roll

Immediately following the ceremony, students will attend a special welcome party sponsored by Auxiliary Services - Rock, Ramble, and Roll - which celebrates their first night as a Georgia Tech college student. Held in the Student Center, students may take a shuttle or walk over after the Convocation ceremony. This is a free event for new students.


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