Sunday, August 17, 2014
Just as Commencement is a ceremony that marks the completion of study, New Student Convocation celebrates a student's entry into higher education. Initiated in 1994 and open to all incoming undergraduate (freshman and transfers) students, their parents, and family members, New Student Convocation serves as the Institute's official welcome to the campus community. In addition, New Student Convocation will inspire our students to work to reach their highest potential while at Tech, acquaint new students with Georgia Tech's mission and traditions, and build camaraderie amongst the newest class of students. Students and guests are asked to dress appropriately in smart casual attire; sneakers and workout attire are not recommended.
All incoming students are invited. Parents and guests may also attend to celebrate their student's entry into Georgia Tech. No tickets are required to attend.
While your students are getting ready for Convocation, Parents Program will host a special reception for parents and guests. This event will be held prior to Convocation from 2:30 - 4 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. The reception is a ticketed event. Click here for more information and to purchase ticket
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 & Guests
Guests attending New Student Convocation are encouraged to park in the E81 lot (Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center) and utilize the complimentary trolleys provided to travel to McCamish Pavilion. Trolleys will run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. between the hotel and McCamish Pavilion. Limited parking will be available in lot ER66 (Graduate and Family Housing) and ER51 (Peters Parking Deck). View the campus parking map here.
Only handicap guests with a current handicap parking tag will be permitted to park in the E65 lot behind McCamish Pavilion.
Visit our site to learn about the various resources available to those needing assistance at New Student Convocation.
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.