Upcoming Events



Candle Lighters

Candle lighters are members of the Georgia Tech community who have been identified by the family of the deceased as an important person to the honoree during his or her time at Georgia Tech. The candle lighter processes in with the family members and lights a candle in remembrance of the honoree. Upon returning to his or her seat, the candle lighter delivers a gift to the family in appreciation of the honoree's service to the Institute. Candle lighters should arrive at the Student Center by 4:15 p.m. 

Family Members

Prior to the ceremony, family members of the deceased are encouraged to attend a reception honoring their loved one at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Throughout the event, a ROTC cadet and selected candle lighter will accompany each family. All family members who wish to attend should RSVP by Friday, March 20, 2015.

Ceremony Participants

All ceremony participants, with the exception of the family, candle lighters, and dignitaries, should meet at 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center to review their assignments and the protocol for the event.

Campus Community

When the Whistle Blows will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 5:15 p.m. All of campus is invited to attend. We hope to see you there.


When the Whistle Blows Image
When the Whistle Blows Image
When the Whistle Blows Image
When the Whistle Blows Image
When the Whistle Blows Image

Blow on, stern Monarch of Tech's mighty crew,
Be always firm and staid:
To your compelling call we'll e're be true
Til each his part has played.

Taken from "A Tribute to the Whistle" as printed in the 1914 Blueprint Signed, A.D.A.