Most events are included in your registration fee. Some, when noted, are an additional charge. Family Weekend is similar to a conference and allows families to choose what events and activities their family would enjoy.

Please note that space for all events is on a first-come, first-served basis for non-ticketed, ticketed, or pre-registered events. Email parents@gatech.edu or call (404) 385-1396 with questions before Family Weekend. During the Weekend, call our Special Event Cell at (404) 210-8094.

Friday, September 16, 2022

9:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Weekend Check-In

353 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA (Smithgall Student Services Building). Parking is located at the W02 Parking Deck next to Smithgall Student Services Building.

Pick up your Family Weekend materials, including nametags, tickets, Family Weekend schedule, Family Weekend souvenir, and t-shirts (if you ordered them or want to buy them on-site). Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day, and staff is on hand to answer any questions you may have about Family Weekend.

NOTE: For those unable to check in on Friday, you may check in at the Family Weekend Tailgate on Saturday on the Tech Tower lawn from 1-3:30 p.m.

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Self-Guided Campus Tours

If you or other family members have not walked around campus, this is a perfect time to see our beautiful campus. There is a campus map located on the back of the printed program and a QR code to allow you to do a self-guided walking tour. Learn more about Georgia Tech, campus buildings, traditions, and campus life. Ambassadors will be located along various points along the route throughout the day to share their campus knowledge and answer any questions you may have as well. For those with limited mobility, please talk to the staff at the information desk at check-in about golf-cart tours and availability.

There will be Ambassadors from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–3 p.m. at the following locations: Tech Tower, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons/Tech Green, and the Campus Recreation Center (CRC) to answer any questions you may have along your self-guided tour route.

10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Specialized Tours

Invention Studio

Manufacturing Related Disciplines Complex (MRDC), 2nd floor foyer.

The Invention Studio is a student-run design-build-play space open to all Georgia Tech students. Come and take a tour of this creative space with 3D printers, 3D scanners, a laser cutter, various saws, and various other tools used to create and invent prototypes and designs of the future. The session is limited to 40 people and will occur approximately every 30 minutes.

Robotarium Tours

Van Leer Building, 2nd Floor 261

The Robotarium is a swarm robotic test bed dedicated to democratizing access to research-quality robotic hardware. This test bed takes submissions from all over the world and from people from all walks of life. The Robotarium project is expediting research verification as well as generating interest in STEM education. Come and see the Robotarium in action, with around 20 robots performing demonstrations while learning about robotics at Georgia Tech. The session is limited to 25 people and will occur approximately every 30 minutes.

11–11:45 a.m. Yellow Jacket Ed Session I

Select from various staff presentations to learn more about campus life at Georgia Tech.
Note: space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Urban Honey Bee Class

Kendeda Building Lobby

The Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project is an interdisciplinary education, research, and service program for undergraduates. We have hives on the roof of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design and in the EcoCommons. This class will introduce you to our project and the importance of bees as pollinators. Participants will have the opportunity to view an apiary and garden on the roof of Kendeda. Presented by: Jennifer Kraft Leavey, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, College of Sciences

"Progress and Service" through Civic Engagement

John Lewis Student Center, Northside Room (3rd floor)

Civic Engagement, an office within the Center for Student Engagement, helps students live out Georgia Tech's motto of "Progress and Service" every day! Through programming, resources, and support of our 70+ registered service-themed student organizations, the office strives to remove barriers for students to plan and participate in meaningful service experiences. Civic Engagement provides direct advisement to three service organizations or programs - Alternative Service Breaks (ASB), Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences (MOVE), and Jumpstart - each offering a range of ways for students to serve locally and globally. We look forward to sharing more about these three Civic Engagement supported organizations and ways that students can get involved in the service community at Georgia Tech this year! Presented by: Jayde Nelson, Director for Civic Engagement

Making the Most out of the Georgia Tech Career Center John Lewis Student Center, Atlantic Theater The Georgia Tech Career Center helps students find co-ops, internships, and full-time positions, among many other services designed to support students in their job search. We'll share the resources and opportunities in this session that students will have from their first day here at Tech. We can help your student launch and sustain a satisfying and successful career, so you'll want to join us to find out how. Presented by: Kyle Poe, Ivan Allen College Career Educator

Connecting Students to Alumni: How Students Begin Building Their Networks Now

Smithgall Student Services Building, Room 117

The Georgia Tech Alumni Association supports over 180,000+ alumni, and we are here to help create intentional relationships between those alumni and our current students! The Student Alumni Association is a student organization sponsored by the Alumni Association that hosts programs and events that introduce our students to our Georgia Tech Alumni Network. Our signature program, Mentor Jackets, allows current Georgia Tech students the opportunity to be paired with Georgia Tech alumni for an academic year to work on personal and professional development. Additionally, the Alumni Association hosts an exclusive online platform just for Georgia Tech students and alumni to connect! Join us at this seminar to learn more about how the Alumni Association is here for students from their first day on campus to beyond graduation! Presented by: Emily Palubeski, Director, Student and New Alumni Engagement, and Alexis Davis, Student Engagement Coordinator

The Lego Brick: More Than a Toy

Cypress Theater

The quintessential LEGO brick is a 4x2 brick. Eight of these bricks can combine in 915,103,765 ways. But did you know that building with LEGO bricks can unleash the imagination and potential that is normally untapped by the logical mind? Through a hands-on, interactive group play approach, participants in this session will unlock their potential, enhance communication and collaboration skills, and have a little fun in the process. Presented by: Stacey Doremus, Assistant Director of LEAD Programs and Systems Sessions are limited to 50 people and will last around 30 minutes.

Georgia Tech Library Tour

The Tour will meet at the lobby of Price Gilbert Building on the first floor/main entrance near the exhibit gallery that fronts Cherry Street.

The Georgia Tech Library recently completed a nearly 10-year complete transformation of its buildings and services. Across its two buildings – The Judge S. Price Gilbert Memorial Library and Crosland Tower – the Library features archives, classrooms, and study and studio space for Georgia Tech’s students, faculty, and staff. Included are spaces and technology for data visualization, high-performance computing, multimedia studies, collaboration, faculty engagement, scholarly events, exhibits, and iterative design.

In Fall 2021, more than 30,000 physical volumes moved back into the buildings, including a circulating science fiction collection, popular reading, and the core collection of books chosen as foundational by each school. The rest of the 1.8 million volume collection sits in preservation-quality storage at the Library Service Center, a $26-million facility built through a public-private partnership with Emory University. Using this model, students, and faculty request materials online for delivery the next day. The ultimate goal? To become the model research library of the 21st century — connected, responsive to sea changes in academic needs, and dedicated to the stewardship of analog information in a digital age.

12–12:45 p.m. Yellow Jacket Ed Session II

Select from various staff presentations to learn more about campus life at Georgia Tech. Note: space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supporting First-Year and Second-Year Student Success @ Georgia Tech Exhibition Hall, Midtown, II The first two years at Georgia Tech establish the foundation for a successful undergraduate experience. This panel will include faculty and administrators from across the campus who will share insights and strategies for succeeding (and thriving) during this important period. Panelists will highlight resources that help support student success. Dr. Carrie Shepler, Assistant Dean for Teaching Effectiveness, College of Sciences, will serve as moderator. Panelists: John Stein, Associate Vice President of Student Engagement and Well-Being and Dean of Students Dr. Beth Spencer, Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising and Transition, Office of Undergraduate Education Dr. Linda Green, Director, Tutoring and Academic Support Mr. Richard Landry, Lecturer, College of Computing

Urban Honey Bee Class

Kendeda Building Lobby

The Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project is an interdisciplinary education, research, and service program for undergraduates. We have hives on the roof of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design and in the EcoCommons. This class will introduce you to our project and the importance of bees as pollinators. Participants will have the opportunity to view an apiary and garden on the roof of Kendeda. Presented by: Jennifer Kraft Leavey, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, College of Sciences What is Well-Being and Why is it Important? Smithgall Student Services, Room 117 This session will be an overview of well-being and why it is important for first-year college students to engage in resources and practices that support their own well-being. We will discuss the benefits of self-care and the resources that are available on campus for students to succeed at Georgia Tech academically and personally. The session’s goal is to empower families to encourage students to utilize the resources on campus to promote well-being and to identify strategies that should be utilized to promote lifelong well-being. Presented by: Joi Alexander

The Lego Brick: More Than a Toy

Cypress Theater

The quintessential LEGO brick is a 4x2 brick. Eight of these bricks can combine in 915,103,765 ways. But did you know that building with LEGO bricks can unleash the imagination and potential that is normally untapped by the logical mind? Through a hands-on, interactive group play approach, participants in this session will unlock their potential, enhance communication and collaboration skills, and have a little fun in the process. Presented by: Stacey Doremus, Assistant Director of LEAD Programs and Systems Sessions are limited to 50 people and will last around 30 minutes.

Explaining Russia's War Against Ukraine

Exhibition Hall, Midtown I

Join this session to hear Professor of Russian, Dr. Dina Khapaeva (Modern Languages), and Professor of History, Dr. Nikolay Koposov discuss Russia's aggression against Ukraine and different scenarios of how this war may end.

Georgia Tech Library Tour

The Tour will meet in the lobby of Price Gilbert Building on the first floor/main entrance near the exhibit gallery that fronts Cherry Street.

The Georgia Tech Library recently completed a nearly 10-year complete transformation of its buildings and services. Across its two buildings – The Judge S. Price Gilbert Memorial Library and Crosland Tower – the Library features archives, classrooms, and study and studio space for Tech’s students, faculty, and staff. Included are spaces and technology for data visualization, high- performance computing, multimedia studies, collaboration, faculty engagement, scholarly events, exhibits, and iterative design.

In Fall 2021, more than 30,000 physical volumes moved back into the buildings, including a circulating science fiction collection, popular reading, and the core collection of books chosen as foundational by each school. The rest of the 1.8 million volume collection sits in preservation-quality storage at the Library Service Center, a $26-million facility built through a public-private partnership with Emory University. Using this model, students, and faculty request materials online for delivery the next day. The ultimate goal? To become the model research library of the 21st century - connected, responsive to sea changes in academic needs, and dedicated to the stewardship of analog information in a digital age.

Global Opportunities at Tech

John Lewis Student Center, Atlantic Theater

You are invited to come to learn about global opportunities at Georgia Tech. Did you know that in a normal year, about 56% of Georgia Tech undergraduates have an international experience? Georgia Tech students can study, research, or intern abroad, participate in service abroad, or get involved with many international activities on-campus while interacting with our diverse student body. This session will be informative, and we look forward to seeing you there! Presented by: Ashlee Toomey-Flinn, Education Abroad Scholarships Advisor, Office of International Education

Lunch on Your Own

If you would like to grab a coffee, lunch, or a snack throughout the day, please feel free to choose one of the following options listed below. Visit Tech Dining website for the most up-to-date hours of operation for Family Weekend. This is a great time to taste some of the great dining options on campus and explore all the options available to your student(s).

1-2 p.m.

Institute Update with President Cabrera

Ferst Center

Join us to meet the President of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Ángel Cabrera. Hear about updates, highlights, and learn more about Georgia Tech’s plans and initiatives.

1-6 p.m.

Climb Time!

Campus Recreation Center

Fun for the entire family! The indoor rock wall on the first floor of the Campus Recreation Center (CRC) is a must-see! The 39-foot wall is 2,000 sq. ft. of climbing space under a 100 ft. ceiling. Climbers must be at least 12 and be accompanied by a parent or sibling who is a Georgia Tech student and over 18. Parents must sign a CRC waiver and a climbing wall-specific waiver. If a young climber has their own youth-sized equipment, CRC will inspect their equipment for use. Adults must use the climbing equipment provided by the CRC. New and experienced climbers welcome! Climbers should come directly to the wall to check in. Note: An estimated 20-25 climbers per hour may access the wall.

3–5 p.m.

College and School Receptions

Various Locations

College and School Receptions will occur between 3-5 p.m. (times vary). Enjoy getting to know faculty and other school administrators in your student's College or School. Staff will be available to answer your questions about specific programs. Need Directions? Student Leaders will be escorting families from outside of the Ferst Center to each reception, or you may choose to walk on your own. You may also get on the Family Weekend Shuttle, which will run a loop around campus to get to your location.

CoE: Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering

Guggenheim Building, Room 442

Formal presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Students and faculty will conduct presentations. Enter through the Montgomery Knight Building on 270 Ferst Drive and follow signs for Family Weekend reception. Participants will be escorted to the session from the Ferst Center.

Walking from the Ferst Center towards the Clough Building, walk across the right side of the green to Ferst Drive. Turn left when you get to Ferst Drive. Across the street, you will see a sign for the Montgomery Knight Building, 270 Ferst Drive. Follow signs in Montgomery Knight to Guggenheim 442 (the buildings are connected).

CoE: Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker Building, Learning Commons (4th Floor)

Light reception from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Whitaker Building on the 4th floor in the Learning Commons. The reception will feature light refreshments and include faculty, staff, and students. Participants will be escorted to the reception from the Ferst Center, or you may take the Family Weekend Shuttle to the corner of Ferst Drive/State Street.

CoE: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building, Main Atrium

Drop-in reception with light refreshments from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Faculty and advisors will be present to speak with parents. Participants will be escorted to the reception from the Ferst Center, or you may take the Family Weekend Shuttle to the corner of Ferst Drive/Atlantic Drive. Cross over Ferst Street and turn right. The Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building will be down the street on your left.

CoE: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mason Civil Engineering Building, Main Lobby

We have an overview of the school, coursework, and the value of a civil and environmental engineering degree beginning at 3:30 p.m. Faculty, student ambassadors, and advisors will be present to speak with parents. Participants will be escorted from the Ferst Center. Parking is also available at the Ferst/State Visitor Lot (Area 4).

CoE: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Van Leer Building, Room TBA

Drop-in reception with light refreshments. Info sessions, lab tours, and student panels will run in rotating groups starting at 3 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m.  An ECE faculty member along with student leaders and academic advisors will be present to speak with parents and guests. Participants will be escorted to the reception from the Ferst Center.

CoE: H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Ferst Center Lobby

Drop-in reception with light refreshments. Reception and program will begin at 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Ferst Center. ISyE Faculty, Academic Advisors, and Student Ambassadors will be present to speak with parents.

CoE: School of Materials Science and Engineering

Love Building, 2nd floor Atrium

Drop by for an informal meet, greet, and learn about all the interesting happenings in MSE. Faculty and advisors will be available to answer your questions and help guide MSE students in their career paths. Light refreshments will be served. Participants will be escorted to the reception from the Ferst Center.

CoE: George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing Related Disciplines Complex, 4211

Drop-in reception starts at 3 p.m. with light refreshments. There will be informational sessions, tours, and displays by student organizations and competition teams. The associate chair of undergraduate programs, along with faculty and undergraduate advisors, will be present to speak with parents and guests. The information sessions will be at 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. Participants will be escorted to the reception from the Ferst Center.

College of Design

Breezeway, East and West Architecture Buildings

Please drop by and enjoy light refreshments. Faculty, staff, and students from each of our undergraduate majors (Architecture, Building Construction, Industrial Design, and Music Technology) will be there to meet you and answer questions about the College of Design. Student work will be on display in the West Architecture Building lobby. The Dean will give welcoming remarks at 4 p.m.

College of Computing

Klaus Atrium

Join members of the College of Computing for dinner and fun as we welcome our GT Computing families back to campus! (Current students are encouraged to attend with their families.) Participants will be escorted to the reception from the Campanile, or you may take the Family Weekend Shuttle to the stop in front of the Klaus Advanced Computing Building on Ferst Drive. Parking is also available at the Ferst/State Visitor Lot Area. NOTE: Advance registration is required for this event.

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Savant Building, Dean’s Office, 1st Floor and Savant Courtyard (between Tech Tower and Savant)

Please join the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts for a drop-in reception with light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Faculty and advisors will be present to speak with parents, families, and guests. A special welcome from the Dean of Ivan Allen College begins at 4 p.m.. Participants will be escorted to the reception from the Ferst Center.

College of Sciences

Molecular Science & Engineering (MoSE) Building, 2nd floor atrium

Please drop by the Molecular Science & Engineering (MoSE) Building, 2nd floor atrium and
enjoy light refreshments from 3–5 p.m. Undergraduate researchers will present examples of their work, and faculty and student representatives from each major (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, and Psychology) as well as the Explore Living Learning community team and CoS career educator will be there to meet you. The Senior Associate Dean will give welcoming remarks at 3:30 p.m. Participants will be escorted to the reception from in front of the Ferst Center.

Scheller College of Business Scheller

College of Business, Scheller Atrium (Thornton Atrium)

Participants are invited to a casual drop-in reception. Light refreshments will be provided. College advisors, career staff, and faculty will be present to speak with parents. Program/building tours will also be available for any interested participants. Participants are encouraged to take the Family Weekend Shuttle to the corner of 5th Street and West Peachtree Street - Scheller College of Business will be on the right.

3-5 p.m.

100th Anniversary of Dean of Students Office Reception

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Rooftop Garden (5th floor) (Rain Location: Cypress Theater in John Lewis Student Center)

Join us as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Dean of Students Office at Georgia Tech. We invite families, students, and guests to meet staff from the Office of the Dean of Students for a dessert reception located on the rooftop garden of Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons. Enjoy beautiful views of the Atlanta skyline and tasty treats while learning about Georgia Tech. We look forward to celebrating Family Weekend and the 100th Anniversary with you! NO RESERVATIONS are needed for this event. All students and families are invited to attend.

5–7 p.m.

Dinner on Your Own

Various campus dining options will be available, or you can choose to take your student off-campus.

5–6:30 p.m.

Georgia Tech Choirs’ Family Weekend Concert

West Village, Room 175

Come out to the GT Choirs’ Family Weekend Concert to hear a taste of choral music at Georgia Tech! From classical pieces to contemporary choral arrangements to a riveting rendition of “Ramblin’ Wreck,” there will be music for all to enjoy. The GT Choirs have a place for everyone, no matter your singing experience, to perform a diverse set of choral music. Singers from all four choirs (Glee Club, Chamber Choir, Chorale, and Treble Choir) unite to bring art and music to our campus. While academics can be challenging, there is no better place to feel at home than singing with your choir family. Check out our ensembles at https://music.gatech.edu/vocalensembles. No reservations are needed for the concert.

6 p.m.–12 a.m.

Georgia Tech Night at Six Flags with SCPC

The Student Center Programs Council (SCPC) is excited to partner with Parent and Family Programs in offering our annual GT Night @ Six Flags. We're excited to bring this campus tradition to families and look forward to a great night of fun and thrills! Parking is available at Six Flags for those who would like to drive, but buses will also depart from campus, too. Students and families are asked to first meet at Midtown Ballroom in Exhibition Hall before loading onto the buses. Midtown Ballroom will open at 4:30 p.m. for those ready to catch a bus to the Six Flags. Tickets are still available for purchase at the entrance with the SCPC Staff for $30 per person.

6-10 p.m.

Family Fun Night: Bowling, Billiards, & Games!

Tech Rec

Play billiards or bowl with your family in our newly redesigned Tech Rec space in John Lewis Student Center. You can also get a crazy balloon hat made, take some fun pictures with our green screen photographer, and make some special memories as we close our first day of Family Weekend at Georgia Tech. Light refreshments will be served, but a few restaurants in the Student Center will also be open that night, too! No reservations are needed, simply show up and enjoy the night with your family.

6-8 p.m.

Community Service Projects

John Lewis Student Center, Cypress Theater (1st floor)

You are invited to assist us with making sack lunches for a local community organization to feed people in need and make grocery bags out of old t-shirts for our students on campus who use our food pantry (Klemis Kitchen).

7 p.m.

Movie Jurassic World: Dominion Student Center

Atlantic Theater (3rd Floor)

The last film in the rebooted trilogy, Jurassic World Dominion, closes out the trilogy with a bang. Playing on nostalgia and bringing back some of the franchise's most iconic imagery, you won’t want to miss this! Don’t forget to grab some popcorn and other provided refreshments before you head into the theater. No reservations are needed, simply show up and enjoy the night with your family.

4-6 p.m.

GT Alumni Association Open House

Alumni Association, 190 North Ave NW, Atlanta 30313

Are you a GT Alum joining us for Family Weekend? If so, you are invited to join your Alumni Association for an open house during Family Weekend and meet fellow legacy families. Your student can learn ways to connect with alumni early to make their time at Georgia Tech as successful as yours. Enjoy light refreshments before heading off to your next event. Registration Needed

Saturday, September 17, 2022

8:30–11:30 a.m.

Zipline

Challenge Course. Located on the corner of Ferst Drive and Hemphill Avenue (down from the CRC)

The Challenge Course at Georgia Tech is best thought of as a powerful outdoor classroom where students and often-corporate teams learn about leadership and working as a team. On very rare occasions, the CRC opens the Zipline portion just for fun! Participants must be at least 13 and be accompanied by a parent or sibling who is a Georgia Tech student and over 18. Parents must sign a CRC waiver and a zipline-specific waiver. No experience is necessary. The zipline can accommodate about 30 participants per hour. First come, first served. NOTE: If there are storms or bad weather, this event will be canceled.

1–3:30 p.m.

Late Check-In

Tech Tower Lawn (in front of Tech Tower) - Parent and Family Programs Tent at Tailgate

If you could not check in on Friday before 8 p.m. at Smithgall Student Services, you can still pick up your Family Weekend materials, including nametags, tickets, Family Weekend schedule, Family Weekend souvenir, and T-shirts (if you ordered them or want to buy them on site).

1-3:30 p.m.

Family Weekend Tailgate

Tech Tower Lawn (in front of Tech Tower) 1 North Avenue, Atlanta, GA.

It’s TAILGATE time! Join other Georgia Tech families on Saturday for lunch, music, family photos with the Wreck, and classic tailgate games. Cheer on the Yellow Jackets with the cheerleaders before heading to the big game. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Buzz – he may be buzzing by on his way to the game! This is a ticketed event.

1-3:30 p.m.

The Walk down Yellow Jacket Alley

Brittain Drive and 4th Street

Be the first to greet the team! Before each home game, make your way over to Yellow Jacket Alley (Brittain Drive) to see your favorite players up close and cheer them on as they march into Bobby Dodd Stadium. Listen for the whistle to blow 15 minutes before the team arrives.

3:30 p.m.

GT vs. Ole Miss Football Game

Bobby Dodd Stadium

Cheer on the Yellow Jackets to victory against Ole Miss! Make sure to read the list of prohibited items for Bobby Dodd Stadium. Families can purchase tickets their own tickets directly through the Athletics website.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

10:30 a.m–Noon

Jazz Brunch with Dean of Students, John Stein

Exhibition Hall, Midtown Ballroom, 1st Floor

Wrap-up Family Weekend with the Associate Vice President of Student Engagement and Well-Being and Dean of Students, John Stein, and a jazz performance by Georgia Tech students. Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet, mingle with other Georgia Tech families, and wrap up the weekend with your Georgia Tech student before buzzing home. This is a ticketed event.

Throughout the Weekend

Religious Services

Visit the Guidebook App for a listing of services for the weekend.

Friday, September 16, 2022
Grand Challenges Family Reception Brittain Rec Classroom

Grand Challenges families are invited to a special reception on Friday, 9/16, from 2:30–3:30 p.m. Established in 2012 as a part of the Leadership Education and Development Program within the Division of Student Engagement & Well-Being and in partnership with the College of Engineering and the Center of Academic Enrichment, Grand Challenges Living Learning Community promotes student-driven cross-disciplinary teams that investigate societally relevant technological and sociological problems. Grand Challenges faculty and staff would like to invite our Grand Challenges families attending Georgia Tech Family Weekend to drop by for a meet and greet from 2:30-3:30 P.M. (location will be in the Brittain Rec Classroom – 658 Williams Street NW). This is a wonderful time to meet the Grand Challenges staff and have your student show you around the classroom and community.

Visit the Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech Bookstore

Grab some Georgia Tech gear and show your Yellow Jacket Pride! While you are in town this weekend, make sure to take your coupon located in your check-in folder and visit Burdell’s or the Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech Bookstore.

Visit the Campus Recreation Center

Campus Recreation, also known as the Campus Recreation Complex or CRC, provides a state-of-the-art fitness center, world-class aquatics facilities, and outdoor recreation fields. The department provides a variety of programs and services through aquatics programs, fitness classes and programs, competitive sports, and outdoor recreation. If you would like to exercise FREE while you are on campus for Family Weekend, just head over to the CRC and bring your Family Weekend Lanyard. The CRC will be open Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., and Sunday from Noon–11 p.m. *Please note that family members under the age of 18 must be always accompanied by an adult, and they are unable to use the fitness equipment.

Discounts to Local Attractions

Family Weekend at Georgia Tech allows families to choose their own weekend experiences that meet the needs and desires of our Yellow Jacket families. Discounts to local attractions will be provided for families to secure their own tickets to fun things to do in Atlanta. For more information, check out the Guidebook App.

Need Assistance?

Parent and Family Programs special event cellphone: (404) 210-8094. (Answered during scheduled events.)

Let's get social.

Don’t forget to tag your photos #GTFamilyWeekend22 to share your memories! GO JACKETS!