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The 2nd annual Grandparents & Friends Day event will be held on

March 11, 2023

Georgia Tech Parent and Family Programs is excited to host our 2nd Grandparents & Friends Day! Grandparents, family members, and friends of Georgia Tech students are invited to campus on Saturday, March 11, to learn more about Georgia Tech history and traditions, participate in campus life, and cheer on the Yellow Jackets at a baseball game against Notre Dame!

Grandparents & Friends Day was first held in March 2020, and it was a big hit! Georgia Tech students are encouraged to invite grandparents, family members, and friends to campus for the day. Attendees will arrive on campus Saturday, March 11, and check-in at Smithgall Student Services building before a campus tour or a bus tour of Atlanta highlights. Lunch will be provided at the Georgia Tech Hotel, and everyone will enjoy a student performance. After lunch, attendees will head over to watch the GT Baseball team play Notre Dame. The day concludes with optional activities after the game, including fun at our Paper & Clay Craft Center and the 2023 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at the Ferst Center. Family members will learn more about campus life at Georgia Tech and create special memories with their GT students. Buzz may be visiting with all the families that day, too!

Fee for the day - $50 per grandparent, family member/friend per person and $40 per Georgia Tech student

Grandparent & Friends Day registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee covers tour costs, lunch, GT Baseball game, Paper & Clay Craft Center fees, parking in the Student Center parking deck, and transportation costs (buses and golf carts will be available). You can purchase tickets to the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition separately. NOTE: All family members and friends are welcome at all events, but ALL attendees must register as participants. Anyone can be a participant as long as they have a Georgia Tech student as a member of their group.

Grandparents and Friends Day online registration has now closed. We will have on-site registration for a limited number of families that show up on Saturday, March 11 from 9 - 10 a.m. in Smithgall Student Services atrium (located at 353 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA). You can park in the Student Center parking deck, bring your parking ticket with you, and we will validate your parking.

Please email or call 404-385-1396 with any questions. 

If you have any questions about this event, please visit our Events FAQs page.


March 11, 2023

9:00 am -10:00 am - Check-in at Smithgall Student Services Building

10:00 am - 11:30 am - Campus Tours or Atlanta City Bus Tours

11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Luncheon at Georgia Tech Hotel Ballroom

2:00 pm - GT Baseball vs. Notre Dame at Russ Chandler Stadium

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Optional) - Paper & Clay Craft Center - Included in registration fee

7:00 pm - (Optional) - 2023 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition (must purchase tickets separately )

Hotel Information

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center  - 800 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA

Non-smoking King bedding accommodations have been blocked. Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking. For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or call the hotel directly by calling (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100.

Booking Deadline: 02/24/2023. For any additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, please contact the hotel directly at (800)706-2899 to check availability.