Please know there are particular events included in the Family Weekend registration fee and particular events available at 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 or call 404-385-1396 with any questions.

Friday, September 16, 2022

10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.           Family Weekend Check-In

Smithgall Student Services Building, Lobby

Pick up your Family Weekend materials including nametags, tickets, Family Weekend schedule, Family Weekend souvenirs, and t-shirts (if you ordered them or want to buy them on-site). Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day and staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have about Family Weekend.  NOTE: LATE Family Weekend Check-In is available at the Family Weekend Tailgate on Saturday on the Tech Tower lawn from 1-3:30 PM.  

11:00 A.M. – 11:45 P.M.         Yellow Jacket Ed Session I

Select from various staff presentations to learn more about campus life at Georgia Tech. 

Please note space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.                   Yellow Jacket Ed Session II

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

Presentation information to be added in late summer.

Lunch on Your Own - Various campus dining options will be available,

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 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.

1:00 P.M. – 6:00 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.

3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.             College and School Receptions

Various Locations

College and School Receptions will take place between 3:00 – 5:00 pm (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 that will be running a loop around campus to get to your location. 

5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M              Dinner on Your Own

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

6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.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. The event will take place on Friday, September 16th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Six Flags over Georgia. More details on how and when to get your ticket will come in the following weeks. We're excited to bring this campus tradition to families and look forward to a great night of fun and thrills!

6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.           Family Fun Night - Bowling, Billiards, & Games! 

Tech Rec

Bowl with your family, play a few games, enjoy light refreshments, take some fun pictures and make some special memories as we close our first day of Family Weekend at Georgia Tech.  

7:30 P.M.                               Movie:  TBD

Student Center Theater

TBD                                      GT Volleyball vs. TBD

Currently waiting on Volleyball schedule to be released to determine if there is a volleyball match at home that weekend – Stay tuned!


8:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.          Zipline 

Challenge Course is 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.  If there are storms or bad weather, this event will be canceled.

1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.    LATE Family Weekend Check-In

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

If you were unable to check-in on Friday, pick up of 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.

1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.    Family Weekend Tailgate

Tech Tower Lawn (in front of Tech Tower)

It’s TAILGATE time! Join other Georgia Tech families on Saturday for food, student performances, family photos with the Wreck, face-painting, 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!

1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.    The Walk down Yellow Jacket Alley

Brittain Drive and 4th Street

Be the first to greet the team! Two hours and 30 minutes prior to 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 is to arrive.

3:30 P.M.    GT vs. Ole Miss Football Game

Bobby Dodd Stadium

Cheer on the Yellow Jackets to victory against Ole Miss!  All tickets are in sections reserved for Family Weekend guests.  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 with the discount and can pick your price/seat section as well. Families can have the ability to have the tickets stored on their mobile devices for the day of the game.



10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.               Jazz Brunch with Dean of Students, John Stein

Exhibition Hall Ballrooms 

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.

More sessions and locations will be added in August.


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 during Family Weekend

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 AM – 9 PM, Saturday from 9 AM – 1 PM, and Sunday from Noon – 11 PM. *Please note, that family members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and they are unable to use the fitness equipment.

Self-Guided Campus Tours

If you, another member, or your family have not had a campus tour, this is a perfect time to see our beautiful campus. We will provide a campus map and other helpful materials at check-in for you to do a self-guided walking tour. Learn more about Georgia Tech, campus buildings, traditions, and campus life.

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