Virtual Grad Fest

 


Monday, Feb. 22

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.- Meet with Balfour to get more information about ordering your class ring in the Poole Room in the Wardlaw Center.
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.- Schedule your graduate portrait here . All portraits will be taken in the Poole Room in the Wardlaw Center. 
  • 11 a.m. – noon- Not on campus? Meet with Balfour virtually to get information on how to purchase a class ring here.
    Meeting ID: 734 6491 9435 Passcode: zRZJV4

Tuesday, Feb. 23

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.- Meet with Balfour to get more information on ordering your class ring in the Poole Room in the Wardlaw Center.

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.- Schedule your graduate portrait here . All portraits will be taken in the Poole Room in the Wardlaw Center. 

  • 11 a.m. – noon- Not on campus? Meet with Balfour virtually to get information on how to purchase a class ring here.
    Meeting ID: 734 6491 9435 Passcode: zRZJV4

  • 6 – 7:30 p.m.- Join the Alumni Association in learning how to create Personal Branding for the Job Search.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.- Meet with Balfour to get more information regarding ordering your class ring in the Poole Room in the Wardlaw Center.
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.- Schedule your graduate portrait here . All portraits will be taken in the Poole Room in the Wardlaw Center. 
  • 11 a.m. – noon- Not on campus? Meet with Balfour virtually to get information on how to purchase a class ring here.
    Meeting ID: 734 6491 9435 Passcode: zRZJV4
  • Noon - Learn how to Build Skills to Boost Professional Success from the Georgia Tech Career Center.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Friday, Feb. 26

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.- Schedule your graduate portrait here. All portraits will be taken in the Poole Room in the Wardlaw Center. 

  • 11 a.m. – noon- Balfour will meet with students who are interested in purchasing their class rings virtually here.
    Meeting ID: 734 6491 9435 Passcode: zRZJV4

Regalia Information

  • Not on campus? Order your regalia on the Barnes and Noble at Georgia Tech website.

  • Ph.D. regalia is available to rent with Oak Hall.  

  • Those looking to purchase Ph.D. regalia must order by Friday, March 26. 

  • Those looking to rent Ph.D. regalia must order by Friday, April 16.  

  • Ph.D. hoods are a gift from the Institute and therefore do not need to be purchased. 

  • Students are responsible for providing their own regalia for graduation photos that are being offered at the Exhibition Hall.

  • More information regarding regalia can be found on the Commencement Regalia website

RSVP for Commencement

  • Commencement RSVP begins on Monday, Feb. 22.

  •  An RSVP is required to attend the ceremony and receive guest tickets. 

  • Have a question? Email the Commencement Office at events@comm.gatech.edu with your issue and remember to include your name, degree level, and GT ID for faster responses. 

Other Events:

President's Graduation Celebration

Thursday, May 6
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Graduates are invited to create one last Tech memory at the President’s Graduation Celebration on Thursday, May 6, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tech Green. Take time to celebrate by taking pictures with Buzz and the Ramblin’ Wreck, and enjoy other fun activities. More information can be found on the President's Graduation Celebration event website. 

Grad Fest Photo

What happens at Grad Fest?

Grad Fest is your one-stop-shop for all of your Commencement requirements. While at the event, you can:

  • Purchase your regalia online at a discounted rate for pickup at the Barnes and Noble at Georgia Tech.
  • Discounted Starbucks beverages when picking up regalia at the Georgia Tech Bookstore.
  • Learn more about Balfour and the new virtual ring ordering process.
  • Take professional cap and gown photos at the Wardlaw Center with your purchased regalia.
  • Attend virtual sessions hosted by the Career Center, Alumni Association, and Balfour.
  • Learn more about being a member of the Alumni Association.
  • All regalia purchases made on Monday, Feb. 22, until Friday, Feb. 26, are automatically entered into a raffle for a Barnes and Noble at Georgia Tech alumni gift basket.

How should I prepare for Grad Fest?

No prep is required from students—just show up! Because we offer photo opportunities, many students like to come ready to be photographed. 

What if I cannot attend Grad Fest?

This event is a convenience, not a requirement. You can accomplish most of these activities outside of Grad Fest by contacting the vendor. Students who order regalia online during Virtual Grad Fest week are eligible for the raffle. This is also is the only opportunity for graduating students to take cap and gown photos.