Grad Fest Week

Monday, Feb. 27 – Friday, March 3

Grad Fest
Grad Fest Student

Monday, Feb. 27

Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.- Graduate Portraits can be taken in the Wardlaw Center Poole room. Sign up for your portrait appointment here.

  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.- Virtual Career Center Event: Marketing Your Career Pivot
    How do you talk with recruiters, potential employers, colleagues, and contacts about what you can offer? Join this event to gain more tips on how to present past experience, what you can contribute, and your new or transferable skills. Find more information on how to join here.

Wednesday, March 1

  • Grad Fest Day
    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Northside Room 3245, John Lewis Student Center

Get excited for Spring Commencement at Grad Fest Day! Take advantage of this one-stop shop for all of your Commencement needs. While at the event, you can:

  • Purchase your regalia online at a discounted rate for pickup at the Barnes & Noble at Georgia Tech.

  • Take professional cap and gown photos by Grad Images with your purchased regalia. Graduate portraits can be purchased after the event. 

  • Learn more about ordering your class ring from Balfour.

  • Attend virtual events hosted by the Career Center.

  • Learn more about being a member of the Alumni Association.

  • All regalia purchases made on Monday, Feb. 27, until Friday, March 3, are automatically entered into a raffle for a Barnes & Noble at Georgia Tech alumni gift basket.

  • 3 – 4 p.m.- Career Center Virtual Event: Adulting 101- Transitioning to the Workplace
    There are many unwritten rules in the workplace. Learn how to successfully transition from college into a professional environment by attending this workshop. Register for the event here.

Thursday, March 2

  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.- Graduate Portraits can be taken in the Wardlaw Center Poole room. Sign up for your portrait appointment here.

  • 11 a.m. – noon- Career Center Virtual Event: Adulting 101 Budgeting and Money Management
    Once you graduate you will need to start managing your finances. How do you get started? Attend this session to learn the basics of budgeting and how to effectively manage your money. Register for the event here.

Friday, March 3

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Regalia Information

Regalia Information

All regalia is available to order on the Barnes and Noble website. Orders should be in by the respective dates below. Late fees will apply.

  • Students are responsible for providing their own regalia for graduation photos.

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

Ph.D. Regalia

  • The Ph.D. custom order deadline is Friday, March 3. This is for customized, specially-fitted Ph.D. gown orders and not rentals.

  • The Ph.D. rental deposit is refunded when the rental gown is returned to the bookstore in good condition.

  • Ph.D. rentals require the separate purchase of a Tam. The cost to purchase a Tam is $111 in addition to the rental fee.

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

Happy Grad

Regalia Pricing and Deadlines

Bachelor's regalia- $79.98
Deadline- Friday, April 7
Late fee- $20

Master's regalia- $119.98
Deadline- Friday, April 7
Late fee- $35

Ph.D. Rental- $79.98
Refundable deposit- $400
Deadline- Friday, March 31
Late fee- $50

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Additional Events

Student Reflection Speaker Info Session

Information will be updated soon.

President's Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 5
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Exhibition Hall Midtown Ballroom

Graduates are invited to create one last Tech memory at the President’s Graduation Celebration in the Exhibition Hall Midtown Ballroom. 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. 

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Gradfest FAQ

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 Grad Fest week are eligible for the raffle. This also is the only opportunity for graduating students to take cap and gown photos.