Grad Fest Week

Monday, Oct. 9 – Friday, Oct. 13

Grad Fest
Grad Fest Student

Monday, Oct. 9

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Wednesday, Oct. 11

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

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

  • RSVP for Commencecment.

  • 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.

  • All regalia purchases made on Monday, Oct. 9, until Friday, Oct. 13, are automatically entered into a raffle for a Barnes & Noble at Georgia Tech alumni gift basket.

  • Receive a coupon for Georgia Tech merchandise at the Barnes and Noble at Georgia Tech.

Overcoming Imposter’s Syndrome in the Job Search
Virtual Event
Noon - 1 p.m.

High achieving, highly successful people often have challenges with imposter syndrome. doesn’t equate with low self-esteem or a lack of self-confidence. Some researchers have linked it with perfectionism, especially in women and among academics. Register for this session here to learn how you can build confidence and advocate for yourself in the job search.

Thursday, Oct. 12

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Graduate portraits available in the Student Success Center President's Suite C. Sign up for to get your portrait taken here.

  • Noon - 1 p.m.: Ph.D. Career Series- Making LinkedIn Work for You
    Virtual Event

    LinkedIn is a useful tool in the PhD job search. Learn how to create and manage your LinkedIn profile as well as how to reach out to alumni via LinkedIn. Find more information about the event here.

Friday, Oct. 13

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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 Wednesday, Oct. 4. This is for customized, specially-fitted Ph.D. gown orders and not rentals.

  • Ph.D. regalia rental order deadline is Monday, Oct. 30. Ph.D. regalia can be rented with a $89.98 fee with a $400 refundable deposit.  

  • 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, Nov. 3
Late fee- $20

Master's regalia- $129.98
Deadline- Friday, Nov. 3
Late fee- $35

Ph.D. Rental- $89.98
Refundable deposit- $400
Ph.D. rentals require a separate purchase of a Tam- $129 in addition to the rental fee.

Deadline- Monday, Oct. 30.

Late fee- $50

Ph.D. Custom Regalia- $1,177 before tax.
Deadline- Wednesday, Oct. 11.

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Additional Events

Student Reflection Speaker Info Session

Information will be updated soon.

President's Graduation Celebration

Friday, Dec. 15
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.