Grad Fest Week

Monday, Feb. 26 – Friday, March 1

Grad Fest
Grad Fest Student

Monday, Feb. 26

Tuesday, Feb. 27

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Graduate portraits available in the Student Success Center Hall of Success. Sign up for to get your portrait taken here.

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Speak to a Balfour representative regarding ordering your class ring in the Student Success Center President's Suite A. Find more information about the ring ordering process here.

  • Networking 101: Mastering LinkedIn, In-Person, and Online Networking
    Virtual Event
    11 a.m.
    Networking is the best way job seekers find positions, but how do you do it? Learn how to approach people, types of networking, and overall tips to get started. Register here for this virtual event.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

  • 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. Representatives from Oak Hall will be on-site to help you figure out the perfect regalia size for you to purchase.

  • 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, Feb. 26, until Friday, March 1, 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.

  • Workplace Rights, Accommodations, and Disclosing Your Disability – Employer Panel
    Virtual Event
    11 a.m.
    Join us for an enlightening panel discussion tailored for university students eager to explore the dynamics of the modern workplace. Our distinguished panel of employers will delve into crucial aspects of workplace inclusivity, focusing on rights, accommodations, and the process of disclosing a disability. Register here to join this virtual event.

Thursday, Feb. 29

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Graduate portraits available in the Student Success Center Hall of Success. Sign up for to get your portrait taken here.

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Speak to a Balfour representative regarding ordering your class ring in the Student Success Center President's Suite A. Find more information about the ring ordering process here.

  • PhD Career Series- Negotiating Your Job Offer- Inside and Outside Academia
    Virtual
    Noon 
    Learn how to evaluate and negotiate job offers effectively for both industry and academic jobs for PhD students. Gain the confidence and skills needed to make an informed career decision. Register here to join.

  • Interviewing for Federal Jobs
    Virtual
    2 p.m.
    Join a representative of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to learn guidelines and tips to help you prepare for Federal interviews. After attending this session, participants will be better equipped to get ready for and engage in successful interviews for Federal jobs. We will cover actions you should take before, during, and after the interview. Also, you will learn about the kinds of interview methods used by Federal agencies, as well as the types of questions that may be asked during the interview and how best to respond. Register here to join.

Friday, March 1

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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, Feb. 23. This is for customized, specially-fitted Ph.D. gown orders and not rentals.

  • Ph.D. regalia rental order deadline is Friday, March 22. 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, April 5
Late fee- $20

Master's regalia- $129.98
Deadline- Friday, April 5
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- Friday, March 22.
Late fee- $50

Ph.D. Custom Regalia- $1,110 before tax.
This price includes a purchase of a tam which costs $129.
Deadline- Friday, Feb. 23.

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Additional Events

President's Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 3
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. 

Apply to be a Student Reflection Speaker

Graduates are invited to apply to be the Georgia Tech student Commencement reflection speaker at this semester's Commencement exercises. A student for each ceremony will be selected by a panel of faculty, administrators, and students to share an inspirational message at the respective ceremonies.

Join our virtual information session on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 3 – 4 p.m. to learn more. 

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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.