President's Graduation Celebration

Friday, December 13, 2019

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom

Graduates and their families are invited to create one last Tech memory prior to their Commencement ceremony. Admission is free to all graduates and their guests.

The President's Graduation Celebration provides an opportunity for graduates, their families, their friends, and the campus community to celebrate Georgia Tech traditions and the momentous occasion that is Commencement.

About the Celebration

  • Meet and greet President Peterson, Provost Bras, faculty, staff, and other students' families.
  • Take photos with Buzz and the Ramblin' Wreck.
  • Purchase Georgia Tech merchandise.
  • Pick up your honor cords from the Registrar's Office.
  • Visit with representatives from the Alumni Association.
  • Mingle with beloved faculty and staff who have assisted you throughout your career at Georgia Tech.


There is no specific dress code for the President's Graduation Celebration. We encourage graduates to bring their regalia to wear, as multiple photo opportunities are available. 


President’s Graduation Celebration

Guests are encouraged to park in the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center parking deck (E81) and take advantage of our complimentary Friday shuttle service. 

More parking lot options:

Friday Shuttle Service to President's Graduation Celebration & McCamish Pavilion

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Shuttles will transport guests from the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center and McCamish Pavilion to the President’s Graduation Celebration.
  • Hotel Departures - Shuttles will depart from the hotel’s turnaround area located across from the Scheller College of Business on Spring Street. 
  • McCamish Departures - Shuttles will depart from the Leo and Louise Benatar East Entrance, which is accessed off 10th Street parellel with I75/I85.

1:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Shuttles will transport guests from the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center parking deck to McCamish Pavilion.
  • This dedicated shuttle will stop operating one hour after the Friday ceremony ends.

Attending both the President’s Graduation Celebration and the Ph.D. and/or Master's Ceremony?

You are encouraged to park in the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center parking area (E81 or E82 Centergy lot) and use the shuttles.

Public Transportation

Georgia Tech is served by two MARTA transit stations. Riding Marta to Georgia Tech.

North Avenue Station

The closest station to the President's Graduation Celebration. If walking, go west for two blocks on North Avenue. The campus is located just past the interstate bridge. Continue on North Avenue until you pass Bobby Dodd Stadium and Tech Tower. The next road on your right will be Cherry Street - turn right. When Cherry Street dead ends, make a left and you will now be on Ferst Drive. Walk west less than half a mile and the Student Center will be on your right - 350 Ferst Drive. 

Midtown Station

The closest station to the Commencement ceremonies. Tech Trolley makes continuous pick-ups from the Midtown Station to campus.

Tech Trolley Arrival Times

Campus Map