Orientation-Fall 2023

Welcome Fall 2023 CEE Graduate Students!

Orientation Sessions

(Virtual) Advising Orientation

with Danielle Ramirez, Graduate Programs Manager

August 11, 2023

10:00am-12:00pm EST


Danielle will give a brief advising presentation and answer all your the questions you may have as an incoming CEEatGT student!

Civil and Environmental Engineering Orientation!

August 18, 2023

Starting at 10:00am

Ford ES&T Building-aka “BioQuad” Enter at Atlantic and First Drive and walk straight back. Building also houses Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular Sciences and Eng and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

10:00 am-11:00am CEE Overview with Dr. Lauren Stewart, Associate Chair for Graduate Programs and Danielle Ramirez, Graduate Programs Manager-ES&T L1205
11:00am- 12:00pm Campus Tour with Robert Simon-Meet in ES&T L1205
12:00pm-1:00pm BREAK
1:00pm-1:30pm GRA Orientation (for new and current GRAs only)-MASON 3132
1:30pm-3:00pm Specialization Group Orientations
CISE-Mason 2117
GEO-Mason 1132
SEMM (includes ESM students)-MASON 3133
Water (includes OSE students)-Mason 222
2:30pm-4:30pmQ&A Tables: MASON 3132
Student Services: Granting permits and general advising
Information Systems Group: IT advice, granting building access, etc.
Business Office: Answering financial questions, including payroll for new GRAs.
Graduate Student Advisory Council: Answering questions related to the student experience.
4:30pm-7:00pmJoin us in the Mason Lobby for our orientation reception! Enjoy food and drink while mingling and current graduate students.

Orientation Videos: 

View important Orientation Information videos from the:

GT Library

Information Systems Group

Dr. Lisa Rosenstein’s Engineering Communications course.

Other Important Orientation Sessions

Week of Welcome-a huge series of events welcoming you to campus

OIE Orientations for International students.

GT 6000 -Extended orientation program for first-semester graduate students. 8 Weeks long, hybrid format, 1 credit, pass/fail.

Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO): Graduate Studies hosts several orientation sessions to introduce you to campuswide resources and policies:

GradIO SessionFormatDateTime
Session 1VirtualTuesday, August 89 a.m. Eastern Time / UTC – 4
Session 2VirtualThursday, August 102 p.m. Eastern Time / UTC – 4
Session 3VirtualFriday, August 1110 a.m. Eastern Time / UTC – 4
Session 4VirtualTuesday, August 1511 a.m. Eastern Time / UTC – 4
Session 5In-PersonThursday, August 1710 a.m. Eastern Time
Session 6In-PersonThursday, August 172 p.m. Eastern Time
Session 7In-PersonThursday, August 174 p.m. Eastern Time

Office of International Education: Visit https://isss.oie.gatech.edu/welcome-series  to view OIE’s virtual orientation sessions as well lots of information about Pre-Arrival, Check-in and other important information sessions.

CSE Orientation:

The CSE PhD student orientation will be on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.  The orientation will be hybrid.  You have the option to attend in person or virtually.  

If you want to attend the orientation in person, please come to the Coda building Room 230 on the orientation date and time.  The campus map is at the link 
https://map.gatech.edu/?id=82#!ct/56246,15646?s/.  Once inside the building, please take the escalator to the 2nd floor.

If you want to attend the orientation virtually, the Zoom meeting link is https://gatech.zoom.us/j/98963738717?pwd=SFFEbk9HQWxjQnNyRllYNlBFS2tWdz09.


The CSE MS student orientation will be on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  The orientation will be virtual.

The Zoom meeting link is 

BIOE Orientation:

Thursday, August 17 from 1130-5 in 1128 IBB