Dates Set for Homecoming, Family Weekend
Posted April 5, 2006 | Atlanta
A gridiron battle with Notre Dame will launch a season of football frenzy and alumni events this fall, highlighted by Homecoming, Buzz Bash and Family Weekend.
"We have set the dates alumni will want to put on their calendars for this fall," said Kara Allen, director of Events for the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.
The Yellow Jackets open the 2006 football season hosting the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame Sept. 2. A tailgate party open to everyone in the Tech community is planned for the Tower lawn.
About 2,000 parents and families of students are expected to visit campus Oct. 5 to 7 for Family Weekend featuring seminars, tours and the Georgia Tech vs. Maryland football game.
Homecoming will be held Oct. 26 to 28, with milestone reunions for the classes of 1981, 1966 and 1956 along with the Old Gold celebration and the popular Buzz Bash for all other classes. The Yellow Jackets play Miami in the Homecoming game.
The Alumni Association is also sponsoring bus trips to the Clemson game on Oct. 21 and the Georgia game on Nov. 25.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.