New Jackets Come to Campus Thursday

Thousands of students will awake campus from its summer slumber Thursday as they arrive to start careers as Yellow Jackets.

Freshmen move-in
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Georgia Tech student leaders help freshmen move into their dorms. 

Thursday marks the first official open day of fall campus housing for freshmen, which means students will converge on campus with parents, futons and minifridges in tow. Heavier traffic and congested paths and roadways will likely result and continue into Friday. Move-in activities will progress throughout the weekend, with upperclassmen and graduate students arriving Saturday and Sunday. Watch for new students and their families as you make your way both in vehicles and on foot, leaving yourself a few extra minutes of travel time as you traverse campus. More importantly, if you see folks looking lost, take a moment to see if they need help getting somewhere and welcome them to Georgia Tech.

Other campus activity this week

As students move in, filming for “The Internship” continues in the center of campus and will wrap up at the end of the week. Filming may affect regular activities in and around the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Ford Environmental Science and Technology building and Klaus Advanced Computing Building; please be mindful as you visit these areas that it may not be business as usual for a few more days.

The Greek sector will resume activity this week, as sororities begin recruitment on Thursday and offer bids to new members a week later on Thursday, Aug. 23. Fraternities will also welcome new members during fall rush from Aug. 16–23.

Campus services will begin to resume regular operations for the academic year over the course of the week, with all dining locations reopening by Aug. 20. Visit for a full schedule of opening days and hours.

As always, for a more thorough overview of what’s going on around campus, visit