Atlanta as a Winter Wonderland: Local Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Break

Those who find themselves on campus during the last couple weeks of each calendar year know the quiet that sweeps across the Institute post-final exams. However, not everyone goes home for the holidays, and those who remain may be looking for ways to fill these vacant days in their otherwise-hectic schedules.

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For those remaining in town, there are plenty of holiday events to enjoy around Atlanta, even on a student budget.


A few ideas:

As always, be aware of your surroundings both on and off campus to ensure a safe and enjoyable winter holiday. Help Georgia Tech police by remembering what to do in the case of suspicious activity or incidents: if you see something, say something. GTPD can always be reached at 404-894-2500.

The Institute is closed from Monday, Dec. 24, through Friday, Dec. 28, as well as Tuesday, Jan. 1. Classes resume the following Monday, Jan. 7. All administrative offices are closed, with a few notable exceptions; Georgia Tech Police remain on a 24-hour operation schedule, and the Office of the Dean of Students and Counseling Center (404.894.2575) remain accessible 24 hours a day with staff on call.


Other changes:

  • Campus Recreation Center
    • Dec. 16–20: Closing at 10 p.m.
    • Dec. 21: Open 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Dec. 22–30: Closed
    • Dec. 31: Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Jan 1: Closed
    • Jan. 2–6: Closing at 10 p.m.
    • Normal hours of operation resume Monday, Jan. 7.
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