Commencement Stories

Commencement Stories

Commencement Stories

At Georgia Tech, Commencement isn't just a ceremony, but a season of celebration. Each semester we celebrate our graduates by telling a few of their stories and exploring aspects of Tech's pomp and circumstance.

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GRADUATES WITH GRATITUDE

Graduates from near and far share how they got to — and through — Georgia Tech, and who helped along the way.

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MAKING IT WORK

The challenges, surprises, and rewards of balancing love, marriage, and scholarship for two Georgia Tech couples.

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TECH REFLECTIONS

Five graduating students tell their version of the Tech experience, sharing memories from their time as undergraduates.

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A PHOTO FINISH

Tips and ideas to help you get that perfect graduation shot. Tech offers a variety of picturesque spots for great photo opportunities.

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BREAKING DOWN THE CAP AND GOWN

Everything you always wanted to know about Georgia Tech's academic regalia.

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WHAT NOT TO WEAR

For those who are still scrambling for the picture-perfect Commencement attire, here are some tips to help out. 

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UNDER THE HOOD

Behind the scenes at Commencement, Georgia Tech staff and volunteers strive to make each event special for nearly 3,000 students.

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LOOKING BACK

The history and traditions of Georgia Tech Commencements through the years, since 1890.

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A FAMILY TRADITION

As Tech celebrated its 250th Commencement in December 2015, we talked with a few graduates with connections to Commencements past.

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COMMENCEMENT WEBSITE

Find all commencement related information for graduates, guests, faculty, and volunteers.