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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LIFELONG LEARNERS

While the focus during Commencement week rightly resides with Georgia Tech students, many staff are equally committed to advancing their education.

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FUTURES FILLED WITH PROMISE

The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Scholarship program celebrates 10 years and hundreds of graduates.

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FROM YELLOW JACKETS TO WORKER BEES

Students share their post-graduation career plans and how they navigated their way there.

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PROFILES IN PERSEVERANCE

The college experience is different for every student. Three graduates share their journeys through unexpected twists and turns, and their determination to finish.

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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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GRAD CAPS & COMMISSIONS

Georgia Tech congratulates Spring 2017 graduates from its Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC Programs.

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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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A PHOTO FINISH

Students share their graduation photos at the most picturesque places on campus, and Tech's staff photographer shares tips and ideas to help you compose the perfect shot.

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UNDER THE HOOD

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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TECH REFLECTIONS

Five graduating students tell their version of the Tech experience and share memories as undergraduates.

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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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A FAMILY TRADITION

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

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COMMENCEMENT WEBSITE

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

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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.