First Day of Classes Fall 2018

Scenes from Day One

aug. 21, 2018

The fall semester is officially underway, and life has come back to campus.

Buzz and the Ramblin' Wreck were stationed along Tech Walk to offer a warm welcome to the campus community Monday. For the first time, everyone on campus was encouraged to stop by Tech Green to get a nametag to wear for the day as part of Ramble In, Wrecks. The event, hosted by Omicron Delta Kappa, was organized to help people meet each other and feel comfortable saying hello.

Back-to-school events abound throughout the rest of the week. To keep up with all that's going on, visit

Students share their thoughts on the new semester.

Shivani Bhagat

Shivani Bhagat, a neuroscience major, hangs out with Buzz on Tech Walk during Ramble In. Photo by Allison Carter. 

Andrew eats a burger

Andrew Cahill, fourth-year mechanical engineering student, is having a cheeseburger and sweet potato fries from Auditions, a new dining concept in the Student Center. He wears his nametag from the Ramble In event at the Kessler Campanile. Photo by Allison Carter. 

rowing on Tech Walk

Fionn Kilmartin, third-year mechanical engineering student, takes his turn rowing with the Georgia Tech Rowing Club. Photo by Allison Carter.

crowd on tech walk

The campus went from quiet to lively overnight, with students swarming the paths of Tech Walk that were abandoned between semesters the past two weeks. Photo by Allison Carter.

aaron young takes a photo

Aaron Young, member of the Ramblin' Reck Club and a chemical and biomolecular engineering major, takes photos of classmates with the Wreck on Tech Walk.

sydney and buzz

Sydney Weisenburger, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major, gets a photo with the Ramblin' Wreck after touching it for the first time as a second-year student.

allison carter and buzz

Georgia Tech Photographer Allison Carter steps out from behind the camera with Buzz on Tech Walk. Photo by Serena Wallace.

Photography: Allison Carter, Serena Wallace
Videography: Brice Zimmerman
Writing/Editing: Kristen Bailey, Stacy Braukman, and Victor Rogers

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