August in Photos

Victor Rogers

Move-In, New Student Convocation, and Institute Address

new faculty orientation

The Institute welcomed new faculty during New Faculty Orientation on Aug. 15. The day concluded with a reception with campus leaders. Photo taken by Joya Chapman.


new student onboarding

The Administrative Services Center hosted the annual Student Employee Onboarding event Aug. 16 – 18. The event is the final step in processing paperwork for employment. Photo taken Aug. 16 by Joya Chapman.

students at grad welcome

Incoming and returning graduate students enjoyed the Grad Welcome and Fall Picnic at the John and Mary Brock Football Facility. Photo taken Aug. 25 by Joya Chapman.

students at grad welcome

Following a short program at Grad Welcome, graduate students enjoyed food, giveaways, and games. Photo taken Aug. 25 by Joya Chapman.

Students arriving on move-in day.

Students and their families arriving on Move-In Day were welcomed with cheers. Photo taken Aug. 14 by Joya Chapman.

Great Cardboard Boat Race at the Aquatic Center

Students made waves during the Week of Welcome at the Great Cardboard Boat Race at McAuley Aquatic Center. Teams of students had 90 minutes to build a boat using only one roll of duct tape and unlimited cardboard. One team member had to then race the boat down the 25-meter pool to the finish line. The fastest teams were Lifeboat (10:04:83), Vegan Mac 'n' Cheese (11:14:50), and Sink or Swim (11:40:07). The most creative boat was awarded to Banana Boat. Photo taken Aug. 18 by Allison Carter.

Ballroom Dance Club summer social

To work up a sweat and meet new friends before the start of the semester, the Ballroom Dance Club held a summer social, including beginner lessons, followed by dancing. Photo taken Aug. 5, courtesy of the Ballroom Dance Club.

RATS Night at the Library

Buzz joined the fun during RATS Night at the Library. The evening was filled with entertainment, snacks, video games, trivia, arts and crafts, and giveaways. Photo taken Aug. 17 by Jason Wright.

President Cabrera at Ivan Allen College lab.

President Ángel Cabrera visited the Expressive Machinery Lab to see some of its projects. The lab explores how a better understanding of human creativity can help people express themselves and make meaning through computing. Photo taken Aug. 29 by Joshua Smith.

RecFest at the Campus Recreation Center

RecFest, part of the Week of Welcome celebrations at the Campus Recreation Center, showcased everything from fitness classes to sport clubs and outdoor recreation. Photo taken Aug. 16 by Allison Carter.

Bag stuffing for Convocation.

Volunteers from across campus prepared 3,800 tradition bags for students attending New Student Convocation. The bags included RAT caps, traditions books, and other Georgia Tech swag. Photo taken Aug. 17 by Allison Carter.

Convocation at McCamish Pavilion.

New Student Convocation, held at McCamish Pavilion, welcomed the largest, most diverse, and most accomplished class of first-year students in Georgia Tech history. The undergraduate population now exceeds 19,000 for the first time. Photo taken Aug. 20 by Allison Carter.

Pres. Cabrera delivers Institute Address

During the Institute Address, President Ángel Cabrera highlighted recent Institute achievements, conveyed his vision and goals for the upcoming academic year, and answered questions. Photo taken Aug. 31 by Rob Felt.


Photography: Allison Carter, Joya Chapman, Rob Felt
Writing/Editing: Kristen Bailey, Victor Rogers, Brigitte Espinet