President's Graduation Celebration

Friday, December 16

3-5 p.m.
 Student Center 

Graduates and their families are invited to create one last Tech memory prior to their Commencement ceremony. Admission is free to all graduates and their guests.

The President's Graduation Celebration provides an opportunity for graduates, their families, their friends, and the campus community to celebrate Georgia Tech traditions and the momentous occasion that is Commencement.

About the Celebration

  • Meet and greet President Peterson, Provost Bras, faculty, staff, and other students' families.
  • Take photos with Buzz and the Ramblin' Wreck.
  • Purchase Georgia Tech merchandise.
  • Pick up your honor cords from the Registrar's Office.
  • Visit with representatives from the Alumni Association.
  • Mingle with beloved faculty and staff who have assisted you throughout your career at Georgia Tech.


There is no specific dress code for the President's Graduation Celebration. We encourage graduates to bring their regalia to wear, as multiple photo opportunities are available. 


President’s Graduation Celebration, 3-5 p.m., Student Center

Guests are encouraged to park in the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center parking deck (E81) and take advantage of our complimentary Friday shuttle service. 

More parking lot options:
  • Areas 2 & 3 (Student Center lots off of Ferst Drive) 
  • E82 - Centergy lot

​​Please reference the parking map below for the locations of each lot. 

Friday Shuttle Service to President's Graduation Celebration & McCamish Pavilion

2:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Shuttles will transport guests who park in the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center (E81) or Centergy (E82) parking decks to the President’s Graduation Celebration.
  • The shuttles will depart from the hotel’s turnaround area located across from the Scheller College of Business on Spring Street.
  • After 5:30 p.m., no shuttles will run near the Student Center, so please plan accordingly.

4:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Shuttles will transport guests from the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center parking deck to McCamish Pavilion.
  • This dedicated shuttle will stop operating one hour after the Friday ceremony ends.

Attending both the President’s Graduation Celebration and the Ph.D. and Master's Ceremony?

You are encouraged to park in the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center parking area (E81 or E82 Centergy lot) and use the shuttles.

Public Transportation

Georgia Tech is served by two MARTA rail stations: the North Avenue Station and the Midtown Station. The closest station to the Commencement ceremonies is the Midtown Station. The closest station to the President's Graduation Celebration is the North Avenue Station. Tech Trolley makes continuous pick-ups from the Midtown Station to campus.

Tech Trolley Arrival Times

Campus Map

Mobile users: click to enlarge. Parking charges will vary by lot.

georgia tech parking map