A Warm and Sunny Welcome from Summer Session Initiatives

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June is here, meaning that summer is almost here! Our office is excited to welcome and meet the incoming summer first-years and their families for the iGniTe First-Year Summer Launch program. Transitioning into a new environment can be scary for both student and parents, and our office hopes to make that transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved. The iGniTe program allows the student to become a part of the Georgia Tech community starting in the summer rather than the fall, giving them extra time to familiarize themselves to the campus, the surrounding city of Atlanta, and the new experience of being in college. 

What is iGniTe?

The iGniTe First-Year Summer Launch Program allows incoming Georgia Tech first-years to get a head start on their degree the summer before their first year. The iGniTe program is a great opportunity to get a head start on classes, learn the campus, and make friends! More information about the iGniTe program can be found at:

Schedule/Calendar of Events

Students will move onto Georgia Tech’s campus a week before Late-Short Summer classes start and activities will include FASET orientation as well as a plethora of welcoming events for the seven different iGniTe tracks. Some of the events include the Leadership Challenge course, trips to the High Museum of Art and the Center for Civil & Human Rights, escape rooms, and more! There will also be events throughout the summer planned by our office as well as the Residence Hall Association for students living on-campus.

  • June 11 - iGniTe Move-In

o  June 12-13 - FASET orientation for Summer First-Years

o  June 13 - iGniTe Class Registration (occurs during FASET Day 2)

o  June 14-16 - Various welcoming events for the different tracks

o  June 18 - iGniTe Welcome Ceremony

o  June 19 - First Day of Classes for iGniTe students

o  July 4-5 - School Holiday and Break

o  July 24 - Last Day of Classes

o  July 25 - August 1 - Finals

o  August 3 - Move-Out and Transition to Fall Housing

  • August 19 - First Day of Fall Classes

Summer First-Year Checklist

Need a checklist of what all needs to be completed before summer begins? A handy interactive PDF created by the Admitted Student office lists everything students and families need to do to be ready for move-in! The PDF can be found here.

Our office can always be contacted at 404-385-5719 or at summer@gatech.eduif there are any questions. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @GTSummerSession to get all our latest updates and see our previous events. We look forward to meeting all of the incoming iGniTe students and their families!


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