Student Celebration Week

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Launched in 2021, units from the Division of Student Life, Institute Communications, and the Office of Graduate Studies are collaborating to bring together unique student recognition ceremonies to create a cohesive Student Celebration Week. This week honors all of our students who champion campus engagement and help build a thriving GT community through their leadership, service, and scholarship. 

We do this by bringing together a number of celebratory ceremonies, events, and programs which celebrate our students! In 2021, the events include:  

  • Celebration of Service 
  • Fraternal Excellence Awards 
  • Grad Appreciation Week 
  • Lavender Celebration 
  • Student Honors Celebration 
  • Up with the White & Gold  

You’re invited to join us by:  

  • Tuning in to our live stream events  
  • Tagging your celebrations #engageGT and @engageGT 
  • Get your #progress&service vibes by joining the Celebration of Service 
  • Spread some #GTGRADitude at Grad Trivia Night  

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Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 6:00 PM 

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From creating and building community and belonging to winning local and international competitions, our students lead the Tech community in identifying and trailblazing ways to create the next entrepreneur, innovator, social change agent, big dreamer, and much more. The annual Up with the White & Gold (UWWG) celebration (co-hosted by the Division of Student Life and SGA) honors the achievements, hard work, and dedication of student leaders and student organizations. The event highlights the significant role that student leadership and involvement play on campus.

The event also honors faculty and staff and the role they play in student organizations, with a portion of the program dedicated to honoring outstanding employees and their work. SGA also presents a host of awards including 10 Burdell's Best awards and the Danielle McDonald Award. These honors are designed to encourage student organizations to host or participate in programs that are beneficial in the areas of organizational enrichment, team building, networking, service, and collaboration. Organizations can earn points by participating in various events and activities in certain categories.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:00pm 

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Graduation Site

Award Site

Since 2013, each April, all members of the Georgia Tech community are invited to Lavender Celebration, which is the LGBTQIA Resource Center's event to celebrate our Lavender Graduates and Lavender Award Recipients. 
At Lavender Graduation, we honor our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual graduates. Families of our graduating students are also welcome to attend. 
First presented in 2015, the Lavender Awards recognize individuals, departments, and organizations that have made Georgia Tech a safer and more inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual students, faculty, staff, and alumni. An awards committee reviews all nominations and selects winners. 

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Tuesday, April 6th 2021 at 6:00 PM

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Award Site

In celebration of Georgia Tech’s 132-year-old fraternity and sorority community, the Fraternal Excellence Awards is a celebration of Georgia Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life. Debuting this year, the ceremony will provide the community  the opportunity to be recognized by their peers and acknowledged for their hard work. Awards will be presented by the department, all four governing councils, and Order of Omega, a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. To learn more about the Fraternal Excellence Awards and other opportunities to engage in Fraternity and Sorority Life, visit

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April 5- 9, 2021 


The first week of April is Grad Student Appreciation Week at Georgia Tech. The purpose of this week is to celebrate the contributions, impact, and value of our graduate and professional students. This initiative, sponsored by the Graduate Resource and Information Network (GRIN), is aligned with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students. Daily events throughout the week provide opportunities to engage, network, and have some fun. This year we will be offering both on-campus and virtual events.  

For complete event details and registration information visit:  

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Award Site

Each spring, students and their families are invited to the Student Honors Celebration, formerly the Student Honors Luncheon, to honor Georgia Tech students who have received Institute or college-specific awards throughout the academic year.

Celebration of Service

April 10, 2021 

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