Calendar of Events



Calendar of Events

Events are free and open to the Georgia Tech community unless otherwise indicated.


Thursday, January 9, 2014
Campus wide Student Celebration:
Coming Together to Fulfill the Dream
Location: Student Center Ballroom
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: Stephanie Ray,

This event will include student speeches, cultural celebrations through the arts, and a candle lighting ceremony.  This event is open to students, faculty, staff and the Atlanta Community.

Reception to follow

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Hotel Rwanda Movie Premiere
Location: Student Center Theater
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Contact: Stephanie Ray,

Join us for Georgia Tech’s premiere of Hotel Rwanda: the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager. who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in the Rwanda genocide. This event will provide historical context of the keynote speaker, His Excellency, Ambassador Eugene-Richard Gasana. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Georgia Tech’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture
Keynote Speaker: His Excellency, Ambassador Eugène-Richard Gasana
Location: Student Center Ballroom
Time: 3:00 pm
Contact: Najah Hofman, or Sandra Duplessis,


The Office of Institute Diversity will open the 2014 Georgia Tech Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with a keynote address from his Excellency, Ambassador Eugène-Richard Gasana. Ambassador Gasana is a Rwandan diplomat and is the current Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations in New York City.

Ambassador Gasana Biography>

RSVP at:

Private Reception: Ferst Place, 5-7 p.m. INVITATION ONLY


Thursday, January 16, 2014
FOCUS Program
Location: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Time: Focus program begins Thursday, and runs until Sunday, January 20, 2013
All day
Contact: Andre Dickens,

FOCUS gives prospective minority graduate students an opportunity to visit Georgia Tech for an overview of graduate degree programs. The program is designed to encourage attendees to pursue an advanced degree at Georgia Tech or the graduate school of their choice.
Attendees must apply and register.

For an extended detailed description of this program, visit


Monday, January 20, 2014
National MLK Holiday Observance
A Day of Service
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Contact: Sarah Perkins,

Make a difference with “A Day on, Not a Day off” Join Georgia Tech’s third annual MLK Day of Service, a campus-wide initiative honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants will serve in teams and engage in service projects with metro Atlanta community partners. There are 250 volunteer spots available. See registration details and a full schedule at

Contact Sarah Perkins for more information. Make a difference in your community with “A Day On, Not a Day Off!”

250 Volunteer spots available.


Thursday, January 23, 2014
Sunday Supper: A Community Conversation & Meal
Location: Student Success Center, President's Suite
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Contact: Peter Schnaak,

As we honor Dr. King's life and legacy, it is important to take time to celebrate and reflect together as a community.  The Sunday Supper invites the Georgia Tech community to come together over a meal and engage in meaningful dialogue about the 2014 MLK Celebration events, Dr. King's legacy, and his international impact. 

To register and learn more, visit  There are 100 spaces available.

Saturday-Sunday, February 1-2, 2014

Memphis Tennessee, Civil Rights Tour

Contact: Stephanie Ray,

Departure Time: 7:00am


Georgia Tech faculty, academic professionals and students will journey to Memphis, TN to conclude the last leg of our Civil Rights Tours to visit The Slave Haven Underground Railroad, the Memphis Rock & Soul Museum and the national Civil Rights Museum. Transportation and Hotel Lodging are provided at no costs to participants, but participants must pay for their own meals.


Limited to 30 faculty & academic professionals and 70 students. A major goal of the Civil Rights Tour is to increase student-faculty engagement. To register go to

Registration will be open as long as there are spots available.


For more information, contact Stephanie Ray at


Sponsors for Civil Rights Tour:

Parents Fund for Student Life & Leadership

Campus Services BuzzFunds

Center for Academic Enrichment

Division of Student Affairs

Office of Student Diversity Programs