Engage2021 is a multi-day event series focusing on connection, community, and leadership. Registration for events is currently open. 

There are five events as part of the Engage2021 program:  

Engage Symposium Saturday, 1/16 Details RSVP
Student Leader Retreat Sunday, 1/17 Details RSVP
Student Organizations Fair Sunday, 1/17 Details RSVP
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Tours Sunday, 1/17 Details RSVP
MLK Day of Service  Monday, 1/18 Details  RSVP


Engage Symposium

  • Location: Streaming and Ferst Center for the Arts
  • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

The symposium is open to all GT students and will be presented in a hybrid format with in-person participants and synchronous live-streaming from the Ferst Center for the Arts.  Students can register for some or all of the sessions by claiming tickets for in-person sessions or streaming. Sessions will focus on leadership lessons and will feature conversations with leaders that include GT alumni who have made considerable impact as local, regional and state leaders. Each leader will be interviewed by a current GT student 


Symposium Schedule

10:30am – Speaker 1: “How is a community of support built? 

Frank BrownCEO, Communities In Schools of Atlanta 

GT Student, Taylor Gray  


12:30pm – Speaker 2: What if I was in charge?  

Cheneé JosephExecutive Director, The Historic District Development Corporation 

GT Student, Cade Lawson  


2:00pm – Speaker 3: Do people know you care?  

Doug Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission  

GT Student, Mykala Sinclair  


3:30pm – Closing Session:  

VP & Dean of Students John Stein and Special Guest Alumni with GT Student, Sydney Blakeney 


 Virtual attendees please register here. Virtual attendees will be sent a link for all four sessions. 


Sunday, 1/17 

Student Leader Retreat 

  • Location: Gatherly Platform
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Student Leader Retreat (SLR) is an annual program which provides Georgia Tech students an opportunity to practice their leadership skills and develop relationships to better serve their constituents by collaborating with other organizations and administrators.  The program will include speakers and participants that are recent alumni, current graduate undergraduate students, SGA representatives, and staff from the Center for Student Engagement. Click here to view the full schedule. 

For full details and to RSVP, click here. 



National Center for Civil and Human Rights Tours

  • Location: National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


The Center for Student Engagement has secured 200 student tickets to the Center for Civil & Human Rights.

Students will be admitted to the museum with one of 5 timed-ticketed groups of 20 students (11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, and 1pm). It is imperative that students arrive at the museum at their assigned timed for admittance. Participant are required to wear a mask for the entirety of the experience.

Bus transportation will be provided by and details from East and West campus starting at 10:45. Students may also walk to the center which is approximately one-half mile from West campus (15 minutes). Participates are asked to arrive at the center 5 minutes before each ticketed time and will not be permitted to enter if they are not present with their entry timed group.

Tickets are free. Due to limited capacity, students who registered and do not show may be charged for their ticket.

Click here to reserve your ticket.


Winter Organization Fair 

  • Location: Gatherly Platform
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Winter Organizations Fair will host 125+ Registered Student Organizations and Campus DepartmentsJoin the Winter Organization Fair to learn more about campus resources and engagement opportunities! 

Monday, 1/18

MLK Day of Service

  • Location: Campus Center Exhibition Hall and Streaming 
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

MLK Day of Service is an immersive service program that connects GT community members to hands-on service projects and social issue education in the Atlanta area.  Each year, on the observed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National holiday, we offer the chance to make it a “day on, not a day off” partnering with Atlanta community organizations to connect, serve, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a ‘Beloved Community’.   


  • 8:30-8:55am – In-Person Check-in (Expo Hall)  
  • 9-9:15am - MLK Day of Service Welcome + Kickoff  (Expo Hall and Streaming 
  • 9:15-11:15am - Formal Service Block (Group and Virtual Service Projects)  

MLK Small Group in-person Service Projects, limited availability   

MLK Virtual Projects, limited availability  

MLK Engage Where you Are, choose your own project 

  • 11:30am-12:30pm - MLK Day of Service Speaker 

      John Onwuchekwa, co-founder of Atlanta’s Portrait Coffee  

For more information about MLK Day of Service and to register, click here!