2019 iGniTe Showcase & Summer Wrap-Up

Amara Anderson (SSI Intern) | August 2019

Three Months of iGniTing the Summer—Summer Session Initiatives Summer Wrap-Up

August is here, the fall semester starts this week, and us at the Summer Session Initiatives office are astounded by how fast the summer has come and gone. Being the department responsible for all things summer on Georgia Tech’s campus, these few months are our favorite time of the year for several reasons. For one, we get to welcome first-year and transfer students during FASET orientation. It’s a great way for our office to interact with incoming students as well as inform students and families about summer classes. We also handed out free goodies at FASET 6, FASET 7 and the last FASET for transfer and exchange students!

Additionally, summer brings one of our favorite programs to campus: the iGniTe Summer Launch Program. IGniTe allows for incoming first-year students to start a semester early and take summer classes while participating in a number of themed activities and events. This summer, many of our students got to participate in high rope courses, museum tours, discussions with GT alumni from companies like GE Aviation and Accenture, and much more! This summer was also the first implementation of the Spark Mentorship program, where students who participated in iGniTe last year were paired with current iGniTe students to help ease their transition into university. Bringing a little over 500 students to Georgia Tech during the summer and welcoming them into our community has been one our biggest highlights.

As summer winds down and the weather begins to cool off, our office is already starting to miss our favorite time of year; however, we’re already preparing for next summer! Until then, our office will be working diligently to welcome all our incoming and returning students and families onto campus in a few weeks. Our office can always be contacted at 404-385-5719 or at summer@gatech.edu. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @GTSummerSession as well to get all our latest updates and see our previous events!

More pictures of the showcase event can be found here! Pictures taken by Summer Intern Taylor Gray.