Students and faculty during Open House

Get a Closer Look

Get a Closer Look

It's especially helpful for prospective students and applicants to dive deeper and get to know our School and programs outside of our website. Joining an information session or attending an open house means you can meet our faculty, staff, and current students. There is no better way to get an idea of what it's like to be a student here at the School of City & Regional Planning!

How to Learn More

Every application cycle we host a series of information sessions for prospective master and doctoral students. Our annual Spring Open House for Admitted Students takes place every spring, and we encourage accepted students to join us for the day.

If you are unable to attend a virtual information session or Fall Open House, and cannot find an answer to your specific question online, we recommend reaching out to our office.

The City & Regional Planning Offices are located in the East Architecture Building, Suite 204. The main Architecture buildings are located in the heart of the Georgia Tech campus. The two-story brick East Architecture Building is the first academic building west of the fraternities on the north side of Fourth Street.

School of City and Regional Planning
245 Fourth St. NW
Suite 204
Atlanta, GA 30332-0155

Students engage in discussion.

Information Sessions

We hold a series of information sessions during each academic year. Prospective students can choose a general session to learn about city planning at Georgia Tech, the application process, and funding your education; or, a program-specific session to deep dive into each of our four degree programs. Students will hear from the School chair, program directors, and current students throughout the sessions.

Information sessions for the 2021-2022 Academic Year include:

  • General Information Session (Virtual): Friday, October 1 from 9:00am-10:00am ET
  • MCRP Information Session (Virtual): Thursday, October 14 from 12:00pm-1:00pm ET
  • MS-GIST Information Session (Virtual): Tuesday, October 26 from 5:00pm-6:00pm ET
  • MSUA Information Session (Virtual): Tuesday, November 9 from 9:00am-10:00am ET
  • Fall Open House (In-Person): Friday, November 12 from 8:30am-12:30pm ET
  • Ph.D. Information Session (Virtual): Wednesday, November 17 from 12:00pm-1:00pm ET
  • General Information Session (Virtual): Wednesday, January 5 from 12:00pm-1:00pm ET
  • General Information Session (Virtual): Tuesday, February 1 from 5:00pm-6:00pm ET

Fall Open House

For prospective students looking to visit us in person, our Fall Open House offers a wonderful opportunity to get to know the School better. Prospective students will learn about city planning and what we affectionately refer to as the Atlanta Laboratory, plus hearing details about each of our four graduate degree programs, the student experience, how to apply, and funding your education.

Our 2021 Fall Open House will take place on Friday, November 12 from 9:00am to 12:30pm with coffee available beginning at 8:30am. It will take place in the College of Design's East Architecture Building, located on Georgia Tech's campus. 

Registration is required at least 48 hours in advance.

Want to know more right now?

Join MCRP Program Director Michael Elliott as he walks you through his virtual session about why you should study planning here at Georgia Tech. Michael Elliott describes several Georgia Tech alumni and how their planning work impacts Atlanta to this day.

Spring Open House for Admitted Students

Spring Open House gives the most in-depth look at life in the School of City and Regional Planning. Every spring the free event includes panel sessions with students and faculty from each of our degree programs, a planning bus tour of Atlanta, a presentation by the Student Planning Association, time to interact with the faculty, and a specializations fair.

Details and mode format for the 2022 Open House will be posted in early 2022.

Driving Directions

From east or west of Atlanta: Take I-20 into Atlanta, then take Interstate 75/85 North and follow directions below for "From south of Atlanta"

From south of Atlanta and Atlanta Airport: Take Interstate 85/75 north to exit 250, Tenth St. toward Georgia Tech/Fourteenth St. Turn left on 10th St. Travel .2 miles and turn left on Fowler St. Travel .4 miles and turn right on Fourth St. Travel .1 miles and the East and West Architecture Buildings (the College of Design's home buildings) will be on your right.

From north of Atlanta: Take Interstate 75/85 south to exit 249D, toward Georgia Tech/US-78/US-278/North Ave. Turn right onto North Ave. Travel less than .1 miles and turn right on Techwood Dr. Travel .3 miles and turn left on Fourth St. Travel .2 miles and the East and West Architecture Buildings will be on your right.

Visitor Parking

A parking deck, attached to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, offers easy and convenient parking. It's accessible from Spring Street, and hourly rates are from $3 (for less than an hour) to $18 for the day.

The parking garage address is 770 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1031.

Walking Directions from Tech Square

From the intersection of Spring Street and Fifth Street

  • Walk west over the Fifth Street Bridge toward main campus.

  • Turn left at the second stoplight onto Fowler Street.

  • Turn right at the stop sign onto Fourth Street.

  • The East Architecture Building is at 245 Fourth Street, located on the right as Fourth Street comes to a dead end.

Taking MARTA to Georgia Tech

The Tech Trolley is available from the Midtown MARTA (Atlanta's rapid rail system) station to various points on campus. 

The North Avenue MARTA stop is located at the south end of campus. Exit the station onto North Ave and turn right to cross the connector and enter campus.

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