Years at Tech: 4
Favorite Thing about Georgia Tech: There are stories of every genre behind the buildings, people, and traditions encountered at Tech. The invigorating part is piecing them all together. I encourage you to learn about George P. Burdell, the father of football's Holy Trinity at Tech, and the Ramblin' Wreck.
Favorite Place on Campus: First and foremost, the iconic Tech Tower. But I also love the undergraduate admission office in the Bill Moore Student Success Center to the right of Tech Tower. When you walk in to register for a visit at Tech you will find our office overlooks Bobby Dodd Stadium, the oldest on-campus stadium in NCAA Division I-A. Yellow Jacket pride abounds from first setting foot on campus.
Favorite Restaurant near Campus: Gio's Chicken Amalfitano. You will likely hear someone mention the pizza at Antico, but my nod goes to its sister restaurant next door...I might change my mind upon visiting the gelateria by its side, Caffe Gio. Giovanni Di Palma, the founder of this mix of establishments, is well on his way to creating his envisioned Piazza San Gennaro, inspired by the one in Naples. In his words, it is a "congregation point and destination for everyone in Atlanta" and everyone will soon be saying "Meet me at the piazza."
What I recommend to do while in Atlanta: Use Marta! It is very convenient to shuttle you around town to maximize your time in the city. Also, if you're flying in from out of town, have a biscuit and sweet tea at Bojangles - it is in Terminal T at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.