Pick a Problem. Collaborae with a Team. Change the World. Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges, offered in partnership with the College of Engineering, is a living-learning community for incoming freshman students that helps students develop leadership, teambuilding, and analytical skills not taught in traditional classes. In this program, students live together in a residence hall and engage with faculty from a variety of disciplines on a frequent and casual basis.


Whether they are exploring Atlanta, working on a service project, cheering on their fellow Yellow Jackets at the football game, studying for a big test, or just grabbing lunch in the dining hall, Grand Challenges students embrace their community like no other group on Georgia Tech’s campus.


The Grand Challenges courses facilitate faculty-student interaction outside of the classroom, encouraging an engaging and inquisitive approach to student learning.

Students are enticed to be reflective in their learning as they develop problem solving, leadership, and teamwork skills.


To effectively tackle the complex challenges of today and create the optimal tomorrow, the world needs Grand Challengers - highly motivated, analytically intelligent, and relentlessly optimistic global citizens who recognize the need to work together to create sustainable and authentic change.

Team Sola Wins 2022 Georgia Tech InVenture Prize

Mar 17, 2022 — Atlanta, GA

Using 70 years of tornado damage data, two Georgia Tech students have developed a proprietary model to help homeowners access financial support immediately following the devastation of a tornado.

Two gears, a light bulb and the text: Project Highlights.

An autonomous solution to medical waste.

A group of men and women students posing in front of red rock formations.


For information on how to apply to the Grand Challenges Living Community, please visit the Georgia Tech Living Learning Community application process page

Students who have been accepted to Georgia Tech can access their admission portal to apply for all Living Learning Communities, including Grand Challenges.

For information on general university admissions, please visit the Georgia Tech admissions website.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please reach out to grandchallenges@gatech.edu.