At Georgia Tech, there are many traditions that have continued over many, many years! One of which is that five minutes before the hour from 7:55 to 5:55 a steam whistle blows! Also, a favorite among the students is the tradition to try and steal the "T" from the Tech Tower on campus. Many attempts have been made without success. A rather quirky, yet unique tradition that students learn about at orientation is about a fictitious student named George P. Burdell. He was created by a William Edgar "Ed" Smith who filled out two applications and George P. Burdell was accepted. Ed signed George up for all the same classes as himself, did all homework twice, and even took test twice and four years later, George had earned a degree in Ceramic Engineering. George goes on to earn his master's degree and remains an active student at the university. He was even admitted into the ANAK! George P. Burdell served in World War II and got married to the Agnes School College fictitious student, Ramona Cartwright. Although many attempts by Georgia Tech have been made for George to not be enrolled into anymore classes, hackers have successfully enrolled him into every class offered at the school! George P. Burdell is known as the most loved student on campus and students and alumni often use his name as an alias. This is by far one of the most interesting traditions held by a school in the South!
Athletics are very important to the school as a whole. The teams are most commonly referred to as the Yellow Jackets but could also be called the Ramblin' Wreck or the Engineers. They were of the charter members of the Southeastern Conference but changed into the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1964. Athletes at can be found participating in football, basketball, baseball, golf, volleyball, swimming, tennis, softball, track and field, and cross country. Georgia Tech's most heated rivalry is the football rivalry between the Yellow Jackets
and the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia
. This rivalry began after the UGA football coach decided that the one of their official colors, old gold, symbolized being cowardly. Out of spite, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
decided to use the old gold combined with white on their uniforms. The hostility and rivalry is known as "Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate" and has been going on since 1893. Attending a football game is as big a deal as going to class! You do not miss a home game if you go to Georgia Tech and for this reason, ladies, you will need the proper attire! Gameday dresses
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