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Welcome to the Freshman Experience Program... It's where you live!

The Freshman Experience Program is a self-selected living option offered by the Department of Housing and Residence Life. Our purpose is to help 1st year residents build a solid personal and academic foundation within the context of a diverse and inclusive community. The program helps residents learn to understand their own personal identity and how to engage in their new community, which are cornerstones for success at Georgia Tech.

First-year success is critical at any college, but especially one as challenging as Georgia Tech. Nationally, one out of five college freshmen drop out during the first year. The Freshman Experience program addresses this problem by providing a network of support systems, thereby increasing the likelihood of achieving academic and personal success.

While the Freshman Experience is designed to provide you with a foundation of support, it does not restrict your personal growth. As a Freshman Experience participant, you will not be led around campus in a group or have your free time overly structured. You will be recognized for the adult that you are, and you will be respected and encouraged. The program's resources are there for you when you need them, but will not interfere in your life when you don't.


Our Mission Statement:

The Freshman Experience Program creates a living-learning community that supports the successful transition of new students to the Georgia Tech culture. Program components challenge and support students in their personal, academic, and leadership development. Our student-centered environment enhances overall retention and encourages contribution to the Georgia Tech community.

Our purpose is to help 1st year residents build a solid personal and academic foundation within the context of a diverse and inclusive community. The program helps residents learn to understand their own personal identity and how to engage in their new community, which are cornerstones for success at Georgia Tech.


Components of the Freshman Experience Program:

  1. Living Together: Freshman Housing and Meal Plan
  2. Provide Leadership and Involvement Opportunities
  3. Make Upperclass Connections
  4. Establish Networks with Faculty, Staff, and Alumni
  5. Utilizing Academic Resources
  6. Developing Best Practices for Success


So how can you participate?

Complete your online housing application form and select the Freshman Experience program. The program has a limited number of spaces, so be sure to apply early. Applying for the program does not guarantee a space. There are spaces on east and west campus. If you have additional questions, contact the Department of Housing at 404-385-FREX (3739).

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Brett Hulst - 404-894-5680
brett.hulst@housing.gatech.edu
Position: Associate Director of Residence Life

Mandy Morgan - 404-894-8481
amanda.morgan@housing.gatech.edu
Position: Area Manager for Armstrong, Caldwell, Fitten, Folk, Freeman, and Montag

Keith Echols - 404-894-5685
keith.echols@housing.gatech.edu
Position: Area Manager for Brown, Cloudman, Harrison, Howell, Smith and Towers

Christopher Ruiz - 404-894-1141
christopher.ruiz@housing.gatech.edu
Position: Area Manager for Glenn, Field, Hopkins, Hanson, Perry, and Matheson

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