Frequently Asked Questions
About Housing Application for 2024-2025
- How is Housing and Residence Life addressing increasing enrollment to ensure that as many new students as possible receive the benefit of on-campus living?
All traditional and most suite style beds are designated first-year beds and only released after new first-year and new transfer students are assigned. In addition, Housing and Residence Life reserves some beds for new transfer and new grad students.
Additionally, some First-Year Learning Communities are located in apartments.
- How does the application process for current students work?
Current Georgia Tech Students apply for Housing in phases beginning in late January:
1. Rising Second-Year Students
2. All Current Residents + Rising Second-Year Students
3. All Currently Enrolled Georgia Tech Students
The waitlist is activated as soon as we reach capacity, at which point we will update the website and the My Housing portal. A process to request “waitlist priority consideration” opens after the waitlist begins.
- Are students who lived on campus in the fall of 2023 but who co-op, studying abroad, or intern in the spring of 2024, considered current residents?
Yes. Students who have an Academic Year 2023-2024 Housing Contract and cancel for spring to complete a verified co-op, internship, or study abroad are considered “current residents” and can begin applying when the application opens for current residents.
- Can third and fourth year students live in North Ave?
Any current undergraduate student is eligible to live in North Ave Apartments for AY 2024-2025.
- How do I know that I have a space on campus?
Students who successfully complete a 2024-2025 housing application and are not on the waitlist, will have a space on campus. You can verify your application by logging in to My Housing and selecting “Application” from the menu.
- How do I know if I am on the waitlist?
Once the waitlist is activated, any student who applies will see a message in the My Housing portal that they are applying for the 2024-2025 Housing Waitlist. Students should complete the application and sign their contract to be added to the waitlist. They will receive a waitlist number and may view their waitlist number at any time by logging into My Housing and viewing their 2024-2025 Housing Application. Students who cancel while on the waitlist do not pay a cancellation penalty.
- How do I know what number I am on the waitlist?
To view your up-to-date waitlist number, log onto your My Housing portal. You view your up-to-date waitlist number and watch it change here by following the steps below:
- Click on Application in the gold bar at the top.
- Open the application term you want to see.
- Click on the "Application Summary" and your waitlist number will be at the top of that page.
- What is “Waitlist Priority Consideration” and how does it work?
Students on the waitlist will have an opportunity to submit a request to receive priority consideration for assignments as they become available. Possible reasons for priority consideration include financial need, campus housing required by a scholarship, or other mitigating factors. Students approved for priority consideration will be assigned as space becomes available from cancellations. Priority Waitlist Consideration approval does not guarantee an assignment. This process occurs in July.
- When can I expect to get an assignment if I am on the waitlist?
Students on the waitlist should not expect to learn of any available assignments until July. They should consider alternate plans for fall housing.
- How does the phased application timeline impact roommate selection and/or room self-assign processes?
These processes are not impacted. All students with a completed application who are not on the waitlist will begin roommate selection in late February and the room self-assign process will begin in early March. Time-tickets for self-assign are issued in order of Georgia Tech credit hours (more credit hours = earlier self-assign time ticket).
- If my intended roommate is on the waitlist and I am not, can I pull them into my room during self-assign?
No. You will not be able to select anyone who is on the waitlist during roommate selection.
- I live or want to live in the upper-class block of my Learning Community – Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, Honors Program. How does this phased application process impact me?
Students who live or want to live in their Learning Community upper-class block should apply for housing as soon as possible during their designated phase. You will be asked during the application process if you would like to live in the upper-class block with your Learning Community. Remember, during roommate selection, students who selected to live in their upper-class Learning Community blocks can only select from other LC members who have also selected the upper-class block. If you select to live in your upper-class block but you are on the waitlist, you will have the option to accept an assignment only in your upper-class block OR the first available assignment.
- I have applied to live in WST or I-House. How does the phased application process impact me?
WST and I-House applicants who meet Learning Community application deadlines will be reviewed by Learning Community staff. Admitted Learning Community students who apply to Housing during their designated application phase will be assigned to their respective Learning Community. Learn more about applying to WST and I-House HERE.
- I want to live in the Second-Year Experience (2YE) Community. How does the phased application process impact me?
All rising-second year students will have the option to select the Second-Year Experience when they complete the Housing application. Students who successfully complete their Housing application by the end of the phase and are admitted to 2YE will have the opportunity to select a 2YE roommate and 2YE room only. Learn more about 2YE HERE.
- Are Learning Community* students on the waitlist different than non-Learning Community students?
WST and I-House – Students must complete a separate Learning Community application AND Housing Application. If a student is admitted to WST or I-House while on the Housing waitlist, they will be assigned to any available space in the community immediately. 2YE and Upper-Class blocks for Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, Honors Program, and Impact – Students select to live with the community in their Housing application. If they are placed on the Housing waitlist, they will be assigned as space in their selected community becomes available OR they may choose to accept any first available space in waitlist order.
*Learning Communities include: 2YE, WST, I-House, Upper-Class Blocks for Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, and the Honors Program
- What resources are there for students who may need to look for off-campus housing?
Housing Fairs - Be on the lookout for information regarding the housing fairs in the fall and spring.
Off Campus Housing Website for Georgia Tech Students
- What if I am planning to graduate in Fall 2024, and really, really need to live on campus?
You should plan to sign up as soon as your designated phase opens. If you are on the waitlist, you should complete the Waitlist Priority Consideration form that will be available later in the spring semester.
- How does the phased application process impact Family Housing?
Current Family Housing residents who wish to apply for 2024-2025 will receive specific instructions regarding their application process and deadlines.
- How does this phased application process impact the RA application process?
Any student who applies to be a Resident Assistant and wants to live on campus even if they are not selected as an RA should apply for Housing during their designated application phase. Students who are not selected for an RA position are not automatically provided on-campus housing. Remember, RA’s (in apartments) can pull in one roommate - that roommate must have a completed housing application. They cannot be on the waitlist.
For First-time Applicants
- Are First-Year Students Required to Live on Campus?
- While the majority of first-year students live on campus, it is not required.
- See the First-Year Experience page for information about the First-Year Experience program.
- How Do I Manage My Contracts, Rent, and Payment?
- Contracts are accepted online and may be viewed or printed, as needed.
- If you need official proof of residency, contact your Area Office.
- The housing deposit is applied to your semester rent with the exception of a one-time non-refundable $80.00 application fee.
- You can submit your housing deposit online at ePay.
- Be sure to select Deposits on the navigation bar.
- Rental rates are included on the Details page for each building on the Housing Options buildings list.
- Rental rates may be found on the Rates page, also.
- See Payment Options on the Bursar website for various methods of payment to the Institute.
- All fees including meal plans, housing, and tuition must be paid to the Office of the Bursar by the payment deadline indicated on the official Georgia Tech Academic Calendar.
- Certain returning students are eligible for a delay of prepayment. A delay of prepayment will allow you to complete the housing application without making a prepayment. Since a prepayment is applied to your semester rent, the delay makes it possible for you to pay the entire semester rent according to the dates indicated by the official Georgia Tech Academic Calendar.
- If you accept the delay and cancel your application at a later date, you will be billed according to the Application/Cancellation Penalty Schedule that you agreed to in the housing application.
- How Do I Learn More About Rooms?
We do not offer tours of the residence halls at any time due to privacy reasons. Click here and select any building to take a 360º virtual tour. Visit our Room Specifications page to find a description of your room type and furniture details. Suggested Items to Bring to campus with you. Lofts may not be constructed or erected in any residence hall room; however, most rooms do contain beds that can be arranged in multiple configurations. Please see Lofts for more specific information. Room dimensions:
- Traditional buildings
- East Campus - approximately 12’ X 10’ to 15’ X 11’.
- West Campus - approximately 15’ X 11’.
- Suite Style
- Harris – 12’ X 10’.
- Woodruff – 15’ X 12’.
- Bedrooms – approximately 11’ X 8’ 10”.
- Windows – vary from 44” X 95” to 51” X 116”.
- Blinds are installed in all windows.
- Traditional buildings
- How Do I Find My Roommate(s)?
- Is Gender-Inclusive Housing Available?
- Yes, Gender Inclusive Housing is available as an option to interested students
- Read details here.
- How Does Dining Work for Residents?
- Where Do I Do My Laundry?
- Convenient laundry facilities are available for all residents. The location of the laundry for each residence hall is provided on its Building Detail page which can be accessed from the Building List.
- All laundry room machines are front loading THE washers, and HE detergent pods are recommended for the best results.
- Laundry is now free in residence halls!
- Tenth & Home Apartments have full size washers and dryers inside each apartment.
- Can I Bring a Car to Campus?
- Yes. Campus parking is arranged through Parking &Transportation Services.
- If you do not have a room assignment at the time you need to purchase your parking pass, sign up for the area in which you think will be most convenient to your classes. You may exchange your parking permit at a later date or join a permit wait list if your preferred lot/deck is unavailable.
- What is My Email and Campus Address?
- After you register for classes you will be given an email account known as the "gtAccount". To activate your account, simply go to passport.gatech.edu, click on I need to activate my GT account (Students Only), and enter the required information. GT Housing will communicate with students via e-mail as much as possible. Check your GT e-mail account regularly.
- For instructions on how to access your personal mailing address and your campus mailbox visit the Georgia Tech Post Office website.
- Deliveries are NOT made to residence halls.
- What is My GTID#?
- The GTID # is a nine digit number used as a student's ID.
- It will also be assigned after your application to Georgia Tech is received by admissions.
- Do I Need Insurance?
- Students are encouraged to have insurance for their personal property.
- See Personal Property Insurance for suggestions.
- What is the Housing Contract Cancellation Policy?
- If you decide not to attend Georgia Tech or to move off campus, you may cancel your housing online via My Housing.
- Refer to the housing application/contract for penalties which may apply.
- What Off-campus Housing Options are Available?