Frequently Asked Questions
About Housing Allocation for 22-23
- How will Housing address the changes to enrollment to ensure that as many of the new students as possible receive the benefit of on-campus living?
All traditional and suite style* beds will be first-year beds beginning Fall 2022.
*Note that some suites may be available for non-first-year students during room swap at the end of summer.
- How is the application process changing?
The process itself is not changing, just the timeline. Current Georgia Tech Students will apply for 2022-2023 Housing in phases:January 31 – Rising Second-Year Students Only February 14 – All Current Residents + Rising Second-Year Students February 21 – All Georgia Tech Students
Housing and Residence Life will reserve beds for new transfer and new grad students who will enroll at Georgia Tech for Fall 2022. The waitlist will be activated as soon as we reach capacity, at which point we will update this website and the application portal. A process to request “waitlist priority consideration” is being developed and will be communicated here when ready.
- Are students who lived on campus in the fall of 2021 but are co-oping, studying abroad, or interning in the spring of 2022, considered current residents?
Yes. Students who had an Academic Year 2021-2022 Housing contract and canceled for spring to complete a verified co-op, internship, or study abroad are considered “current residents” and can begin applying on February 14 for 2022-2023 housing.
- How do I know that I have a space on campus?
Students who completed a 2022-2023 housing application and are not on the waitlist 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 the message in the application portal that they are applying for the 2022-2023 Housing Waitlist. Students should complete the application and sign their contract to be added to the list. They will receive a waitlist number in one business day. Students who cancel off the waitlist do not pay a cancellation penalty.
- 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 available assignments. Possible reasons for priority consideration will include Fall 2022 graduation, Spring 2023 co-op/internship/study-abroad, financial need, or other mitigating factors. More information will be available when this process is finalized.
- 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 alternative plans for fall housing.
- Will these changes impact the roommate selection or room self-assign processes?
No. Students will begin roommate selection on February 21st 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 from 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, Impact. How does this 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.
- I have applied to live in WST or I-House. How does this 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 this 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 self-assign deadline 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 a 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 the Housing application. If they are placed on the Housing waitlist, they will be assigned as space in their selected community becomes available.
*Learning Communities include: 2YE, WST, I-House, Upper-Class Blocks for Explore Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, Honors Program, and Impact
- What resources are there for students who may need to look for off-campus housing?
We are working diligently to get more information in your hands regarding off-campus options and resources for commuters. We currently have a courtesy listing of Atlanta and surrounding area rental properties available on our website HERE. Be on the lookout for even more relevant information in the coming months.
- What if I am planning to graduate in Fall 2022, and really, really need to live on campus?
You should plan to sign up as soon as your designated phase opens. If you end up on the waitlist, you should complete the Waitlist Priority Consideration form that will be available later in the spring semester.
- How do these changes impact Monthly Graduate Housing?
Monthly Graduate Housing at Tenth and Home is not impacted by these changes. 2022-2023 Family/Monthly Housing Applications will be accepted beginning January 31, 2022.
- How do these changes 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 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 (for apartments) can pull in one roommate - that student 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?