Frequently Asked Questions
About Housing Allocation 2023-2024
- 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 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 beds for new transfer and new grad students.
*Note that some suites may be available for non-first-year students during room swap at the end of summer.
- 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 application portal. A process to request “waitlist priority consideration” opens after the waitlist begins.
- Are students who lived on campus in the fall of 2022 but who co-op, studying abroad, or intern in the spring of 2023, considered current residents?
Yes. Students who have an Academic Year 2022-2023 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 complete a 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 Housing Waitlist. Students should complete the application and sign their contract to be added to the waitlist. They will receive a waitlist number. Students who cancel off the waitlist do not pay a cancellation penalty.
- How what number I am on the waitlist?
To view your up-to-date waitlist number, log onto your My Housing portal. You should be able to see your up-to-date 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 available assignments. 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.
- 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 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. 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?
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 2023, 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 does the phased application impact Monthly Graduate Housing?
Monthly Graduate Housing at Tenth and Home is not impacted by the application phasing.
- 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)?
- Roommate searches can be done in My Housing. More information here.
- Room and roommate information will be available in My Housing as soon as a room assignment has been made and can be viewed on the "Room and Roommate(s) Info" step.
- 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?
- Meal plans may be purchased at My Meal Plan.
- If you have questions about your meal plan, email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-894-5721.
- Check the Dining Services website for restaurant openings and hours of operation – especially during holidays and semester breaks.
- Meal plans may be purchased at My Meal Plan.
- 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?
- As a courtesy to our students we offer the following listings. Georgia Tech is not affiliated with any of these properties:
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