First-year

Welcome to Georgia Tech! We’re excited that you’ll be living on campus, and we look forward to sharing all the details you will need as you transition into life at Tech. Please check back here frequently for updates on details regarding First-Year move-in.

Details for January Move-in Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars for January 13, 2021, when a new batch of Yellow Jackets will move into our residential community. We are in the process of ironing out details related to move-in so things can be as safe and smooth as possible. Check back soon for details related to key pick-up, unloading zones, early move-in accommodations, and more. 

In the meantime, be sure to get your BuzzCard in hand. If you haven't already, upload your photo by December 27, 2020 to ensure your BuzzCard is printed and in your key packet at move-in. 

  • Check back on this page for details on the selecting a move-in time, check-in process, and more as your move-in approaches. 
  • Connect with your roommate to start the conversation about appliances and more. 
  • Visit Items to Bring (and what not to bring).
  • Get excited for Week of Welcome - visit welcomehome.gatech.edu to learn more.

 

  • Before you depart for campus, review the map of how to get to campus and find check-in. 
  • Go through check-in to receive your keys and a map to your unloading area. 
  • You will unload your items into the large bins available before moving your vehicle(s) out of the loading area to your long term parking spot. 
  • To make your move-in as smooth as possible, see our Move-in Tips page. If you have additional questions, call the Housing & Residence Life team at 404.894.2470.

As you plan your arrival to Georgia Tech we ask that you limit the items you bring to essentials only. Be mindful and minimal as you pack your belongings to make your move-in experience as smooth as possible. By doing so, you help us encourage the safety of our volunteers and your fellow residents. Click below for information on recommended and prohibited items.

We know moving a student into their room is a big step. Additionally, the move-in process this year will be different from anything you've seen before as we work to maintain the safety of our community. Visit this page of tips and best practices to make this monumental move a smooth one. 

First year on Campus

Brittain Hall

There are many activities, events, and organizations available for you at Georgia Tech. Have fun, meet new friends, and get involved!

Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

First-Year Experience Program

The First-year Experience Program is a self-selected living option designed to help 1st year residents build a solid personal and academic foundation within the context of a diverse and inclusive community.

The foundation of the First-year Experience is organic — eating together and living in traditional-style residence halls starts building a strong community among the incoming class.

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities are an academic strategy that link academics to on-campus living. Each Georgia Tech community is an integrated experience that promotes interactions between faculty and students, fosters collaboration among students, improves student GPA, enhances campus and civic engagement, increases retention, and eases both the academic and social transition to college.