Information for Incoming Students

Welcome New Yellow Jackets!

We are so excited to be part of making Georgia Tech your home. We know new students have a lot of questions about housing. Below you'll find the information an incoming resident needs to know in any year, based on our most frequently asked questions. For additional questions you may have, don't hesitate to reach out to information@housing.gatech.edu.

What’s in the Room
Each room is furnished with beds, mattresses, desks, wardrobes, chest of drawers, blinds, recycle bins, trash bins and bed rails (upon request). These items must remain in the rooms at all times.

Maintenance Requests
Contact the maintenance team for repairs both inside your room and in common areas (hallways, lounges, bathrooms, etc.). If repairs are needed outside of business hours, contact the Student Staff Member on Duty.

Bed Rails and Lofting
Unless you request otherwise using the maintenance request link above, your bed will be at the highest level when you arrive (for beds in First-year Experience halls). It can be lowered to different heights through a maintenance request. The bed rails are important for safety - they are removable if you choose to have your bed at the lowest level, but must be attached if the bed frame is 36 inches or higher off the floor.
 

Role of Resident Assistants
RAs are a valuable resource who can help you make connections at Tech, provide security in the building, respond to incidents, mediate disputes, and organize activities. Remember, RAs are also students, which limits their responsibility. They cannot give a student medication, cannot drive a student in their personal vehicle, and cannot tell parents or guardians information about any student. Communicate with RAs often to stay informed and mitigate issues.
 

Roommates and Room Selection
Reach out to your roommate before the fall to get become acquainted and decide on what large items to bring (TV, microwave, refrigerator). Complete your roommate agreement and choose your room assignment via My Housing. Once you've moved in, you'll craft a roommate agreement to help maintain a good relationship while co-habitating. 

In-House Tech Support
Need help with technology? Get support for internet connections, laptop troubleshooting, cable tv, smart phones, gaming systems, streaming devices, etc.​