Move-in Tips & FAQs

Students and parents moving.

There are so many things to consider when you move onto campus. Here are a few tips that will help you as you make the move.

Covid-19 Safety

Georgia Tech requests all individuals traveling to Atlanta from an international location to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit this page to find guidance and details on our limited self-isolation housing options.

Getting to Move-In

First-year Move-In Map

Directions to Campus

Campus Map

Students who are utilizing ride share that would like to stay in the vehicle throughout the move-in process from check-in through unloading, should enter the CRC deck and proceed with other vehicular traffic. 

Students who would like to take ride share to the check-in location only, utilize public transportation or walk-up will access check-in to the right of the CRC Deck Entrance on Tech Parkway. A tent and help desk will be there to process students for check-in. Signage and a turnaround for ride share vehicles will be visible. Following check-in students will be able to proceed to their residence hall to move-in. Due to social distancing requirements, check-in volunteers will not be able to assist students with luggage.

Early or Late Arrivals

Please visit our Early or Late Arrivals Page for information on what you should do if you need to arrive outside of official move-in dates. 

Special Programs Arrival

Please check with your Program Director, not Georgia Tech Housing, to receive any specific move in directions.

Technical Help

The Wreck Techs are the one-stop-shop for all Housing resident technology support needs. Our student residential technology advisors provide support for the wired/wireless network and cable television services throughout residence halls.

The Wreck Techs also provide software support for computers, internet-connected consumer electronics, gaming systems and smart mobile devices. For a complete list of everything you need to know concerning technology within Housing, please visit https://wrecktechs.gatech.edu/.

Move-In Time

Students will choose a 15-minute check-in window to begin the move-in process on either August 14 or 15 for first-years, August 18, 20, or 21 for all other students. 

You can Log in to My Housing and choose the "Move-In Appointment" link from the RESOURCES tab in the gold navigation bar to make or change your move-in appointment by July 30.

Fall Check-In Process

Residents arrive within their 15-minute check-in window to begin the mobile check-in process.  

Check-in for all East, West, and North Ave Campus residence halls will take place inside the CRC Parking Deck and vehicles will enter off of Tech Parkway. Check-in for Tenth & Home and the Graduate Living Center (GLC) will occur at your area office.

Follow the signs for single car, multiple vehicles, or rideshare drop off. Stay together if you have multiple vehicles. Make sure the student is in one of the front seats and that they have their ID handy. 

Volunteers will give you a packet that includes your room key, your BuzzCard, and a map to your unloading and parking zones and will direct you to where to go next. 

As you leave the check-in location, you’ll head to your designated unloading zone on East Campus, West Campus, or North Ave following the signs and the map included in your packet. Loading zones are color coordinated and volunteers will be present to direct you.

Parking & Unloading

After check-in, residents will follow the signs and use the map given to them in their check-in packet to find their unloading zone. Loading zones will be color coordinated.  

Residents will have 15 minutes to unload their vehicle(s). You may not leave your vehicle unattended. Once unloaded, a member of your group should move the vehicle to long-term parking. Volunteers will help you transfer your items from your vehicle into bins. Your group will move your bin closer to your hall, where you will park it and carry your items on to your room by hand. 

For returning students, bins will be available in select areas and we encourage you to bring hand trucks, small carts, or wagons to assist you with your move.

Once unloading is complete, the driver can then relocate the vehicle(s) to the long-term parking locations referenced on their map. This will allow for other residents to unload.  

Once you’re parked in long-term parking, you have time to bring your items up to your room or unpack and settle into your new home. 

Shipping Items

All student mail and packages are delivered through the central Georgia Tech Post Office. Incoming students will not receive a mailing address until after registration for classes. For student mail guidelines and information on how to obtain your address information, go to the Georgia Tech Post Office site. Students are responsible for sharing their address information. 

Due to the Post Office's recent relocation to a temporary space while their home is renovated, we ask that you do not ship large items like futons, bicycles, or refrigerators. We cannot accommodate such large items in our space. Please also keep in mind that a student is responsible for transporting their large shipments back to their residence halls.  Residents are strongly encouraged to purchase large items from local retailers. 

Also DO NOT send any package to your room or residence hall, in care of Georgia Tech Housing, or any of our community offices. Due to lack of storage space, these packages will not be accepted under any circumstances. Please time the shipping of your packages to arrive no more than five (5) days prior to your arrival on campus.

Room Changes

You can do it yourself. Simply log into your My Housing application and use the Room Swap tab on the gold bar. Room swap begins after all residents have selected their room. Advertise your room and search for another room you might like to change into using this online function. Multiple room swaps can be made, but must be finalized prior to checking out your keys. Room Swap ends July 30. 

Verify Your Room

Make sure that the room you move into is the same room that is stated in your My Housing.  Check the room number displayed at the hallway entrance to your room and the letter over the bedroom door if you are in an apartment or suite.

For safety reasons, do not change rooms with another resident without approval.

Room Condition

 Once you move into your room you may need assistance with such things as bed lofting or air conditioner adjustments. Simply submit a maintenance request on-line. From the Housing homepage select Maintenance Request and follow the directions.

Please provide specific details. You will receive a request number that enables you to follow up on the progress of your request.