Fall First-Year Students

The Fall First-Year FASET Orientation program for first-year students and their parents/guests is a full two-day program designed to orient students, parents, and guests to the Georgia Tech community. FASET is designed to acclimate new students and their guests to what it means to be a Yellow Jacket. During the session, you will become better acquainted with the academic environment at Tech, the support services available, the rich traditions, and the campus itself. You will receive all of the information and resources to help you make a successful summer transition. In addition, you'll meet other new Tech students, campus student leaders, faculty, and administrators. You won't want to miss out on FASET, so register as soon as possible to attend! Please email transitionprograms@studentlife.gatech.edu or call 404-894-6897 with questions.


Medical Immunization Requirements

All students entering Georgia Tech MUST submit their REQUIRED IMMUNIZATION FORMS to satisfy the Board of Regents immunization requirements. It is highly recommended that the requirements be completed with your family physician or at Stamps Health Services prior to starting classes. All immunization requirements and the associated forms may be found at www.health.gatech.edu under “Immunization Requirements”. Please read all the information carefully and submit the forms by the due date shown. Students will not be able to drop/add or register for future classes if the immunization requirements are not satisfied. If you need assistance, please email us at immunizations@health.gatech.edu or you may call 404-894-1432. If you are attending a FASET session and are lacking any of the requirements, Stamps Health Services will be happy to administer any or all of the required immunizations. Please call 404-385-4995 for an appointment. Payment is expected at the time of service for the adminstration of the immunizations. Our price list is located on the above webpage.


The cost for Fall semester orientation for students is $215. This includes all FASET materials,  Day 1 lunch & dinner, Day 2 breakfast, GT T-Shirt, R.A.T.S. Week and Welcome Home Month activities. 

Guests are an additional $105 per person. This includes all FASET materials, Parent Calendar, Day 1 lunch, Day 2 breakfast. 

Please note that the HOPE scholarship and other scholarships do not cover the cost of the orientation fee. Your FASET fee will be placed onto your Student Account and due with your other student fees. Please visit the Bursars Office Web site for the fee payment calendar.


All cancellations must be made in writing at least fifteen (15) business days in advance for refund of the registration fee less a $25 administration fee. To request a refund, e-mail transitionprograms@studentlife.gatech.edu.

If you are not planning to enroll at Georgia Tech, please update your application via www.admission.gatech.edu/cancel. Cancelling your application with the Office of Admission will not automatically cancel your FASET registration. You must follow both processes.

Lodging and Hotel Information

On-Campus Housing During FASET

Fall First-Year students attending sessions 1-5 will stay in on-campus housing. Lodging the night of the session is included in the student registration fee.

Students attending FASET sessions 6 & 7 will be able to move into their residence hall assignment for fall semester the night prior to FASET Orientation. For more information regarding the housing move-in process click here. Students without fall housing assignments will not be housed on campus and are responsible for making arrangements at local hotels.

If you need a fall semester housing assignment, contact the Department of Housing at (404) 894-2470 or by e-mail at information@housing.gatech.edu. You may also visit their website (housing.gatech.edu) for more information.

Early Arrivals (FASET 1-5)

Housing is available the night prior to orientation for an additional charge of $85 and will need to be selected while registering for FASET. Students can check-in between 9:00 AM -8:00 PM at the East Campus Housing Office, located at 711 Techwood Drive in Field Residence Hall. If arriving after 8:00 PM, students will need to check-in at the Commander Building, located at 871 McMillan Street, NW. Dinner will be provided for you at 5:00 PM in the  Lounge located on the first floor of the Field Residence Hall. Housing is not available for the nights following FASET sessions.

Additional Accommodations

We are unable to provide housing accommodations to guests or families of students. We are also unable to offer accommodations for additional days after FASET. If you need additional overnight accommodations please refer to one of our recommended Atlanta area hotels


Fall First-Year FASET Student Schedule

Our two-day first-year orientation schedule allows new students numerous opportunities to learn how to be a successful Yellow Jacket in and out of the classroom. Plan to begin orientation at 7:45 AM on Day 1 with check in at the East Campus Housing Office (711 Techwood Drive), followed by our welcome session at 9:00am in the Ferst Center Theater, evening, and night time programming. Continue and stay until 6 PM on Day 2 for academic advising, course registration, and additional presentations. Do not make plans on Day 2 which will prevent you from staying until 6 PM (as course registration could run as long as 6 PM).

Fall First-Year Parent and Guest Schedule

Our two-day family schedule allows for more interaction between first-year students and their family members and guests. Family members will receive additional information on how they can support their first-year student in being a successful Yellow Jacket in and out of the classroom. Plan to begin orientation at 7:45 AM on Day 1 with check in at the East Campus Housing Office (FASETS 1-5) and in the Student Center (FASETS 6 and 7), continue into the early evening on Day 1 and stay until 6 PM on Day 2 for academic advising; a variety of tours, and additional meetings and presentations designed specifically for parents. Day 2 programming will being at 7:30 AM. Do not make plans on Day 2 which will prevent you from staying until 6 PM (as course registration can run as late as 6 PM). 

Parent and Guest Orientation

Parent and Guest Orientation runs separately from the student program, focusing on a variety of topics of interest to parents of new students. Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to:

  •     Attend presentations on academic success, financial matters, housing, parking, campus safety, and much more
  •     Participate in a campus resources fair
  •     Meet with other parents of first-year students attending FASET
  •     Attend break-out sessions designed for your individual needs
  •     Meet with key campus administrators during our Parents Program reception
  •     Attend departmental orientation/academic advising session with your student

Parents and guests can register for FASET Orientation as part of the student registration process. Your student will need to register you as part of their registration process. 


Directions, Check-In Location, and Parking

For directions, parking and check-in information, please visit the Travel Information page of our website for session specifics.