FAQ's

COVID-19

What is Georgia Tech doing in response to COVID-19?

Many tools and resources are available along with necessary changes around campus to keep our Georgia Tech community as safe as possible, including enhanced cleaning and disinfection, surveillance and symptomatic testing, contact tracing and notification, & isolation and quarantine protocols. For more information, please visit https://health.gatech.edu/coronavirus/campus-guidelines/overview

What is Georgia Tech doing about COVID-19 testing?

To learn about our approach to prevention & testing our campus community, please visit: https://health.gatech.edu/coronavirus/campus-guidelines/overview. The testing strategy is listed here: https://health.gatech.edu/coronavirus/testing-launched. Testing locations & hours can be found here: https://health.gatech.edu/coronavirus/testing

FASET Orientation FAQ

What does FASET entail?

The FASET Orientation program is designed to help students complete important college business prior to arriving for classes (academic advisement, course registration, student ID, book purchases, campus resources, banking options, and area services); to educate students on the academic and social atmosphere of Georgia Tech; to provide a forum for you to get involved with student organizations; and to incorporate students into the campus community. FASET gives you the information you need to know now that you are a Tech student. Events hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission and are designed to give you a glimpse of the GT experience for you to better make or learn more about your college decision. 

How do I pay for FASET Orientation?

All FASET related fees will be billed to the student's account through Georgia Tech's Bursar Office (404.894.4618). These charges will be placed on the student's account before the start of classes.

Can I still register for classes if I don't come to FASET?

FASET Orientation provides you the earliest and most convenient way to register for classes. Students who do not attend FASET will not be able to register for classes until the conclusion of all FASET sessions.

How do I change any of my personal information or my assigned FASET Session?

To change your information with the FASET program, such as your chosen session for the summer or number of guests attending, you may do so on your Admission Portal in your FASET Registration page while registration is still open and using a change request form. Students are limited to one guest, but this is all based on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is not a guarantee based on space limitation.

To update your permanent address, you may edit your information by visiting buzzport.gatech.edu. Click "application details" under the application quick view tab, then select "notify undergraduate admission." Once the option opens, you can update your information as needed.

 

Is FASET mandatory?

While FASET is not mandatory for any student, attendance is highly recommended. The program helps to facilitate the transition process into Georgia Tech and provides the earliest and most convenient advisement and registration process. Students who attend FASET have a much smoother transition to campus. 

What are the Georgia Tech medical immunization requirements?

All students entering Georgia Tech are required to submit their immunization information 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 and clicking on Immunization Requirements. Please read all the information carefully and submit the forms by downloading and entering the information as the instructions direct. If you need assistance, please email us at immunizations@health.gatech.edu or you may call 404-894-1432.

If you and your student are attending a FASET session and are lacking any of the requirements, you may come to Stamps Health Services and receive any or all of the required immunizations. Please call 404-385-4995 for an appointment.

How do I make a change to my FASET registration?

You can change your FASET registration by logging into your Admission Portal, then visiting the FASET Registration system and using the change request form. Students are only allowed one FASET change (this does not include changes for sessions caused due to cancellation of sessions due to COVID-19). If they change more than once, they will be assessed a $25 change fee which is applied to their student account with all other FASET fees. 

What happens if I do not get my classes when I register at FASET?

FASET is the first opportunity to register for classes, not the final one. There is typically a lot of activity in Phase II registration and we find that students who could not get the classes they wanted or needed at FASET typically do get them in Phase II registration. Also, after the FASET cycle, the academic units are looking at available seats and making adjustments in anticipation of Phase II registration. Our primary focus is to get the students enrolled full-time in the classes they need, not necessarily in the classes they would prefer at the times they would prefer, with the instructor they would prefer, etc. We will try our best to have the students enrolled full-time in classes that apply to degree requirements. If there are concerns as Phase II registration begins, the student should first contact their academic advisor and then contact the Registrar’s Office as needed.

What bedding is provided for overnight stays?

Students who opt for an overnight stay are provided a pillow, sheets, and a towel. The rooms do get cold, so it is suggested to bring a blanket.

First-Year FASET FAQ

What time does FASET start and end?

Virtual FASET starts at 11:30 AM and the day will end at approximately 5:00 PM.

In-Person FASET Sessions will begin with check-in at 7:45AM and the day will end at approximately 5:00 PM

What should I bring with me to my FASET session?
  • Official transcripts are preferred; unofficial printed ones may be needed on your FASET day.
  • Please use a laptop. Mobile users may struggle with some of the virtual interface
  • Below is information if FASET was still an in-person session
  • For any student who is over the age of the 18 by the start of their FASET, you will be able to fill out an online Waiver Form. If you are under the age of 18 you need a printed copy of the FASET WAIVER FORM signed by you and your parent/guardian.
  • Casual clothes, preferably layers, as the program will take place both within air conditioning and outside
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Your laptop
  • Water Bottle
  • Umbrella
  • Personal toiletries, only if you are opting to stay overnight
When are residence hall assignments sent out?

Housing assignments are sent out throughout the summer. Please visit https://housing.gatech.edu/residents-residence-life for specific information for your entering term.

How do I take a math placement exam?

Visit the Math Department for more information!

Exchange FASET FAQ

What time does FASET start and end?

Check-in for Spring Exchange Virtual FASET sessions begin at 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time and ends around 5 p.m. Eastern Time 

Times may change, so please be on the lookout for emails from our office with specific information for your session!

What should I bring with me to my FASET session?
  • All unofficial transcripts, printed
  • For any student who is over the age of the 18 by the start of his/her FASET, you will be able to fill out an online Waiver Form. If you are under the age of 18 you need a printed copy of the FASET WAVIER FORM signed by you and your parent/guardian.
  • Casual clothes, preferably layers, as the program will take place both within air conditioning and outside
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Your laptop
  • Water Bottle
  • Umbrella

Transfer FASET FAQ

What time does Transfer FASET start and end?

Check-in for all Spring Transfer FASET sessions typically begin at 11:45 AM Eastern Time and ends following class registration around 5 PM Eastern Time 

Details and times may change, so be on the lookout for emails from our office for more information about your session!

What should I bring with me to my FASET session?
  • A physical copy of your AP/IB score reports showing your name
  • Official transcripts are preferred; unofficial ones can be brought to campus if an official isn't available.
  • For any student who is over the age of the 18 by the start of his/her FASET, you will be able to fill out an online Waiver Form. If you are under the age of 18 you need a printed copy of the FASET WAIVER FORM signed by you and your parent/guardian.
  • Casual clothes, preferably layers, as the program will take place both within air conditioning and outside
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Your laptop
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella
Should I attend FASET?

FASET is a great program that will introduce you to the resources and traditions that make Georgia Tech unique. Though you may have completed an orientation at your past institution, we strongly urge you to attend FASET. One major reason, is that it will allow you to meet your advisor and receive guidance on your first GT class registration process. With short turnarounds between past semesters and the beginning of your Tech career, these sessions allow clarification and an opportunity to review with your college and advisor.

Wreck Camp FAQ

What is Wreck Camp?

Wreck Camp is an extended orientation experience for incoming students to Georgia Tech. The three programs offered focus on helping incoming students transition to Tech through creating connections with other students, learning many Tech traditions, developing leadership skills, and having fun in a summer-camp setting. Incoming students will also connect with upperclassmen student leaders who will lead them throughout camp. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss!

How do I pay for Wreck Camp?

All Wreck Camp related fees will be billed to the student's account through Georgia Tech's Bursar Office (404.894.4618) after registration for your program closes. Any early Move-in fees will also be charged to your student account.

Do you have to be athletic or extroverted to attend?

NO! All Wreck Camp programs offer a variety of activities appealing to all types of students.

Why should I go to Wreck Camp?

Easy! Three words: Community BuildingTraditionsTransitions.

Coming to camp gives you the opportunity to meet other new students in a fun, camp environment. During your time at Wreck Camp, you will be in small groups led by two upperclassmen student leaders, color-themed teams, and the overall large camp. While having a great time in the activities, this experience allows you to help make your transition to Tech easier by creating new bonds and friendships with a diverse group of students before ever arriving on campus.
 
Georgia Tech has a rich history of traditions and a great story to tell. Coming to camp ensures that you will learn all about these traditions, including singing the fight songs, pulling pranks with George P. Burdell, and practicing for the Freshmen Cake Race. Through camp, we will teach you more about our school and its wonderful history.
 
Wreck Camp will not only help you to be more prepared coming to Tech next fall, but it will also give you a chance to learn more about yourself through insightful activities and interactions in small groups with our staff. We will also help identify your individual strengths and goals that will help you to succeed in your new college environment. We want you to have the best first year at Georgia Tech you can, and Wreck Camp is a great way to get ahead of the curve!

**Out of 3,000+ responses on the 2015 Student Experience Survey, students who attended Wreck Camp were more likely to rate their overall Tech experience favorably, rating higher than any other organization/involvement.

Something came up, how do I cancel?

All cancellations and changes must be made in writing to the New Student & Transition Programs office at transitionprograms@studentlife.gatech.edu a minimum of fifteen business days (weekend days are not business days).

Wreck Camp ATL students who cancel after June 1st up to fifteen business days before their session will be charged a $50 administrative fee.

HIVE Virtual Engagement students who cancel after June 21st up to fifteen business days before their session will be charged a $10 administrative fee.

Wreck Camp Odyssey students who cancel after July 10th up to fifteen business days before their session will be charged a $50 administrative fee.

Students who cancel before the dates listed above for their program will not see a fee charged to their student account. The $50 fee is only assessed for those who cancel after the dates posted up to fifteen business days before their session. Students who cancel fifteen business days or less will be charged the full fee of the program they are registered to attend. 

There will be no refunds for any of these experiences

What should I pack for Wreck Camp?
  • Signed waiver and health insurance information
  • 2-3 facial coverings (Required)
  • Hand Sanitizer (Required)
  • Closed-toe athletic shoes for Wreck Camp Games
  • Comfortable clothes that match your color team (t-shirts, shorts, etc.)
  • Set of comfortable clothes that match your color team that you don't mind getting messy (color war)
  • Color team attire and gear
  • Sleeping bag or bedding for a twin mattress
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Personal toiletries
  • Shower shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Any prescriptions you normally take, including allergy medication
  • Snacks that do not require refrigeration
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight
Where do I park?

We strongly encourage you to get dropped off on campus as Wreck Camp does not provide parking accommodations. However, if getting dropped of is not an option, please check out the Parking and Transportation website to view Georgia Tech's paid lots and corresponding rates. We would recommend parking in the student center lot or visitor area 3 to be close to check-in and kick-off activities.

What does WCHY stand for?

"Wreck Camp" - "Hell Yeah!" our favorite call and response!

I don't like the outdoors, is Wreck Camp actual camping?

Good question! No, Wreck Camp is not an outdoor camping program. Wreck Camp is similar to a “summer camp” that you either attended or saw in movies. Depending upon your program, you will be staying on campus or at a retreat center with cabins and air conditioning. If you are interested in doing an outdoor trip before starting at Tech, look at Tech Treks through the Campus Recreation Center (www.crc.gatech.edu).

When will registration open and close?

Registration for all Wreck Camp experiences open MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021. Registration will remain open until we reach our cap limit for each program. 

Is there a specific FASET session that I should attend if I plan to attend Wreck Camp?

Currently, there is not a preferred FASET that Wreck Camp participants should attend. If you are coming from out of state, please note that the later FASET dates are reserved for those coming from long distances and back up to our Wreck Camp dates.

What is the cost of Wreck Camp?

Wreck Camp ATL is $225. Additional information can be found by visiting: https://transitionprograms.gatech.edu/content/wreck-camp-atl

HIVE Virtual Engagement is $25. Additional information can be found by visiting: https://transitionprograms.gatech.edu/hive-virtual-engagement-1

Wreck Camp Odyssey is $350. Additional information can be found by visiting: https://transitionprograms.gatech.edu/content/wreck-camp-odyssey-0

**Please note registration is first-come, first-serve and will be capped. If registration closes for any Wreck Camp session, a waitlist registration form will be provided. Students on the waitlist will not be charged unless a spot for Wreck Camp or HIVE opens up. 

Who can attend HIVE?

Any incoming students, summer first-years, fall first-years, transfer students, International students 

If I am local, can I drive to Wreck Camp ATL every day?

No, we are requiring students to stay on campus during Camp ATL so that they are able to gain the full camp experience.  

I just registered for camp, what happens next?

Thank you for registering for camp! We are very excited to see you! Be on the lookout for a follow-up email about the next steps. Additionally, we will be sending out an email a few days before camp detailing more logistics about what to bring, where to go for sign-in, and other necessary details. 

Can I go to all 3 camps?

No. Since we are capping attendance for all of our camps, we want everyone to have the chance to get the Wreck Camp experience. Please pick which camp you think will be the best for you! 

When does Wreck Camp registration close?

 

Wreck Camp: ATL - June 4, 2021

Wreck Camp: HIVE - June 22, 2021

Wreck Camp: Odyssey - July 25, 2021 

All camp's registration closes (15) business days prior to the camp start date

Are there accommodations for my dietary restrictions during Wreck Camp?

Yes! We will ask on your registration what dietary restrictions you have, and make sure we meet your needs during all camps.

Can I go to camp if I haven't gone to FASET yet?

Yes! You can go to camp before or after going to FASET. You will develop a strong community and learn much at camp that will help you at FASET. 

Will I have a roommate at Wreck Camp?

Yes! You will be rooming with another camper while at Camp to help increase your community coming into Georgia Tech. We expect that everyone will still abide the same guidelines while rooming.  

Will there be accommodations for my dietary restrictions?

Yes! Both Camp Rock Eagle and GT Dining Services accommodate all types of dietary restrictions.These will be taken from your registration. 

What is the difference between the 3 camps?

Wreck Camp ATL is an in-depth on campus experience that allows incoming students to get a glimpse into what the day-to-day campus experience is like as part of the Georgia Tech community. This opportunity is great to get to know other incoming students and upperclassman mentors in the place you’ll call home for the next 4 years! 

HIVE is Wreck Camp’s virtual experience that allows incoming students to get a jumpstart on community building remotely. Over the course of 3 days students will be able to interact with one another and our counselors while focusing in on our three pillars: Community, Transitions, and Traditions. 

Wreck Camp Odyssey is our flagship program. This camp takes place off-campus at Rock Eagle and has many summer-camp style activities. Over the course of 4 days and 3 nights students will have the opportunity to dive deep in forming meaningful relationships with their peers and counselors, ask questions and enjoy the Georgia summer. 

Wreck Camp ATL FAQ

Who can attend Wreck Camp ATL?

Georgia Tech is committed to providing all new students with the opportunities and information that will help them achieve their goals and be successful at the Institute. Incoming first-yeartransfer, and international students are invited to take part in Wreck Camp ATL.

Rising second-years are also available to attend this year as COVID-19 prevented last year's in-person sessions.

Where does Wreck Camp ATL take place?

Wreck Camp Odyssey ATL will take place on Georgia Tech's campus. Campers will stay in a Georgia Tech residence hall and all camp activities will happen in and around campus!

When is Wreck Camp ATL?

Wreck Camp ATL takes place June 25-27, 2021

What COVID-19 precautions are you all taking?

*COVID-19 and Safety Disclaimer*

To help ensure the safety of all students, staff, and campus partners, we are strongly recommending that you complete a COVID test(s)/vaccination prior to your arrival on campus, and wear a facial covering during our program. Extra safety precautions of our experiences include but are not limited to: cleaning each indoor space after each usage, sanitizer located in every space, and social distancing. As a reminder, due to COVID-19 these programs may be altered or canceled. Students who have registered will be notified if any changes have been made to either program.

Wreck Camp Odyssey FAQ

Where does Wreck Camp Odyssey take place?

Wreck Camp will take place at Camp Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Georgia. To learn more about the facility, please visit their website: https://georgia4h.org/4-h-centers/rock-eagle-4-h-centers/

Who can attend Wreck Camp Odyssey?

Georgia Tech is committed to providing all new students with the opportunities and information that will help them achieve their goals and be successful at the Institute. First-year studentstransfer students, and new international students are invited to take part in the Wreck Camp experience. 

Rising second-years are also available to attend this year as COVID-19 prevented last year's in-person sessions.

When is Wreck Camp Odyssey?

Wreck Camp Odyssey is August 11-14, 2021 at Camp Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Georgia.

Can I move in early?

Yes! Early move-in is available for students participating in Wreck Camp for an additional fee of $65 per night. Students moving in early will be able to check-in and drop their belongings in their room on August 10, 2021. This options is only available to students who live three or more hours away from Georgia Tech.

When do we get back on Saturday? (August 14, 2021)

On the final day of Wreck Camp, we will close out our experience and head back to Georgia Tech, arriving back at the Smithgall Student Services Building by 3:00 pm at the latest.

What COVID-19 precautions are you all taking?

*COVID-19 and Safety Disclaimer*

To help ensure the safety of all students, staff, and campus partners, we are strongly recommending that you complete a COVID test(s)/vaccination prior to your arrival on campus, and wear a facial covering during our program. Extra safety precautions of our experiences include but are not limited to: cleaning each indoor space after each usage, sanitizer located in every space, and social distancing. As a reminder, due to COVID-19 these programs may be altered or canceled. Students who have registered will be notified if any changes have been made to either program.

On the way to and back from Camp Rock Eagle, all campers will be riding socially distant via bus.