FAQ's

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. For Summer Transfer students, this will be May 7, 2020, at 6 PM. For Summer First-years, this will be June 12, 2020, at 6 PM. For Fall 2020 students, this date is Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 6 PM.

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. FASET registration closes at 11:59 PM on May 31st for first-year students.

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?

There will be no overnight stays for Summer 2020 since all sessions are online. 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 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
What time does FASET start and end?

Check-in begins at 11:45 AM and the day will end at approximately 5:00 PM.

When are residence hall assignments sent out?

Housing assignments are sent out throughout the summer. In July you should receive notification about the side of campus you will be living on (East or West Campuses). Around the first week of August, you will receive the specific room assignment with contact information for your roommate.

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 Exchange FASET sessions begin at 7:45 a.m. and ends around 6 p.m.

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 Transfer FASET sessions begin at 11:45 AM and ends following class registration around 5 PM.

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 must be made in writing to New Student & Transition Programs. For a full refund, please cancel before June 1, 2020. Cancellations made after June 1, 2020, will include a refund of the registration fee less a $50 administrative fee. After July 7, 2020, at noon no refunds will be given for the program. To request a cancellation/refund, please e-mail transitionprograms@studentlife.gatech.edu.

What should I pack for Wreck Camp?
  • Signed waiver and health insurance information
  • 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 will open March 1, 2020 for all programs.

Registration for Wreck Camp iGniTe will close June 1, 2020.

Registration for Wreck Camp  will close ATL July 1, 2020.

Registration for Wreck Camp Odyssey will close July 25, 2020.

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? Are scholarships available?

Wreck Camp iGniTe costs $100 per student to attend. This includes all meals, snacks, activities, and a t-shirt.

Wreck Camp ATL costs $150 per student to attend. This includes all meals, lodging, linens, activities, and a t-shirt.

Wreck Camp Odyssey B costs $200 per student to attend. This includes all meals, lodging, transportation to camp, and a t-shirt. For Odyssey B participants, if you choose to move into your fall residence hall assignment early, there is an additional cost per student per night.

 

NSTP does offer a limited number of needs-based scholarships to student attendees. Click here to access the application form.

Who can attend HIVE?

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

Wreck Camp iGniTe FAQ

Who can attend Wreck Camp iGniTe?

Wreck Camp iGniTe is specifically engineered to enhance the transition experience of summer iGniTe students. To learn more about the iGniTe program, please visit: http://summer.gatech.edu/iGniTe. If you are an incoming student, but will not be starting at Georgia Tech in Summer 2020, please visit https://transitionprograms.gatech.edu/content/wreck-camp-0 to learn about our other Wreck Camp offerings for incoming students.

Where does iGniTe take place?

Wreck Camp iGniTe will take place on Georgia Tech's campus. Students will move into their summer living assignments and all camp activities will happen in and around campus!

When is Wreck Camp iGniTe?

It is cancelled for Summer 2020.

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.

Where does Odyssey 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?

It is cancelled for Summer 2020.

Wreck Camp Odyssey FAQ

Where does Wreck Camp Odyssey take place?

Wreck Camp will take place at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, GA. To learn more about the facility, please visit their website: http://camptwinlakes.org/about-us/will-a-way/

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. 

When is Wreck Camp Odyssey?

Wreck Camp Odyssey has been cancelled for Summer 2020.

Can I move in early?

Yes! Early move-in is available for students participating in Wreck Camp for an additional fee of $50 per night. Students moving in early will be able to check-in and drop their belongings in their room either on Tuesday or Wednesday before Wreck Camp begins. This options is only available to students who live three or more hours away from Georgia Tech.

When do we get back on Saturday?

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.