Fall First-Year Students

Welcome Fall First-Years!

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 nssp@studentlife.gatech.edu or call 404-894-6897 with questions.

FASET Session Registration will Open May 17th at 10am EST

 

2017 FASET DATES
July 6-7
Jul 17-18
July 20-21
July 27-28
July 31-August 1
August 13-14*
August 15-16*

 

*(Please note that the final two FASET Sessions give priority to students whose permanent residence is 800 miles or more away from Georgia Tech)

 

More information regarding FASET and the registration process will be sent out in May. FASET registration will also open in May. Please note that FASET sessions are first come, first serve, so please refrain from making travel accommodations regarding FASET until your FASET session has been confirmed. 
 

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 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 immunizations@health.gatech.edu or you may call 404-894-1432.

Cost

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 $120 per person. This includes all FASET materials, Parent Handbook, Parent Calendar, Day 1 lunch & dinner, 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.

Cancellations

All cancellations must be made in writing at least ten (10) business days in advance for refund of the registration fee less a $25 administration fee. To request a refund, e-mail nssp@studentlife.gatech.edu.

If you are not planning to enroll at Georgia Tech this spring 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 6:00 PM in the 120 Matheson Lounge located on the first floor of the Matheson 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

Schedule

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.

For more information regarding First-Year FASET Parent and Guest Orientation, click here.

Directions, Check-In Location, and Parking

Directions/Parking

Via I-75/ I-85 N

  • Take I-75 N/I-85 N to Exit 249D towards Spring St/ W Peachtree St.
  • Cross over Spring St. and take the Left onto W Peachtree St.
  • Turn Left down North Ave
  • Follow North Ave past the Varsity onto Georgia Tech's Campus
  • Turn Right onto Tech Pkwy NW
  • Turn Right onto Regents Dr (in front of Georgia Institute of Technology sign)
  • Turn Left onto Ferst Dr at Light.
  • Follow Ferst Dr. (it becomes 5th St.) until you hit Spring St. and turn right
  • The parking garage will be on your right

Via I-75 S

  • Take I-75 S toward Atlanta
  • Take Exit 249D towards North Ave/ Georgia Tech
  • Turn Right onto North Ave
  • Turn Right onto Tech Pkwy NW
  • Turn Right onto Regents Dr (in front of Georgia Institute of Technology sign)
  • Turn Left onto Ferst Dr at Light.
  • Follow Ferst Dr. (it becomes 5th St.) until you hit Spring St. and turn right
  • The parking garage will be on your right

Via I-85 S

  • Take I-85 S toward Atlanta
  • Continue on I-85 S toward Techwood Dr. NW
  • Continue on to merge of I-85 and I-75
  • Take Exit 249D towards North Ave/ Georgia Tech
  • Turn Right onto North Ave
  • Turn Right onto Tech Pkwy NW
  • Turn Right onto Regents Dr (in front of Georgia Institute of Technology sign)
  • Turn Left onto Ferst Dr at Light.
  • Follow Ferst Dr. (it becomes 5th St.) until you hit Spring St. and turn right
  • The parking garage will be on your right