FAQ's

FASET Orientation FAQ

Is FASET mandatory?

While FASET is not mandatory for any student, attendance is highly recommended and over 98% of last year's incoming class attended. The program helps to facilitate the transition process into Georgia Tech and provides the earliest and most convenient advisement and registration process.

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 the FASET Registration system and choosing the desired session as long as there are seats available. All sessions close 15 business days before the session.

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 his/her academic advisor and then contact the Registrar’s Office as needed.

What bedding is provided for overnight stays?

First-year students who attend FASET 1-5 are provided a pillow, sheets, and a towel. The rooms do get cold, so it is suggested to bring a blanket.

What does FASET entail? Is it different from Connect with Tech?

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. Connect with Tech is designed to give you a glimpse of the GT experience for you to better make 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 right before the student's orientation session.

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.

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

To change your information with the FASET program, such as your assigned session for the summer or number of guests attending, you may do so on the FASET Orientation online reservation page while registration is still open or by contacting the New Student and Sophomore Programs at nssp@studentlife.gatech.edu

To update your permanent address or major, 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.

First-Year FASET FAQ

What time does FASET start and end?

Check-in for all Fall First-Year FASET sessions begins at 8 AM on Day 1. The program ends around 6 PM om Day 2.

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.

What should I bring with me to my FASET session?
  • Official transcripts are preferred; unofficial printed ones should be brought to campus if official ones aren't on hand
  • A physical copy of your AP/IB score reports showing your name
  • 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
  • Personal toiletries
  • If you are attending FASET 1-5, a pillow, sheets, and a towel are provided. The rooms do get cold, so an additional blanket is suggested.

Exchange FASET FAQ

What time does FASET start and end?

Check-in for Exchange FASET sessions begin at 7:45 a.m. on the 1st Floor of the Student Center 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

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.

What time does Transfer FASET start and end?

Check-in for all Transfer FASET sessions begin at 7:45 a.m. on the 1st floor of the Student Center and ends following class registration around 6pm.

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

Wreck Camp FAQ

What is Wreck Camp?

Wreck Camp is an extended orientation experience for incoming students to Georgia Tech. The program takes place off-campus at a retreat center over three days and two nights and focuses 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!

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. We will be staying 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).

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 (FASET 6, 7) 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 costs $230 per student to attend. This includes all meals, lodging, transportation to camp, and a t-shirt.

Wreck Camp international costs $445 per student to attend. This includes all meals, lodging, transportation to and from camp, two t-shirts, FASET 6 registration fee, and the additional day of programming cost. 

If you choose to move into your fall residence hall assignment early, there is an additional cost per student. NSSP does offer a limited number of needs-based scholarships to student attendees. Information on these will be posted on our website this summer.

I'm coming from out of state, is early move-in available?

Early move-in is available for students participating in Wreck Camp for an additional fee. Students moving in early will be able to check-in and drop their belongings in their room either on Wednesday or Thursday before Wreck Camp begins.

Where does Wreck Camp take place?

Wreck Camp will take place at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA. To learn more about the facility, please visit their website: www.rockeagle4h.org

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 closes on August 1. Early Move-in fees will also be charged to your student account.