Move-In FAQs

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There are so many things to consider when you move onto campus. Here are a few tips that will help you as you make the move.

Covid-19 Safety

Please review the Institute's updates regarding Coronavirus.

Getting to Move-In

Area Offices

Campus Map

Depending on your move-in day, check-in will take place at either a centralized location or your area office. Please check your email for your specific check-in location. 

Early or Late Arrivals

Please visit our Late Arrivals Page for information on what you should do if you need to arrive outside of official move-in dates. We do not offer early arrival for individual students. Students participating in approved programs with early arrival dates will receive move-in instructions via email.

Special Programs Arrival

Please check your email for specific information related to your program's early arrival check-in and move-in process.

Technical Help

Wreck Techs are the one-stop-shop for all Housing resident technology support needs. Our student residential technology advisors provide support for the wireless network services throughout residence halls. 

Wreck Techs also provide software support for computers, internet-connected consumer electronics, gaming systems and smart mobile devices. For a complete list of everything you need to know concerning technology within Housing, please visit


Move-In Time

Log in to My Housing and choose the "Move-In Appointment" link from the RESOURCES tab in the gold navigation bar to make or change your move-in appointment. If you miss the deadline to change your move-in appointment, contact the Housing Help Desk.

Check-In Process
  • Check-in at your area office. 
  • If you can't check-in during official move-in times, please visit our Late Arrivals page for information about selecting an after hours move-in appointment. 
  • All students should have their photo ID ready when they arrive at check-in. 
Parking & Unloading

After checking in, you will unload your belongings near the residence hall. Bins will be available for check out at the area office to assist with your move on official move-in days. Cars must never be left unattended in unloading zones. Please unload quickly and have a member of your party move the car to parking area. 

Shipping Items

All student mail and packages are delivered through the central Georgia Tech Post Office. Incoming students will not receive a mailing address until after registration for classes. For student mail guidelines and information on how to obtain your address information, go to the Georgia Tech Post Office site. Students are responsible for sharing their address information. 

The Postal Services team asks that you do not ship large items like futons, bicycles, or refrigerators. We cannot accommodate such large items in our space. Please also keep in mind that a student is responsible for transporting their large shipments back to their residence halls.  Residents are strongly encouraged to purchase large items from local retailers. 

Also, do not send any package to your room or residence hall, in care of Georgia Tech Housing, or any of our community offices. Due to lack of storage space, these packages will not be accepted under any circumstances. Please time the shipping of your packages to arrive no more than five (5) days prior to your arrival on campus.

Room Changes

You can do it yourself. Simply log into your My Housing application and use the Room Swap tab on the gold bar. Room swap begins after all residents have selected their room. Advertise your room and search for another room you might like to change into using this online function. Once room swap ends, room changes must be requested via the Housing Help Desk and after move-in, room change request are made to your Hall Director.  

Verify Your Room

Make sure that the room you move into is the same room that is stated in My Housing.  Check the room number displayed at the hallway entrance to your room and the letter over the bedroom door if you are in an apartment or suite.

For safety reasons, do not change rooms with another resident without approval.

Room Condition

Once you move into your room, you will complete a room condition report. If you discover that a repair needs to be made, submit a Maintenance Request.

Please provide specific details. You will receive a request number that enables you to follow up on the progress of your request.