As you plan your arrival to Georgia Tech we ask that you consider the following recommendations. Please limit the items you bring to essential items only. This will ensure a safe and smooth move-in process for the entire community, and simplify the move-out process later in the semester.
A list of recommended items is provided below. Additionally, please be mindful of the prohibited items list. By doing so, you help us encourage the safety of our volunteers and your fellow residents.
What to Bring
Here you will find the list of items you should consider bringing with you to move-in, with specific needs for each type of room below.
The Tenth and Home complex on North Campus offers one and two bedroom Family-monthly unfurnished apartments which have no furniture in them. The full size kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, stove, oven, refrigerator, cabinets, pantry, and washer and dryer. You will need to plan to provide furnishings according to your personal needs.
- shower caddy, soap, toiletries
- towels, washcloths (at least 2 sets)
- shower shoes
- extra-long twin bed sheets (2 sets)
- blanket, pillow, pillowcases
- laundry bag, laundry detergent (regular and/or high-efficiency detergent works)
- power outlet strip (14- or 12-gauge wire)
- medicines, first aid kit
- all-purpose surface cleaner
Please coordinate with your roommate on these items and ensure all items are certified "energy star" compliant:
- TV (32" or smaller is suggested/DVD)
- microwave (less than 10 amps or 1,200 watts)
- refrigerator (no larger than 4.5 cubic ft.)
The items below are not permitted in the residence halls or apartments. While we attempt to list as many non-permitted items that we know of, the list is not comprehensive; please contact the Central Housing Office to ask about any items not listed that may be questionable.
- alcoholic beverages (if under 21 years of age)
- candles (battery operated only), fireworks, weapons, incense, halogen bulbs
- any appliance with an open or exposed heating element
- masking tape, nails, other products which damage or deface painted walls
- personal door locks
- traditional extension cords
- wireless access points (see the GT Wireless and Walk-Up Network Access webpage for more information)
- pressure cookers / Instant pot / air fryer
- 3D Printers
Bring these items:
- all-purpose surface cleaner
- bathroom Supplies: Toilet paper, toiletries
- trash bags, towels, bathmat, shower caddie
- first-aid supplies
- cleaning supplies: broom, mop & bucket, disinfectant, toilet
- vacuum (coordinate with suite mates)
Items to bring:
- kitchen supplies: kitchen towels, dishwasher detergent, liquid soap, paper towels, ice trays, trash bags, dishes, utensils, cookware.
- bathroom supplies: toilet paper, toiletries, trash bags, towels, bathmat,
- bathroom and kitchen cleaning supplies: broom, mop & bucket, disinfectant, toilet brush, mirror/glass cleaner
- vacuum (coordinate with roommate)
Need to connect to the included network and television services? Please visit WreckTechs for all requirements, specifications, and instructions.
WreckTechs provides a free dedicated Help Desk for technology related services including:
- high-speed wireless networking
- high-speed wired networking
Personal appliances that are used for cooking need to be used in a proper and safe manner. No open flame device is allowed in any residence hall. Appliances that generate high temperatures (generally over 140 degrees such as a George Foreman grill or portable deep fat fryers) can only be used at approved locations. The top of any of the apartment or common area stoves provided with exhaust hoods are considered the only approved locations for use within residence halls. Slow cookers are allowed.
Individual health and air quality requirements vary greatly between students' desires and needs. Students should plan for small portable units (de-humidifier, air cleaner, humidifier, fan, ionizer. etc.) that meet their personal comfort desires as these items are not supplied in the rooms.