North Ave Apartment Buildings

Updated 2/10/22
Below is a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions. These are general and student specific. If you can't find what you need, contact the Housing Department directly.

Current Resident Application Information Session 

We know the application process and phase dates can bring up questions for residents, so we held an information session just for our current residents on Wednesday, February 9. Watch the recording at this link.

Incoming First-Year Student Application Information Session

For newly accepted students with questions about how on-campus housing can support your success at Georgia Tech or the application process and timeline, we invite you to join one of our upcoming sessions just for you (or to catch the recording here afterwards). No registration needed - click the link below at the time the session takes place:



FAQs About Housing Allocation for 22-23

Watch the recording of our information session with residents about housing allocation in 22-23 above. 

How will Housing address the changes to enrollment to ensure that as many of the new students as possible receive the benefit of on-campus living? 

All traditional and suite style* beds will be first-year beds beginning Fall 2022.

*Note that some suites may be available for non-first-year students during room swap at the end of summer. 

How is the application process changing? 

The process itself is not changing, just the timeline. Current Georgia Tech Students will apply for 2022-2023 Housing in phases:  

  • January 31 – Rising Second-Year Students Only  
  • February 14 – All Current Residents + Rising Second-Year Students 
  • February 21 – All Georgia Tech Students 

Residents should check their email for details about their application process in the days leading up to their phase opening. 

Housing and Residence Life will reserve beds for new transfer and new grad students who will enroll at Georgia Tech for Fall 2022. The waitlist will be activated as soon as we reach capacity, at which point we will update this website and the application portal. A process to request “waitlist priority consideration” is being developed and will be communicated here when ready.  

Are students who lived on campus in the fall of 2021 but are co-oping, studying abroad, or interning in the spring of 2022, considered current residents?  

Yes. Students who had an Academic Year 2021-2022 Housing contract and canceled for spring to complete a verified co-op, internship, or study abroad are considered “current residents” and can begin applying on February 14 for 2022-2023 housing. 

How do I know that I have a space on campus? 

Students who completed a 2022-2023 housing application and are not on the waitlist have a space on campus. You can verify your application by logging in to My Housing and selecting “Application” from the menu. 

How do I know if I am on the waitlist? 

Once the waitlist is activated, any student who applies will see the message in the application portal that they are applying for the 2022-2023 Housing Waitlist. Students should complete the application and sign their contract to be added to the list. They will receive a waitlist number in one business day. Students who cancel off the waitlist do not pay a cancellation penalty. 

What is “Waitlist Priority Consideration” and how does it work? 

Students on the waitlist will have an opportunity to submit a request to receive priority consideration for available assignments. Possible reasons for priority consideration will include Fall 2022 graduation, Spring 2023 co-op/internship/study-abroad, financial need, or other mitigating factors. More information will be available when this process is finalized.  

When can I expect to get an assignment if I am on the waitlist? 

Students on the waitlist should not expect to learn of any available assignments until July. They should consider alternative plans for fall housing.  


What is the penalty fee if I apply for housing and then cancel my contract? 

If you have a completed contract and are not on the waitlist, you can cancel until May 31, 2022 penalty-free. From June 1 until August 21, the penalty is $500. After that, the full contract rate will be assessed to anyone who cancels. 

If you cancel at any time while you are still on the waitlist, you will not be charged a penalty. 

Can I choose to stay in my same room?

The option to "stay-same" will be available for most current residents*. However, students must have an active application (not on the waitlist) to have the opportunity to choose "stay-same" prior to room selection in March. There are some buildings with new or existing programs where students do not have the opportunity to stay-same. Specifically, Eighth St. South and East and North Ave West will not be able to "stay-same" at this time. Students will be notified prior to their application phase if "stay-same" is not an option. The self-assign and "stay-same" process is not changing.

*Rising second-year residents do not have the option to "stay-same" as they currently live in first-year housing.

Will these changes impact the roommate selection or room self-assign processes? 

No. Students will begin roommate selection on February 21st and the room self-assign process will begin in early March. Time-tickets for self-assign are issued in order of Georgia Tech credit hours (more credit hours = earlier self-assign time ticket). 

If my intended roommate is on the waitlist and I am not, can I pull them into my room during self-assign? 

No. You will not be able to select from anyone who is on the waitlist during roommate selection.  

I live or want to live in the upper-class block of my Learning Community – Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, Honors Program, Impact. How does this impact me? 

Students who live or want to live in their Learning Community upper-class block should apply for housing as soon as possible during their designated phase. You will be asked during the application process if you would like to live in the upper-class block with your Learning Community. Remember, during roommate selection, students who selected to live in their upper-class Learning Community blocks can only select from other LC members who have also selected the upper-class block.  

I have applied to live in WST or I-House. How does this impact me? 

WST and I-House applicants who meet Learning Community application deadlines will be reviewed by Learning Community staff. Admitted Learning Community students who apply to Housing during their designated application phase will be assigned to their respective Learning Community. Learn more about applying to WST and I-House HERE

I want to live in the Second-Year Experience (2YE) Community. How does this impact me? 

All rising-second year students will have the option to select the Second-Year Experience when they complete the Housing application. Students who successfully complete their Housing application by the self-assign deadline and are admitted to 2YE will have the opportunity to select a 2YE roommate and 2YE room only. Learn more about 2YE HERE.

Are Learning Community* students on the waitlist different than non-Learning Community students? 
  • WST and I-House – Students must complete a separate Learning Community application AND Housing Application. If a student is admitted to WST or I-House while on the Housing waitlist, they will be assigned to a space in the community immediately.  
  • 2YE and Upper-Class blocks for Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, Honors Program, and Impact – Students select to live with the community in the Housing application. If they are placed on the Housing waitlist, they will be assigned as space in their selected community becomes available.   

*Learning Communities include: 2YE, WST, I-House, Upper-Class Blocks for Explore Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, Honors Program, and Impact  

What resources are there for students who may need to look for off-campus housing? 

Georgia Tech Housing and Residence Life has partnered with College Pads to provide a new off-campus housing marketplace for Georgia Tech students and community members. The College Pads platform at offcampus.housing.gatech.edu aims to provide an interface for Georgia Tech students searching for off-campus housing. The new site includes renter education modules to help students successfully navigate the transition to off-campus life and become better educated on the local rental processes. Custom-tailored to the needs of Georgia Tech student renters, the College Pads platform also offers students a customized roommate and sublease portal. New properties are being added each week.

What if I am planning to graduate in Fall 2022, and really, really need to live on campus? 

You should plan to sign up as soon as your designated phase opens. If you end up on the waitlist, you should complete the Waitlist Priority Consideration form that will be available later in the spring semester. 

How do these changes impact Monthly Graduate Housing?

Monthly Graduate Housing at Tenth and Home is not impacted by these changes. 2022-2023 Family/Monthly Housing Applications will be accepted beginning January 31, 2022.   

How do these changes impact the RA application process? 

Any student who applies to be a Resident Assistant and wants to live on campus even if they are not selected should apply for Housing during their designated application phase. Students who are not selected for an RA position are not automatically provided on-campus housing.  Remember, RA’s (for apartments) can pull in one roommate - that student must have a completed housing application, they cannot be on the waitlist.  


FAQs for First-time Applicants

Having Difficulties with the Housing Portal? 

When applications first open is when we see traffic in the portal at its highest. If you experience issues accessing the portal, it is likely due to such a peak in volume. We recommend waiting for five to ten minutes before trying again. If the problem persists beyond the initial day of the application opening, please reach out to us at information@housing.gatech.edu. 

Are First-Year Students Required to Live on Campus?
  • While the majority of first-year students live on campus, it is not required.
  • See the First-Year Experience page for information about the First-Year Experience program.
How Do I Manage My Contracts, Rent, and Payment?
  • Contracts
    • Contracts are accepted online and may be viewed or printed, as needed.
    • If you need official proof of residency, contact your Area Office.
  • Application Fee
    • The $80.00 housing application fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee.
    • You can submit your application fee online at ePay.
    • Be sure to select Deposits on the navigation bar.


Deposits tab

  • Rent
    • Rental rates are included on the Details page for each building on the Housing Options buildings list.
    • Rental rates may be found on the Rates page, also.
  • Payments
    • See Payment Options on the Bursar website for various methods of payment to the Institute.
    • All fees including meal plans, housing, and tuition must be paid to the Office of the Bursar by the payment deadline indicated on the official Georgia Tech Academic Calendar.
    • Certain returning students are eligible for a delay of prepayment. A delay of prepayment will allow you to complete the housing application without making a prepayment. Since a prepayment is applied to your semester rent, the delay makes it possible for you to pay the entire semester rent according to the dates indicated by the official Georgia Tech Academic Calendar.
    • If you accept the delay and cancel your application at a later date, you will be billed according to the Application/Cancellation Penalty Schedule that you agreed to in the housing application.
How Do I Learn More About Rooms?
  • We do not offer tours of the residence halls at any time due to privacy reasons. Click here and select any building to take a 360º virtual tour.
  • Visit our Room Specifications page to find a description of your room type and furniture details.
  • Suggested Items to Bring to campus with you.
  • Lofts may not be constructed or erected in any residence hall room; however, most rooms do contain beds that can be arranged in multiple configurations. Please see Lofts for more specific information.
  • Room dimensions:
    • Traditional buildings
      • East Campus - approximately 12’ X 10’ to 15’ X 11’.
      • West Campus - approximately 15’ X 11’.
    • Suite Style
      • Harris – 12’ X 10’.
      • Woodruff – 15’ X 12’.
    • Apartments
      • Bedrooms – approximately 11’ X 8’ 10”.
      • Windows – vary from 44” X 95” to 51” X 116”.
      • Blinds are installed in all windows.
How Do I Find My Roommate(s)?
  • Roommate searches can be done in My Housing. More information here.
  • Room and roommate information will be available in My Housing as soon as a room assignment has been made and can be viewed on the "Room and Roommate(s) Info" step.
Is Gender-Inclusive Housing Available?
  • Yes, Gender Inclusive Housing is available as an option to interested students
  • Read details here.
How Does Dining Work for Residents?
Where Do I Do My Laundry?
  • Convenient laundry facilities are available for all residents. The location of the laundry for each residence hall is provided on its Building Detail page which can be accessed from the Building List.
  • All laundry room machines are front loading HE washers, and HE detergent pods are recommended for the best results. 
  • Laundry is now free in residence halls!
  • Tenth & Home Apartments have full size washers and dryers inside each apartment.
Can I Bring a Car to Campus?
  • Yes. Campus parking is arranged through Parking &Transportation Services.
  • If you do not have a room assignment at the time you need to purchase your parking pass, sign up for the area in which you think will be most convenient to your classes. You may exchange your parking permit at a later date or join a permit wait list if your preferred lot/deck is unavailable.
What is My Email and Campus Address?
  • After you register for classes you will be given an email account known as the "gtAccount". To activate your account, simply go to passport.gatech.edu, click on I need to activate my GT account (Students Only), and enter the required information. GT Housing will communicate with students via e-mail as much as possible. Check your GT e-mail account regularly.
  • For instructions on how to access your personal mailing address and your campus mailbox visit the Georgia Tech Post Office website.
  • Deliveries are NOT made to residence halls.
What is My GTID#?
  • The GTID # is a nine digit number used as a student's ID.
  • It will also be assigned after your application to Georgia Tech is received by admissions.
Do I Need Insurance?
What is the Housing Contract Cancellation Policy?
  • If you decide not to attend Georgia Tech or to move off campus, you may cancel your housing online via My Housing.
  • Refer to the housing application/contract for penalties which may apply.
What Off-campus Housing Options are Available?