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Will I be able to study, work, or hang out in community spaces around campus during the fall?

Updated August 2, 2021

Yes. Georgia Tech has several academic buildings with larger open spaces designated for our community to gather, including:

  • Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
  • Crosland Tower
  • Price Gilbert Memorial Library
  • The atriums of West Architecture
  • Klaus Computing
  • IBB
  • Scheller

These buildings will be open to the Georgia Tech community following current campus health and safety guidelines.


How are dining locations operating?

Updated June 16, 2021

Summer dining operations will follow current state and CDC guidelines to ensure the utmost safety for the campus community.

All staff will wear appropriate PPE for food service and cleanliness, and contactless/tap credit card terminals have been installed at all point-of-sale locations.

All dining operations will clean and sanitize during service. Effective May 25, 2021, seating capacity has returned to pre-Covid-19 levels.

For more information on dining, visit the Dining Services website.


Will the Stinger, Tech Trolley, and Stingerette run as usual during Fall 2021?

Updated August 2, 2021

Detailed routes and schedules for fall semester can be found on the Parking and Transportation Services website.
Guidelines for riding campus transit:

  • Both drivers and riders will be required to wear a mask while using campus buses and shuttles.
  • Avoid riding Georgia Tech buses and Stingerette vans if you are sick.
  • Standing will not be allowed on buses. If no seats are available, passengers will need to wait for the next bus.

All transit vehicles are cleaned at the end or beginning of shifts. Frequently touched areas are cleaned throughout the day.


Will the Student Center be open as usual in the fall?

Updated August 2, 2021

Yes. The Student Center’s services will be open in the fall and available in their temporary locations while the Student Center is closed for renovations. Visit the Student Center Move Out page for details.


Are the makerspaces on campus available for students?

Yes. Makerspaces will use virtual queuing and online scheduling when possible and designate waiting areas for high-volume machines.

Space managers will oversee lab and hand tool cleaning, ensuring that disinfecting processes are in place, that tools are cleaned after every use, and that all common areas are cleaned.

If you have questions about accessing and using a particular makerspace, please contact the individual space manager.


Will I still be able to get help with co-ops, internships, and career advising from the Career Center?

Information and answers to questions about co-ops, internships, and career advising from the Career Center (formerly the Center for Career Discovery and Development) are available in the Career Center FAQs.


Are construction projects on campus continuing?

Construction projects will continue as contracted.

We have asked our independent general contractors and architecture/engineering teams to use their best judgment on all safety matters, including current health-related concerns, and to monitor their job sites as per their company policies.

If a member of their team displays any signs of illness, they are to send them home and take necessary precautions to clean/prepare the site to minimize exposure to other employees and to our students and staff, if they are working in an occupied area. The companies also continue to follow the direction of their risk management plans. More information can be found on the Facilities Management website.


Will outside vendors or other visitors be allowed on campus?

Yes, but all campus visitors and attendees at campus events will be expected to follow Georgia Tech’s health and safety guidelines.


How do I access teaching assistant training from the Center for Teaching and Learning?

Updated August 2, 2021

New Teaching Assistants (TAs) can satisfy the TA Orientation requirement by completing the five basic modules in the GT TA Training Canvas course available at Additional face-to-face and online workshops will be offered during August. After completing TA Orientation, TAs can receive further professional development in teaching through CTL’s courses and teaching workshop series. 


How are CARE, the Counseling Center, and Stamps Health Services operating and offering appointments?

Updated August 2, 2021

CARE: The Center for Assessment, Referral, and Education is using a hybrid model of service delivery for Fall 2021, with both in-person and telebehavioral health appointments available. We follow all recommended CDC guidelines. 

Counseling Center: The Counseling Center is using a hybrid model of service delivery for Fall 2021, with both in-person and telebehavioral health appointments available. Clients are served with our full range of services. We maintain in-office staffing and follow all recommended CDC guidelines. 

Stamps Health Services: In-person and virtual appointments will be available to students. We will provide a separate treatment and waiting space for patients having symptoms associated with Covid-19 and use telemedicine when appropriate. In alignment with guidance for healthcare facilities, masks will continue to be required for both staff and visitors.


How can returning to work be safe if we do not know who was vaccinated in our space or on our team?

Updated Aug. 16, 2021

The CDC has said If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. To reduce the risk of being infected with the delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public spaces if you are in an area of potentially substantial or high transmission.



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