International Student

Do faculty/instructors need to ask permission from students to record classes?

Faculty/instructors are not required to obtain permission to record a class if the recording will not be shared with persons outside of students enrolled in such class. Faculty, however, should inform students prior to recording.

More information about class recordings are on the Office of the Provost website.


May faculty/instructors share a recording of class activities with students enrolled in the class?

Faculty are not required to record lectures or class meetings, but may choose to do so. A recording of class activities may be shared with enrolled students. Students may not share the recording with persons outside of the class.

More information about class recordings are on the Office of the Provost website.


How accessible is Canvas?

While Canvas, Georgia Tech’s learning management system, does contain accessibility features, it is important to ensure that the resources/documents shared with students through Canvas are also accessible. For more information on how faculty can create accessible courses, please see Maintaining Accessibility When Teaching Remotely.


How does the NOVID exposure notification app work?

Updated May 30, 2021

First, download the NOVID app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Enter the community code “JACKETS” when prompted, or at the top of the Settings page. 

  • NOVID anonymously detects nearby users to build a web of people connected to you. If any of them reports an exposure or positive test result, you will receive a notification through the NOVID app. 
  • NOVID captures no personally identifiable information from users.  
  • The app exchanges information with other phones also running the app. It records a frequently changing code to other devices so they can be alerted if necessary — but without sharing any personally identifiable information.  
  • Pairs of code interactions are stored on the NOVID server for a limited period of time. 
  • If a student receives a positive Covid-19 test at Stamps Health Services, they will be given a one-time code that they can enter into the app, which will send a notification to other phones the app has recorded as potential exposures. 
  • If a student has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is contacted by a contact tracer, they will be given a one-time code that they can enter into the app, which will send a notification to other phones within their network. 
  • Community members who have received positive tests elsewhere on campus or off campus are required, as part of public health regulations, to report this to Stamps Health Services
  • Researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Software Assurance Branch evaluated NOVID for privacy protections to make sure it doesn’t record personal information that could identify users — and for cybersecurity issues to make sure it protects the device. 
  • More details about the NOVID app are available on the Covid Central portal and at 


Can my student group plan our usual activities and events?

Updated August 9, 2021

Events must follow Georgia Tech health and safety guidelines.
The latest guidelines for Registered Student Organizations are available on the Student Life website.
Please also review the Campus Events Guidelines for details on the review and approval process for events. The Center for Student Engagement staff are available for consultation as student organizations revise their plans and event strategies.


What will be required for on-campus events to take place?

Updated March 14, 2022

Guidance is in place for any events on campus or at events or programs sponsored by Georgia Tech for purposes other than classes, professional education programs, or department meetings.

All indoor and outdoor spaces have returned to full capacity. Planners are encouraged to consider outdoor venues that reduce crowding and improve air flow. Planners are also encouraged to configure indoor spaces to maximize circulation of people and airflow. Guests are encouraged to wear masks based on their preference and assessment of personal risk. Planners are required to have hand sanitizer and additional masks at check-in tables. These items are available at no cost through Environmental Health and Safety.

Visit the Special Events and Protocol website for details on the event safety protocols for Georgia Tech events, as well as details on food and beverage service.

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 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 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.



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