Coronavirus Resources for Georgia Tech Students
General Georgia Tech Resources
Georgia Tech’s most recent update indicates that they have extended spring break through March 29, after which the Institute’s classes will move to an online and distance learning format.
Hotline: (844) 442-2681
The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or healthcare facility.
Georgia Tech is actively working with students who have concerns regarding their student visas. The Office of International Education (OIE) has been helping students get their visas extended, as these are considered extenuating circumstances.
- OIE Phone: (404) 894-7475
- OIE Website: oie.gatech.edu
For students in need of financial support, such as paying for flight tickets to return back home, the STAR Program offers interest-free emergency loans.
- Website: https://studentlife.gatech.edu/content/star-services
- Short-Term Emergency Loan Information: https://www.bursar.gatech.edu/content/short-term-loans
- Student Life Student Emergency Funding: https://studentlife.gatech.edu/articles/student-emergency-funding-now-available
- Email: email@example.com
- Public CARE Report (Dean of Students Assistance Request): https://gatech-advocate.symplicity.com/care_report/index.php/pid138036?
COVID-19 Response Joint Governing Board
SGA passed a resolution to allocate $50,000 to fund COVID-19 response efforts. These funds will be allocated by a Joint Governing Board with representation from both undergraduate and graduate students.To read more about the charter of this board, find it here and to submit ideas for funding fill out this form. For more information, please reach out to SGA’s Joint Vice President of Finance, Divyesh Gutta, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SGA is actively working with administration to get the latest updates and ensure we keep this guide as up-to-date as possible. We are also working to advocate for students and ensure that students are kept top-of-mind as we continue forward.
SGA can be reached by email at email@example.com
Physical and Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Resources
The Dean of Students office, CARE Center, and Counseling Center will be open March 16-29 during their standard operating hours.
- Counseling Center Website: https://counseling.gatech.edu/
- CARE Center Website: https://care.gatech.edu/
- Psychiatry Website: https://health.gatech.edu/services/psych
- Counselor On Call Phone Number: (404) 894-2575
- Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741-741
- List of Stress Therapists within 3 miles of Georgia Tech: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/stress/ga/atlanta/georgia-tech
This is a hard one given that group meetings are of concern, but we also do not want to isolate members of our campus community. Make sure you call and keep in contact with family members and friends, and branch out to others staying on campus.
Physical Health and Wellbeing
Georgia Tech currently works with LiveSafe, a telemedicine option for students to connect with health professionals via computer or mobile device without prior appointments.
Summer 2020 Health Initiatives
To learn more about the initiatives offered by the Georgia Tech Office of Health Initiatives for Summer 2020, please click here.
Parking and Transportation Resources
Grocery Shuttle Expanded Hours
The grocery shuttle to Atlantic Station will be running on extended hours and will now be running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning March 24. Route information may be found here.
We have worked with administration to get a shuttle from GT to the airport added from March 23-31. Route information may be found here.
Off-Campus Housing Arrangements
Find this form that GT STAR has created to find off-campus housing arrangements for students working with Student Life and the Alumni Association
Sororities and Fraternities
At this time, SGA does not know about independent houses’ plans. Please refer to your respective chapter’s leadership for more information.
Georgia Tech Dining
Hours: Dining hours have been updated here.
Spring 2020 Dining Refunds: All refunds for unspent dining dollars from the Spring 2020 semester will be posted to student Bursar accounts on Tuesday, May 12th. Learn more here.
Response: Learn more about Georgia Tech Dining’s response to COVID-19 here.
- Phone: 404-894-2383
- Website: georgiatech.campusdish.com
Klemis Kitchen serves as a food pantry for Georgia Tech students with dietary needs and financial concerns that limit their access to proper nourishment. Members of the community have been extending assistance to ensure that Klemis remains stocked throughout the next two weeks.
Hours of On-Campus Locations
Campus Recreation Center
Georgia Tech Bookstore
U-Haul has begun offering 30-days of free storage to students in order to mitigate concerns students are facing during move out. All students with a valid college-ID are eligible to take part in this offer.
Comcast has announced that they will be offering free access to its hotspots nation-wide to everyone (including non-Comcast customers) through May 13th, 2020. Students needing access to the internet throughout this period can learn more about this program here.
As many students are currently reassessing their plans for Spring Break and travel off-campus, we understand many students need to make changes to their flight reservations. In light of the COVID-19 developments, most US airlines are waiving change fees and/or allowing money spent on a different route. Below is a link to the flight change policies for most major US airlines:
Enterprise has lowered the rental age to 18 and has waived the young-rental fees for its vehicles through May 31, 2020. Students may avail of this offer by presenting their student ID at the time of rental.
- More information on this program can be found here
Mental Health Assistance
Text SHARE to 741741 for a mental health crisis hotline.
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
- Helpline: 800-950-NAMI
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Crisis Text Line: Text “NAMI” to 741741
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)