Sep 11, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
While the world was staying at home, Campus Services was hard at work implementing new services, building new facilities, and preparing for the fall. As the summer comes to a close, here are a few things you might have missed.
One Student Center, Many Locations
Construction of the new Student Center is underway. The new Exhibition Hall is open and features Panda Express, Graze salad bar, Kaplan Test prep, and the Post Office. Many of its previous offices and services have new homes in temporary spaces. Click here to locate restaurants, the Student Engagement Office, Burdell’s bookstore, and other services.
The Student Center’s traditional mailboxes have been replaced with an efficient high-density mail system in the Exhibition Hall. Students will receive email notifications when they have mail and can access it using their BuzzCards.
New Eats at Food Trucks and Exhibition Hall
New dining options are featured in the Student Center Exhibition Hall, including Rising Roll, Panda Express, Yahala! Mediterranean Kitchen, and Grab & Go. The Homestyle line features new menu options each day. Meal swipes are accepted for lunch and dinner. Also, a variety of food trucks are available across campus (BuzzCard Funds, Dining Dollars, and credit/debit accepted).
Tech Trolley’s Last Ride
This summer, PTS said farewell to the iconic Tech Trolley. Due to social distancing guidelines on campus transit, the Trolley was replaced with Stinger buses, which can hold more passengers than the Trolley while maintaining a safe distance. Now called the Gold Route, the former Trolley route continues to provide service from the main campus to Tech Square and MARTA.
Get Fit Virtually
Over the summer, the CRC developed a virtual fitness program to support the Georgia Tech community. Work out remotely with CRC’s virtual fitness program. Log on to view the Workout of the Day or specialty workouts like yoga, boot camp, strength training, and kickboxing. The program also includes fitness advice, weight alternatives, and tips for staying healthy.
Improved Housing Maintenance Request System
Housing and Residence Life implemented a new system for submitting maintenance requests. Students can link their requests to their individual rooms or shared spaces and submit photos. They can monitor project progress, receive status notifications, and reopen requests that need additional attention.
Recycling on the Go
Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) installed new recycling bins in several of its parking decks. As part of the department's ongoing sustainability efforts, customers can now recycle plastic in each location. Recycling bins will be installed in all 14 decks in the coming months.
Residence Halls Face Lift
More than 850 rooms in seven campus residence halls were given a makeover just in time for fall. Updates included fresh paint, flooring upgrades, LED lighting, and themed interior design. New sprinkler systems were installed in Field, Hanson, Hopkins, and Perry/Matheson. Several residence halls are scheduled for upgrades later this year.
Burdell’s Moves to Pavilion
Online textbook orders can be picked up for free at both Burdell’s in the Student Center Pavilion and Barnes & Noble @ Tech Square during the first two weeks of classes. Textbooks, supplies, computers, and other course materials can be paid via Bursar’s accounts.
To accommodate the needs of students and employees who take virtual classes or telework, PTS offers several convenient short-term parking solutions. Pay per use or on a weekly or monthly basis in most campus lots or decks. Most parking permits are now virtual and do not require a physical hangtag. To purchase a permit or update license plate information, access The Driver’s Seat using your Georgia Tech login.
Mobile Ordering and Reservations
Order food or make reservations in campus dining halls with the Georgia Tech Mobile Ordering app. The app allows users to pre-pay using BuzzFunds, meal plans, or credit cards. Customize orders, track delivery, get ready notifications, earn rewards, and rate your experience all on the go. Download Transact Mobile Ordering from the Apple Store or Google Play Store and choose Georgia Tech Mobile Ordering.