Six Ways to Stay Engaged on Campus This Summer

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If you plan to be on campus this summer, here are the top ways to stay engaged through Campus Services.

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While the majority of students are away during summer, campus departments remain buzzing with activity. If you plan to be on campus this summer, here are the top ways to stay engaged through Campus Services.

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Staying on campus over the summer? How do you plan to stay involved while you’re here? Want to see blockbuster movies, get a job, stay fit, explore dining options, or check out the newly completed Campus Center Exhibition Hall? We’ve got you covered.

While the majority of students are away during summer, campus departments remain buzzing with activity. If you plan to be on campus this summer, here are the top ways to stay engaged through Campus Services.

Work for Us!

Campus Services departments employ the highest number of students on campus. Almost 1,000 students work in the areas of Housing, Dining, Campus Recreation, Parking and Transportation, the Student Center, BuzzCard, and Conference Services. They are a critical part of running many of our operations during all semesters. Our services depend on student staff to keep things moving. Here are five ways to work in Campus Services this summer:

  • Campus Recreation Center (CRC) – The CRC employs about 150 students over the summer, and almost 400 in the fall and spring semesters. You can apply to be a camp counselor, swim instructor, or for many of the other CRC positions by visiting crc.gatech.edu/about/employment.
  • Housing and Residence Life – Housing employs almost 80 resident advisors (RA) every summer to support the students who live on campus. Positions are available for current RAs and for those who want to be an RA during the 2020-21 academic year. You can apply in March at housing.gatech.edu and click on ‘My Housing.’ Housing also hires students to support the area offices. Apply now by submitting your resume at one of the area offices.
  • Conference Services – About 25 students are employed over the summer to support summer conferences. On-campus housing is provided for full-time staff. If you feel like you’re outgoing and reliable, apply by April 15 at conference.gatech.edu/apply.  
  • Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) – Interested in the inner workings of PTS? Apply to be a student worker and support some of our summer functions while the campus is quiet. Applications go live at the PTS office in April for roles beginning May 18.
  • Student Center - The Student Center is now hiring for a small number of positions as we prepare to move out this summer. If you'd like to join the best team on campus to learn useful skills and support your campus community, complete this application to apply by Friday, April 3. Visit our student employment website for more information. 

Take a Trip

Outdoor Recreation, a part of Campus Recreation, hosts many opportunities where students can venture outdoors to learn important life skills and create community.

First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students can take a Tech Trek! Tech Treks are multiday summer trips to Alaska, Montana, or to the Southeast (in Georgia, Alabama, or Tennessee) that help you build decision-making and critical thinking skills — and establish friendships before the first semester at Tech. Staff and student guides offer advice and information for success at Georgia Tech and assist you in familiarizing yourself with the Tech culture.

In general, Tech Trek adventures challenge you to push yourself and to think about the traits that make you strong in tough situations — all in an effort to prepare you to thrive at Tech. These trips, which include visits to incredible locations, build skills in backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and more! Trips take place in June and July. Sign up today at crc.gatech.edu/outdoor/treks.

Current Students

Current students can take a summer adventure trip! Led by skilled Georgia Tech students and alumni, adventure trips are outdoor experiences that challenge you and connect you with peers. Whether you’re a beginner or are more advanced, you will have the opportunity for caving, cascading, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, and more!

Summer adventure trips will be updated in April. Registration opens 30 days before the start date. Trips  are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and fill quickly. Prices range from $35-$45. Learn more at crc.gatech.edu/adventure-trips.

If you need gear for your outdoor adventure, the Wilderness Outpost located at the Outdoor Recreation office (at the back of the CRC) has everything you need to rent equipment for your upcoming trip.

Check Out the New Campus Center Buildings

Phase I construction of the new Campus Center buildings wraps up this summer, and these spaces will serve as the temporary location for important functions and offices while the current Student Center is renovated in Phase II starting in July. Visit the new Exhibition Hall, Pavilions, and Cafe to find the post office, food court, and more. Stay tuned for details about our soft opening events in late summer. Learn more at c.gatech.edu/CampusCenter.

Get Physical

The CRC is still fully operational during summer — but with slightly modified hours. Here are some ways for you to stay active during your summer at Tech:

  • Swim Lessons The CRC offers instructional swim programs for members and non-members. Classes are available for children ages five and older, and adults. Learn more: crc.gatech.edu/aquatics/lessons
  • Group Fitness Classes — The CRC offers non-credit group fitness classes ranging from boot camp, to cycling, HIIT, Pilates, power yoga, Zumba, and more. Students, faculty, and staff holding a membership and who are current on the group fitness fees can attend. Learn more: crc.gatech.edu/fitness/group
  • Massage Therapy — Georgia Tech offers full-service massage therapy in the CRC. The program is designed to offer supreme massage services at affordable prices. Enjoy a 30- or 60-minute massage therapy session from licensed massage therapists. Learn more: crc.gatech.edu/services/massage
  • Personal Training — This is available to members of the Georgia Tech CRC community. Trained staff provide fitness programs designed to meet your goals. Learn more: crc.gatech.edu/fitness/training
  • Summer Intramurals — Georgia Tech Competitive Sports, a part of Campus Recreation, provides students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity for competition and fun in a variety of team and individual sports activities. With 20 intramural sports and over 40 sports clubs, you’re bound to find one that suits you. Registration begins in May for summer intramurals. Learn more: crc.gatech.edu/sport/intramural

Vote for and Watch Your Favorite Movies

Flicks at Tech is the Student Center’s campus summer movie series. The series screens three movies in June and July, hosted in the best outdoor venues on campus including the CRC Stamps Recreational Fields and Bobby Dodd Stadium. Voting to select the films for this summer will start in April. Visit studentcenter.gatech.edu for more information.

Eat on Campus

During summer, Georgia Tech Dining Services will modify their hours to better serve the reduced student population on campus and decrease food waste. Additionally, the food options in the Student Center will close in preparation for the renovation starting in May, and several dining concepts will transition to service in the new Exhibition Hall. Specific locations and hours for select dining halls and other food options over the summer will be available at dining.gatech.edu.

Block meal pass and dining dollar summer meal plans for students will be available for purchase starting in April. Select summer programs for first-year students have a pre-defined meal plan. Meal service begins May 10 for the summer semester. Learn more at georgiatech.campusdish.com/MealPlans.

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  • Created On: Mar 10, 2020 - 10:31am
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