Updates on the campus response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Georgia Tech Community Invited to Wellness Days Events

Atlanta, GA

This semester, two wellness days — March 16 and March 24 — are planned for students and instructors to take a break from classes. To encourage the Tech community to take time off and enjoy the spring weather, a variety of activities will be hosted leading up to and during the wellness days. The events range from virtual paint parties to in-person yoga at the Campus Recreation Center (CRC). In-person events will require social distancing and face coverings. 

Most events are open to all students, faculty, and staff, who are encouraged to get tested through the campus Covid-19 testing program before and after they participate in events.  

Instructors have been asked to not schedule assignments during or immediately following these wellness days to give students a chance to recharge. And, staff are also being encouraged to prioritize wellness on these days, whether that’s by incorporating exercise into their day or clearing nonessential meetings to allow for more focused mental activity. Human Resources offers more suggestions for prioritizing well-being.

Schedule of Events (View full event details and updates)

Friday, March 12:
  • CRC Pi Day 5K - On-campus Refreshments/T-Shirt Pickup

    • March 12: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., CRC
    • March 15: 2 – 4 p.m., CRC
    • March 16: 2 – 4 p.m., CRC
    • An in-person kickoff event will take place at the CRC on March 12, with virtual participation through March 16. (Students can pick up refreshments and t-shirts on March 12 and March 15.)
    • Every hour, long-sleeve Pi Day 2021 t-shirts will be given to participants who complete the 5K race. For more information or to register, visit crc.gatech.edu/piday
  • Student Center Programs Council (SCPC) Campus Feud Game Show (In-Person)
    • 6 – 8:30 p.m., Room 103, Instructional Center
    • Teams will compete against each other in a spinoff of the popular game show Family Feud. The first hourlong session will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. and the second will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a 30-minute cleaning period in between. Be sure to get tested, wear a mask, and arrive 15 minutes early, as unclaimed tickets will be given out five minutes before the show. In-person tickets are available at gatech.universitytickets.com.
Saturday, March 13:    
  • Parent and Family Programs Family Weekend

    • March 13 – 16

      • All events will be virtual and free, except for the socially distanced event at Zoo Atlanta presented by the SCPC. Visitparents.gatech.edu for more information or to register your family.
  • Georgia Tech Day at the Zoo (In-person)
Tuesday, March 16:  Mid-Semester Break Day
  • Goat Yoga at the CRC (In-person)

    • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., CRC Leisure Pool deck
    • Presented by the CRC and SCPC. Participants need to bring a mat or towel. 
    • Goat yoga incorporates animal therapy and features goats in the presence of students and instructors. 
  • TEDxTalk Tuesday with Health Initiatives (Virtual)
    • Noon – 1 p.m.
    • This 15-minute TED Talk, followed by discussion, will focus on Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping, a method for relieving emotional and physical stress rooted in the science of acupressure. Register at gatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5aSZXfJkyZVVwQR (Select Ted Talk Tuesday).
  • Healthy Eating Cooking Demonstration (Virtual)
    • 1 – 2 p.m.
    • Students will learn tips for healthy eating and cooking, while getting a demo for a meal they can make at home. Sponsored by the University System of Georgia. Join the demonstration at bit.ly/2YEW6Bm.
  • Paint the Wreck With Health Initiatives (Virtual)
    • 3 – 4 p.m.
    • Paint the Wreck is a free virtual paint party with Sips n Strokes during which an artist will walk participants through the painting step by step. Painting kits will be mailed, or students can pick up a kit on campus at the Health Initiatives front desk (in Suite 232, Stamps Health Services). The painting session will be recorded and shared, and instructions will be provided in each kit. Register at events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qr9qrp4ab&oeidk=a07ehmqwkpke07135b5.
  • LGBTQIA Resource Center’s Spring Break Hang (Virtual)
  • CRC's Virtual Yoga
  • Sting Break hosted by SCPC (In-person)
    • 6 – 10 p.m. at the Instructional Center Lawn, Tech Green, and Area 2 Parking Lot
    • The Student Center Programs Council's annual Sting Break event is back with in-person activities including carnival rides, t-shirt giveaways, and inflatables. This event is free, but tickets are limited, so make sure to reserve your ticket starting March 8 at gatech.universitytickets.com/. Face coverings are required.
Tuesday, March 23:
  • Silent Disco on Tech Green hosted by SCPC (In-Person)

    • 9 p.m. – midnight
    • Students can reserve their free tickets for this in-person event that will take place in a physically distant manner on Tech Green. Each student will receive a disinfected headset and will have an assigned time during the event to dance with friends. Register at gatech.universitytickets.com.
Wednesday, March 24: Mid-Semester Break Day
 
In-Person Sports Events (View full schedules at ramblinwreck.com)

Women's Tennis vs. Duke

Friday, March 12, 4 p.m.

 

Baseball vs. Pittsburgh Panthers 

Friday, March 12, 7 p.m.

 

Baseball vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Saturday, March 13, 6 p.m.

 

Women's Tennis vs. UNC

Sunday, March 14, noon

 

Baseball vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Sunday, March 14, 1 p.m.

 

Baseball vs. Georgia Southern Eagles

Wednesday, March 17, 6 p.m.

 

Men’s and Women’s Track – Yellow Jacket Invitational Outdoor Meet

Friday, March 19, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 20, noon

 

Men's Tennis vs. N.C. State

Friday, March 26, 5 p.m.

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Last revised March 12, 2021