A lot of people bash residence halls (aka dorms) without having lived in one. Although there isn't much privacy or space, you get to meet a lot of people. Plus, since you don't have to walk very far, you can wear your pajamas all day and head back to your room to nap between classes. Go ahead and edit whatever you think is necessary about your hall. Include rules, places to hang out, etc....
There are five residential "neighborhoods" on campus with 24 total residence halls .
College Avenue Edit
The four residence halls along the pedestrian mall known as College Avenue are old but in good condition. These halls are centrally located near the dining hall, the student center, and several academic classroom buildings.
- Guilford is on the north west side of College Avenue. Scheduled for renovation summer 2010.
- Mary Foust (AKA, "Scary Foust," after the antisocial nature of the students who reside there) is on the north east side of College Avenue. It is home of the Warren Ashby Residential College, a 2-year living/learning community for freshmen and sophomores featuring small classes, on-site advising, innovative study, unity of academic and social experiences, and close student-faculty contacts. Bathrooms were renovated summer 2010.
- North Spencer is on the west side of College Avenue attached to the main dining hall. It is the home of Lloyd Inernational Honors College. Bathrooms were renovated summer 2009 with additional upgrades scheduled summer 2010.
- South Spencer is also on the west side of College Avenue, south of the main dining hall. It is home of the Cornelia Strong College modeled on the Harvard University Houses and the Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England. Bathrooms were renovated summer 2009.
Need a quiet, relaxing place to study? The Spencer Academic Technology Center (SATC) is located in the basement of Spencer hall. The facility has one collaboratory, common area space; wireless access, and desk areas for studying. Expanded hours for all students are Monday-Friday 6pm-2am and Saturday-Sunday 2pm-2am. This space is also available to be reserved by study groups or student organizations.
Gray Drive Edit
The eight residence halls along Gray Drive are paired communities:
- Phillips/Hawkins is a co-ed freshman hall on the north end of Gray Drive overlooking Peabody Park. Home of the International House (I-House), programming includes a variety of cultural, social, and language-learning opportunities (foreign films, international dinners, etc.).
- Moore/Strong is home of the Make A Difference (MAD) House, a freshman-sophomore living/learning community focusing on volunteerism to create positive change in the community.
- Weil/Winfield is located on the north end of the Quad near the tennis courts, intramural recreation fields, and the outdoor basketball and beach volleyball courts. Very nice with remodeled bathrooms.
- Ragsdale/Mendenhall features beautifully paneled lounges and remodeled bathrooms. The Housing & Residence Life central office is located here. This residence hall is a freshman only dorm, and the lounge in Ragsdale is used throughout the day as a conference room and students are not always allowed access to it.
High Rises Edit
The three tall towering halls visible from North Drive near the McIver Street Parking Deck are known as the high rise dorms. In June and July these halls house students attending various athletic camps, Summer Music Camps, and the DCL All Arts & Sciences Camps.
- Cone, also known as the "ConeZone" is one of the more social residence halls. There is always someone having a good time. The staff are great in terms of building community within the building. There are two elevators that take residentes to all nine floors. Cone is also home of the Leaders Emerging and Developing (LEAD) program open to students of all academic majors interested in achieving both their academic and leadership potential. Cone is also home to the Sororities on campus.
- Grogan is home of the Grogan College living/learning community. Mostly freshman with the exception of the 7th and 8th floor. Generally each floor has a learning community "theme." Grogan is the party dorm. The elevators tend to be possessed.
- Reynolds is home of the First Year Experience (FYE) living/learning community. All who live here are freshmen.
The seven halls between Gray Drive and West Drive which form a quadrangle with a courtyard in the middle is known as the Quad. Conveniently located near the dining hall and fountain plaza. The entire Quad has been renovated and reopened Fall of 2012. All the dorms have air conditioning and the rooms are either single suite or a double suite with no more than four people sharing a bathroom. All dorms have a full kitchen on the first floor and have elevator access. The sororoties don't really live in the Quad anymore and have been relocated elswhere.
- Bailey is on the west side overlooking the tennis courts and soccer stadium.
- Coit is on the north east side across from Mendenhall.
- Cotten is on the east side near the Spartan Chariot bus stop where Gray Drive curves into North Drive.
- Gray is on the southeast side near the fountain plaza.
- Hinshaw is on the southwest side across from HHP and the tennis courts.
- Jamison is on the northwest side overlooking the tennis courts and soccer stadium.
- Shaw is on the south end of the Quad near Walker Avenue. It's become the main focal point for the entire Quad in that it has study rooms, elevator access, and presentation rooms available for conferences and events. Most of the Quad events are hosted at Shaw.
Suite-Style Apartments Edit
There are two university-operated apartment communities in the southwest quadrant of campus near the intersection of Spring Garden Street and Aycock Street. A third facility soon will be constructed nearby. Residents are typically upper classmen: juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
- Spring Garden Apartments has 400 fully furnished 4-bedroom units and an underground parking garage. The bedrooms are a little small but the common areas and kitchens are a decent size. Has a small grocery store on the bottom floor. Also, pretty quiet place to live, since mostly juniors/seniors/grad students live here.
- Tower Village is located near the UNCG water tower. 300 students live here in 4- and 5-bedroom suites, each complete with mini-kitchens. Rooms are small and somewhat sketch but the apartment suite floor plans are nice compared to traditional corridor dorms.
- Jefferson Suites is the New Residence Hall that will house its first 403 sophomores in the 2011-12 academic year. A variety of room plans are available, but, in general, there are six single suites and eight double suites per typical floor and there are six floors in total. The single suites include four single rooms that share a two bathrooms and a common area in three different configurations. Single rooms have full-sized beds. The double suites offer two double-occupancy rooms, each with its own bathroom and a shared common area, in two different configurations. The double rooms offer extra long twin beds. The ground floor of the building will house a large multi-purpose room, recreation room, two classrooms, two faculty offices and a full kitchen. The first floor of the Jefferson Suites will also be home to a Bojangles and other retail spaces. Every floor has a full kitchen, study room, practice room, and a room for trash disposal. A large combined laundry room/study room is available on the second floor and overlooks the large multi-purpose room on the first floor.
- Sprtan Village The newest apartment- style housing from Housing and Residence Life is called Spartan Village and consists of Haywood, Highland, Lee and Union Halls. Spartan Village offers single bedrooms in two and four bedroom apartments. Conveniently located along Lee Street near the Lofts on Lee apartments, Spartan Village has become a new standard for campus living.
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