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Owen Hall

Alumni Drive | Dahlonega, GA  30597 | Map
598 residents | Upperclassmen and limited freshmen | Co-ed | Apartment | Single occupancy bedroom

Constructed in 2001 and named for Dr. John H. Owen, this co-ed residence hall is a five-story brick building containing 76 four-bedroom/two-bath apartments housing up to 314 residents in single gender apartments.

Owen Hall residents are required to complete a 50-week contract.

It is staffed with eight resident assistants and one resident director.

Meal Plans

Meal plans are not required for residents of Owen Hall. See the FAQs tab for more information.

Common Spaces

  • central lounge
  • study room
  • conference room
  • free laundry facilities

On Each Floor

Room Styles

  • single occupancy bedroom in shared 4-bedroom apartment (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room)
Exterior of Owen Hall
Owen Hall terrace
Owen Hall living room
Owen Hall kitchen
Owen Hall bedroom
Owen Hall bedroom
Owen Hall - Laundry Facilities
Owen Hall - Living Room
Owen Hall - Kitchen and Living Area
Owen Hall - Common Area
Owen Hall - Lounge Area


Each bedroom contains for each student:

  • Twin size bed w/ XL mattress. 
  • Dresser
  • Closet
  • Desk w/ chair
  • Cable outlet

Rooms have neutral carpet.

Living room contains:

  • sofa
  • chair
  • coffee table
  • end table
  • entertainment center (interior dimensions: 29" x 26.5" x 21")

Kitchen contains:

  • refrigerator
  • garbage disposal
  • microwave
  • stove
  • dishwasher
  • kitchen table w/four chairs

Single Occupancy Bedroom / Shared Apartment Floor Plan

Owen Hall - floor plan


  • Bedrooms: 8' x 12' 
  • Living Room: 14' x 10' 
  • Windows: 74" x 53" (blinds provided)

Residence Rates

2016/2017 Proposed Rates Per Semester

Residence HallContract TypeMeal PlanOccupancy*
Schedule & Contracts
Donovan Hall Traditional Style Required $1,746 / $2,368 Closed for renovation.
Lewis Hall Traditional Style Required $1,746 / $2,368 Closed between semesters and Fall/Spring breaks.
Contracts run from 8/19/16 - 5/6/17.
Lewis Annex Traditional Style Required $1,746 / $2,368 Closed between semesters and Fall/Spring breaks.
Contracts run from 8/19/16 - 5/6/17.
NG Suites Suite Style Required $2,680 / $3,226 Open continuously from mid-August to May.
Contracts run from 8/19/16 - 5/6/17.
The Commons Suite Style Required $2,900 / $3,490 Open continuously from mid-August to May.
Contracts run from 8/19/16 - 5/6/17.
Owen Hall Apartment Style Optional $3,540 Open continuously from mid-August through July.
Contracts run from 8/19/16 - 7/31/17.

*Rates are per person per semester. Does not include price of Meal Plan.

Housing Contract Information

Newly admitted Fall 2016 students

New UNG students may apply for a housing contract by completing the following steps:

  1. Apply for admission at UNG as a residential student or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to request a change to residential status if the student originally applied to UNG as a commuting student.
  2. After acceptance to UNG, students must pay a $200 confirmation deposit via their Banner account to reserve a space in classes for the fall.
  3. New students should check their UNG e-mail account and/or the personal e-mail account with which they applied to the university for a housing portal notification from Residence Life. Please note that we anticipate the housing portal for 2016-2017 will open for new students during the month of February 2016. 
  4. Housing contracts, room selection, and roommate selection are all available through the UNG housing portal.

Current UNG students

Current UNG students may apply for a housing contract by completing the following steps:

  1. Housing for 2016-2017 will open mid-February 2016.  Residence Life will notify current residents via e-mail and the Residence Life website before the housing contract process opens.  
  2. Residents with 45 completed credit hours or less after the end of fall 2015 will have an exclusive opportunity to complete housing contracts through March 15.  Please note that per UNG's Residence Policy, students who are freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus.  Students who believe that they have a unique hardship may request a waiver to the Residence Policy through the Dean of Students Office. 
  3. After March 15, any other UNG student may complete a housing contract.
  4. Please note that housing contracts are binding once completed.  Students wishing to cancel a housing contract should consult the cancellation terms in their housing contract as termination fees will likely apply.
Move-In Dates & Info

Fall Semester

Friday, August 19 , 2016 for The Commons and Owen Hall

Saturday, August 20, 2016 for traditional halls, North Georgia Suites, and non-cadets in Patriot Hall

Begin in the lobby of your residence hall.  Times are staggered. Check your move-in e-mail for a specific date and time.

Move-in Information

New residents who have completed a housing contract for fall 2016 will receive an e-mail from Residence Life that contains important room and roommate information. This e-mail also includes the day/time for move-in and the building into which you will be checking. Please note that students should not arrive before the assigned move-in time, as they will NOT be allowed to move-in early. 

UNG Nighthawks ID Card

Students must bring their UNG Nighthawks ID card with them to check into the residence halls. Students will not have access to the dining hall without it. UNG Card Services (Hoag 217) is open until 3 pm on Friday, August 19 and will have limited hours on Saturday, August 20.

Changed Your Mind About Attending UNG?

Students who completed a housing contract with Residence Life and will not attend UNG should e-mail and attach a completed cancellation form as soon as possible.

Spring Semester

Sunday, January 10, 2016
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
In the lobby of your residence hall

Move-In Information

New residents moving into the residence halls for spring 2016 should receive an e-mail from Residence Life that contains important room and roommate information. This e-mail also includes the day/time for move-in and the building into which you will be checking. Please note that students should not arrive before the assigned move-in time, as they will not be allowed to move-in early. 

UNG Nighthawks ID Card

Students must bring their UNG Nighthawks ID card with them to check into the residence halls. Students will not have access to the dining hall without it.  UNG Card Services (Hoag 217) will NOT be open during move-in Sunday, but will be open during regular business hours the week of January 4. Students attending New Student Orientation will have an opportunity to obtain a Nighthawks ID card during orientation.

Move-In Checklist

  • You must have your UNG ID with you in order to check in. (See the semester sections above for further info.)
  • Have all of your boxes/belongings labeled with your name and room number.
  • Know which building, room, and time you have been assigned. Residents will check in at their assigned building and will not be allowed in before their assigned time.
  • Talk with your roommates about what each person will bring for the bathroom, kitchen, and living room.

What You'll Need

Provided Items

(based on double occupancy)

  • 2 beds - Beds may be bunked, lofted, or left single (beds in Owen Hall can not be lofted, beds in Patriot Hall can not be bunked)
  • 2  twin mattresses (standard twins in Lewis Hall 100, 300, and 400 floors as well as Donovan Hall A and C wings; extra long twins in Lewis Annex, Lewis Hall 200 floor, Donovan Hall B wing, Owen Hall, Patriot Hall, and North Georgia Suites)
  • 2 chests
  • 2 desks
  • 2 chairs
  • 2 wardrobes or closets
  • window with blinds
  • One cable TV jack
  • Two data ports (wireless service is also provided)
You Should Bring

This list provides suggestions from current residents. You do not have to bring all of this, and you may want to contact your roommate in advance and decide what the two of you can share. Remember, there is limited space in the rooms.

Academic Stuff

  • A computer and printer (though we do have great computers labs on campus)
  • USB Drive
  • Notebooks
  • Pens & pencils
  • Index cards & highlighter markers
  • Paper clips, folders, and other school supplies
  • Address book, stationary & stamps
  • Calculator

Personal Items

  • Stereo/headphones/earbuds
  • Photo albums
  • Small tool set
  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella/rain jacket
  • Shower caddy with holes in the bottom(for traditional halls/suites)
  • Robe
  • Shower shoes
  • A pillow
  • Pictures from home
  • Sun glasses
  • Backpack
  • Jacket
  • Pajamas that you'll feel comfortable wearing on the hall
  • Slippers
  • A few of your favorite things that makes you feel comfortable

Room organization & decoration

  • Calendar
  • Dry erase board and pens for door
  • Study lamp
  • TV/DVD/Blu-ray Player
  • Small refrigerator (1.7 amp or less)
  • Sealed containers for food
  • A hot pot
  • Extra clothes hangers
  • Posters and simple decorations
  • Small fan
  • Anything that will save space, such as stackable shelves, storage containers, something to put shoes in/on
  • Push pins for Owen Hall, NG Suites decorations; Command strips for Donovan/Lewis/Lewis Annex decorations

Other supplies

  • Snack food and drinks
  • Basic eating utensils, plate, bowl, cups, etc.
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight, batteries
  • Laundry detergent (HE for Owen Hall), stain remover, fabric softener
  • Laundry basket
  • Iron
  • Extra towels, sheets and blankets
  • Stress relievers (games, DVDs, good books, etc.)
  • Grounded extension cords and surge protectors
  • Safety pins
  • Trash can
  • Toilet paper (NG Suites and Owen Hall)
  • Shower curtain (NG Suites and Owen Hall)
  • Toilet Plunger (NG Suites and Owen Hall)
  • A smile and an open mind
DON'T Bring

Any items with an asterisk (*) are prohibited.

  • Lots of stuffed animals
  • Lots of needless knick-knacks
  • All your clothes and shoes (Pack for the season.)
  • Everything in your room at home
  • All your high school memorabilia
  • Desk or other large pieces of furniture
  • Expensive or irreplaceable collectibles or jewelry
  • Bad attitudes
  • Non HD compatible televisions (residents have had difficulties with some Element, Insignia, and Seiki HD brands)
  • Space heaters*
  • Wireless routers*
  • E-cigarettes/vapes/tobacco products*
  • Hoverboards*
  • Cooking appliances with exposed heating elements*
  • Pets* (Only fish are allowed.)
  • Incense or Candles*
  • George Forman Grills*(permitted in Owen Hall)
  • Microwave* (permitted in Lewis Hall and all suite style housing)
  • Toasters* (permitted in Owen Hall)
  • Alcohol bottles/containers*
  • Any items or furniture picked up from the street*

Specific for Owen Hall

  • Toilet paper
  • Plunger
  • Shower curtain
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Ethernet cord
  • Coaxial cable cord
  • Garbage bags
  • Power strips
  • Frog tape
Living on Campus
Can I move into my room early/late?

The residence halls open at designated times for each semester. Residents are not allowed to move in early. Each student is expected to move in at their assigned time.

What items should I bring with me?

You should bring items that will make you feel most comfortable in your room. However, remember that the living room and kitchen area will be shared with other people. Also, there are items not allowed in the UNG Residence Halls. You may access What To Bring, a list of recommended items to bring, a list of items provided in the residence hall and room, and a list of items prohibited in the UNG residence halls.

Check the "Floor Plans & Features" tab to see what is already provided.

What happens if I do not like my roommate?

Most residents self-select their roommates through the UNG Housing Portal.  For students who do not self-select, the Residence Life Staff puts a lot of effort into assigning compatible roommates, and we ask you to make every effort to work out minor issues. However, in either case, there are several opportunities during the year for a student to find a new roommate and change rooms.

Can I stay on campus during the holidays or breaks?

Owen Hall is open during university semester breaks. Residents are required to complete a 50-week contract.

Is it possible to get a single or private room?

All bedrooms in Owen Hall are single occupancy.  However, each apartment has multiple residents, so please be prepared to share bathrooms, living rooms, and kitchens with roommates.

Living Off Campus
Can I live off campus?

Full-time students who have not earned 60 semester hours and do not meet one of the exceptions to the Residence Policy must submit a Residence Policy Waver Request Form.

Students may live off-campus if they live with and commute daily from the permanent legal residence of parent(s) or grandparent(s) within 50 miles of the campus; are 21 years of age or older; or have completed 2 years of successful active military service. 

Meal Plans
Am I required to purchase a meal plan?

No. Residents in Owen Hall are not required to purchase a meal plan.  However,  residents may purchase a 10, 15, or 21 meal plan through the UNG Business Office or a block plan through UNG Card Services.

What do I do if I get locked out?

Residents who are locked out should attempt to locate roommates first for assistance. If roommates are unavailable, the Owen Hall staff will be more then happy to open your apartment.

The first two lockouts are always free, but additional lockouts cost $25.00. If the Owen Hall office is closed, please call the number posted on the door.

My ID won't allow me in the building. What do I do?

All Owen Hall residents should be able to swipe their ID cards for access into the building from the three main doors. If your card does not allow you access into the building, please stop by the Owen Hall office and leave your name, ID number, door you attempted to access, and the time you tried to access the building. Owen Hall staff will contact you if you need to take additional steps.

Rent, Parking, Maintenance, etc.
How much does it cost to live on campus? Went is the rent due?

The proposed cost for living in Owen Hall for the 2016-2017 year is:

  • $3,540/semester for single occupancy bedroom in a 4-bedroom apartment

Rent is billed each semester by default. Payments are due each semester when other UNG fees are due. Students make one payment for fall semester, one payment for spring semester, and summer housing is automatically covered by those payments.

Financial Aid may be used toward housing costs. You may contact the Financial Aid office at 706-864-1412.

Where should I park?

Residents of Owen Hall may park in any residential parking zones, including the lot which is located right outside the building.

All students are allowed to have a car on campus as long as it is registered with Parking Services. All fees are included in student fees.

You may contact Parking Services for more information at 706-864-1697.

Where is the laundry room?

The laundry room is located on the 1300's floor. Turn right off of the elevator, and the laundry room is ahead on the left.  Please note that all washing machines are high efficiency and will require the purchase of HE detergent.

Where do I take trash and/or recycling?

Trash bins and recycling bins are located on the back of the building in the parking lot near the 1300’s floor ground level exit door.  Please utilize the recycling bins provided in your apartment to make separation easier.

What if I have a maintenance problem in my apartment?

If there are any problems in your apartment (a broken faucet, a clogged shower, a light out), please utilize the QR code on the back of your door to submit a maintenance request.  You may also submit a request by contacting the front office of your Resident Assistant. If an emergency situation (flooding toilet, water leak happens at night or over the weekend, please contact the Owen Hall front office or the RA on call.

Where may I smoke?

UNG is a tobacco free campus. Smoking is prohibited on campus. Violators will be referred for disciplinary sanction

How do I hook up the internet or WiFi?

To hook up the Internet, place an Ethernet cord into the red jack in the wall. A prompt will appear at the first attempt to open Internet connection. For WiFi access enable your device and search for UNG ResNet. Use your university login for access.

How do I reserve the terrace or the study room?

To reserve the terrace or study room, email Julie Wyatt at

How do I rent a buggy?
Need help carrying in all of those groceries or items from home?  Stop by the Owen Hall office with a photo ID and check out one of our buggies!
What are the visitation hours Owen Hall?

Any member of the opposite sex must sign in at the office any time he or she enters the building.

Residents may host visitors of the opposite sex during the following visitation hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Friday - Sunday: Friday, 10:00 a.m. - Monday, 12:00 a.m. (Sunday midnight)
What are the visitation policies for Owen Hall?

Any member of the opposite sex must sign in with the office anytime he or she enters the building. The guest may visit only the room for which they are registered and must be escorted by the resident at all times. Cohabitation is prohibited on the UNG campus.

Where do visitors park?

Visitors from UNG non-resident zones (white sticker) may only park in Owen Hall’s 30 minute parking spots. Visitors risk being ticketed if they go over the 30 minute time allotted. Should the 30 minute spots be full, visitors must park in their assigned zones.

Visitors not from UNG may stop by the UNG Welcome Center to pick up a visitor’s pass. Visitors with a pass may park in the visitor designated spaces in the Owen Hall parking lot.

Where do I go if the alarm goes off?

If the fire alarm begins to go off, exit the building immediately. Do not use the elevator, only use the stairs. Please move to the front parking lot of the building for further instruction.

What does the panic button in my apartment do?

Panic buttons are located in each bedroom in Owen Hall. These buttons are available for medical or safety emergencies. 

Do not touch the panic button unless there is a really emergency! University Police will be notified if the button is pressed.

Anyone found to have pressed the button without an actual emergency will be fined $100. The top to a soda bottle fits well over the button to prevent inadvertent pressing.

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