Commuters and Adult Learners
No matter how you get here...we are here for you.
The Office of Commuter Services is a resource center that connects commuter students to the University and campus community.
Our goal is to direct you to the services and resources available to you and most importantly help you find ways to get involved and make the most of your college experience.
General commuter information can be obtained through this site. However, you can stop Hoag Student Center, Room 309, if you would like to speak to someone. We would love to meet you!
The commuter students at The University of North Georgia make up over 70% of the student population. The Commuter Council is responsible for communicating with commuter students, serving commuter students, strengthening the morale of commuters and engaging commuters with their campus. Commuter Council regularly hosts events including Welcome Back Events, Meet 'n' Mingle, Commuter Appreciation Days and more.
Join Commuter Council
Commuter Council serves as a unifying force for commuting students that works to fully integrate undergraduate, nontraditional, and graduate commuters into the total life of the University. The council represents the views and concerns of commuter students to the university and facilitates effective communication between commuters, resident students, faculty and staff.
- Commuter Council elections are held every fall and spring.
- Meetings are held every Monday at 4:00pm in the Room C located in Hoag Student Center.
Take a Break on Campus!
If you are looking for a place to hang out between classes, there are many places on the Dahlonega campus.
Student Lounges on Campus
The following places are available for commuters to workout, eat, play pool/ping pong, relax, study or sometimes take a nap:
- Student Center – Food Courts, Cyber Café, Great Room & Student Center Patios
- Newton Oakes Atrium
- HNS Atrium
- Rec. Center
- Library Technology Center
- Any of our dining facilities (Dining Hall, Starbucks or Java City)
Like the great outdoors? Take advantage of the many green spaces on campus!
The Adult Learner Resource Center
The Adult Learner Resource Center is provided for the adult learner (defined as a student who graduated from high school 5 years ago before enrolling in UNG or who is returning to college after some time away). This space is reserved for their use with computers, printer, resource material, tables, chairs, sofas, library books for check-out, and a more quiet area to study in groups or individually. Math tutor(s) are provided to help on a one-on-one basis. Their hours are posted in the window of the room. Open House events are programmed at the beginning of each fall to familiarize students with this dedicated space for the adult learner, as well as meet with Advising Center personnel who will be available to answer your questions. You can contact Brenda Adams, in the Office of Student Involvement, for more information. The Adult Resource Center is located in the Student Center across from the Bookstore. The hours of operation are from 8-8:30 pm., M-TH during the Fall and Spring Semesters, and closes each Friday at 3 pm. During summer semesters, the room closes at 7 pm M-TH and at 1 pm on Fridays.
Are you a military veteran? Please also check with CALM (Center for Adult Learners and Military) .
Second Wind Club
The Second Wind Club is another resource for the adult learner which meets every other Wednesday at noon during the Fall and Spring semesters. This club’s purpose is to provide adults returning to school the benefit of meeting with other adult students and have opportunities to obtain information that will help them be successful students. This support group enables the students to share experiences with each other, as well as learn from workshops, speakers, and provides comfortable space to help with your concerns about your new role as a student.