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Hoag Student Center

The Hoag Student Center opened in Dahlonega in 1970 and was named for Merritt E. Hoag who was president of North Georgia College from 1949 – 1970. The Student Center reopened in January of 2013 following a yearlong renovation project.

The Student Center is the community center of the campus for all members of the university family: students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and guests.  As the “Living Room” or “hearthstone” of the university community, the Student Center provides the services, conveniences, and amenities the members of the university family need for getting to know and understand one another through informal association outside the classroom. To accomplish these goals, the Student Center provides a variety of offices and services.

Offices housed in the Hoag Student Center include the following:

  • Department of Student Involvement
  • Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
  • UNG Card Office
  • Campus Post Office
  • Student Government Association
  • Nighthawks Entertainment

The following facilities and services may be of special interest to students:

UNG Card Office: The Dahlonega Card Office is located in Room 104. In addition to distributing an ID card, the UNG Card office administers the campus access control system, commuter meal plans, CampusCash, and payment for Rec Center memberships. 

Recreation Equipment: The Hoag Student Center provides two pool tables and two table tennis tables for student use. The pool tables are located in the first floor lounge adjacent to Einstein’s. The table tennis tables are located in a covered area on the first level of the building on the patio outside the Card Office.

Foodservice: Several foodservice outlets are available in the Hoag Student Center. Einstein Bros Bagels is located on the first floor. The food court is located on the second floor and features Twisted Taco and MISO (Asian Cuisine). Also located on the second floor is the P.O.D. Mini Mart which features snack items and sundries. All foodservice operations are managed by UNG Dining Services, which is contracted with ARAMARK Services. Vending machines are also available on the first floor.

Info and Fundraising Tables: The student center provides tables in the second floor lobby for information booths and fundraising tables. Reservation and fundraising requests should be directed to the Student Involvement Office in Room 312.

Campus Post Office: Located in Room 206, the Campus Post Office serves the Dahlonega campus. Post Office Boxes are provided for students living on campus, as well as for officially recognized student organizations. Stamps are on sale and the Post Office can assist you with sending mail and packages through the Postal Service and UPS.

Meeting Rooms: Four meeting rooms are available to reserve for student organization meetings and events. The A-B-C Rooms are located on the second floor and have movable partition walls that allow the rooms to be used individually, as two larger rooms, or as one large room. A small conference room is located on the fourth floor. It will seat 8-10 people. Reservation requests should be directed to the Student Involvement Office in Room 312.

ATM: An ATM from BB&T is available on the second floor of the lobby outside the Post Office and Meeting Rooms. The ATM is accessible only during normal building hours.

Cyber Café & Study Lounge: Located on the third floor, the Cyber Café provides 28 computers and two laser printers for student use. The computers and printers were funded through the Student Technology Fee. Through the Student Technology Fee, each student receives a $9 credit on their print account that will allow 300 black and white pages per semester. Students needing additional printing can add funds to their Campus Cash account in the UNG Card Office. In addition to the computers, a number of comfortable chairs and sofas are available for individual and group study.

Great Room: The Great Room is located on the third floor and serves as special event space for receptions, guest speakers, dances, and exhibits. When not used for special events, the Great Room serves as a quite area for students to relax, study and visit with friends. The Great Room features a giant fireplace, stained glass windows and displays flags of the home nations of our international students. Reservation requests should be directed to the Student Involvement Office in Room 312.

Bob Owens Gallery: Named in memory of Robert “Bob” Owens, who served as head of the Fine Arts Department from 1972 – 2002. The gallery features exhibits by UNG faculty and students as well as visiting artist exhibitions. The Gallery is located in Room 311.

Student Veteran Lounge: A special lounge is provided in Room 319 for UNG students who are veterans of the United States armed forces. The lounge provides a place for students, who are continuing their education after serving our nation, to study, relax, and interact with other veterans. Access to the lounge requires special access. Veterans should contact the Financial Aid Office to have your ID Card programmed for the card swipe lock on the door.

Meditation Room: A small multi-faith meditation room is provided in Room 317. The purpose of the meditation room is stress reduction and it provides a quiet place for reflection, meditation, and prayer. The room is available for religious and non-religious contemplation whenever the building is open and can be used by multiple individuals or small groups of students.

Hoag Student Center Auditorium: Located in Room 342, the auditorium is available for student organizations and departments to reserve for special events. Movies, lectures, concerts, and fundraising events are frequently held in the auditorium. The auditorium seats 300 and provide a large stage with theatrical lighting and curtains, professional PA system, dressing rooms, a grand piano, as well as a large screen and digital projector. Reservation requests should be directed to the Student Involvement Office in Room 312.

Student Organization Center: Located on the fourth floor is the Student Organization Center. The center provides shared workspace, organizational lockers, office equipment and supplies to assist student organization officers to fulfill their duties and responsibilities. To register to use the center and sign out a locker key, please see the coordinator of student leadership in Room 309


Gainesville Student Center Exterior Shot

The Gainesville Campus Student Center is the hub of life on campus. The building contains the following offices and services:

  • Student Affairs/Dean of Students
  • Admissions
  • RStudents seated in Atrium relaxingegistrar
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Counseling
  • Career Services
  • Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Student Involvement
  • Bookstore
  • Dining Services Food Court
  • Stage


In addition, Student Involvement oversees the following services for students:

Game Room/Cyber Café: The game room and Cyber Café, located in the Student Center on the Gainesville Campus, offer students a place to relax and socialize. The game room offers air hockey, pool tables, ping pong tables and video games. The game room also has surround sound, and students vote on the musical playlist. Tournaments with prizes are frequently hosted in the game room. The Cyber Café offers computers which can be used for gaming, email, or schoolwork, and there is a printer. The Cyber Café is designed to have an informal atmosphere where groups of students can gather to socialize and study.

Lockers: Lockers are provided in the Gainesville Campus Student Center. Lockers are for daily use only. Items left in lockers overnight will be moved to the Office of Student Life. Please use a lock with your locker. You may check out a lock from the Office of Student Life or use your own. Student Life is not responsible for lost items.

Alatoona Study Room Gainesville Student CenterStudy Rooms: The student center contains four study rooms, which students are able to reserve at the Information Desk or in Student Involvement. They are designed to provide not-so-quiet study space for groups (or, if they are not needed by groups, for individuals). These rooms are particularly ideal for larger study groups who need to be able to talk and share ideas as they pursue academic success. Each study room is named after a Georgia lake: Allatoona, Burton, Lanier, and Hartwell.

Each study room features a small conference table and approximately six chairs around that table. Additionally, each features some type of soft seating such as a sofa or a pair of armchairs. Rooms are all equipped with a dry-erase board, a computer, and a desk as well. The computers print to the printer at the Information Desk, which also supplies dry-erase markers and board cleaner to users of the rooms.


Meeting Rooms: 
The Student Center offers four meeting rooms, numbered 1 through 4. These meeting rooms may be reserved by any UNG  faculty or staff member for meetings of clubs, offices, committees, and so on. They also serve as overflow study rooms. Meeting Room 1 is a teleconference room; additionally, all the meeting rooms are equipped with dry erase boards, computers, and projectors.

Meeting Room One in Gainesville Student Center
On the Oconee Campus the Student Resource Center (SRC) is a great to be when you are not in class. The building contains the following offices and services:
  • Student Involvement
  • Language Lab
  • Coffee Bar
  • Vending
  • Library
  • Multipurpose Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Atrium

You will find a number of seating areas throughout the SRC for students to relax or study.  Many of these areas have outlets where you can plug in your electronic devices.
In addition, Student Involvement oversees the following services for students:

Gaming TV: Located in the SRC, there is a gaming TV with one or two gaming systems connected to it.  Students can check out games and controllers for those systems in the library.  Those items are available as long as the library is open.

Microwave: The Student Government Association has provided a microwave for student use in the SRC Atrium.  It is located near the vending machines.

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