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Lewis Hall


Lewis Circle | Dahlonega, GA  30597 | Map
206 residents | Upperclassmen | Co-ed | Traditional | Single and double occupancy

Lewis Hall is a traditional style residence hall built in 1952, with four floors and 117 rooms housing up to 206 upperclassmen. There are approximately 24 residents per floor, with one Resident Assistant (RA) per floor. There are single and double occupancy rooms. Tools to create bunk beds are provided by Residence Life.

Meal Plans

Meal plans are required for residents of the Lewis Hall. See the FAQs tab for more information.

Common Spaces

  • central lobby and basement lobby
  • full kitchen
  • free laundry facilities
  • computer lab with network access

On Each Floor

  • community bathrooms

Room Styles

  • single and double occupancy room (shares bathroom facilities with other residents on floor)
Floor Plans & Features


Each room contains for each student:

  • Floors 1, 3, 4
    • Twin size bed w/standard mattress. Beds may be bunked, lofted, or left single.
  • Floor 2
    • Twin size bed w/XL mattress. Beds may be bunked, lofted, or left single.
  • Dresser
  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Desk w/ chair

Rooms have blue carpet.
Shares a community bathroom on the floor.

Double Occupancy Floor Plan


Single Occupancy Floor Plan



Measurements are approximate.

  • Windows: 42" wide x 60" high
  • Desk
    • Height: 28''
    • Width: 42''
    • Depth: 24''
  • Dresser
    • Height: 28''
    • Width: 36''
    • Depth: 24''
  • Wardrobe
    • Height: 74"
    • Width: 36"
    • Depth: 24"
  • Bed Frame
    • Height: 74"
    • Length: 86.5"
    • Width: 24"

**Room sizes vary; depicted in the floor plan is the smallest possible option.**

Rates and Contract Information

Residence Rates

2017/2018 Proposed Rates Per Semester

Residence Hall Contract Type Meal Plan Occupancy*
Schedule & Contracts
Donovan Hall Traditional Style Required $1,798 / $2,439 Closed between semesters and fall/spring breaks.
Contracts run from 8/18/17 - 5/5/18.
Lewis Hall Traditional Style Required $1,798 / $2,439 Closed between semesters and fall/spring breaks.
Contracts run from 8/18/17 - 5/5/18.
NG Suites Suite Style Required $2,760 / $3,323 Open continuously from mid-August to May.
Contracts run from 8/18/17 - 5/5/18.
The Commons Suite Style Required $2,987 / $3,595 Open continuously from mid-August to May.
Contracts run from 8/18/17 - 5/5/18.
Patriot Hall Suite Style Required $2760 Open continuously from mid-August to May.
Contracts run from 8/18/17 - 5/5/18.
Owen Hall Apartment Style Optional $3,646 Open continuously from mid-August through July.
Contracts run from 8/18/17 - 7/27/18.

*Rates are per person per semester. Does not include price of meal plan.

Housing Contract Information

Newly admitted fall 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. 
  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 2018-2019 will open mid-January 2018.  Residence Life will notify current residents via e-mail and the Residence Life website before the housing contract process opens.  
  2. Current residents living on campus as of spring 2018 will have an exclusive opportunity to complete housing contracts through March 31.  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 31, 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.
Moving In
Move-In Dates & Info

Fall Semester

Friday, August 18 , 2017 for The Commons and Owen Hall

Saturday, August 19, 2017 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 emails will be distributed in early July.

Move-in Information

New residents who have completed a housing contract for fall 2017 will receive an e-mail from Residence Life that contains important room and roommate information in early July. 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 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 18 and will have limited hours on Saturday, August 19.

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 7, 2018
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 semester 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.
  • If you have reserved a loft, it will be placed in your room prior to the move-in day.
  • 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 roommate about how you want your room to be set up (lofted, bunked, etc.). Also discuss who is bringing the larger items (i.e. refrigerator, tv, etc.) if you intend to share.

What You'll Need

Provided Items

(based on double occupancy)

  • 2 beds - Beds may be bunked, lofted, or left single (beds in Owen Hall cannot be lofted, beds in Patriot Hall cannot 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 Hall 200 floor, Donovan Hall B wing, Owen Hall, Patriot Hall, The Commons, and North Georgia Suites)
  • 2 chests
  • 2 desks
  • 2 chairs
  • 2 wardrobes or closets
  • window with blinds
  • One cable TV jack
  • Two data ports (only one data port per room in The Commons)
  • Wi-Fi
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 there is a computer lab in all residence halls)
  • USB Drive
  • Notebooks
  • Pens & pencils
  • Index cards & highlighter markers
  • Paper clips, folders, and other school supplies
  • Stationary & stamps
  • Calculator
  • Planner

Personal Items

  • Stereo/noise-canceling 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/planner
  • Dry erase board and pens for door
  • Study lamp
  • TV/DVD/Blu-ray player/gaming system
  • Small refrigerator (1.7 amp or less)
  • Sealed containers for food
  • A hot pot
  • Extra clothes hangers
  • Posters and simple decorations
  • Lightweight picture frames for walls
  • Small fan
  • Anything that will save space, such as stackable shelves, storage containers, something to put shoes in/on
  • Push pins for Suite/Apartment and Lewis Hall decorations; Command strips for Donovan Hall decorations
  • Frog Tape or painters tape for hanging lighter items on the wall

Other supplies

  • Snack food and drinks
  • Basic eating utensils, plate, bowl, cups, etc.
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight, batteries
  • Laundry detergent (HE for Owen Hall, Donovan Hall & The Commons), stain remover, fabric softener
  • Laundry basket
  • Iron
  • Extra towels, sheets and blankets
  • Stress relievers (games, good books, etc.)
  • Grounded extension cords and surge protectors
  • Safety pins
  • Trash can
  • Small vacuum cleaner or electric sweeper
  • Toilet paper (Suite style and Apartment style)
  • Shower curtain (Suite style and Apartment style)
  • Toilet Plunger (Suite style and Apartment style)
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies (Suite style and Apartment style)
  • Outdoor sandals*
  • Camping hammock*
  • A smile and an open mind

*If you are outdoorsy

DON'T Bring

Any items with an asterisk (*) are prohibited.

  • Lots of stuffed animals
  • Lots of knick-knacks
  • All of your clothes and shoes (Pack for the season.)
  • Everything in your room at home
  • All of 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 Lewis Hall

  • Shower Caddy (with holes)
  • Flip flops for shower
  • Ethernet cord
  • Coaxial cable cord
  • Garbage bags
  • Power strips
  • 3M command strips or 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 you will be sharing this space with another person. Also, there are items not allowed in the UNG Residence Halls. You may access What Should I Bring? for 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.

You will also find the listings on the "Move-In" tab of an individual residence hall page.

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?

Donovan Hall, Lewis Hall, Lewis Annex: The traditional residence halls close between semesters and for fall, winter, and spring breaks. Students should plan in advance and make arrangements for other housing during these times.

North Georgia Suites and The Commons: Remain open for fall, winter, and spring breaks.

Owen Hall apartments: Open during university holidays and breaks as well as open for summer semester through the last day of summer finals.

Is it possible to get a single or private room?

Both double and limited single room options are available in:

  • Lewis Hall (traditional style)
  • North Georgia Suites (suite style)
  • The Commons (suite style) 

All rooms in Owen Hall are single occupancy.

No single rooms, only doubles in: 

  • Donovan Hall and Lewis Annex (traditional style)
  • Patriot Hall (suite style)
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.

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
Do I have to buy a meal plan?

Residents in the following halls are required to purchase a 10, 15, or All Access (unlimited) meal plan. Students are originally assigned an All Access Plan but may change to a 15 or 10 meal plan before or during drop-add.

  • Donovan Hall (traditional style)
  • Lewis Hall (traditional style)
  • Lewis Hall Annex (traditional style)
  • North Georgia Suites (suite style)
  • Patriot Hall (suite style)
  • The Commons (suite style)

Residents in the following hall do not have to purchase a meal plan.

  • Owen Hall (apartment style)

Additionally, there are food vendors in the following buildings:

  • Hoag Student Center: Food court and Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Chestatee Building: Starbucks
  • Library Technology Center: Java City
What does a meal plan cost?

Meal Plan Prices for 2015/2016

  • All Access (unlimited) meal plan - $2,116/semester
  • 15 meal plan (15 meals per week) - $1,969/semester
  • 10 meal plan (10 meals per week) - $1,873/semester
Rent, Parking, Maintenance, etc.
Where can I do laundry and how much does it cost?
Machines are located in each residence hall at no cost to the residents.
How much does it cost to live on campus?

The cost for living in Donovan Hall, Lewis Hall, and Lewis Annex for the 2016-2017 year is:

  • $1,746/semester for double occupancy room
  • $2,368/semester for single occupancy room

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

Can freshmen have a car on campus?

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.

Can I paint/wallpaper my room?
No. There are a number of different people that utilize the residence hall rooms throughout the years, so permanent decorative changes are not allowed, including nails in walls.
What kind of internet connection do the residence halls have?

The following types of internet access are provided in the residence halls:

  • Wireless: The lobbies of each residence hall.
  • Hard-wired network ports: Each individual room has two ports.*
  • WiFi access: Each individual room has WiFi.*
  • Computer labs with network access: Available only in the traditional residence halls (Lewis, Lewis Annex, Owen).

*Residents should provide a network cable to access the hard-wired port or connect to the WiFi access.

You may contact the Department of Information Technology for more information at 706-864-1922.

Do the residence halls have satellite or cable TV access?
Basic satellite TV service is provided in each residence hall room at no additional cost to the student. It is the responsibility of the residents to bring a HD television to access this service.
Do the residence halls have phone service?
Phone lines are not provided. All major cell carriers have service on campus.
How do I get mail?

All incoming residential students are assigned a post office box. Boxes are located in the Hoag Student Center.

Mail should be addressed as:

  • Your name
  • UNG Box #
  • Dahlonega, GA  30597

Getting your key:

Visit the Post Office to pick up your key according the following schedule.

DayDateFirst letter of your last name
Monday 8/17/2015 A-F
Tuesday 8/18/2015 G-J
Wednesday 8/19/2015 K-P
Thursday 8/20/2015 Q-T
Friday 8/21/2015 U-Z

If you miss your day, come back after Monday, August 24, 2015.

What are the visitation hours in Donovan Hall, Lewis Hall, and Lewis Annex?

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

  • Sunday - Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday - Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
What are the visitation policies for Donovan Hall, Lewis Hall, and Lewis Annex?

Members of the opposite sex are allowed in the residence hall front lobbies from 9 AM until closing time each evening (12 midnight Sunday - Thursday, 2 am Friday - Saturday). Visitors of the opposite sex are permitted in the residence hall rooms only during the visitation hours, which are found below.

For safety measures, residents must register visitors of the opposite sex at the RA Office prior to their visit and escort them to and from their room. 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.

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