The University of North Georgia has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony later this month to mark the opening of a new $17.9 million residence hall on its Dahlonega campus.
The university says The Commons consists of two four-story buildings and will house 540 male and female students in single- and double-occupancy, suite-style units.
"The amazing amenities combined with the unique architecture and landscaping of the new residence hall will enhance our students' residential campus experience," says Janet Marling, the university's vice president for student affairs.
The Commons encompasses 118,268 square feet and will feature suite-style living and offers amenities such as study rooms on each floor, laundry rooms, community kitchens, interactive multimedia rooms and upgraded Wi-Fi technology.
Building One of The Commons will have 61 suites that house up to 187 students. Building Two will have 108 suites that house up to 351 students. The buildings will be staffed with 17 resident assistants and a resident director. The facility is across the street from a campus dining hall and is adjacent to a parking deck.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for July 28 at 10 a.m.
The project brings the total number of residence halls on the Dahlonega Campus to nine. The additional housing is needed to address enrollment growth. Student numbers on the Dahlonega Campus have grown steadily—from 3,863 students in fall 2001 to 7,029 students in fall 2015.
Corvias Campus Living is the developer, builder and manager of The Commons. The project is part of the University System of Georgia's $517 million partnership with Corvias to develop 3,733 new beds by fall 2016 and manage 6,195 existing beds of on-campus housing at nine institutions.