UNCG Magazine

Celebrating UNCG's 125th Anniversary

At residence

From the Quad to North and South Spencer to Mary Foust and Guilford, from the High Rises to the newer halls on Spring Garden and in Spartan Village, these are the places students expand their understanding of people and cultures and build friendships that will last a lifetime. The residential colleges and living-learning communities have taken that one step further.

Reunion 2017

“I loved living on the Quad, which was the center of activities and celebrations,” Martha Honeycutt ’67 said. She lived in Gray her first year; all others in this photo lived in Coit. At that time, Carolyn Black ’67 notes, no African American women roomed with white women, but friendships developed. “We were all Southern girls who learned to live through our cultural differences, shared stories of our experiences in high school and talked about our strict parents.” Back, l-r: Gail Maultsby Caison ’67, ’74 MED, Martha Simpson Honeycutt ’67, Martha Foures ’67; Front, l-r: Jackie Sparkman ’67, Yvonne Cheek ’67, Carolyn Black ’67

Welcome to the G

When Dean Brett Carter knocks on your door during the first month of classes, you’re not in trouble. It’s a welcoming party. You’re in for a treat, literally. Faculty and staff volunteers join in handing out goodie bags to all residents. They remind them about key points of contact.


It’s a time of transition for most, and a successful first year means support, communication and an eye on success.

photo of a couple outside a dorm in the evening

Did You Know?

The Quad halls were designed by architect Harry Barton, who also designed the auditorium, Brown Building, Curry Building and more. The Quad was renovated almost a decade ago.

“During my time at UNCG, dorm life was the center of everything. I have to say I was most impacted by the friends I met and lived with for four years. When else in life do you find yourself amidst a huge group of people in the same situation? Same age, both excited and anxious about starting college, studying hard and all living together.”