411: Governor's Hall

As promised, I have more information to share with you about housing options on campus.  This post is about my residence hall, Governor's Hall, one of the most popular residence halls on campus.  I had to wait for about 8 hours on "Somewhere on Campus Day" to get in, and it has proven to be well worth the wait.  Governor's Hall contains both single and double rooms arranged in a suite, so people who want to either live alone or with a friend, (or alone but with a friend!) can find the best of both worlds here.  Two single rooms, one double room, and a spacious bathroom to each suite.  Because Governor's Hall opened in 2003, it is (for the time being!) the newest residence hall on campus, and one of the nicest.  The furniture is in excellent condition, and it is located conveniently close to the athletic center, academic buildings, and dining hall.  

Here are some of the amenities offered to residents in GH: 

  • One microwave-refrigerator per room
  • Carpeted Rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Community kitchen (great for baking or cooking those foods you miss from home!)
  • TV lounges
  • Vending area
  • Several study lounges
  • Computer lab with free printing (bring your own paper)
  • High-speed Internet - one port per student and wireless hot spots
  • Basic cable service
Check out the floor plan and pictures below for a glimpse into a typical Governor's Hall suite!  
A view of Governor's Hall from the front.  The distinctive clock tower lights up at night. 

Below: views of a double room in Governor's Hall.  Comes furnished with micro-fridge, bedside table, bed, desk, chair, and dresser.

Below: pictures of a typical single room in Governor's (there are two per suite)

Here is what the typical suite bathroom looks like: two sinks with drawers built in, a toilet with its own door for privacy,  and a shower:

Finally, check out the floor plan for Governor's Hall: 

Do you have any questions about Governor's Hall?  Just leave a comment! 


  • Ash says:
    March 21, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Is it possible to get pictures of a single room? Also, since you said one port per student, I will need a cord?

  • UNC Asheville Office of Admissions says:
    March 21, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Ash, I would recommend getting a cord for the internet just in case you cannot tap into the wireless network from your room. In my room, for example, I need to use a cord, but my suitemate is close enough to the hot spot, so she doesn't need to. I will get a few photos of a single room ASAP and publish them on this post, so keep an eye out for those. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Anonymous says:
    April 7, 2011 at 2:48 AM

    I would also appreciate a picture of the single rooms! I'm going to be living in one next year.

  • UNC Asheville Office of Admissions says:
    April 10, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Finally, I was able to get pictures on the singles in Governor's. They are very nice! Enjoy

  • Anonymous says:
    June 18, 2011 at 1:33 AM

    Are the closets similar to closets in the Ridges or do they resemble the closets in Mills?

  • UNC Asheville Office of Admissions says:
    June 21, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    The closets in Governor's and Mills Halls are open (no doors, as in the Ridges), and all have ample shelf space and hanging space. Add the closet storage space with the dresser you'll have in your room (plus other shelf space-see other "411" posts for specifics) and you should have enough space for all of your belongings. We're on a summer break from the blog, so if you have any more urgent questions, feel free to leave them on the "UNCA Admissions" Facebook page for a prompt response.

  • Sarah. C. Harrell says:
    July 15, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    How do you know if you have a single or a double ?

  • UNC Asheville Office of Admissions says:
    July 20, 2011 at 4:29 AM

    Hi Sarah,
    A majority of the rooms on campus are double rooms. If you would like a single room, this is something you'll fill out on your housing form probably sometime this summer (UNC Asheville will contact you about this), and the price will be slightly higher. However, most students will not get a single room since those rooms are already occupied (and, as you might imagine, in very high demand!). Many students will live in a double room for their first year at UNC Asheville and then try to switch rooms for their second year. Hope that helps!

  • Anonymous says:
    October 15, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Is it me,or do are these rooms the biggest from all dorms?

  • UNC Asheville Office of Admissions says:
    October 18, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Yes, these rooms are all quite large, especially if you get a single room!

  • Anonymous says:
    July 16, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    where do you park if you live in this dorm? thank you

  • Andrew James says:
    July 17, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    I want to be alone in my room for me to concentrate on my studies.Do you have noise controls on your guidelines or rules?

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