Historic Gray Hall becomes Honors residence for upperclass students. August 2013 – Research News
Press Release from Lloyd International Honors College
Lloyd International Honors College and the Office of Housing and Residence Life will join in a cooperative venture to make Gray Hall the college’s second residence hall on campus. The college currently has a housing option at North Spencer Honors Residence Hall which serves as the home for more than 180 Honors undergraduates. Gray will open in August 2013 for occupancy exclusively by Honors College sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Academic programming and community activities will be directed to serving Honors upperclassmen interested particularly in research and community engagement. Selected resident student leaders will develop activities that engage the Honors students with Greensboro organizations. Residents will have a full-time on-site Honors adviser to counsel them on their academic plans. College Dean Jerry Pubantz noted the addition of Gray Hall to the residential options for the college’s students would enhance the visibility of the Honors community on campus and provide a wonderful complement to the Honors housing option in North Spencer. Upper level students will be able to choose the Honors residential community that best serves their goals.
Gray Hall is one of seven residence buildings on the Quad and was completely renovated with the others over the past two years. The newly renovated building includes a redesigned parlor and a new community kitchen on the first floor. Additional amenities include lounges for study and/or programming on the second and third floors, laundry facilities on every floor, an elevator, and a new heating and air-conditioning system. Gray Hall is located immediately adjacent to the new east wing of Shaw Hall, providing ease access to the Shaw recreation room and several academic support and community spaces that are located there.
Current Honors students will be able to declare Gray or North Spencer as their first choice housing option during room selection in the spring semester. Information about eligibility requirements for Gray Hall is listed on the Honors College website. For further information students should contact the Honors College office in 205 Foust Administration Building.