Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

An aerial view of the Quad
An aerial view of the Quad

The Quadrangle, commonly known as ‘the Quad,” was built between 1919 and 1923. The seven dormitories that make up the area were all designed by Harry Barton of Greensboro, North Carolina: Bailey Residence Hall (1922), Coit Residence Hall (1923), Cotten Residence Hall (1922), Gray Residence Hall (1921), Hinshaw Residence Hall (1922), Jamison Residence Hall (1923), and Shaw Residence Hall (1919).

In 2011, the Quad began a comprehensive renovation of the seven residence halls and a redesign of the outdoor space.