Ponder Hall

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Ponder Hall Room

Ponder Hall Common Area

Ponder Hall, renamed in summer of 2018 after Chancellor Emerita Anne Ponder, houses 300 students in single and double rooms arranged in suites of four to six students. Each suite also contains a common living space and a large bathroom. Features include a rooftop lounge and the Down Under, commonly referred to by students as “Dunder”, a late night dining concept, which offers snacks, made-to-order subs and salads, and Starbucks coffee drinks.

Suite arrangements may vary depending on assignment. Dimensions for single and double rooms vary slightly from room to room.

The approximate measurements are:
Double Room – 14′ x 13′
Single Room – 8′ x 13′

Ponder Hall houses one (1) Residential Learning Community (RLC);  the CLOUD RLC. For more information on the RLC in Ponder Hall, please visit our RLC page.

To make a reservation for Ponder Hall Room 011, please contact the front desk of the Housing Office at (828) 251-6700 or reslife@unca.edu.

To make a reservation for Ponder Hall 5th Floor Sky Lounge, please contact Area Director Christopher Hanhan at chanhan@unca.edu.

Amenities Include:

  • One microwave-refrigerator per room
  • Carpeted Rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Laundry rooms
  • Community kitchens
  • TV lounges, including a rooftop lounge
  • Vending area
  • Several study lounges, including designated quiet lounges
  • Computer lab and printing
  • High-speed Internet – one port per student and wireless in every suite
  • Free expanded Basic Cable
  • Sub Shop

Floor Plans

2 Single Rooms, 1 Double

Ponder Hall, 2 single rooms, 1 double room suite floor plan


2 Single, 2 Double

Ponder Hall, 2 single rooms 2 double rooms suite floor plan


4 Single, 1 Double

Ponder Hall, 4 single rooms, 1 double rooms floor plan


Approximate furniture dimensions:

Height: 30″Height: 30″
Height (lofted*): 5′
*from bottom of mattress to the floor. Height can be lowered
Width: 28″Width: 48″Mattress Length: 80″
Depth: 24″Depth: 24″Mattress Width: 3′

Physical Address

Ponder Hall
300 Field Drive
Asheville, NC 28805