Housing and Residence Life

Atkins Hall Profile

Quick Facts

Established: 1977

Atkins Hall Photos

2013 Charity Partner: Ronald McDonald House

Theme Housing:

W.I.L.D. - Women Involved in Leadership Development,

Facility Overview

Number of floors: 6
Number of rooms?  117
Capacity: 250
Elevator? Yes
Air Conditioning? Yes
Study Room(s)? Yes
Exercise Room? No
Kitchen Access? Yes
Laundry Facilities? Yes
Furniture: Built In

Campus Location:
North: Physical Plant
South: Coltrane Hall
East: Dillard Hall
West: Martin-Schexnider Hall

Atkins Hall, constructed in 1977, is named for the University’s founder and the first President of Slater Industrial Academy (now Winston-Salem State University).  Born to former slaves in Haywood, Atkins received his early education and taught school. A graduate of St. Augustine’s, Raleigh, and on the faculty of Livingstone College, Atkins became principal of Depot Street School in Winston in 1890, where he led in the development of Columbian Heights, a model community surrounding the Slater School. Simon Green Atkins (1863-1934) devoted his life to improving African-American education in North Carolina. He also worked tirelessly to elevate the economic status and to improve the housing and health of his community. Atkins was a man of high principles who emphasized how important it is for youth to develop strong personal character and a willingness to work hard to promote the overall good of society. Atkins Hall is for freshmen women. 

Room Configurations:

Atkins Hall has six floors of double and triple rooms with built in furniture and desks. Each student has a chest of drawers, under bed storage and an individual desk. 

Hall Staff:

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor, a native of Winston-Salem and 2007 graduate of West Forsyth High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2011. She first came to Winston-Salem State University in 2011 as the Assistant Women’s Bowling coach, where she realized her passion for higher education. After her second season of coaching Sarah returned to NC A&T SU to pursue her Master’s Degree in Adult Education. While working on her graduate degree, Sarah also served as a Graduate Hall Director.

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Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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