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Housing & Dining Services
All UNCG students have the option of living on or off campus. Approximately 3,500 students live in 23 residence halls on campus. UNCG houses students without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin.
Students may request residence halls or roommates by name, and whenever possible, such requests will be honored.
Each residence hall is staffed with part-time Residence Directors/Head Residents who are graduate students or seniors. These Residence Directors/Head Residents supervise undergraduate Community Advisors, who also live in the building. In addition, each hall forms a hall council made up of elected student representatives. These staff and student representatives work together to build an academically supportive community in each hall.
All residence hall rooms are furnished with beds, dressers, and desks. All have community bathrooms by floor or wing. Some residence halls are equipped with one or more lounges, recreation rooms, study rooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. All have local telephone service and automated voice mail in their rooms. Long distance service is available through a designated carrier contracted by the University, or by using a personal calling card.
Students provide their own bed linens, blankets, lamps, and curtains. All windows are equipped with mini-blinds.
To request a space, students must return to the Office of Housing and Residence Life the following:
- Completed application card
- Advance rent payment of $150
Upon receipt of the Advance Rent Payment and the Completed Application Card, the student will be sent a UNCG Relocation Kit which provides additional information about campus housing and other services. See current housing costs.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life offers a variety of housing options to new and continuing students.
New Freshmen Students have the following options:
- Single Gender Halls
- Coed Halls
- The First Year Experience (a predominantly freshman hall)
- The Fitness and Well-Being Program
- The International Program
- Cornelia Strong College in Moore/Strong Hall*
- The Residential College in Mary Foust Hall*
- New Transfer Students have the following options:
- Single Gender Halls
- Coed Halls
- The Fitness and Well-Being Program
- The International Program
- Grogan College
- Cornelia Strong College in Moore/Strong Hall*
- The Suites of Tower Village
- New Graduate Students have the following options:
- The International Program
- The Suites of Tower Village
- South Spencer Hall
Continuing Students have the following options:
- Single Gender Halls
- Coed Halls
- The Fitness and Well-Being Program
- The International Program
- Cornelia Strong College in Moore/Strong Hall*
- The Suites of Tower Village
* Separate application and acceptance is required for these programs.
Residence Hall Policies
All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All students are issued a hall entry key. Each student may host non-resident guests during the hall's posted visitation hours. Currently, each hall is governed by one of the following three policies:
Guests allowed from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am, Monday through Thursday; until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday; and until 1:00 am on Sunday.
Guests allowed from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am Monday through Thursday, and from Friday at 12:00 pm through Sunday at 1:00 am.
Guests allowed 24 hours a day, seven days a week
The signing of a housing contract does not automatically assure one of space in a residence hall.
Housing agreements are in force for the period indicated on the contract. The right to occupy a room terminates as of the contract period. UNCG reserves the right to require any student whom it finds, after due process, an undesirable tenant to vacate a residence hall room within 48 hours notice. Should a student be dismissed or withdraw from UNCG, the room is expected to be vacated within 48 hours. The space then becomes available for reassignment by UNCG.
All room assignments are considered final until the first day of classes.
UNCG reserves the right to make changes in room assignments in order to consolidate space and to transfer students to other residence halls during the school year.
Off Campus Housing
The Information Desk in Elliott University Center maintains a self-help facility which makes available listings of off-campus accommodations sent to EUC by private landlords. Persons can use the off-campus housing resource center in EUC during normal operating hours.
University Dining Services
A variety of dining options are available on campus, including Chick-fil-A, two Pizza Hut Express locations, Taco Bell, College Avenue Bakery (featuring Krispy Kreme Doughnuts), Healthy Choice Deli, 1891 Ice Cream Shop, The C-Store and Smart Mart (convenience stores), Mrs. Field's Cookies, Spencer's Food Court, Elliott Center Soda Shop, and Dogwood Cafe. In addition, the new Bryan Mini Food features Blimpie, Starbucks, and Krispy Kreme. Students may use dining plan cash accounts, called "Spartan Express," to make purchases in any of these locations. The CAF, located in the University Dining Hall, offers traditional board all-you-can eat meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
All students who live in the University residence halls are required to participate in one of the dining plans. The CAF Dining Club is a plan designed for freshmen with unlimited CAF meals and access to the CAF. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, transfers, graduate students and commuters may also choose from the Meal Select Plan with 150 meals in the CAF and $150 Dining Dollars. Juniors, seniors, graduate students and commuters have an additional option of the ALL Dining Dollars plan with $750 per semester. (Any meals remaining during a semester do not carry forward to the next semester.)
Money that is part of an initial dining plan (Dining Dollars) carries over from fall to spring semester only. Additional deposits to a Spartan Express account can be made anytime through the Spartan Services Hospitality Desk, located in the Atrium, University Dining Hall, or at any dining services cash register. Cash, checks, MasterCard and VISA are accepted. Additional deposits to a dining account carry over as long as the student is enrolled at UNCG.
Changes in dining plans are allowed during the first weeks of the semester, until the last day of drop/add. No changes will be made after that date. No dining plan refunds are made except for "official withdrawal" from the University. ("Official withdrawals" are detailed in Residence Life Housing Contracts.) Dining plan refunds are prorated. See current dining plan costs.
Traffic and Safety Regulations
All student-legislated and administrative campus regulations are published in the UNCG Student Handbook which is distributed to all students each year. Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by those regulations established for the UNCG community. Some of these are reviewed below.
Parking regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless signs in an area indicate otherwise.
Vehicles found in violation of UNCG traffic rules will be issued a violation notice with a penalty of from $10.00 to $100.00 depending on the violation. Outstanding violations will be charged against the student's account in the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office. Vehicles deemed to be committing a serious enough violation or accumulating several violations may be towed from campus at the owner's or operator's expense.
Students may keep motor vehicles on campus provided the vehicles are properly registered with Parking Services and display a valid UNCG parking permit. To obtain current parking permit fee information, call 336/334-3340.
UNCG reserves the right to make changes in these charges without advance notice.
Regulations Relating to Public Safety
Alcoholic Beverage Policies
North Carolina law prohibits the consumption, purchase, or possession of alcoholic beverages by people under the age of 21, effective October 1, 1986. The University operates under this provision of the law.
Individual consumption of beer, unfortified wines, and/or spirituous liquors is permitted for those of legal age in student residence hall rooms and in selected public areas of the University in accordance with the Student Alcohol Policy contained on the UNCG Policies for Students webpage www.uncg.edu/saf/studiscp/Alcohol.html.
University Policy Concerning Abuse of Alcohol/Illegal Drugs
In accordance with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, which require that all students receive annual notice of the laws/policies regarding alcohol and drug abuse, the following information is provided:
Illegal or abusive use of drugs or alcohol by any member of the University community can adversely affect the educational environment and will not be accepted. Abuse of these substances can result in numerous physical and psychological health problems. Its use is a factor in organ damage, increased risk of personal injury, impaired judgment, a factor in sexually transmitted diseases, and more.
Policies on alcohol and drugs can be found on the Policies for Students webpage at: www.uncg.edu/saf/studiscp/Manual.html.
Services for students experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs are available through Student Health Services. They include the health clinic (334-5340) and counseling (334-5874). Educational programs are also provided through the Wellness Center (334-3190).
Possession/Use of Narcotics and Other Dangerous Drugs
The use, possession, sale, or distribution of products such as marijuana, LSD, barbiturates, or amphetamines is strictly prohibited. UNCG is prepared to take disciplinary action up to and including dismissal of students involved in such practices. Furthermore, because violation of federal and state laws is involved, UNCG has an obligation to report any information concerning such practices to proper authorities. Please refer to the University's Policy on Illegal Drugs in Appendix B.
Firearms or Other Weapons on University Property
North Carolina law declares it unlawful for anyone to possess or carry (whether openly or concealed) any gun, rifle, or other weapon on property owned, used, or operated by a public or private educational institution. See also UNCG's Policies for Students webpage at: www.uncg.edu/saf/studiscp/Weapons.html.
Policies Relating to Disruption of Educational Process
The complete statement of University Policies, Procedures, and Disciplinary Actions in Cases of Disruption of Educational Process is printed on the Policies for Students webpage at: www.uncg.edu/saf/studiscp/Disrupt_Conduct.html. It was adopted by the UNC Board of Governors on October 26, 1970.
Policy Relating to Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom
The complete statement of the University's Policy Regarding Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom is printed on UNCG's Policies for Students webpage at: www.uncg.edu/saf/studiscp/Disrupt_Class.html. This policy was adopted by the UNCG Faculty Council on April 9, 1991.
Services for Students
Adult Continuing and Evening Students Office (ACES)
104 Elliott University Center
The Adult Continuing and Evening Students (ACES) Office provides expanded services for non-traditional adult and returning UNCG students who qualify. The Office of Adult Continuing and Evening Students offers assistance in the form of admissions advising and support services. The ACES office is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The phone number for the ACES Office is 336/334-5757.
Campus Ministries (Associated Campus Ministries Center, Stirling Street)
Eight religious organizations are part of United Campus Ministries: Baptist Student Union, Hillel, Presbyterian, St. Mary's (Episcopal), Catholic Student Fellowship, Wesley-Luther (United Methodist and Lutheran), and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (non-denominational). Each of these organizations sponsors a schedule of activities which are open to the entire University community. Campus ministers serve as advisors for their respective organizations and are also available for personal counseling or as resource persons for other groups or organizations. Several religious organizations are active at UNCG.
Career Services Center
(First and Second Floors, Foust)
The mission of the Career Services Center is to provide guidance and resources to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni for their lifelong career development. The Career Services Center staff members strive to provide the very best services and strongly subscribe to a "student-centered" philosophy. Services are provided in three major areas:
- Career planning
- Experiential learning
- Employment assistance/continuing education planning
Staff members are available to assist students and alumni with their career plans through individual appointments and group workshops. A number of tools are available to help students assess individual interests, values and skills, and work setting preferences. A computerized guidance system (Discover) is available to students and alumni who want to examine major/career options or gather information on various occupations. The Center maintains two Resource Libraries which house career information, employer literature, listings of part-time jobs, internships, and full-time employment, school district applications, the Spartan Career Connection, and access to the Internet.
Experiential learning services provided by the Center aid students in locating credit or non-credit, paid or unpaid internship opportunities within the local Triad area as well as in other locations world-wide. Also, part-time employment and summer job opportunity information is available.
Full-time job search assistance is provided through a number of programs and services. Individual appointments may be scheduled with staff to discuss career and job search strategies. Career-related workshops are scheduled throughout the fall and spring semesters to assist students with resumé development, interviewing preparation, job search strategies, and graduate school preparation. A number of special events are sponsored including the annual Career Day, Education Career Day, Internship/Summer Job Fair, Internship/Part-time Job Fair, and Nursing Career Day to aid students with making employer contacts. Seniors, graduate students and alumni are encouraged to register with the Career Services Center so that they may utilize the following services: the On-Campus Interview Program and the Computerized Job Referral Service.
Please contact the Career Services Center for further information and individual appointments at 336/334-5454.
Cashiers and Student Accounts Office
The Cashiers and Student Accounts Office is open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is located in 151 Mossman Building (336/334-5831). Students may cash personal checks up to $50 in this office with proper identification. All outstanding tuition and fee payments are made in the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office. The office also handles the distribution of financial aid checks at the beginning of each semester.
Disability Services, Office of
(157 Elliott University Center)
The Office of Disability Services advises and assists in securing academic support services requested by qualified disabled students. Specific services are provided on an individual basis and aimed toward enabling students with disabilities to compete on an equal basis in the classroom with their peers. Currently, over 300 students receive some type of academic assistance. Students must register with the office and provide any necessary documentation prior to receiving services. For further information, call 336/334-5440 (voice & TDD).
Financial Aid Office (723 Kenilworth Street)
Through its Financial Aid Office, UNCG administers an extensive financial aid program which provides assistance to approximately half the University's enrolled undergraduates. Available aid includes scholarships, grants, loans, and work.
The Financial Aid Office assists students with all phases of financial aid application, processing, and awarding. Current FAFSA applications may be obtained in this office as well.
For information on programs, services, and application procedures, contact the Financial Aid Office at 336/334-5702.
Spartan ID Center (Walker Avenue Parking Deck)
Spartan (University) IDs are required for use of many campus facilities and services (library, student health center, campus post office box, student recreation center, computer labs). New undergraduates should have their University IDs made during SOAR (Summer Orientation program). IDs for continuing students are automatically updated after these students pay their tuition and fees.
Lost or damaged IDs will be replaced upon presentation of a $10 replacement fee.
Instructional and Research Computing (IRC)
Instructional and Research Computing, a department of Information Technology, provides comprehensive computing support and resources to students and faculty. The campus supports a highly distributed network supported by Novell file servers, over 150 departmental network printers, and a SUN-based Solaris running AFS for UNIX support.
Instructional and Research Computing operates twenty instructional labs in fourteen buildings. The labs house both Windows and Macintosh computers connected to the campus-wide network, UNCGNET, for Novell, and Internet host, print, and file services. Information Technology provides local and wide area network services.
Pentium Windows microcomputer laboratories are available for student and faculty use in Bryan (4 labs), Elliott, Ferguson, Graham, McIver, Jackson Library, Stone, Moore, Mary Foust, Brown, HHP, and Petty. Apple Macintosh computer laboratories are located in Elliott, McIver, Moore-Strong, Ferguson, Mary Foust and Brown. All of the microcomputer laboratories are Novell networked and linked to each other and the Unix machines by the UNCG network.
UNCG is an Internet node. The Internet is a wide-area network connecting UNCG with universities, research institutions and other institutions around the world. The Internet provides access to the North Carolina Supercomputing Center in the Research Triangle Park, to other supercomputers, and to computers where special logins provide students and faculty with access to many additional services.
IRC offers workshops, consultation, and short documents on campus network products.
The International House/Phillips-Hawkins Residence Hall
The International House/Phillips-Hawkins Hall is a residential community on the UNCG campus open to all students who have an interest in living and learning about people from other parts of the world. In addition to international students studying at UNCG, the International House should be of particular interest to American students who have participated or wish to participate in study abroad or for students who wish to improve their foreign language skills. Operated in close collaboration with the Office of International Programs, the Departments of Romance Languages and German, Russian, and Japanese, the INTERLINK Language Center, and the International Student Association, and with the guidance of an advisory board of Faculty Fellows, the House offers a rich program of language learning, cultural orientation and social activities with an international flavor.
For more information, contact the Office of International Programs, 336/334-5404.
International Programs Office (127 McIver Street)
The Office of International Programs provides leadership and coordination of the University's international education efforts. The Office administers student and faculty exchange programs between UNCG and partner universities abroad; assists students and scholars who seek funding for international activities; and provides support services and programming to UNCG's growing international student population. The Office also coordinate The University of North Carolina Exchange Program (UNC-EP) on behalf of the UNC System.
The Office promotes and conducts UNCG's various Study Abroad programs and provides counsel to students seeking to spend part of their educational program overseas. Students are encouraged to make use of Office resources as they plan their international experiences.
International Student Services
The International Student Advisor and staff assist international students in making the experience of international education a rewarding one. Staff members provide information about Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) regulations, and University/community resources. The Office also coordinates and supports UNCG's INTERLINK Program, which provides high quality English as a Second Language instruction to students needing language preparation before beginning their university studies (Mendenhall Basement, 336/334-4700).
Learning Assistance Center (159 Reynolds Hall)
The Learning Assistance Center provides programs and services to help undergraduates improve their academic performance and achieve their educational goals. Free services for all undergraduates include: advising/counseling, tutoring, academic skills assessment, learning style assessment, academic skills workshops and learning assistance handouts and brochures. For further information on programs and services, call 336/334-3878.
Library, Walter Clinton Jackson
Located centrally, Jackson Library towers over other campus buildings.
The Library now owns over 2,525,000 items including 675,000 federal and state documents and 910,000 items in microtext. It subscribes to approximately 5,300 newspapers, periodicals, and other serials. Access to more than 120 online full-text and bibliographic databases, and the Internet vastly expands the information resources available to students and faculty. The Library's Home Page on the World Wide Web at: http://library.uncg.edu/ is an excellent starting point for learning about all Library services and resources. Collections include a generous selection of reference resources, bibliographies, periodicals, and materials reserved for class assignments.
The Library includes reading rooms, carrels and study areas in the stack sections, and faculty studies. Two special facilities are worth noting: the CITI (Center for Information Technology and Instruction), a computer lab frequently used for instruction; and Computing and Information Systems' SuperLab, an open computer lab with 150 PCs and Macs available for use by UNCG students, faculty, and staff. Both labs are located on the first floor in the Tower area.
Staff members are always available to provide information and assistance. Specialized services offered by the staff include orientation tours and instruction in how to use library and electronic information resources. Information about most library materials may be accessed through JACLIN Plus, the online system.
Special collections include historical physical education materials; cello music collections; the Randall Jarrell Collection; the Lois Lenski Collection; the Woman's Collection; collections devoted to the history of dance, the book as an art form, and modern private presses; and a notable collection of rare books in several fields.
The Library is a depository for the University archives and for material relating to the history of UNCG. It is a selective depository for U.S. government documents as well as a depository for State documents. The Library also houses limited spoken-word and leisure-listening music record collections.
All students cross-registered in the Greater Greensboro Consortium have direct lending access to the libraries of these institutions. Those not cross-registered may borrow directly from the other libraries for specific projects by application through the library at their home institution.
Orientation for New Undergraduates
(155 Elliott University Center)
The Office of Orientation coordinates a variety of programs which bring together faculty, administrators, and upperclass students to welcome new students to the campus and to assist with the transition process into the UNCG community. Programs have been designed to meet the needs of traditional and nontraditional students. Orientation activities include academic advising and registration for classes, along with tours of the campus and campus resource fairs. French, Latin and Spanish language placement tests are given at this time.
Students entering UNCG in the fall semester are expected to participate in Spartan Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR): Part I, Advising and Registration, takes place in early summer, and Part II, Spartan Welcome Weekend, occurs just prior to the beginning of fall classes in August. Likewise, orientation programs are planned for students entering UNCG in January, prior to the beginning of spring semester classes.
Parking Services Office
(Walker Avenue Parking Deck)
University Parking Permits may be obtained from the Parking Services Office. Parking permits are valid for the academic year. Permits purchased later in the year are prorated. Please call 336/334-3340 for current permit fee information.
Special Support Services (109 Park)
Special Support Services is an educational support program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and UNCG.
The program provides academic, counseling and advisement services to undergraduate students in a supportive and inviting atmosphere that enables them to achieve high levels of success at UNCG.
Special Support Services offers a variety of free services to eligible students, all focused primarily on individual student needs. The services include 1) a professionally supervised skills lab for enhancement of reading, test taking, and study proficiency as well as computer literacy and word processing, 2) individual and small group tutoring, and 3) academic, career, personal, and graduate school counseling and advisement. Services are provided by a caring and well-trained staff.
Students may enroll at any point in their college careers and have continuing access until graduation. For more information call 336/334-7533.
Speech and Hearing Center (300 Ferguson)
Students with speech, language, voice, or hearing problems may receive evaluation and therapy from the Speech and Hearing Center operated by the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department.
Student Academic Services - SAS (159 Mossman)
The Office of Student Academic Services (SAS) coordinates faculty advising and provides academic support services.
The Office offers assistance in the following areas: academic good standing (probation/suspension), appeals and advisor assignments; changing a major; CLEP exams; consortium courses; correspondence courses; declaring a major, double major or minor; degree audit preparation; learning assistance; ROTC; study abroad; and withdrawal from the University.
The Office also reviews undergraduate student requests for all University policy exceptions.
Student Affairs Office (149 Mossman)
The Office of Student Affairs provides coordination and oversight for a number of departments concerned with the quality of student life at UNCG. Those include Campus Recreation, Career Services, Counseling and Testing Center, Disability Services, Elliott University Center, Housing and Residence Life, Multicultural Affairs, Orientation, Student Life, and Student Health Services. Student Advocacy Services and Student Conduct are found in the Office of Student Affairs. The work of Student Affairs emerges from student ideas, interests, and concerns.
Student Evening Services (105 EUC)
Student Evening Services provides limited assistance for Admissions, Cashier, Financial Aid, Graduate School, Student Health Services, Postal Services, University Registrar, Student Academic Services, Student Affairs, and Traffic Records during evening hours.
Student Evening Services is located at 105 Elliott Center and is open 5 - 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Students may call SES at 336/334-4290.
Student Health Services
(Gove Student Health Center)
The mission of the Student Health Services is to maintain the physical, psychologica1, environmental and health education needs of UNCG students. This mission is fulfilled through the delivery of primary, preventive and educational services which are responsive, accessible and of high quality. As a health organization operating within an academic institution, the Student Health Services is also committed to the support of the educational, research and service missions of the University. This commitment is demonstrated through the participation in and support of programs and activities which enhance the overall well-being of the University community.
Students are encouraged to have their personal physicians communicate specific medical information about significant health problems, physical limitations and psychological or emotional difficulties so that appropriate health services can be continued. Health care providers, including physicians, physician extenders and nurses, are available in the Health Center by appointment (336/334-5334) or walk-in during regular clinic hours (8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday; 9:00 am - noon, Saturday; 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sunday) to provide students with primary medical care, including gynecological services and sports medicine. Clinical support services include laboratory, x-ray and pharmacy services.
Students enrolled for nine or more hours pay a Student Health Fee each semester. This fee pays for medical office visits and Health Education and Wellness Programs and services. Additional charges are assessed for some support services, such as laboratory procedures, pharmaceutical items and x-rays. Students who take less than nine hours may elect to pay the fee or may choose to be seen on a "fee-for-service" basis at a rate comparable to charges in the local medical community.
Students referred for hospitalization, specialty care and diagnostic services not offered through the Student Health Services are responsible for the cost of these services. Students are strongly urged to obtain adequate health insurance to ensure financial coverage for unanticipated medical expenses. A cost-effective health insurance policy, designed specifically for a student population, is available to health-fee paying students. For more information, please contact the Student Health Services' Administrative Office, 336/334-5340, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Wellness Center interacts with students to encourage healthy lifestyle decisions and enable more informed health care choice. Both individual and group consultation are available to address a wide range of topics, including fitness, nutrition, sexuality, sexual victimization, sexually transmitted diseases, substance misuse, self-esteem and self-image problems, stress management and many others. For more information, call 336/334-3190.
Counseling and Testing Center
The primary service of the Counseling and Testing Center (CTC) is to help students meet the challenges and overcome the obstacles of their college years. Information shared between a student and a therapist is strictly confidential and will not be released without the student's written permission. The CTC offers brief individual, group, and couples' counseling and psychotherapy for enrolled students, as well as crisis intervention and referrals to community agencies. Psychological consultation is available to students, faculty, and staff concerned with the welfare of someone they know to be experiencing difficulty, such as another student, family member, etc. We are also available to the University community to provide consultation and assistance in developing a campus environment that fosters positive mental health. To make an appointment call the CTC at 334-5874.
The Counseling and Testing Center also administers standardized educational testing, including National Teacher Exams (The Praxis Series), Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Miller's Analogy Test (MAT), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Applications and information on these and other testing programs are available in the Counseling and Testing Center (336/334-5874), and on the Testing Line (336/334-4156).
University Registrar's Office (180 Mossman)
The Office of the University Registrar (336/334-5946) is responsible for the registration of all students in academic credit courses offered by the University. Registration is web-based or by voice response on the University's automated student information system, uncGenie. All aspects of this process, including the preparation of schedule materials, demographic updates, registration scheduling and processing are handled by this office. In connection with registration, the University Registrar's Office is also responsible for grade processing at the close of each semester, and maintains the official academic records for all current and former students.
Other services provided by this Office include the following:
The University Registrar's Office certifies student enrollment to various agencies and institutions upon the student's written request. Academic honors and athletic eligibility are also certified by this office.
Change of Address or Name
All University-related mailings access the demographic files maintained by the University Registrar's Office. A student can update his/her demographic information on the web by accessing uncGenie; presentation of a legal document is required to process a name change.
Graduation and Commencement
Undergraduate students must apply to the University Registrar's Office by the semester deadlines published in the University Academic Calendar in order to be certified for graduation. The University Registrar's Office coordinates the ordering of diplomas and Commencement activities.
Summer Session Credits
Approval to be a visiting student at another college and to have the credits transferred to UNCG for degree credits must be obtained from the Office of the University Registrar.
Transfer Credit Articulation
The University Registrar's Office provides transfer credit evaluation for students transferring into the University.
Transcript of Academic Record
The University Registrar's Office will provide an official transcript to any student upon written request. Both transcript pick-up, mailing and fax services are available. There is a fee for the issuance of a transcript. Call 336/334-5945 or visit the University Registrar's website for complete instructions about obtaining transcripts.
University Directory Information
The demographic files maintained by the University Registrar are also published in the University Directory.
Unless a student requests in writing to the contrary the University is permitted to release the following types of information without consent:
name, address, telephone number, date of birth, dates of attendance, major, degree, and honors information
Under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a student has the right to request that the disclosure of this information be withheld as long as he/she is enrolled at the University. The above information may be released without permission for students no longer enrolled at UNCG.
If a student wishes to have his/her address and phone number omitted from the University Directory, the student should contact the University Registrar's Office. A form requesting suppression of this information must be filed by September 1 of each year in the University Registrar's Office in order to avoid having the information published in the University Directory.
Information regarding grades and grade point averages is never released to agencies or persons outside the University without the written consent of the student.
Veterans' Services and Certification
Veterans' enrollment certification is handled by the University Registrar's Office.
University Teaching and Learning Center (UTLC) (McNutt)
This center provides instructional support for students and faculty at UNCG through three divisions and the Office of the Director.
Creative Services provides production of audio, video, graphic, and photographic materials for use by faculty in instruction and research. Staff of this division will also consult with faculty concerning various aspects of desktop publishing and multimedia production and presentation.
Classroom Technical Support provides a variety of support services to faculty including repair and maintenance of instructional and research equipment, training in the operation of instructional equipment, and design and installation of instructional presentation systems.
Media Services provides services related to the circulation of instructional videotapes and equipment, small group videotaping and viewing, optical mark scanning for test scoring and data collection, the sale of selected instructional supplies, and K-12 print materials. Instructional equipment and instructional videotapes are available to students with written permission on departmental letterhead and to faculty for classroom use. In addition to the instructional collection, an entertainment collection of 1500+ feature videotapes is available for free loan to the campus. Some restrictions may apply.
The Instructional Development Program, through the Office of the Director, assists faculty in enhancing teaching skills, improving courses, and resolving instructional problems. The office sponsors seminars, workshops, and teleconferences and also offers individual consultation. The office also administers several grants including the Instructional Development Fund, the Faculty Instructional Development Minigrants, and the John and Mary Hamil Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.
The University and all its resources are organized to offer students an academic experience of the first order. Self-realization and growth in individual competencies is achieved through student participation in a variety of co-curricular experiences including social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, spiritual, and governance programs.
The following list represents a portion of programs and activities scheduled on campus during a given academic year:
- UNCG Open House (Preorientation program for prospective students)
- UNCG Theatre
- University Concert/Lecture Series
- African-American History Events
- Women's History Celebration
- Student Government Association
- Luminaire Display
- UNCG Symphony Orchestra
- Athletic Events
- Students Taking Active Responsibility (STAR)
- Family Weekend
- Spring Fling
- Intramural Sports
- Commuter Student Association Deli
- Leadership Education & Development Seminars (LEAD Seminars)
- Career Days
- Fitness Testing
- Fall Kickoff
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
- Office of Student Life Movie Series
- International Festival
- Outdoor Adventures
Elliott University Center
The Elliott University Center (EUC) has been literally and symbolically identified as UNCG's center since it opened in 1953. It is a familiar home base for students, faculty and staff; a meeting place for activities, events, and ceremonies; and a greeting place for campus visitors. Located at a key pedestrian crossroads on campus, the EUC is convenient for most of the UNCG community at some time every day.
EUC provides office space for many student organizations including student government, student media, fraternity and sorority governance groups, and various special interest organizations. EUC houses several departments of the Division of Student Affairs including the Office of Student Life, Multi-Cultural Affairs, Disability Services, and Orientation. Additionally, the Adult Continuing & Evening Students (ACES) offices and the Registration Center of the University Registrar's Office are located in EUC.
Day to day operations in EUC and the coordination of events and activities held in the building are the responsibility of the Office of Student Life (OSL). In its role as building manager, the Office of Student Life sponsors and facilitates programs and services that intentionally foster interaction among students, student organizations, and the University community.
Art exhibits, films, concerts, parties, dances, information tables, leadership and personal development seminars and conferences represent some of the events that EUC hosts each academic year. Specialized spaces include the Information Desk, a computer lab, a game room equipped with billiard tables and video machines, and television viewing rooms. Services are as varied as providing lockers for commuter students, a ride board, and operating a centralized box office for on- and off-campus special events.
The Reservations Office is responsible for coordination of meeting and lounge space in EUC. No rental fee is charged to affiliated student organizations, student study groups, or university departments for use of space. However fees are assessed for special services provided by Elliott Center staff, for special room arrangements other than standard set-up, for catering and for equipment (see EUC Policy Manual). Non-University-affiliated groups wishing to rent facilities will be handled on a case-by-case basis and will be referred to the Office of Continual Learning for sponsorship. Rental and other fees will be charged. Profit-making ventures are excluded by law from the University campus (see Merchandising Policy). The Reservations office is located in room 150-B and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:00 p.m. Call 336.334.5510 for more information.
Dining options in Elliott University Center include McIver's (coffee house), the Dogwood Room (soup/sandwich buffet), Mrs. Hall's at McIver's (convenience store), the Robot Room (vending), and nationally franchised names including Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Krispy Kreme, and Frutazza. Retail space is maintained by the University Bookstore and Central Carolina Bank and Cash Points automated teller machines (ATMs).
Peabody Park is a wooded, grassy, and stream-dissected tract of land at the north end of the UNCG campus. Established as the University's educational park in 1901 by President McIver and the philanthropist George Foster Peabody, the Park has supported the academic and recreational objectives of the University for nearly one hundred years.
Although the Park's original 125 acres have been reduced over the years by University expansion, the portion of the Park that remains is a vital refuge for a wide variety of animals and plants, as well as a pleasant retreat from the business of the Campus. The Park's fields are home to many native and introduced species characteristic of the Carolina Piedmont, while the Park's woods are a fragment of the native oak-hickory forest that once covered this entire region of the United States. The branches of Buffalo Creek that flow through the Park are headwaters of North Carolina's Cape Fear river system. The Peabody Park fields are also home to the campus golf course, and a magnificent outdoor amphitheater that hosted pageants and plays beginning in the 1940s.
More information about the Park can be found by following the Peabody Park link on the Department of Biology web page at www.uncg.edu/bio.
Weatherspoon Art Gallery
(Anne and Benjamin Cone Building)
The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, located on campus in the Anne and Benjamin Cone Building at Spring Garden and Tate Streets, features an outstanding collection of 20th-century American art. More than 4,500 works of art in the Weatherspoon Collection are available for exhibition and study. Willem de Kooning, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg, Alexander Calder, and Andy Warhol are just a few of the recognized artists represented. The gallery schedules more than 20 exhibitions each year and also offers a showcase for student and faculty work. The annual Art on Paper exhibition, sponsored by the Dillard Paper Company (now xpedx), has earned a national reputation.
The Weatherspoon Art Gallery exposes the UNCG community and the greater Piedmont North Carolina community to both traditional and experimental art in all media, and offers public opening receptions, lectures, children's programs, and special events, as well as membership and volunteer opportunities. A museum shop, The Inside Corner, offers unique gifts.
The gallery is free and open to the public. Call 336/334-5770 for additional information.
University Concert/Lecture Series (UC/LS)
Each year, the University Concert/Lecture Series
(UC/LS) presents a varied program of concerts, drama and dance. A committee of faculty, staff, and students serve as an advisory board to the Office of Student Life for the selection of performances.
Season tickets are offered to students at reduced rates and are on sale April through September at the University Box Office in Elliott University Center, 12-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets for individual performances are available beginning in late September. For further information, call the University Box Office and Arts Information Line at 336.334.4TIX (4849).
Music Performance Organizations
All music performance organizations are open to all University students by audition.
- Chamber Singers
- Collegium Musicum
- Jazz Ensembles
- Percussion Ensemble
- Men's Glee Club
- Women's Glee Club
- Show Choir
- Contemporary Players
- University Chorale
- Pep Band
- University Concert Band
- University Symphony Orchestra
- University Wind Ensemble
- University Women's Choir
- World Music Ensemble
- Chamber ensembles for instrumentalists are organized each semester.
University Dance Programs
The UNCG Department of Dance provides performance, choreographic, and production opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Most concerts are produced in the Department's own dance theatre, a 180-seat state-of-the-art facility in the Health and Human Performance Building. The Department produces 5-10 concert programs each semester, with choreography by students, faculty, and guest artists. Auditions for performers are held at the beginning of each semester; other performing opportunities are available by registering for Dance Repertory (DCE 343). Students who wish to participate in backstage crew work may register for the appropriate course or contact the Technical Director. There are limited opportunities for students not enrolled in choreography classes to present their choreography; interested students should contact the Department office.
University Theatre Programs
The Theatre Unit of the Department of Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre has five production programs. These programs present a balanced selection of works each year involving plays, a musical, and an opera. Plays include works selected from a four year rotation among the significant periods and genres of drama and also include works designed for young audiences. These plays offer exceptional opportunities for students to work in all dimensions of theatrical production. All students, regardless of major, are encouraged to audition for shows and to volunteer for backstage opportunities. With the exception of a few professional guest artists, roles are reserved for students and are not cast from non-student community residents.
Four major works, including at least one musical, are produced each year in the theatre in Taylor Building and Aycock Auditorium. Directed by faculty, guest artists, and advanced graduate students, these plays provide a major showcase of student design and acting talent. The UNCG Theatre also co-produces an opera each year in cooperation with the School of Music.
Three plays are usually presented each year in the Studio Theatre series. These plays focus on directing and acting challenges within the Taylor Building Studio Theatre or Curry Auditorium and are directed by M.F.A. directing candidates or faculty.
An average of 35 short plays or scenes are directed and performed by students with faculty supervision in the Workshop Theatre. Numerous roles are available in these shows; and rehearsal periods are limited to 20 hours, making them an excellent opportunity for non-majors to act. Audition notices are posted in the Green Room on the first floor level of the Taylor Building. Productions are scheduled in either Curry Auditorium or the Taylor Building Studio Theatre at 3:30 p.m. on most Monday afternoons after the third week of each semester. Students and the public are invited to attend Workshop Theatre free of charge.
North Carolina Theatre for Young People
The North Carolina Theatre for Young People (NCTYP) Touring Company produces two or three plays each year, which are presented both on campus and toured extensively in North Carolina and the region. In addition, each semester NCTYP produces a major, non-touring production on campus.
Summer Theatre Program
The UNCG Summer Theatre Program produces a series of plays which are presented on campus during June. The program is designed to meet the educational needs of students, especially BFA and MFA candidates who are completing internship requirements. Auditions are open to any enrolled student, however, and summer term practicum courses are available for non-majors.
The Carolinian - UNCG's student newspaper published twice weekly during the academic year except during holidays and examination periods. The purpose of the Carolinian is to publish all campus news; local, state, and national news of relevance to the campus, and other articles of interest to the campus.
The Coraddi - UNCG's student literary magazine published twice during the academic year. The purpose of Coraddi is to publish the work of talented students in the field of poetry, fiction, art and photography. The Coraddi provides experience and training in a non-academic setting to those students interested in editing, illustration, design, layout, and the entire field of magazine publishing.
WUAG - Music 103 is UNCG's student operated radio station located at 103 on the FM dial. WUAG is totally operated by students under the University Station Advisory Board. WUAG is on the air seven days a week offering album-oriented rock and jazz in a progressive, noncommercial format. Its purposes are to entertain and inform students about events on campus and in the community and to provide academic extracurricular radio experience for those interested in broadcasting. WUAG news, programming, music, production and programming departments are open to all UNCG students.
Clubs and Organizations
Campus organizations recognized during the 1998-99 academic year are listed below. The UNCG Student Calendar/Handbook contains detailed descriptions and membership information on formally recognized student organizations and activities. Information is also available online at Elliott University Center's web site: www.euc.uncg.edu/.
- Alpha Delta Mu (Social Work)
- Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshmen)
- Alpha Psi Omega (Communication and Theatre)
- Alpha Sigma Gamma (Real Estate)
- Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting)
- Beta Beta Beta (Biological Science)
- Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Education)
- Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling)
- Delta Pi Epsilon (Business)
- Eta Sigma Gamma (Health Education)
- Eta Sigma Phi
- Financial Management Honor Society
- Gamma Sigma Alpha (Greek)
- Gamma Theta Upsilon (International Geographical Honor Society)
- Golden Chain (Campus honorary society recognizing leadership, scholarship, and service)
- Kappa Delta Pi (Education)
- Kappa Omicron Nu (Home Economics)
- Mu Phi Epsilon (Music)
- National Residence Hall Honorary
- Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)
- Phi Alpha Theta (History)
- Phi Beta Kappa (liberal studies including liberal studies B.S.)
- Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
- Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy)
- Pi Delta Phi (French)
- Pi Kappa Lambda (Music)
- Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)
- Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
- Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)
- UNCG Circle K International
- Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing Sciences)
- Governance Organizations
- Student Government Association
- Graduate Student Association
- Residence Hall Association
- Special Interest Organizations
- Asian Students Initiating Action (A.S.I.A.)
- College Democrats
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Student Association
- International Students Association
- Neo-Black Society (NBS)
- Science Fiction Fantasy Federation
- Spanish American Latino Student Association
- Students United in Caring Concern: Education and Social Support (SUCCESS CLUB)
- UNCG Chapter of the NAACP
- Women Advocating Community
National Societies and Professional Groups, Departmental Clubs
- American Society of Interior Designers
- Association of Nursing Students
- Biology Graduate Student Association
- Black Business Student Association
- Black Nursing Students Association
- Chi Eta Phi Nursing Society, Inc.
- Counselor Education Student Association
- English Society
- ESS Student Majors Association
- Food and Nutrition Club
- History Club
- International Business Society (affiliated with the NCWTA)
- Joint Master of Social Work Student Organization
- Legal Professional Association
- Library and Information Studies Student Association (LISSA)
- Masqueraders Cinematheque/Film Union
- Model United Nations
- National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
- Nutrition Graduate Student Association
- Political Awareness Club
- Prime Movers
- Rotaract Club of UNCG
- Society of Physics Students
- The Geography Club
- UNCG Classics Club
- UNCG French Club
- University Association of Educators of the Deaf
- National Interfraternity Council - Fraternities
- Kappa Delta Rho
- Lambda Chi Alpha
- Pi Kappa Phi
- Sigma Nu
- Sigma Phi Epsilon N.C.
National Panhellenic Association - Sororities
- Alpha Chi Omega
- Alpha Delta Pi
- Chi Omega
- Phi Mu
- Sigma Sigma Sigma
National Panhellenic Council - Fraternities and Sororities
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
- Baptist Student Union
- Catholic Student Fellowship of UNCG
- Hillel, The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
- New Generation Campus Ministries
- Nurse's Christian Fellowship
- Presbyterian Campus Ministry
- Spartan Christian Fellowship
- St. Mary's House
- Wesley-Luther Campus Ministry
- Alpha Phi Omega
- Gamma Sigma Sigma
- Students for Action
- UNCG Circle K International
- UNCG Habitat for Humanity
- University Ambassadors
- University Marshals
- Men's Club Volleyball
- Spartan G's Dance Team
- The UNCG Equestrian Team
- UNCG Fencing Club
- University Club Sports Council
- Women's Soccer Club
Athletics & Recreation
On-campus facilities include gymnasia, weight and exercise rooms, a fitness course, athletic training facility, an indoor swimming pool, dance studios, several golf holes, ten lighted tennis courts, and playing fields for soccer, softball, and other field sports.
The University fields eight men's and eight women's teams:
- Men's & Women's Soccer
- Women's Volleyball
- Men's & Women's Basketball
- Men's & Women's Tennis
- Men's & Women's Golf
- Women's Softball
- Men's Baseball
- Men's and Women's Cross Country
- Men's and Women's Track (Enhanced Running)
- Men's Wrestling
The Athletic Department promotes the University's philosophy of a student-athlete through its affiliation with the NCAA Division I and the Southern Conference.
In the Division I era (since 1991), athletic teams have achieved national rankings, earned NCAA Tournament berths and captured numerous conference championships. Men's and women's soccer and basketball teams, softball and baseball teams and individuals competing in wrestling and women's golf have reached the NCAA Tournament. In the Division II era (1967-88) the men's soccer team won five national championships and the women's basketball team had second- and third-place finishes. Women's tennis was national runner-up. A men's golfer was individual national champion. In 1973 the women's golf team won a pre-NCAA national title.
Equity in Athletics
Pursuant to the federal Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information about equity in UNCG's intercollegiate athletics programs may be obtained from the UNCG Athletic Department, 337 HHP Building, UNCG, PO Box 26168, Greensboro, NC 27402-6168.
Campus Recreation (Student Recreation Center)
Located in the Student Recreation Center, the Department of Campus Recreation provides a wide variety of recreational services for the University including intramural sports, fitness programs, informal recreation, club sports, team building, challenge course and outdoor recreation. The Rec Center covers 87,000 square feet and includes a 38' indoor climbing wall, a three court gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, soccer and badminton, a jogging track, racquetball courts, a weight room that includes Cybex and free weights, exercise areas that include bikes (upright and recumbent), elliptical trainers, treadmills, stairsteppers, rowers, cross country skiers, and stair climbers. The second floor aerobic area includes four televisions for workout entertainment. The Department also employs a large number of students as facility supervisors, fitness instructors, lifeguards, graphic artists, intramural officials, office receptionists, outdoor rental center supervisors, climbing wall monitors, and outdoor trip leaders.
Additionally, the University's swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, and outside fields are available for informal recreation throughout the day. In the Spring of 1999 the new recreation fields were opened with the expectation of lighting for the fields to become available during the summer months.
A schedule of building hours and program information can be obtained at the Student Recreation Center or by calling the recorded information line at 336/334-3060.
The Fitness Program offers numerous opportunities for individuals to participate in aerobic classes, which are held in the fitness studio (on a daily basis), at the Student Recreation Center and in the Rosenthal Pool for the aqua aerobics classes. The Individual Fitness Program (IFP) offers a personalized program that includes fitness assessment, evaluation, goal setting, and recommendations regarding on-going fitness activities. Three non-credit activity classes have become popular additions to the Fitness Program and include Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, and Feldnkrais. For participants needing a little assistance and motivation, Personal Trainers are also available for a small fee through the receptionist on the fourth floor of the SRC.
The Outdoor Adventures Program is comprised of outdoor trips and an outdoor equipment rental center. Both program components are located on the first floor of the Rec Center entering on the East Side of the building. The trip program offers river and sea kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing. For a personal trip in the outdoors, basic equipment for hiking and camping is available at the Rental Center. The Center also offers maps and roller blades for day and weekend use.
The Challenge Course Program, located at Piney Lake, involves a system of low and high elements, which are used to enhance the facilitation of activities that strengthen teambuilding skills, improve self-esteem, and develop positive group dynamics. Trained facilitators assist the group through out the events to ensure a productive and fun 1/2 day or day-long set of activities. If you are interested in bringing a group to this exciting program, call 334-5924 for more information.
The Edge is a 38' indoor climbing wall located in the north end of the Student Recreation Center. Climbing is free to students and Rec Center members with a requirements of a belay and safety class. The wall provides climate-controlled rock climbing with challenges for the beginner as well as the most advanced climbers.
The Challenge Course Program, located at Piney Lake, involves a system of low and high elements which are used to enhance the facilitation of activities that strengthen teambuilding skills, improve self esteem, and develop positive group dynamics. Trained facilitators assist the group throughout the event to ensure a productive and fun 1/2 day or day long set of activities. If you are interested in bringing a group to this exciting program, call 334-5924 for details.
Intramural sports for men and women include volleyball, basketball, flag football, racquetball, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, tennis, and three-on-three basketball. A co-rec program, which involves men and women participating on the same team or as a doubles entry, includes virtually all aforementioned sports. The Office of Campus Recreation also sponsors special events that include the Alumni Run, Faculty/Staff/Student golf tournaments, and the Jitters Jog.
Club sports are offered for interested students in Equestrian, Men's and Women's Soccer, Dance, Men's and Women's Volleyball, Rugby, and Martial Arts. Students interested in forming a club are invited to contact the Assistant Director for Club Sports at 334-5924.
UNCG students, faculty, staff, alumni and their spouses are encouraged to join the Student Recreation Center for many great fitness and recreational opportunities.
Piney Lake Field Campus
Piney Lake is a 40-acre field campus located eight miles south of Greensboro. It is used by UNCG students, faculty, staff members, their families and guests for outdoor recreation. The facility includes two lakes, one for swimming, canoeing, and fishing, and the other for fishing only. A picnic pavilion, picnic tables and BBQ grills are located next to the beach and swimming area. Other recreational activities include sunbathing, volleyball, horseshoes, table tennis and hiking. Eight sleeping cabins and a lodge capable of accommodating 64 people are available. The School of Health and Human Performance uses the field campus for instructional programs in camping and outdoor/environmental education as do other departments and schools for instructional work in outdoor laboratories.
Piney Lake operates a Summer Day Camp for children ages 6-11 from June to August. The focus of the camp is Outdoor Environmental Education.
Piney Lake is open daily from April 1 to September 30 for Open Recreation. It is open year round for group reservations. Piney Lake is open on all holidays during the Open Recreation period.
Maps to Piney Lake are available at EUC Information Desk and the Campus Recreation Office. For more information about Piney Lake, call the Director, 336/274-4216, or check out the website at www.uncg.edu/pil
Alumni, University Advancement, and Friends of UNCG
UNCG's Office of Alumni Affairs works to foster alumni interest in and loyalty to the University by providing programs and activities which involve alumni with UNCG. The Office serves as the University's central point of contact for alumni and coordinates alumni involvement in admissions programs, homecoming, career networking, and, with the Alumni Association, develops programs and activities that lead current students to involvement as alumni.
Described as "a link, actual and sentimental, with the beginnings" of the University, the Alumni House stands on the site of Guilford Hall, one of the four original buildings on campus. Completed in 1937 at a cost of nearly $160,000, the colonnaded structure follows the architectural style of Homewood, the Charles Carroll mansion on the campus of Johns Hopkins University.
The Alumni House provides rooms for receptions, parties, and meetings for the University community and Association members. It also houses offices of the Division of University Advancement and the offices of the Alumni Association.
Organized in 1893 and incorporated in 1909 to promote education, the association works to advance the interests of UNCG and encourage cooperation of alumni in the work of the University. Annual and Life memberships are available to alumni and friends.
The Development Office designs and manages programs leading to gifts from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to support the University's faculty and students. Program areas include major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving and annual giving.
Advancement Services Office
The Advancement Services Office is responsible for managing biographic, gift, and other information on alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to support activities of the Division of University Advancement, the UNCG Alumni Association, and various University departments.
University News Service
The University's official public information office provides a centralized news service for the campus. The office writes news and feature stories, coordinates press coverage, sets up press conferences, and provides related services in public information and public relations. The office also operates UNCG Infoline, the UNCG Radio Newsline, and coordinates the University Speakers Bureau.
Annual Programs Office
The Annual Programs Office coordinates the solicitation of annual gifts from alumni and friends for the UNCG Excellence Fund. Gifts to the UNCG Excellence Fund provide ongoing support for immediate needs including scholarships, faculty support, programs for academic enrichment and opportunities for students.
Friends of UNCG
UNCG is not an academic ivory tower apart from the community and world around it. Business groups, individuals, alumni, the Greensboro community, and friends of the University throughout North Carolina give to and receive from UNCG in a realistic, academically healthy exchange of ideas, resources, and programs.
UNCG's continuing education programs, special seminars, University Concert/Lecture Series, and student productions and concerts receive community patronage and enthusiastic support. In addition, business and civic leaders and interested individuals join forces with UNCG to provide internships, scholarships for deserving students, and funds to enrich UNCG's various programs.
Among UNCG's friends and supportive groups are the following:
Friends of the Library
Organized in 1959 to help present the mission and needs of the library to the people of North Carolina. Special projects include enriching the book collection and the nationally recognized Woman's Collection, bringing speakers to campus, and providing library services to the entire community.
Weatherspoon Gallery Association
Organized in 1942 and expanded in 1964 with the formation of the Weatherspoon Guild. Objectives are to stimulate interest in art, assist with exhibitions, and offer financial support for the permanent collection of contemporary art, recognized as the most outstanding in the Southeast.
Angels of the UNCG Theatre
Organized in 1960 by alumni and friends to assist in UNCG productions and to provide financial assistance for talented students in theatre.
UNCG Musical Arts Guild
Organized in 1972 to promote the School of Music by encouraging attendance at concerts, aiding in the development of scholarships, and assisting with musical programs and projects and the purchase of recordings and specialized equipment.
Human Environmental Sciences Foundation
Organized in 1946 as a charitable, nonprofit educational corporation to aid and promote, through financial assistance and other means, all types of education and research, both undergraduate and graduate, in the School of Human Environmental Sciences. Present endowment is slightly over $2,545,000.
The UNCG Excellence Foundation
Organized in 1966 by 42 business and civic leaders in Greensboro "to aid and promote, by financial assistance and otherwise, excellence in higher education, service, and research at UNCG." Present endowment exceeds $36,000,000. The fund supports seven Excellence Foundation professorships as well as scholarships, fellowships, academic programs and other University endeavors.
The Spartan Club
The Spartan Club was established in 1986. Its mission is to provide all scholarship support for UNCG student athletes through private gifts. No state funds or student fees are utilized.