Getting you sophomore-ready

Your first year is filled with all sorts of excitement and opportunities to meet new friends, conquer fears, chase and catch dreams, grow, learn, and get ready for your sophomore year.

Your first year will be so much better if you make the most of the programs and services designed to support your academic success, develop your personal purpose, practice and improve practical skills, create a sense of belonging in your new community, and ramp up your Spartan pride!

Students adding daisies to a fence during NAV1GATE student convocation.

New student transitions 

We can’t wait to share with you all there is to know about UNCG! Engaging and effective onboarding and transition programs, like SOAR new student orientation, NAV1GATE new student convocation, and Rawkin’ Welcome Weeks activities, are all designed to make sure you get connected to the people and resources designed to support your success at the G!

A laptop computer displaying First Year Experience Succeed at the G online learning page.

Your First Year

It’s your first year at UNCG and we think that’s special! Being new means you’ll likely need some extra help, and that’s where we come in. Through our Your First Year (YFY) texting service, the Spartan SPEARS pointing the way to your classes, the First Year Success Guide, First Year Success Series, First Year Connect newsletter, First Finals Fest, and the Sophomore Launch, there’s no way you won’t be a successful college student.  When you see lime green, know that something special is happening just for you! 

Students sitting in a classroom

FYE 101: Succeed at the G

Are you ready to discover your purpose and potential here at the G? FYE 101: Succeed at the G is a Foundations course within Minerva’s Academic Curriculum that is designed to help you connect to UNCG, succeed academically, and engage in your own personal development.

Two smiling students conversing during the First Year Experience 101 course.

Student mentors, leadership, and honor societies 

Students are the heart of the first year experience, including student mentors who help our newest Spartans navigate the transition to college through roles as Spartan orientation leaders and Peer Academic Leaders (PALS). With a good GPA, you can join Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) or Tau Sigma, which are honor societies for new students. And best yet, once you’re a successful sophomore, you’re encouraged to join our student leadership teams and help the next class of new students.

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