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Hello, Spartans!

Looking for the First Year Connect YouTube Series? We are currently revamping the video series and our stars will be back next month!

Apply to be a Peer Academic Leader (PAL)

The application to be a Peer Academic Leader is open! This is a great paid student leadership opportunity to continue your professional development. PALS help first-year students get adjusted to UNCG by mentoring students in a section of FYE 101: Succeed at the G. More information about the online application can be found here.

Tutoring and Academic Skills Program (TASP)

The Student Success Center provides a range of services including tutoring. Signing up for a tutor can be greatly beneficial. Not to mention, requesting a tutor is a simple process.

Adjusting Back to Campus

After an extended break, getting back into the swing of things can be tough. Try helpful tools like Google Calendar or a planner to stay on top of everything. And, if you went home for an extended period of time, feeling homesick is more common than you think. If you feel like you’re struggling to re-adjust, someone is always willing to listen. The Counseling Center or the Dean of Students Office is a good place to start!

What is Alpha Lambda Delta?

If you received a 3.5 GPA or higher last semester, congratulations! Be on the lookout for an email from Alpha Lambda Delta. This is a national honor society that recognizes outstanding first-year academic success. This is a great opportunity for involvement, leadership, and professional development. For more information, visit the national Alpha Lambda Delta website. Follow UNCG’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta at uncg_ald on social media.

There will be a new edition of First Year Connect once a month throughout your entire first year, giving you updates on how to succeed during your first year – so be sure to stay tuned! In addition to keeping up with the First Year Connect, follow YFY on social media to be in the know for everything going on around campus. Tag @UNCGYFY in pictures of how your semester is going!




For this month’s trivia contest, fill out this Google Form. The winner will be randomly selected, so be sure to answer the questions correctly and you could get a shout out and win a prize from YFY!


2/1-2/28 Students can declare or change their major

2/2 FAFSA Completion Workshop hosted by Financial Aid

2/3 Super Bowl LII watch party hosted by CAP

2/6 ALD information session

2/7 PAL information session

2/11 FAFSA Completion Workshop hosted by Financial Aid

2/12 PAL information session

2/14 PAL application deadline

2/18 FAFSA Completion Workshop hosted by Financial Aid

2/25 FAFSA Completion Workshop hosted by Financial Aid

2/26 ALD information session
Text YFY @ 1-336-541-6939
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