First Year Connect Newsletter 01-14-20

Welcome Back Spartans!

Academic Advising Drop-In Hours
Academic advising centers are offering special drop-in advising hours for all students this week. Stop by to ask questions about your spring 2020 classes.

Apply to be a Peer Academic Leader (PAL) 

Application deadline: February 6 at 11:55 p.m.
The application to be a Peer Academic Leader (PAL) is open! This is a great paid student leadership opportunity to continue your professional development. PALs help first-year and transfer students get adjusted to UNCG by mentoring students in a section of FYE 101: Succeed at the G. Click
to read more about the PAL role. The application can be found on
with job code 3418438!
For more information, stop by an available interest session in EUC Azalea room:
Tuesday, Jan 21 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, January 30 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, February 3 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
UNCG will not hold classes on Monday, January 20 in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Offices will also be closed. 
The Office of Leadership &Civic Engagement (OLCE) will host UNCG’s annual university-wide day of service on Saturday, January 18. Consider
to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service.

What is Alpha Lambda Delta? 
If you received a 3.5 GPA or higher last semester – congratulations and be on the lookout for an email from Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD). ALD is a national honor society that recognizes outstanding first-year academic success. This is a great opportunity for involvement, leadership, and professional development. Visit

UNCG’s ALD chapter website
or the national

Alpha Lambda Delta website
for more information. Follow @uncgald on social media for updates.

Academic Achievement Center
The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) offers free services to all UNCG students, including:
For more information: stop by Forney Student Success Commons suite 114, check out their
, or email

Upcoming Keker Success Series Programs:
The spring Keker Success Series event calendar has been released!

Attendance at Keker Success Series events count towards your Keker Common Experience Scholarship eligibility and may count towards your
First Year SpartanConnect Co-Curricular Transcript Challenge
. Visit the
Keker Success Series webpage
SpartanConnect page
for more information and upcoming events

You will receive a monthly First Year Connect newsletter during your first year at UNCG. These newsletters highlight important campus events, resources, and updates you won’t want to miss!

Follow YFY on social media to stay in the know about what’s happening on campus. 

Text YFY: 1-336-541-6939

Forney 201 Student Success Commons