First Year Connect: Second Year Launch Recap

Hey Spartans!

You can find the following content in this edition: 

Fall 2023 Class Schedules | The Fall 2023 Move-In Process |

First Weekend at the G! | Spartan SPEARS | Rawkin’ Welcome Weeks

The YFY Success Series Sneak Peek | Follow Me at UNCG | YFY Texting |

Summer Connections with FYE 101: Succeed at the G |

Fall 2023 Class Schedules

All students who attended SOAR in June should have received a Fall 2023 class schedule. We encourage you to reach out to an academic advisor if you have any questions about your schedule or want to discuss potential schedule changes. Contact the advising center for your College or School as soon as possible to arrange an appointment with an advisor. 

Students attending SOAR in August will meet with an advisor and receive their class schedules at SOAR. 

The first day of classes for the Fall 2023 semester will be Tuesday, August 15. Please note that you will attend your Tuesday classes on August 15; your Monday class meetings will begin on Monday, August 21.

If you aren’t sure who to contact, text us at 1-336-541-6939 and YFY will be happy to help.

The Fall 2023 Move-In Process 

If you are a residential student hopefully you have made plans to complete the first stage of the move-in process: Stop, Drop, and Roll taking place from July 15 to July 31. If you are interested in participating in this optional process make sure to act fast so you can bring your belongings to campus by Monday, July 31. We highly recommend utilizing, if able, the Stop, Drop, and Roll process as there will be limited parking around the Residence Halls during the general move-in timeframe. 

Check out The Move-In Guide for all important details. 

You can return to campus for Stay, Live, and Learn and begin living in your residence hall room between Wednesday, August 9 and Monday, August 14 depending on your assigned residence hall. Log into your housing portal to see what date you have been assigned. First-year students, be sure that you are settled in your room before Spartanfest on Saturday, August 12! Contact Housing & Residence Life at or 336.334.5636 if you have any questions about move-in.

First Weekend at the G!

Friday, August 11 – Monday, August 14

During your first weekend at the G you will participate in several UNCG traditions to kick-off the school year including Spartanfest, 1GNITE, Live @ the G!, and NAV1GATE! 

1GNITE and NAV1GATE are exciting UNCG traditions to kick-off the school year. All first-year students are required to attend 1GNITE and NAV1GATE. In addition to free giveaways, free planners, class photos, cheer and dance, and blue & gold desserts, you are going to meet other new students, the University Chancellor, and some of your professors. You’ll also learn how to use Canvas and other classroom technologies that you’ll need to access for the first day of classes!

Click here for more information about 1GNITE and NAV1GATE. In the meantime, follow @UNCG_YFY for all event updates. If you have any questions, text YFY at 1-336-541-6939. Can’t wait to see you there!

Spartan SPEARS

August 15 and 16: Various campus locations

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Spartan SPEARS will be available to help you find your way. Look for volunteers wearing lime green t-shirts stationed around campus on the first two days of classes, August 15 and 16. Stop by and ask us any questions as you navigate the start of the semester.

Rawkin’ Welcome Weeks

Your first couple weeks on campus will be full of fun and excitement, but it doesn’t stop there! A range of events will take place from August 11 through August 31; you can find the full calendar here. Attending events are a great way to meet new people, feel connected to campus, and learn how to succeed in your first year!

The YFY Success Series Sneak Peek

The YFY Success Series for the Fall 2023 semester is coming up! This success series has a selection of events and workshops that we highly recommend you attend during your first year at UNCG. The workshops and events will cover topics such as:

  • Time Management
  • Note Taking Skills
  • Preparing for Exams
  • Study Abroad
  • And More!

Students who attend events could win a canvas bag, water bottle, phone wallet, and more! Additionally, if you attend at least 5 programs throughout the 2023-2024 school year you will be eligible to receive a First Year Success Series Certificate. This certificate is a great thing to list on your resume! Stay tuned to see the full schedule and learn more about the YFY Success Series here!

Summer Connections with FYE 101: Succeed at the G

FYE 101: Succeed at the G is a transition seminar course that counts toward the MAC Foundations competency. Many, but not all,incoming first-year students, including exploratory, chemistry, and nursing interest students, are enrolled in FYE 101: Succeed at the G for the fall semester. If you are enrolled in FYE 101 for this fall, please check your email for details about an exciting event happening next : FYE 101 Summer Connections! During this virtual event, you will be able to meet your FYE 101 classmates and your Peer Academic Leader (PAL) while learning more about the course. If you have any questions, email YFY at or text 1-336-541-6939.

Follow me at UNCG

Curious about what student life is like? University Communications has released the first season of its “Follow Me” series on UNCG’s YouTube channel! Spend the day with Victoria, Ivan, Mahoganey, and Claudia as they go about life on and off campus. Each episode provides a different perspective on how the University and greater community make the Spartan experience so unique. Be sure to subscribe to be the first to see new UNCG releases!

YFY Texting

The Your First Year (YFY) texting line is still active! We will be here to help you during your entire first year at the G. Text us any question, anytime – you will hear back from us Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you’d prefer, you can also email us at As a reminder, since this is a texting line, we are not able to receive any calls to the line.

Follow YFY on Instagram to stay in the know about what’s happening on campus. Also reach out to us through our texting line with any questions you might have at 1-336-541-6939.

Text YFY: 1-336-541-6939

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