First Year Connect Newsletter: Edition 1

Hey Spartans!

Welcome to Your First Year at UNCG! Every month we will send you a First Year Connect newsletter which will highlight important campus dates, deadlines, resources, and opportunities you won’t want to miss. This is your first edition!

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

All students who attended SOAR in June should have received a Fall 2022 class schedule. We encourage you to reach out to an academic advisor if you have any questions about your schedule. Contact the advising center for your College or School as soon as possible to arrange an appointment with an advisor. 

The first day of classes for the Fall 2022 semester is Tuesday, August 16. Please note that you will attend your Tuesday classes on August 16; your first Monday class meetings are on Monday, August 22.

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

The Fall 2022 Move-In Process 

ACT NOW: Stop, Drop, and Roll ends Monday, August 1!  During this time, you can drop off items and set up your room for the fall semester before your assigned move in date. For more details about Stop, Drop, and Roll, check out The Move-In Guide.

Students can return to campus for Stay, Live, and Learn and begin living in your residence hall room between Wednesday, August 10 and Friday, August 12 depending on your residential hall. Log into your housing portal to see what date you have been assigned. 

If you are attending SOAR in August please note that you must be moved in by Wednesday, August 10 so that you are ready for SOAR on Thursday, August 11.

Contact Housing & Residence Life at or 336.334.5636 if you have any questions about move-in.

First Weekend at the G!

Friday, August 12 – Monday, August 15

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

1GNITE and NAV1GATE are exciting UNCG traditions required for all first-year students. In addition to free t-shirts, 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 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 16 and 17: Various campus locations

8 a.m. – 2:45 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 16 and 17. 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! RWW events will take place from August 12 through September 2; you can find the full calendar here. Attending events is 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 Fall 2022 YFY 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:

  • How to NAV1GATE Your First Year
  • Increasing Motivation
  • Time Management
  • Study Strategies
  • Note Taking Skills
  • Career Exploration 

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 2022-2023 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 learn more about the full schedule!

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, of incoming first-year students are enrolled in FYE 101: Succeed at the G for the fall semester. If you are, please check your email for details about an exciting event happening the next couple of days,  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. 

YFY Texting

The Your First Year 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. 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 social media 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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