The Keker Common Experience program is a holistic student success program designed to help first-year students transition to academic life at UNC Greensboro. This high impact practice instills a multi-faceted approach to student success and development to empower students with the tools and skills needed to find their way here.

 

Each first year student receives a success guide created by a nationally-renowned author in the field of college student development. UNCG faculty and staff work collaboratively to tailor this guide to the Spartan experience to provide a customized and valuable learning tool.

First year students have the opportunity to meet and hear from the author of the success guide during a campus visit In the fall. The author hosts a variety of presentations and workshops, to engage with first year students and the campus community.

first year students have the opportunity to engage in a series of collaborative programs focused on student success. Various campus partners across UNCG's campus develop and facilitate these programs to help first year students take initiative and begin taking steps toward their future success.

First year students have the opportunity to reflect on their Keker Common Experience by competing in an essay competition to demonstrate their personal growth and academic success throughout their first year. The winning essay will be incorporated in the future year's success guide.

  1. Connecting to the UNC Greensboro Community
    As a result of this program, students will connect with UNC Greensboro’s many people, programs, and resources to understand how they can help them succeed.
  2. Foster Academic Success
    As a result of this program, students will engage in active learning strategies to improve critical thinking and academic success skills.
  3. Engage in Personal & Professional Development
    As a result of this program, students will develop a stronger sense of self-awareness through self-exploration and reflection.
  4. Cultivate Spartan Pride
    As a result of this program, students will cultivate a sense of Spartan Pride and affinity for UNCG.

Each first-year student will receive a Keker Success Guide, which includes a built-in academic planner to help them reach their goals during their first year at the G.

More details will be added in late summer 2019.

More details coming late summer 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Wiersma, Associate Director of New Student Transitions and First Year Experience, at e_wiersm@uncg.edu.

More details coming late summer 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle McCoil, Coordinator for First Year Experience, at ksmccoil@uncg.edu.

First-year students will be able to articulate their experiences to compete for a scholarship opportunity.

More details coming fall 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Wiersma, Associate Director of New Student Transitions and First Year Experience, at e_wiersm@uncg.edu.

We encourage faculty and staff across campus to utilize the guide when engaging with first-year students.

More details coming fall 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Wiersma, Associate Director of New Student Transitions and First Year Experience, at e_wiersm@uncg.edu.