First Year Connect Newsletter 1/19
Happy First Day of Class, Spartans!
Opportunity to Enroll in FYE 101: Succeed at the G
Are you looking for a 2-credit course this spring? Do you want to connect to the UNCG community and take steps toward academic and personal success? Reply to this email with your student ID and specify whether you are a first-year or transfer student to enroll in FYE 101: Succeed at the G today.
Spartan SPEARS
  • January 19-20: Various campus locations
  • January 21-22: Forney Student Success Commons Tent
  • 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. each day

Spartan SPEARS will be available to help you find your way this week. Look for volunteers wearing lime green t-shirts stationed around campus today and tomorrow. On Thursday and Friday, you will find SPEARS at a tent in front of the Forney Student Success Commons on College Avenue. Stop by and ask us any questions you might have as you navigate the start of the semester.
Winter Welcome Weeks
  • January 19-26

Winter Welcome Weeks are here! Various departments are hosting events (both in-person and virtually) to kick-off the new semester. Click below to see the full calendar of programs and events. You can also learn more information on SpartanConnect

*Bring your SpartanCard to all programs*
Academic Advising Drop-In Hours
Academic Advising Centers are offering special drop-in advising hours this week to answer questions about your schedule and help you make any necessary changes.   Find your Academic Advising Center using the link below for the best way to contact an advisor. Remember, the deadline to add or drop classes from your schedule is Monday, January 25.
Academic Achievement Center  (AAC)

The AAC offers free services to all UNCG students, including:

For more information: stop by Forney Student Success Commons suite 114, check out their website , or email .
Apply to be a Peer Academic Leader (PAL) 
Application deadline: January 31 at 11:55 p.m.

The application to be a Peer Academic Leader (PAL) is open! Are you looking to lead at the G? This is a great paid student leadership opportunity to continue your professional development. PALs help new students get adjusted to UNCG by serving as advocates, teaching assistants, and mentors in a section of FYE 101: Succeed at the G. Click here to read more about the PAL role. The application can be found on Handshake with job code 4186882.

For more information, join one of our available virtual interest sessions:
  • Thursday, January 21 from 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, January 25 from 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 28 from 4 – 5 p.m.
Visit SpartanConnect for information on how to join these virtual sessions.
Coming Soon: Honor Society Membership Invitations  

If you received a 3.5 GPA or higher last semester – congratulations and be on the lookout for an email from one of our two academic honor societies for new students at UNCG. First-year students will be invited to join Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) and transfer students will be invited to join Tau Sigma. These are great opportunities for involvement, leadership, and professional development. Click the images below for more information on these two organizations.
Keker Common Experience Scholarship
Deadline: March 1

You’ve already engaged in the Keker Common Experience, and now it’s time to apply for the Keker Common Experience Scholarship. Learn more about the requirements here and apply through the Spartan Scholarship System (S3 Portal) . You could receive up to $1,000 and be featured across campus!
Upcoming Keker Success Series Programs:
The Spring 2021 Keker Success Series Calendar is here!

Attendance at Keker Success Series experiences will count toward your Keker Common Experience Scholarship eligibility. Visit the Keker Success Series webpage and SpartanConnect page for more information and upcoming opportunities.

You will continue to receive a monthly First Year Connect newsletter during your first year at UNCG. These newsletters highlight important campus opportunities, resources, and updates you won’t want to miss!
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Text YFY: 1-336-541-6939
Forney 201 Student Success Commons