First Year Connect Newsletter 3/29
Hey Spartans!
How’s it going?

This month marks a year since our campus changed abruptly. We are so proud of how resilient and positive our community has remained! As a reminder, the YFY texting line, 1-336-541-6939, is still available should you need anything!
Virtual Advising and Registration

Advising Appointments
Virtual advising appointments will continue through April 21. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss potential courses for the Fall 2021 semester and to receive your advising code. 

Contacting Your Advisor
If you don’t have an advisor listed in UNCGenie, or if you have any questions about who you should be contacting for advising-related questions, you can contact the academic advising center for your College/School. Select your College or School from this list to go directly to your advising center’s webpage and view their contact information.

Registering for Classes
Registration for the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters is currently open! You will be allowed to register for Fall 2021 classes during your registration window which can be found on UNCGenie. Your registration window will only be open for a limited time, so be sure to double check when your assigned time opens and closes!
Virtual Academic Support Services

As a reminder, ALL UNCG offices have academic support services available to you! 

The Academic Achievement Center provides virtual drop-in hours on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2 – 4 p.m. at this link.
Online Writing Center: Using your iSpartan email account, you’ll be able to share your paper with a writing consultant. You will have a conversation with the consultant over the phone about your writing. Request an appointment at this link.
On-campus study spaces: If you need a change of scenery from your room or your house, there are on-campus spaces available to reserve using this link

For a complete list of student support resources, please visit
Spring 2021 Academic Relief Package

The Academic Relief Package makes several temporary changes to the University’s academic policies to help lessen the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The current Academic Relief Package has 3 components:

  • Limited Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading (available on UNCGenie starting May 12)
  • Course withdrawal options
  • Grade replacement flexibility

Every student’s graduation plan and path is different, so before you opt-in to any or all of these options, make sure to talk to your academic advisor or weigh your options using the resources at this link.
Spring Holiday
April 2

Classes will be dismissed and the University will be closed on Friday, April 2. Enjoy your three-day weekend!
Freshman Forum: Launching Into Your Second Year
April 21, 3 – 4 p.m.

Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about your second year at the G? Join YFY for a virtual panel discussion focused on important topics you should be considering as you launch into your second year. Topics will include:

Campus Involvement: Learn how to get involved at the G in closer to normal times.
Career & Professional Development: Hear tips for enhancing your resume by adding your college experiences and applying for internships.
Study Abroad: Learn about the many opportunities to study abroad and a suggested timeline for when to begin planning for the experience.
Undergraduate Research: Consider participating in undergraduate research with a faculty member to supplement your classroom experiences on your resume.

You can access the Freshman Forum at this link. Start collecting your questions for our presenters!
UNCG Cares
UNCG strives to truly create a culture of care for all students! 

The Dean of Students office is available to support you by phone and also email. Please email them at or call them at (336) 334- 5514. 
The Counseling Center is available to UNCG Students by Telemental Health support. Please contact The Counseling Center by phone (336-334-5874) or visit The Counseling Center: COVID-19 and Your Mental Health website for additional resources to support your mental health and wellbeing.
Upcoming Keker Success Series Programs:
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 and SpartanConnect page for more information and upcoming events.
Give Us your Feedback!

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!
Follow YFY on social media to stay in the know about what’s happening on campus. 
Text YFY: 1-336-541-6939
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