Welcome to UNCG! Your college experience here at the G is the beginning of an incredible new journey, and we are thrilled to help you get started with a unique experience just for you! 

NAV1GATE is a special day for new students, designed to help you get to know the people, ideas, and opportunities that await you during your time here. We want you to get inspired about your college career and to get serious about the path ahead.

You will hear from our chancellor, Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., and connect with faculty, staff, student leaders, and your peers, who will show you the resources and support systems available to help you have a successful first year. You will participate in Spartan traditions to mark the beginning of your college career. And while the day is designed to prepare you for the academic experience ahead, you’ll also have fun with your new friends and our welcoming faculty and staff. Your future is unlimited when you know how to NAV1GATE your journey.

NAV1GATE is required for all new first-year students. Be sure you are checking your UNCG email for more details and follow us on social media @ uncg_yfy for information and updates. Bring your SpartanCard for check-in. FREE parking for commuters will be in the Walker Avenue Parking Deck on both days.

Friday, August 16, 2024

  • It’s the annual class photo- wear your most spirited blue and gold
  • Pick up your swag bag and free First Year Success Planner 
  • Celebrate at Live @ the G!

Monday, August 19, 2024

  • Wear your gray UNCG t-shirt you received at SOAR
  • Bring your SpartanCard to check in
  • Breakfast first, then the sights and sounds of the pep band, cheer, and the Chancellor’s Welcome 
  • GPS and Deans Welcome to get ready for your first day of class!
  • Alumni and Traditions Walk
  • Spirited lunch at Fountain View Dining Hall
Rawkin' Welcome Weeks banner. Pronounced like "Rocking"

August 16, 2024 – September 6, 2024

Sights & Sounds



University History & Traditions