We are excited to offer a wide offering of programs (both in-person and virtual) starting taking place from August 12-28. We will continue to update the schedule below and more information to come later this summer.

Rawkin' Welcome Weeks (RWW) is a great opportunity for students to continue the transition to college life at UNCG and find out what it means to be a Spartan. RWW hosts a number of events, all designed to help you get acclimated to campus by learning about academic support resources, campus programs and services, and most importantly, a chance to meet friends and make new Spartan connections.

2021 Rawkin' Welcome Weeks Schedule

L1GHT THE G (6:30 - 8 p.m.): For Exploratory and School of Education students to pick up free swag, meet new students, and participate in an interactive activity to get ready for NAV1GATE. The event will be hosted in the Fleming Gym.

EUC Poster Sale (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Come find a poster or a few to use to decorate your residence hall room.  The poster sale will be located in the EUC Commons.

NAV1GATE (10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.): For Exploratory and School of Education students to participate in the NAV1GATE program.

L1GHT THE G (6:30 - 8 p.m.): For College of Arts & Sciences students to pick up free swag, meet new students, and participate in an interactive activity to get ready for NAV1GATE. The event will take place in the Fleming Gym.

Food Truck Festival (7:30 - 10 p.m.): Kick off the first weekend of RWW by checking out some local food trucks! There will be a DJ and UNCG swag! FREE and OPEN to all UNCG students! Free meal vouchers to the first 600 students.  The food truck festival will be located at the Minerva Statue behind the EUC.

EUC Poster Sale (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Come find a poster or a few to use to decorate your residence hall room.  The poster sale will be located in the EUC Commons.

NAV1GATE (10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.): For College of Arts Sciences students to participate in the NAV1GATE program.

L1GHT THE G (6:30 - 8 p.m.): For School of Health & Human Sciences and School of Nursing students to pick up free swag, meet new students, and participate in an interactive activity to get ready for NAV1GATE.

Movie on the Lawn (9 - 11 p.m.): Head over to Kaplan Commons Lawn in front of the EUC for a movie night! We will be showing A Quiet Place II, popcorn and giveaways will be provided to the first 200 students! FREE and OPEN to all UNCG students! The movie will be located on the EUC Kaplan Commons Lawn.

EUC Poster Sale (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Come find a poster or a few to use to decorate your residence hall room.  The poster sale will be located in the EUC Commons.

NAV1GATE (1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.): For School of Health & Human Sciences and School of Nursing students to participate in the NAV1GATE program.

L1GHT THE G (6:30 - 8 p.m.): For College of Visual & Performing Arts and Bryan School of Business & Economics students to pick up free swag, meet new students, and participate in an interactive activity to get ready for NAV1GATE.

Hypnotist (9 - 11 p.m.): Get ready for the greatest show, starring YOU! You have the opportunity to be hypnotized or watch your friends do some crazy and silly stuff all while under real hypnosis! FREE for all UNCG students! The hypnotist will be located in the EUC Auditorium. Students must RSVP for the event on Spartan Connect. Masks will be required at this event and extra masks will be available if needed.

EUC Poster Sale (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Come find a poster or a few to use to decorate your residence hall room.  The poster sale will be located in the EUC Commons.

NAV1GATE (10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.): For College of Visual & Performing Arts and Bryan School of Business & Economics students to participate in the NAV1GATE program.

RHA Survival Kit Pick Up (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.): Come pick up your RHA University Survival Kit to help with all the wonders of being a college student. We will also have a variety of giveaway items!

Spartan SPEARS (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.): Spartan SPEARS volunteers will be stationed around campus to help you with campus directions as you find your way to class.

SFO's Virtual Rawkin ' Drop- In Hours (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.): Virtually drop-in to talk to the Student's First Office. Here is the link to join: https://studentfirst.uncg.edu/virtualdropin/

EUC Poster Sale (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Come find a poster or a few to use to decorate your residence hall room.  The poster sale will be located in the EUC Commons.

RHA Yard Games (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.): Join us for outdoor fun and games. Come meet other residents with various outdoor games for you to play and have some friendly competition. The events will take place at the Moore-Strong Courtyard, Quad Lawn, and Haywood Courtyard.

Spartan SPEARS (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.): Spartan SPEARS volunteers will be stationed around campus to help you with campus directions as you find your way to class.

SFO's Virtual Rawkin ' Drop- In Hours (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.): Virtually drop-in to talk to the Student's First Office. Here is the link to join: https://studentfirst.uncg.edu/virtualdropin/

EUC Poster Sale (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Come find a poster or a few to use to decorate your residence hall room.  The poster sale will be located in the EUC Commons.

Take 5 Talks (11 a.m. 2 p.m.): Getting to know new people who are different than you can be tricky, which is why the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement (OLCE) and the Office of Intercultural Engagement (OIE) teamed up to offer you a comfortable place to sit and a prompt to get you started. This event will be held at the fountain in front of Moran Commons.

Spartan Spirit Minerva's Midday & Virtual Paint Night Pickup (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.): Stop by the EUC to celebrate the first week of classes with UNCG themed supplies to prepare you for the semester! Transfer students - bring a t-shirt from your former institution to swap for a UNCG t-shirt! Pick up supplies for your own virtual paint night event! Hang out with friends or roommates as you follow along to paint a UNCG themed painting! The event will take place in the EUC Auditorium.

Go Global at UNCG!  (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.): Ready to go global at UNCG? Meet International Programs Center (IPC) staff to learn about all of the exciting ways to make your global mark throughout your time at UNCG. From study abroad opportunities to student organizations and leadership programs, going global is easier than you could imagine! Stop by our tables to play games, pick up IPC swag, and learn more about global engagement at UNCG. The event will take place at the Minerva Statue (behind the EUC on College Avenue).

RHA Tie Dye (5 - 6 p.m.): Join us for a Tie dye program. Have fun outdoors making a creation to take back with you! Check our RHA Instagram account to see your Tie Dye location. The event will be held across campus outside at various locations.

SFO's Virtual Rawkin ' Drop- In Hours (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.): Virtually drop-in to talk to the Student's First Office. Here is the link to join: https://studentfirst.uncg.edu/virtualdropin/

EUC Poster Sale (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Come find a poster or a few to use to decorate your residence hall room.  The poster sale will be located in the EUC Commons.

Fall Kick-Off (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.): Celebrate the first day of classes by learning about how you can get involved on campus! There will be tons of student organizations and campus partners with tables of information to share and giveaways to hand out! You will not want to miss this exciting opportunity! The event will be located on College Avenue.

Transfer Talks (2 - 3:30 p.m.): Are you a new transfer student? Join us and hear from a panel of current transfer students. Ask questions. Get connected. Let us help you in this transition to UNCG. Transfers ROCK! The event will be held in the EUC Cone Ballroom.

Women's Soccer Tailgate (6 - 7 p.m.): Cheer on the UNCG women's soccer team as they take on High Point University! Tailgate starts at 6:00pm and game starts at 7:00pm. There will be free food and UNCG swag for the first 200 students! FREE for all UNCG students! The tailgate is held at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

Women's Soccer Game vs. High Point (7 - 9 p.m.): The tailgate is held at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

RHA Talent Show (8 - 9 p.m.): Join us for a Talent Show on Instagram Live or Live on the Quad Lawn! Follow RHA at @uncgrha to view and participate in the HRL Talent Show! Have any cool talents you want to showcase? Sign up to participate by going to: https://tinyurl.com/RHA-Talent-show. The event will take place on the Quad Lawn and can be followed along on Instagram Live.

SFO's Virtual Rawkin ' Drop- In Hours (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Virtually drop-in to talk to the Student's First Office. Here is the link to join: https://studentfirst.uncg.edu/virtualdropin/

EUC Poster Sale (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Come find a poster or a few to use to decorate your residence hall room.  The poster sale will be located in the EUC Commons.

Intercultural Engagement Open House (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.): Come learn about all the resources and services that the Office of Intercultural Engagement has to offer. Meet the staff and get connected with other students while having a fun time! The event will be held at the OIE Office (EUC 062).

OIE Virtual Kahoot (2:30 - 3 p.m.): Want to test your knowledge with OIE? Join us for our Kahoot game to see how much you know about OIE. Trivia winner will receive a prize! The event will place on Zoom at https://uncg.zoom.us/j/97092418840

RHA Virtual Caricature (3 - 6 p.m.): Want your caricature drawn? You can get a free virtual caricature drawing by a talented caricature artist! The artist will draw students individually or in a group and will upload the digital caricatures to a site where each student can download their drawing for print or social media. Register for this event by going to: http://thecollege.fun/UNCGdraw0820

ACE Comedy Show (7 - 9 p.m.): Wrap up the first week of classes with a Comedy Show sponsored by ACE! FREE and open to all UNCG students! The comedy show will take place in the EUC Auditorium. Students must RSVP for the event on Spartan Connect. Masks will be required at this event and extra masks will be available if needed.

Spartan Service Day (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.): The annual university-wide day of service it gives UNCG students an opportunity to get off campus and be introduced to different parts of our community while working with our community partners to made a difference. Volunteer teams will be lead by a student Site Leader. Lunch will be provided. We hope this day sparks your interest to continue to learn and serve in the Greensboro community and get involved on-campus and locally! Participation is free and you can register here: go.uncg.edu/SSD.

SFO's Virtual Rawkin ' Drop- In Hours (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.): Virtually drop-in to talk to the Student's First Office. Here is the link to join: https://studentfirst.uncg.edu/virtualdropin/

Rawkin' Resume Drop Ins (12 - 3:30 p.m.): Stop by the EUC Alexander room to have the experts of Career & Professional Development perfect your resume.

UNCG Libraries Event (1 - 2 p.m.): Come pick up a swag bag and meet some of the librarians to see how you can best utilize the library as a resource. The event will be located at the Jackson Library.

Rawkin' Resume Workshop (4 - 5:30 p.m.): Come have the experts of Career & Professional Development perfect your resume. The workshop will be held in the EUC Alexander room.

ACE Interest Meeting (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.): Interested in finding your space and being apart of ACE? Join us at the interest meeting to learn about the different roles available in planning events on campus! The following committees have openings: Arts & Culture, Comedy, Special Events, Traditions, Middays, and Music! The interest meeting will take place in the EUC Auditorium.

Food Truck Tuesday (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.): Stop by the Minerva statue for Food Truck Tuesday and enjoy some good eats from local food trucks! FREE food for the first 300 students! The food trucks will be located at the Minerva Statue behind the EUC.

Kaplan Turning 5 Celebration (12 - 3 p.m.): Come celebrate the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness being open for 5 years! We will have giveaways and fun activities to participate in. This floating event will take place at the Kaplan Center for Wellness.

Virtual Bingo (6 - 8 p.m.):  Join CAP for virtual bingo! Grab your friends and participate in this exciting event where you can win free prizes! The event will be held virtually.

 

Start the Semester Strong! (2 -3 p.m.): The semester has just begun, and maybe you’re feeling like you want to approach it differently. Come to this session, hosted by the Academic Skills experts at the Academic Achievement Center, to learn how to develop new systems and strategies for learning. This is a free event that will be hosted in-person in the EUC Dogwood room.

Museum Meet-Up (4 - 5:30 p.m.): Stop by the Weatherspoon's outdoor sculpture courtyard for free museum swag, coffee, and more. Chat with student interns and museum staff, and learn about the museum's new student group. The event will take place at the Weatherspoon Art Museum (500 Tate St. Greensboro, NC 27412).

Men's Soccer Game Tailgate (6 - 7 p.m.): Cheer on the UNCG men's soccer team as they take on Campbell University! Tailgate starts at 6:00pm and game starts at 7:00pm. There will be free food and UNCG swag for the first 200 students! FREE for all UNCG students!

Men's Soccer Game vs. Campbell (7 - 9 p.m.): The tailgate and game will take place at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

Spartan Cinema (7 - 11 p.m.) : Come watch Wonder Woman 1984 hosted in LeBauer Park. Transfer students - arrive early to receive some free swag.  The movie will begin once the sun goes down! LeBauer Park is located at 208 N. Davie St. Greensboro, NC 27401.

Piney Lake Watermelon Welcome Back (12 - 4 p.m.): Nothing’s sweeter than spending Watermelon Welcome Back at Piney Lake! This Rawkin’ Welcome Weeks event will feature fun activities like a floating obstacle course, slip ‘n’ slide, and floating trampoline with refreshing Kona Ice and an exhilarating Watermelon Hunt. Piney Lake’s normal offerings will also be available for your enjoyment, like volleyball, cornhole, boating, disc golf, and use of the grills and hiking trails! In partnering with Campus Activities & Programs, we are thrilled to bring this FREE event to life and can’t wait to see you there! The event will be located at Piney Lake (4016 Blumenthal Rd. Greensboro, NC 27406).