The Your First Year Success Series offers co-curricular programs and events for students to develop a strong foundation for academic and personal success during their first year at UNCG.

By participating in the YFY Success Series programs, you will learn and develop:

  • Academic skills such as time management, note taking, study skills, and test taking strategies.
  • Personal purpose and practical skills such as career exploration and communication skills.
  • A sense of belonging and Spartan Pride by exploring all of the many resources available to help you succeed inside and outside of the classroom at UNCG.

First Year Success Series Certificate

Any current first-year or transfer student who attends at least 5 programs in the YFY Success Series will be eligible for a First Year Success Certificate from YFY. This certificate will help you demonstrate all of the skills that you will gain through the success series on your resume. You will receive:

  • Physical certificate
  • Letter to your Dean about your accomplishment
  • Your name posted to our webpage

August Events for YFY Success Series

How to College 101 (Pop Up #1)

Monday, August 22 from 12 – 2 p.m.

EUC Commons & EUC Azalea 

Hosted by Your First Year & Academic Achievement Center 

An event for first year students to get to know the YFY team! We will be passing out FREE insomnia cookies, flyers about our office and the YFY Success Series, and other giveaways at this event. We will also be answering questions or concerns that students may have about the first semester of school.

In addition, during the How to College 101 pop up event, students will also have the chance to sign up for tutoring and participate in other fun activities with the AAC! 

Time Management

Wednesday, August 31 from 2 -2:50 p.m. 

EUC Sharpe

Hosted by Academic Achievement Center 

An event hosted by the Academic Achievement Center in which students can gain knowledge and insight into how to manage their time for a successful and amazing school year! 

Student Led Panel: How to Have a Successful First Year

Wednesday, August 24 from 6 – 7 p.m.

EUC Auditorium 

Hosted by Your First Year 

A panel event that will showcase six unique student perspectives and voices on the college experience at UNCG! The students that were selected for this panel are former or current Spartan Orientation Staff/Peer Academic Leaders/YFY Success Series Winner/other campus orgs. 

Prep for Virtual Career Fair

Hosted by Career & Professional Development 

Tuesday, August 30 from 2 – 3 p.m. 

Online event, zoom link will be here soon! 

Career & Professional Development is hosting an event geared towards helping first-year students become prepared for the Virtual Career Fair that is taking place on September 8. Learn helpful ways to navigate conversations with potential employers and some awesome resume tips & tricks, so that you can find success in your future career aspirations.