Getting Connected to UNCG

Many of the OnTheGo  programs designed for commuter and adult students are planned so students can fit them in between classes.  Don’t see an activity, workshop, or program that meets your interests?  Email onthego@uncg.edu and let us know what you would like to see offered we will see what we can do.  There are also family-friendly programs designed to allow students a chance to get involved at UNCG and share that experience with the spouse/life partner, children, or parents.

While the information on this page is not an exhaustive list of  ways to connect to UNCG, follow the links and you will find much more going on than you expected.  Check out individual academic and campus departments for their calendar of events. Departments like the the MFA Writing Program, History Department, and Women’s Studies frequently have poetry readings, movies, and speakers.  Multicultural Affairs has a number of excellent programs, workshops, and conferences each year; as does the Wellness Center, the Office of Leadership & Service Learning,  Career Services,  and the Jackson Library.

The Campus Rec Center has fitness classes, a rock climbing wall, intramural and club sports, as well as outdoor trips, and rents camping and hiking equipment.  All student activity fee paying students are members of campus rec.  Student members can bring parents, spouse/life partner, and children with them to the Rec Center from 5 p.m. on Fridays until close on Sundays – for FREE.  Students can also purchase guest passes for friends and siblings over 18.


OnTheGo Announcements
– each week commuter students will receive the latest edition of the OnTheGo Weekly Announcements which give an overview of events and activities happening on campus.  You will also find out about Academic and Financial Aid deadlines and links to UNCG department calendars.  The OnTheGo Announcements will be sent to your UNCG email address so be sure to look for them each Thursday.

UNCG Weekend – want to know what is happening at UNCG and the community on the Weekends?  Look for the UNCG Weekend email each week for things to do on campus and around town.

Student Organizations are a great way to get involved.  UNCG has over 200 student organizations registered with the Office of Campus Activities & Programs.  Many student organizations have events, social activities, educational programs and workshops, and service projects that are open to any student.

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) does many events, activities, and programs throughout the year.  From novelty activities like making your own tie-dye t-shirts to concerts, comediennes, open mic nights, and movies.  Some of their activities are also designated family-friendly. Most of their activities are free, or are a discounted price (like concerts).

The UNCG Student Government Association serves as the voice of the students – undergraduate and graduate. They distribute student activity fee money to student organizations, and bring awareness to student issues to faculty, staff and administrators.  There are a number of positions  for both undergraduate and graduate students within SGA.  Consider taking a role in student governance.

The School of Music, Theater, and Dance students have performances and recitals throughout the year.  Concerts and recitals typically sell tickets at the EUC box office – UNCG students receive discounted admission.  SOMTD also coordinates the UNCG Performing Arts Series – so if you are looking for cultural activities for your class requirements you have a lot of choices.

Spartan Athletics – Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, and Track & Field sports are played at UNCG.  Any regular season sporting event held on-campus is Free for not only UNCG students but the public as well. Men’s Basketball regular season games played at the Greensboro Coliseum are Free for UNCG – guests and the public have to purchase tickets.  UNCG has free shuttles that run from campus to the Coliseum – so students bring your friends and family to cheer on your favorite Spartan Team.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum located on the corner of Spring Garden and Tate Street is a great place to take friends and family or just hang out for an afternoon. Tickets are FREE and so is the parking.

 

Facebook

Facebook has been a great, inexpensive tool to remind commuters and adult students about commuter programming and information relevant to commuters. Like us on our Commuter Students Facebook page and/or the Adult Students Facebook page.

 

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