We know our commuters are busy people with classes, work, and maybe family responsibilities. Daytime programming has been created especially for commuters. Programs often meet you where you are at: in the parking lots, academic buildings, and in the Elliott University Center.
Spartan Hour Tuesdays. features workshops, programs, and unique UNCG experiences for students. Programs are offered every Tuesday between 11a.m. and 2p.m. and are free. Look for programs on our CAP calendar.
OnTheGo & Fit. Did you know that in the early history of our campus students had a designated “Walking Period” each day to promote the “health of the students and for the good of their souls.” Whether it is to clear your head, relieve some stress, or get a little exercise, join the Office of Campus Activities & Programs (CAP) as we bring back the spirit of promoting exercise, health, and a little fun for the 21st Century student who is always OnTheGo and trying to fit a lot of activities in their busy day. Check our CAP calendar for Fit activities throughout each month. Log your activity, exercise, and participation in wellness programs on the OnTheGo & Fit Log – you do not have to attend OnTheGo & Fit workshops to do this. UNCG Dining promotes MyFitness Pal as a way to log meals – you can also use the program to log your exercise activities http://www.myfitnesspal.com/
OnTheGo & Fit: Walking Trails. Until the beginning of the thirties “walking periods and blasts of fresh air from 5 to 5:45 in the afternoon” were part of the daily routine. Catalogues carried the statement, “A systematic course of physical culture is not available, but each student is required to spend some time each day, if weather be suitable, in outdoor, exercise, walking, or games.” Excerpt from “Bricks and People: A Walking Guide to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.” By Marguerite Schumann, with Virginia Terrell Lathrop. 1973.
Don’t have time to fit in a workout at the Rec Center? Try a walk around campus. Some folks in Human Resources created these walks around campus. We have made these maps available to you. You can download them from here or get a copy from the OnTheGo information racks in the Elliott University Center, 1st floor near the ATM machines. The shortest walk is .7 miles, the longest 2.1 miles.
- _70 mile walk through Peabody Park
- _75 mile walk through Quad
- _85 mile walk North Drive Loop
- 1 mile walk Golf Course Loop
- 1_05 mile walk West Drive Loop
- 1_7 mile walk Lori_s Short walk
- 2_1 mile walk _Lori_s Long Walk_
Commuter Appreciation Day: As the days get warmer in the Spring look for signs about Commuter Appreciation Day. There will be treats available throughout the day to show our commuters how much we are glad they are at UNCG.
Coffee Carts: Held several times a semester, the Commuter Student Coffee Carts are located in some of the busiest areas of campus. During warmer weather, the Cart can be found outdoors. When the weather is cold or inclement it can be found in major academic buildings. The coffee and hot chocolate are free.
Commuter Student Delis: The oldest commuter student program offers the opportunity for commuter students to have a free meal each August at the beginning of the school year. Commuter students must bring their SpartanCard to gain admission.
Family-Friendly Programming: for our UNCG students that have children or who want to do things with their parents when they visit, the Office of Campus Activities & Programs (CAP) designates some programming as Family-Friendly. When you see this logo, this indicates an event for family members depending on age.
Housing Fairs: Looking to move off-campus or for a new place to live, off-campus housing fairs are held twice a year, in October and March. Representatives from a number of properties are on hand to discuss the features of their property.
Parking Lot Parties: Held in the Lee Street Park ‘n Ride lot between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. a couple of times a year, parking lot parties allow students to grab coffee or hot chocolate on the way to class. Often other departments will join in to distribute information or free goodies.