The first year of college is an exciting and challenging time; make the most of it, inside and outside of the classroom. At UNCG, every first-year student should take advantage of all that our campus community has to offer. Explore this website and find ways to meet new people, make meaningful connections, and get a great start with your classes. Let YFY help you figure out what it means to be a successful first-year student at UNCG!
Your First Year Calendar
Every student is different, but here is a monthly guide to some of the things that many college students experience in their first year.
Congratulations! You made it through the first year of college. This is a great accomplishment and something to celebrate. Take some time this month to reflect on the first few days at UNCG, the new experiences, the challenging situations, and other significant milestones. Think about how far you have come in your first year!
This is also a great time for you to look to the future and set goals for the remainder of your college experience. Making new goals and identifying ways to achieve them with the support of campus resources is an important step in making the most of the college experience.
Summer often provides a much needed break from the rigors of academic life at UNCG. However, summer can also be a good time to stay active with volunteering, part-time employment, and/or internship opportunities. UNCG’s Career Services Center can help!
Have you chosen a major? The summer months can provide a great opportunity to shadow a potential employer to explore possibilities and determine if your intended profession is a good fit. Think about what you enjoy doing, what your strengths are, and what you are passionate about. Exploring your options now can help solidify plans for the rest of your time at UNCG. The Students First Office has great tips for chosing a major.
Don’t forget to keep in touch with your friends from campus and maintain those relationships over the summer. That will help you get back into life at UNCG once classes start again in the fall!
Adapted from UWRF’s “Seasonal Student Issues,” www.uwrf.edu. Click here to view previous months.
Your First Year Newsletter
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