Your First Year

I am having trouble…

Adjusting to college life

Being nervous about starting college is probably the most normal thing you can do. Your apprehension is a sign that you are already interested in doing well. Additionally, rest assured that most of your fears will probably go away after your first week and that, even if they don’t, there’s always something you can do to change things. Read More >

Feeling homesick

Starting your freshman year of college can be very exciting, but once Mom and Dad drive away, many students feel overwhelmed and homesick. At the same time that students are confronted with academic and social challenges, the support system they have known their whole lives is under a different roof. What’s the best way to deal with homesickness? Here are some ideas.

Keeping up with my grades

Grades not where they need to be? Are you worried about academic probation? Thinking about dropping out? Don’t give up!

Visit the Student Success Center http://success.uncg.edu/lac/ for help with improving your grades.

Did you know that you can also contact the Dean of Student’s Office for help with appeals? They are there to help you! The Dean of Student’s Office http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/about/

Need help? Contact the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center provides a wide range of counseling and psychological services to encourage, support, and challenge exploration and development in ways that allow students to take advantage of the personal, professional, and educational opportunities at UNCG. The Counseling Center http://shs.uncg.edu/cc

Finding Information for Veterans

The VETS program is hosted by the Dean of Students Office, seeks to assist veterans with their transition to UNCG by providing resources to help support veterans in being successful at the university. http://veterans.uncg.edu/

Need help? Contact the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center provides a wide range of counseling and psychological services to encourage, support, and challenge exploration and development in ways that allow students to take advantage of the personal, professional, and educational opportunities at UNCG. The Counseling Center http://shs.uncg.edu/cc

The Wellness Center provides programs and resources to increase student, faculty, and staff knowledge of health and wellness concerns. The Wellness Center http://www.uncg.edu/shs/wellness/

Paying bills

College Freshman Financial Tips

Tips for college freshman about financially surviving freshman year. Financial responsibility is something a college freshman can struggle with. For some students, parents provide a steady income throughout the semester to keep them going. A typical college freshman needs to budget themselves, and know how much money they have to last the semester, so they can make educated decisions on attending events that cost money. Read more >

Staying healthy

Campus Rec

The Mission of the Department of Campus Recreation is to promote healthy, active lifestyles through recreational and experiential opportunities for UNCG students and the greater community. The programs and services enhance physical, psychological, ethical, intellectual and social development while fostering community and building relationships. Rec Center http://campusrec.uncg.edu/

Student Health Services

The mission of Student Health Services is to provide collaborative health care designed to empower students to develop lifelong skills that enhance their physical, psychological and wellness status in an inclusive and affirming environment. Student Health Services http://www.uncg.edu/shs/

The Medical Clinic

The UNCG Medical Clinic provides primary health care services for UNCG students, as well as convenient care for UNCG faculty and staff. As a health organization operating within an academic institution, Student Health Services is committed to the support of the educational, research, and service missions of the university. http://www.uncg.edu/shs/clinic/

The Wellness Center

The Wellness Center provides programs and resources to increase student, faculty, and staff knowledge of health and wellness concerns. The Wellness Center http://www.uncg.edu/shs/wellness/

The Counseling Center

Need help? Contact the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center provides a wide range of counseling and psychological services to encourage, support, and challenge exploration and development in ways that allow students to take advantage of the personal, professional, and educational opportunities at UNCG. The Counseling Center http://shs.uncg.edu/cc

Finding information about the LGBTQ community.

SafeZone creates a network of allies who promote a campus environment that is open and welcoming to all LGBTQ students.

Their Purpose

The purpose of SafeZone training is:

  1. Provide space for open, honest discussion of LGBTQ topics, ideas, and issues
  2. Encourage and stimulate creative thinking on complex topics in the UNCG community
  3. Explore topics of interest related to LGBTQ students at UNCG

Feel free to visit http://oma.uncg.edu/education-training/safezone for more information on SafeZone Training.