It’s been a historic year for UNCG. The university kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration, launched a new strategic plan and continued to take “Giant Steps” – from new campus facilities to athletic championships to emerging community partnerships and more.

As the campus begins to quiet down and the year comes to an end, here’s a look back at some of the top moments from 2017.


Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends celebrated UNCG’s 125th anniversary with a huge Founders Day celebration on the Quad.


First-year and transfer students participated in the university’s newest tradition: the NAV1GATE New Student Convocation.

#uncg21 making their daisy chain #NAV1GATEUNCG #uncgalumni #uncgrww

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The UNC Board of Governors approved a proposal for the establishment of a Millennial Campus designation, which will allow for the creation of unique public-private partnerships.


The men’s basketball team had a record-breaking season: 25 wins, a Southern Conference regular season title and a trip to the National Invitation Tournament.

It’s GAMEDAY in Asheville, and we’ve officially started the dance party! This future Spartan has moves. #letsgoG

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UNCG unveiled its new five-year strategic plan, dubbed “Taking Giant Steps.”


More than 1,100 Spartans raised over $111,000 as part of the 2017 #BelieveInTheG campaign.


Thousands of alumni returned to campus for Homecoming.

Some @instagram fun at #uncghome

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World-class artists visited campus and engaged with students – from Wynton Marsalis to Rhiannon Giddens.


Students, faculty, staff and community members constructed two wetlands on campus. In addition to improving water quality and biotic diversity, the wetlands serve as a living laboratory for students participating in undergraduate research


Two UNCG athletic squads – women’s soccer and baseball – earned berths to their respective NCAA tournaments.


Students moved into Spartan Village II, the university’s new mixed-use project featuring two residence halls and 26,000 square feet of retail space.


UNCG partnered with community organizations to help put on some of the city’s favorite events, including the National Folk Festival, Spartan Cinema at LeBauer Park, the Festival of Lights and the Greensboro Holiday Parade.

Ready for Beauty and the Beast at #SpartanCinema

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