Welcome all new and returning students. Time to move in, get settled and learn what’s up at UNCG.

It’s Rawkin’ Welcome Week!

This is when the stillness of the summer campus gives way to the hustle, bustle and excitement of a new school year at UNCG. Summer is over, but the fun is just ramping up. Rawkin’ Welcome Week is 13 festive days of carnivals, parties, student convocation, a comedy show, and more, to welcome new and returning students to UNCG. This will certainly be a week to remember.

While Rawkin’ Welcome Week focuses on getting information into the hands of new students to make them feel at home in their new home, there are a number of featured events new students will want to mark on their calendars, including:

  • “Party Like a Rawkstar,” a dance/mixer in the Elliott University Center’s Cone Ballroom, Friday, Aug.14, 8 -11 p.m.
  • “Out of State Student Reception” will be held in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House, Saturday, Aug.15, 4-5 p.m.
  • Chancellor-elect Franklin Gilliam’s address at student convocation, a mandatory event for all new UNCG students, Sunday, Aug, 16, 4 – 5 p.m. in Aycock Auditorium.

Thinking about getting involved in campus extra-curricular activities? Don’t miss “Fall Kick-Off,” Tuesday, Aug. 18, on College Avenue. Here’s where you will find exhibits, tents and booths filled with information about how to participate in intramural sports, get involved with your favorite cause or investigate the Greek scene on campus. There is a lot more to learn about UNCG, so make a point to uncover the hidden gems on campus by visiting exhibits spanning the length (almost) of College Avenue.

Other important sources of information to make navigating UNCG easier, include Housing and Residence Life’s “Fastest Way to Class,” Jackson Library’s “Hack the Stacks” informational sessions, and the “Chili Zone,” where new Spartans and their families can enjoy respite from the heavy lifting of move-in, are available across campus through Aug. 26. And while moving in don’t forget to enter the “Best Dressed Room Contest to win a Grand prize of $475 in merchandise. Register here: http://campusrec.edu/facilities/hour.

There are more than 2,800 new students arriving on campus during Rawkin’ Welcome Week so jump in, make new friends and learn just how much UNCG has to offer! For a complete list of activities during Rawkin’ Welcome Week visit: http://yourfirstyear.uncg.edu/rawkin-welcome-week/.

Students must have their UNCG ID’s to participate in Rawkin’ Welcome Week.


Story by Joe Gallehugh,  contributor

Photography by Martin W. Kane, UNCG University Relations