Helpful Links for New Students

Please note: Some of the links on this page are not associated with The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. UNCG does not endorse nor take responsibility for content on third party websites.

UNCG Information:

Housing and Residence Life

New Graduate Student Housing! The Office of Housing and Residence Life is going to be offering an exciting new housing option just for graduate students for the 2014-2015 academic year! Find out more on the Housing and Residence webpage:

The majority of graduate students choose to live off campus. There are numerous ways of finding apartments in the surrounding area. Check with your department as well for students who may have let them know that they are searching for a roommate. If you choose to reside on campus, Housing and Residence Life has detailed information on what is available to you. Here are some websites to assist in your search:
Apartment Guide
Greensboro Apartments


All vehicles on the UNCG campus are required to have a parking permit, or to be parked in one of the designated visitor parking spots. These spots are in the parking decks or at one of the metered areas. All vehicles must have valid registration. See Parking Services for more information.

Registering for Classes

All registration at UNCG takes place on UNCGenie. You must have an assigned Student ID and PIN in order to register for classes. For detailed information, see the University Registrar’s webpage.

University ID

(“UNCG SpartanCard“)
The UNCG SpartanCard is an all-in-one card. It serves as an ID, dept, library, and meal card for all UNCG faculty, staff, and students. Get the card at the SpartanCard Center in the Elliott University Center.

Health Insurance

UNCG strongly recommends that you are adequately insured to meet unanticipated health care costs. Student Health Services has more information on the student insurance plans offered to UNCG students.

UNCG Computer Accounts Activations

It is very important for you to activate all of your computer accounts, which you can do at one time. Please visit the UNCG Computer Account Request Page for help with activating your accounts. For more information about the UNCG computer system visit Information Technology Services (ITS) web page.

Local Information:


Biltmore Greensboro Hotel,
111 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
(336)272-3474 ~ (800)332-0303

Troy Bumpas Inn Bed and Breakfast
114 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro, NC 27403
(336)370-1660 ~ (800)370-9070

1619 Stanley Road, Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 852-1443

Greensboro Marriott Downtown
304 N Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

Best Western Wendover Plaza
1103 Lanada Dr., Greensboro, NC 27407

Park Lane Inn
3005 High Point Road, Greensboro, NC 27403

Comfort Inn at High Point Road
2001 Veasley Street, Greensboro, NC 27407

Hampton Inn
2004 Veasley Street, Greensboro, NC 27407
(336)854-8600 ~ (800)Hampton

Sheraton Four Seasons
3121 High Point Road (by I40), Greensboro, NC 27407
(336)292-9161 ~ (800)242-6556

More Greensboro Accommodations


Bank of America:


Capital Bank:

Carolina Bank:

Fidelity Bank:

First Citizens Bank:

FNB Southeast:


PNC Bank:

Regions Bank:

State Employees Credit Union:

SunTrust Bank:


Grocery Stores


Food Lion:

The Fresh Market:

Harris Teeter:

Lowes Foods:



Malls and Plazas

Four Seasons Town Centre:

Friendly Center:

Hanes Mall:

Places of Religious Worship

Beth David Synagogue:

First Baptist Church:

Grace Community Church:

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church:

Islamic Center of Greensboro:

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church:

Unitarian Universalist Church:

Things to do for fun:

Landmarks and Places to Visit

This site provides information on local attractions, including museums, nightclubs, parks, recreation, civic organizations, and libraries. It also has information on education, employment, and apartment rentals, among other


Tanger Outlets Mebane (Approximately 25 minutes away on I-40 East)

Concord Mills (Approximately 1 hour away on I-85 South)

Four Seasons Town Centre

Friendly Center

Hanes Mall (Approximately 40 minutes away on I-40 West)



List of Restaurants (with addresses and phone numbers)

Restaurants convenient to UNCG:
China Wok (Walker Avenue)
El Carreton (Walker Avenue)
First Carolina Delicatessen (Spring Garden Street)
Ham’s (Friendly Avenue or High Point Road)
Harpers (in Friendly Center)
Jack’s Corner Mediterranean Deli (Spring Garden Street)
Jimmy John’s (Walker Avenue)
Lucky 32 (Westover Terrace)
New York Pizza (Tate Street)
Old Town Draught House
Olive Garden (High Point Road)
Subway (Walker Avenue)
Yum Yum Better Ice Cream (Spring Garden Street)

Entertainment in Greensboro

Entertainment in North Carolina

Biltmore Estate in Asheville
Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte
Carowinds, a Paramount’s Amusement Park outside of Charlotte
Golfing in Pinehurst
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
NC Outer Banks
North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro

Other Links:

Residency Status for Tuition Purposes
Student Employment
Council of Graduate Schools Resources for Graduate Students
FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Graduate Articles from ACM Magazine
The Chronicle of Higher Education
U.S. News and World Report