Spartan Survival Guide

Welcome to UNC Greensboro. This brief guide introduces some of the essential information, policies, and resources available to UNCG graduate students. The Graduate School website and staff are excellent resources for any other questions you may have.

University ID and Accounts: All students should receive their 9-digit UNCG University ID and instructions for activating their UNCG computer and email accounts via email. Instructions on recovering or looking up these credentials can be found here.
UNCG Catalog: The Catalog serves as your contract with UNCG and provides information on policies, procedures, and deadlines as well as information regarding your program.
UNCGenie: UNCGenie is UNCG’s tool for students, faculty, and staff to conduct the business of UNCG. It is used to register for classes, to pay tuition, to view grades, and to view/accept financial aid, among other things.
Registering for Classes: The Registrar’s website provides information on registering for classes using UNCGenie. Students are encouraged to consult with their Director of Graduate Studies.
Paying your Bill: You will receive an eBill from the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office. Do not ignore this bill. If you feel there is an error, ask the Cashiers office staff in 151 Mossman. You can pay your bill at the Cashiers office or online through UNCGenie.
Financial Aid: The Financial Aid Office provides information on the FAFSA, scholarships, loans, and award status.
Sexual Assault Prevention: All graduate students must complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students. You will receive further instructions in your UNCG email.

  • SpartanCard: The SpartanCard is your student ID, library card, printing card, and a convenient method of payment across campus.
  • Calendars: The Graduate School maintains a Google calendar that includes important dates and deadlines as well as upcoming events and workshops. You can subscribe to this calendar to integrate it into your own UNCG Google Calendar.
  • Social Media: Follow The Graduate School on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook to get the latest information on events and happenings of interest to graduate students.
  • Parking: The Office of Parking Operations & Campus Access Management provides information on parking on campus as well as public transportation options, bike sharing, and car sharing programs.
  • Technology: The Office of Information Technology Services provides information regarding computing, communication, and data; they also assist with university accounts, email, printing, and discounted student software.
  • Housing: Housing for graduate students is available at Lofts on Lee, which provide the increased independence, privacy, and flexibility sought by graduate students.
  • Exploring Greensboro: The city of Greensboro offers all the benefits of a large city while maintaining a small-town feel. Recommendations on restaurants, shopping and other attractions can be found here.
  • Health Services: All students at UNCG are required to have health insurance and are billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan each semester unless you submit an active health waiver. Visit Student Health Services for more information.
  • Immunizations: UNCG may require you to submit Immunization Records. See the FAQ for more information.
  • Recreation & Wellness: The Department of Recreation and Wellness fosters comprehensive wellness in the UNCG community. Among their facilities is the 216,000 sq. ft. Kaplan Center for Wellness.
  • Counseling Services: The UNCG Counseling Center assists students with a variety of mental health, developmental, and situational concerns. They offer immediate services for students in crisis as well as walk-in services and appointments.
  • Safety and Emergencies: The UNCG Police have compiled a series of applications and sites that improve campus safety and awareness. The UNCG Emergency number is 336 334 4444.
  • Violence Response: The Campus Violence Response Center (CVRC) works with UNCG students, faculty and staff impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual or gender-based harassment, and all other forms of violence. We provide free and confidential advocacy and counseling services to all victims/survivors.
  • Preparing Future Leaders: A partnership between UNCG and N.C. A&T, the Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) provides valuable, transferable skills and knowledge that prepares graduate students to be successful and dynamic leaders in their chosen disciplines and careers.
  • Career Services: If you are looking for an academic or non-academic career, the Career Services Center can help you build your resume, explore opportunities, attend career events, build your network and much more
  • Skills Workshops: Visit the UNCG Workshops page for our schedule of Electronic Thesis and Dissertation sessions, PFL offerings and other skills building workshops.
  • Writing Groups and Resources: Check out the Graduate School Writing Resources to join a Peer Writing Support Group, Writing Bash or attend our Writers’ Retreat/Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp which are typically scheduled each winter and spring.
  • Service Learning:The Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement prepares students to serve as change-makers. They develop, promote, and advance civic engagement, leadership development, and meaningful service to create positive social change.
  • Study Abroad: In one of the most rewarding and transformative experiences you will have during your college years, you’ll acquire skills and new perspectives that will make you more competitive in achieving your professional goals and broaden your understanding of diverse cultures.
  • Research Abroad: Prestigious International/National Fellowships can help prospective applicants at all stages of the process including planning, applying and final submission for research opportunities. They assist students with a number of awards.
  • Library: The UNCG University Libraries include the main Walter Clinton Jackson Library and the Harold Schiffman Music Library. In addition to printed materials, e-books, and audio and video recordings, the libraries have quiet study areas, and an extensive IT collection, with laptops, cameras, and video recorders available for checkout. Check out this brief orientation for graduate students or sign up for a webinar.
  • Career Services: The Career Services Center offers career coaching in addition to advice and training on building your resume and finding jobs or internships.
  • OARS: The Office of Accessibility Resources & Services provides, coordinates, and advocates for services which enable undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities to receive equal access to all aspects of university life.
  • Military and Veterans: UNCG’s Office of Military & Veterans Services is a resource for future, current, and past UNCG military-affiliated students. They coordinate services for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their dependents; they serve as a liaison and advocate for military affiliated students and develop a sense of community between UNCG’s military and civilian populations.
  • Sexual Harassment in Academia: Read a recent report on Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine from the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine.
  • Spartan Open Pantry: The Spartan Open Pantry’s sole purpose is to ensure that no UNCG student goes hungry. Students can go to scheduled distributions or schedule an appointment at the Wesley-Luther SOP page.
  • International Programs Center: The International Programs Center is the central point of contact for all the University’s international activities. They help international students discover UNCG and help students who are interested in Study Abroad and Exchange programs.
  • 6-Tech: 6-TECH Online is the place to go for support and documentation for ITS services and products.
  • Intercultural Engagement: The Office of Intercultural Engagement offers education, outreach, advocacy, programs, and activities in the interest of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The office offers students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community through its Safe Zone Training.
  • Academic Integrity: The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities maintains the University’s Academic Integrity Policy, including definitions of academic integrity and procedures for reporting academic integrity violations.
  • Technology Policies: UNCG requires users of information systems owned or provided by the University to exercise good judgement and abide by several policies.
  • Official University Communication: According to UNCG University policy, email is the official method of communication. Thus, all official communications will be transmitted through UNCG University email to your official UNCG email address at the “uncg.edu” domain. It is your responsibility to monitor this email account at all times while enrolled at UNCG. Failure to monitor this account may cause you to miss important announcements and deadlines and will not serve as a basis for an appeal or modification of deadlines.
  • Residency for Tuition Purposes: The NC Residency Determination Service (RDS) is the entity responsible for determining residency for tuition purposes in North Carolina. Residency determinations must be submitted in full in RDS by the tenth business day of a semester in order to apply to that term.
  • Campus Policies: The Division of Student affairs maintains several policies including policies on alcohol, illegal drugs, firearms, and more.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Information: The Graduate School maintains a website with information, resources, and FAQs concerning Graduate Teaching Assistantships.
  • City of Greensboro: Public library, transportation, government offices, trash and recycling, storm recovery resources, city information and much more!
  • Explore Greensboro: Events, arts and culture, parks and recreation, concerts, area attractions, community blog, getaway offerings
  • Department of Motor Vehicles: License and ID, title and registration, property tax, change of address, fraud and theft prevention
  • Parks and Recreation: Parks and gardens, lakes, trails and greenways, golf courses, pools and spraygrounds, sports and fitness, adaptive and inclusive recreation, rentals and events, volunteer opportunities
  • Visitors Center: Places to stay, things to do, dining, events, meeting planners, trip tools
  • Voter Registration and Voting: Register to vote in NC, voting options, elections, campaign finance, ethics