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Welcome! Thank you for choosing the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We hope the online Survival Guide and other valuable resources are helpful as you make your transition to UNCG.

The Graduate School staff is a resource for you to answer any questions you have, direct you to a specific individual, or refer you to a more appropriate office.

The Registrar’s Office manages the Academic Calendars, which include breaks in instruction and holidays as well as important deadlines (last day to change courses or withdraw, applying to graduate, and filing your dissertation or thesis, etc.).
The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) provides, coordinates and advocates for services that enable students with disabilities to receive equal access to a college education and to all aspects of university life. OARS supports academic growth, disability management, and student self-advocacy skills through resources and services such as: adaptive technology/computer services, alternative testing, interpreter services, note-taker services, tutoring, academic and organization assistance, advocacy assistance, and broadening of disability awareness within the university community. V/TTY 336-334-5440.

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The Financial Aid Office provides information on the FAFSA, scholarships, state & federal loans, financial aid status and awards, verification process, award acceptance, bill payment (through the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office (through the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office) and cost. To be considered for most types of aid, including Federal Student Aid (FSA) loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2018-2019 FAFSA is available October 1, 2017. The UNCG Priority Filing Date is December 1, 2017 to maximize your eligibility for grants and scholarships.

For further information specific to graduate students go to: For FAQs regarding financial aid go to:

The Graduate School Bulletin serves as your contract with the University and informs you of policies, procedures, and deadlines regarding graduate study. The Bulletin describes post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificates, master’s degrees, specialist in education degrees, and doctoral degree programs.
Read the section on Academic Regulations carefully and completely, along with the section on your academic department and its program(s). Some important topics include course loads (definition of “full-time”), continuous enrollment, leaves of absences, independent study, grades, appeals, academic eligibility to continue, GPA requirements, and applying for graduation.

Best Practices in Advising and Mentoring Graduate Students: Relationships between faculty advisors/mentors and graduate students are integral to graduate education at UNCG. The University has adopted formal policies and procedures that govern these relationships and also conveys general expectations for both faculty and graduate students.

Graduate student housing is provided through Lofts on Lee, which is perfectly suited to the specific needs of graduate students, who require increased independence, privacy, flexibility, and ease of access to campus. There is no meal plan requirement for graduate students, although many affordable options are available through Spartan Dining. Lofts on Lee residents have the option to extend their housing contract into the summer (from spring graduation to July 31).
As part of our comprehensive safety and prevention program for graduate students, you are required to complete Haven Plus – Understanding Sexual Assault. Haven Plus is an online, non-opinionated, science-based sexual violence awareness and prevention course that provides tailored sexual assault prevention training to non-traditional student groups, including graduate, professional, online, and adult learners. Haven Plus addresses the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. These issues impact as many as 1 in 5 women during their time in college. Information will be e-mailed from an account labeled AlcoholEdu/Haven Administrator. The address to look for is
All campuses in the UNC System require students to have health insurance. You are automatically billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) each semester through your Student Account, unless you submit an active health waiver through the Student Blue portal, prior to the posted deadline each semester. Visit Student Health Services for information on student health insurance and a video specifically designed for graduate students.
The SpartanCard is your all-in-one campus ID card. It is also your library card, meal card, printing card, and a convenient form of payment across campus. If you store money on it using SpartanCash, you can make purchases at campus dining locations, the UNCG Bookstore, or other locations across campus. You can find out more about the SpartanCard on the SpartanCard Information Sheet.To obtain a card go to the SpartanCard Center in the Moran Commons, Room 106. You must know your University ID Number, present a valid government issued photo ID, and be registered for class.
International students often visit the International Programs Center as it is a resource to assist them in a wide range of services, not only as they transition to UNCG and graduate school, but throughout their program. Graduate Students may take advantage of the Global Leadership Program; students learn a range of skills they will need to develop as leaders and as engaged world citizens.
North Carolina law requires that you submit both Immunization Records (signed or clinically stamped) and Medical History within 30 days after the 1st day of class. The statute applies to all students except those residing off-campus and registering for any combination of off-campus courses, evening courses (classes beginning after 5 p.m.), weekend courses, or no more than four daytime credit hours in on-campus courses. Submit your records to the Immunization Clinic in the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center.
A resource for future, current, and past UNCG military-affiliated students and their dependents, the Veterans Resources Center provides information about the University and assists with Veteran’s Administration (VA) programs and certification. UNCG is repeatedly named a Military Friendly School, putting it in the top 15% of colleges and universities doing the most to support veterans and their success.

All vehicles must properly display a valid UNCG Parking Permit at all times when parked on University property. To purchase a permit,scroll to the bottom of the Student Permit Information page and click on “Purchase a Permit.” Parking Operations & Campus Access Management has information on parking, permits, enforcement, accessibility, alternative vehicle parking information, LimeBike, Zimride, Zipcar, carpooling, biking, bus information, Spartan Chariot, Park and Ride, Emergency Ride Program, ticket appeals, and motorist assistance. For a campus parking map, click on “Getting Around Campus” in the left column.

You may use your UNCG SpartanCard ID to ride green Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) buses FARE-FREE! Without a valid ID, one-way fare is $1.50. You can also ride the FREE HEAT Bus (Higher Education Area Transport) serving 7 college campuses and other locations. A LimeBike 30-minute ride is 50 cents for UNCG students. Travel around town using these services for dining, movies, shopping, and more.

You will receive an eBill from the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office and payment is due on the date specified. After registering for courses, log in to the Student Account Center in Genie to view your current account balance. When you receive an eBill do not ignore it! If for any reason you think that your bill is incorrect (e.g. your professor permitted you to drop a course, or your residency was changed), do not assume it will automatically be corrected later: ask! You can pay in person (151 Mossman Building), by mail (UNCG Cashiers and Student Accounts Office, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170), through payroll deduction (if you have an assistantship), or online. To make an online payment, log in to UNCGenie. Once in the secure area, click on “Student Account Center” and then “Make a Payment.”
Plagiarism is a serious offense at the graduate level and can result in expulsion from the University. Learning how to properly cite another’s work is crucial for graduate work. You can take the Tutorial and Quiz to help understand the various forms of plagiarism and how to avoid them as well as explore UNCG’s academic integrity policies:

Indiana University also has a helpful website for learning how to recognize plagiarism in student’s work:

Frick, T., Dagli, C., Barrett, A., Myers, R., & Kwon, K. (2016). How to recognize plagiarism: Tutorial and tests. Bloomington, IN: Department of Instructional Systems Technology, School of Education, Indiana University. Retrieved from:

Classes begin at 8:00am on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Late registration and schedule adjustment (Add/Drop) take place during the first week of classes.

You do not need faculty signatures during the add/drop period except to add closed or restricted courses. The Friday of the first week of classes is typically the last day to change course(s) or course sections without special approval and to drop classes to receive tuition and fees refunded. Please visit registration for further information. Failure to complete the appropriate forms on or before the deadline may result in an “F” on your transcript.

The last date to drop a course in Fall 2017, without academic penalty (grade of WF), is October 9. If you have questions about dropping a course, contact The Graduate School.

Under North Carolina Residency law, to qualify for in-state tuition for a given term you must prove that you established your domicile in NC twelve months before the first day of classes and that you have maintained that domicile for at least twelve consecutive months.
Spartan Open Pantry is a food service for students who need a little help at the end of the month – and for homeless students and families who depend on the pantry for complete care. On-the-corner distributions are made from 5pm until 7 pm Tuesdays at College Place United Methodist Church at 509 Tate Street, across from the Weatherspoon Art Museum. You can also make sure that no one in our community goes hungry by giving food, time, or money. For more information, contact Andrew Mails at
Information Technology Services (ITS) provides computing, communications, and data services as well as technology consulting. ITS also assists with university accounts, email information, network services, computer lab locations and hours, university printing, on-line and on campus IT training, technology policies, software and laptop purchasing, technology support center, technology checkout, and free and discounted software for students including Microsoft Office. For online support and documentation for ITS services and products go to 6-TECH Online.

Look for this icon GenieIcon at the top right corner of the UNCG website. If you have never accessed Genie before, you must create an account. Thereafter, you can access Genie using your student ID number and password. In the UNCGenie system, you can update personal information such as your address, register for classes, access the student account center, check your financial aid status, and much more.

Graduate students living off-campus are not assigned a Campus Mail Box. During the term, important mailings from the Registrar (including pre-registration materials for spring classes) will be emailed to you at your UNCG email address.

For any campus emergency dial (336) 334-4444 for the University Police. The Office of Emergency Management provides programming that encompasses preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. LiveSafe@UNCG is a mobile app for students, parents, faculty, and staff to engage with UNCG Police. Through this app, you can report information, contact police, use GoSafe with SafeWalk and Walking Escort requests as well as view and engage in the Social Safety Map, which can provide directions to the nearest safety locations and information on the latest crime in the community.

Register your cell phone in UNCGenie for SpartanAlerts to receive timely text notifications and general information for services provided through the university, for example, closing and opening times during inclement weather.