Student Life

Although UNCG offers outstanding academic programs, there's more to college than hitting the books. Here's a look at what UNCG has to offer students outside of class.

Student organizations

With 250 clubs and organizations, it’s easy to get involved at UNCG. Student-run organizations offer a variety of athletic, cultural, educational, political, religious, and social experiences.

An inclusive campus community

Students often say that UNCG doesn't feel like a big school because of the friendly campus atmosphere. It's a place where people know each other by name and stop to say hello. The student body is diverse, with students from across the country and around the world.

Learning through service

"Service" is the university’s motto—and a way of life at UNCG. Students team up to serve the community through service-learning projects, student organizations, and living-learning communities. The Office of Leadership and Service-Learning helps students match their interests with community needs.

Sports and recreation

UNCG's 17 Division I athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I (Southern Conference).

Men's teams: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor track, and track and field

Women's teams: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor track, track and field, and volleyball

Intramural sports such as basketball, flag football, indoor soccer, and sand volleyball are very popular at UNCG. So are club sports, including rugby, equestrian, fencing, and Ultimate Frisbee, just to name a few.

UNCG's Student Recreation Center offers a three-court gym; an indoor track; an exercise room with computerized exercise bikes, stair climbers, and weight machines; a free weight room; six racquetball courts; an aerobics studio; and an indoor climbing wall. The Outdoor Adventures Program offers rock climbing, rafting, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and caving trips.

Aside from all the opportunities at UNCG, the City of Greensboro has an outstanding parks and recreation system that includes 170 parks, gardens, and facilities.

Arts at UNCG

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers outstanding productions and recitals throughout the year. For those who wish to perform, there are student organizations such as Prime Movers (dance), jazz ensembles, and singing groups. Performance venues include the historic UNCG Auditorium, Taylor Theatre, Brown Building, the Music Building, and the Dance Theatre.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum houses one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary art in the Southeast - right on campus! Students can also find galleries in the Gatewood Studio Arts Building and the Elliott University Center.

Living on campus

Why do four out of five freshmen decide to live on campus at UNCG? Maybe it's the convenience of living in a residence hall, where you are close to your classes, dining facilities, and campus activities. Or maybe it's because meeting people is so easy when you live on campus.

A variety of residential colleges encourage students and faculty to teach and learn about the world around them in innovative ways.

UNCG's newest housing option, Spartan Village, is apartment-style housing available to students located along West Gate City Boulevard near the Lofts on Lee graduate student housing. Learn more about UNCG's traditional-style, suite, and apartment options on the Housing & Residence Life site.

Campus dining options

UNCG's dining hall -- Fountain View Dining – features 14 specialty food stations serving up options from Southern favorites to Asian-inspired and gluten-free. Fountain View Dining practices sustainability by sourcing produce from within a 250-mile radius, using only cage-free eggs, and directing surplus food to community organizations that address food insecurity. Dining Services offers a variety of meal plans to meet the needs of students. Visit the Dining Services site for details.

Other campus dining options are:
Au Bon Pain
B&N Cafe
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits
Fountain View Dining Hall
Hibachi Cafe
Hissho Sushi
Jamba Juice
Papa John's Pizza
Pizza Hut/Wingstreet
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina
Taco Bell
Wild Greens
Plus, multiple off-campus establishments accept meal plan flex dollars!

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