Life on Campus | UNC Greensboro Undergraduate Admissions

Across the UNC Greensboro campus, you’ll find an inclusive community where we know one another by name and stop to say hello. Our diverse students draw from life experiences both locally and globally, making the UNCG community a rich, vibrant place.

Student organizations

Group of female UNC Greensboro students in a sorority pose together in front of large Greek letters on College Avenue
UNC Greensboro offers more than 350 student organizations. There are options for everyone, ranging from fraternities and sororities to academic honor societies and cultural organizations.

With more than 350 clubs and organizations, it’s undeniably easy to meet fellow students who share your interests and values. Student-run organizations offer a variety of athletic, cultural, educational, political, religious, and social experiences.

Service learning

UNC Greensboro students participating in Backpack Beginnings, a community service event
Spartans team up to contribute a million hours of community service each year. Our involvement is local and global, and we tackle issues ranging from food insecurity to homelessness to mental health.

“Service” is the university’s motto — and a way of life at UNCG. Team up to serve the community through service-learning projects and living-learning communities. To find out more about our community’s needs and how you can get involved, contact the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement.

Sports and recreation

UNC Greensboro basketball players celebrate on the court and hold up a Southern Conference championship trophy.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans compete in 17 sports teams as part of the Southern Conference. Last season, the Spartans won five conference championships and competed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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 popular with UNCG students. Additionally, we also offer club sports, including rugby, equestrian, fencing, and Ultimate Frisbee.

At UNCG’s student recreation center, you’ll find:

  • 23,000 sq. ft. weight and cardio space
  • Three-lane indoor track
  • Free weight room
  • Indoor lap and leisure pools
  • Aerobics studios, including a roof-deck fitness studio
  • Three-story indoor climbing wall and bouldering wall
  • Gaming area including table tennis, billiards, and shuffleboard

Our Outdoor Adventures Program offers rock climbing, rafting, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and caving trips.

In addition to all the opportunities at UNCG, the City of Greensboro’s vibrant parks and recreation system includes 170 parks, gardens, and facilities.

Arts at UNCG

Diverse ensemble of male and female UNC Greensboro students rehearse a scene in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
As the largest comprehensive visual and performing arts schools in NC, our College of Visual and Performing Arts gives students more than 350 opportunities to perform every year.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers inspiring productions and recitals. If you wish to perform, student organizations such as Prime Movers (dance), jazz ensembles, and singing groups welcome your talent.

Performance venues include the historic UNCG Auditorium, Taylor Theatre, Brown Building theater, the Music Building, and the Dance Studios.

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

Living on campus

Two female roommates laugh together while sitting on a bed in UNC Greensboro residence hall dorm room.
About 80 percent of UNC Greensboro freshmen choose to live on campus. There are 17 residence halls offering traditional, suite and apartment-style living.

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 classes, dining facilities, and campus activities. Or maybe it’s because meeting people is so easy when you live on campus. 

UNCG’s residential colleges offer a 24/7 experience where students and faculty teach and learn about the world around them in innovative ways. As a residential college student, you attend certain classes in your residence hall. You’ll even live alongside some faculty who mentor you during your time on campus.

There are 17 residence halls at UNCG, so you’ll certainly find the perfect place to call home. UNCG’s newest housing complex, Spartan Village, offers apartment-style housing along with dining and shopping options. Learn more about UNCG’s traditional-style, suite, and apartment options on the Housing & Residence Life site.

On-campus dining

A male UNC Greensboro student laughs with friends while eating pizza at the newly renovated Fountain View Dining Hall
Centrally located on campus near freshman housing, Fountain View Dining is UNCG’s cafeteria-style option. You can also use your meal plan to eat at the food court in our university center or at several on-campus and nearby restaurants.

Fountain View Dining, UNCG’s main dining hall, features 14 specialty food stations serving up options from Southern favorites to Asian-inspired and gluten-free. Fountain View Dining practices sustainability, sourcing produce within a 250-mile radius, using only cage-free eggs, and directing surplus food to community organizations that address food insecurity.

To explore a variety of meal plans customized for your needs, visit Dining Services.