We are determined to make sure that new students and their families feel confident, secure and included while living in their new UNCG community. Following these simple suggestions can help you feel welcome from the moment you step on campus.
The First Few Days on Campus
College students and their families often have mixed emotions about the start of college. We hope to make the transition easier for all of you. If you already know the answers to commonly asked questions of typical new Spartans and their families, you’ll feel more prepared and secure about living at UNCG.
HRL staff will make sure that residents get off to the right start immediately after they arrive in the halls with programs designed to help them get acclimated.
But, more than that, new residents will begin to make connections with other new students and trained HRL student staff who live on their floor with them, called Resident Advisors (RAs). The RAs become their friends, their mentors and their informal counselors when problems arise. Since RAs are students themselves, they can identify with the unique struggles that residents sometimes face.
RAs are supervised by highly trained professional staff members and at least one professional lives in each residence hall building.
Your first Spartan lesson, SPARTAN SPEAK
Acronyms and abbreviations are used everywhere on campus, for locations, offices, and even people. You’ll get used to this and you’ll quickly use these acronyms too. You already know that HRL stands for Housing and Residence Life. It’s nice for families and students to know some others so they can understand what Spartans are talking about. Here are a few more acronyms from housing:
Residential College Coordinator (RCC)An RCC is a faculty-in-residence who teaches courses and oversees the daily management of a residential college program.
Coordinator for Residence Life (CRL)CRLs are highly trained professionals with master’s degrees, who work full-time for HRL.
Assistant Coordinators for Residence Life (ACRL)ACRLs are graduate students, who are supervised by full-time professionals.