UNCG Explorers Exploratory Majors try to narrow in on their interests

Living Together in Reynolds Residence Hall

What is UNCG EXPLORERS?

UNCG Explorers is a community of hardworking individuals dedicated to achieving academic excellence and professional success. This Living-Learning Community is designed to help first year Exploratory majors make decisions about their academic major based on their own career aspirations, passions, and skills. With so many options to consider, it is helpful to have a community of enthusiastic and committed students to support you as you face the challenge of choosing your major. During your time in the community, you will learn more about yourself, engage with several development opportunities based on your interests, and gain access to valuable campus resources while building a bond with other members of the community.

Mission Statement

To guide students through an exploration of personal values and self-discovery while identifying personal strengths and gathering information about opportunities on campus and beyond. Our goal is for every Explorer to get involved in the UNCG campus community in order to make informed decisions about his or her academic major and future vocation.

Course Requirement

FFL 100 – Foundations for Learning: Exploring, Self, World, Future
Two-credit hours and fulfills speaking intensive (SI) degree requirement

Eligible Students

  • First semester Exploratory Studies students who may be unsure about a major, trying to decide among several majors or unsure of what majors are offered
  • Exploratory Studies students who are willing to be a part of the community with other Exploratory Studies students
  • Exploratory Studies students who are willing to be actively engaged in their academic journey

Opportunities & Benefits

  • Live together on the 3rd floor of Reynolds Residence Hall and create strong bonds with other first year Exploratory Studies majors.
  • Enroll in FFL 100, a 2 credit-hour academic course taught by your assigned Exploratory Studies Academic Advisor from the Students First Office.
  • Engage in out of the classroom planned activities to help in the exploration of majors and/or career interests.
  • Complete the Bronze level of the Leadership Challenge Program and earn a certificate and medallion (to be worn at official graduation ceremony)
  • Take an academic course with other first-year students living in your hall
  • Receive one on one support from staff members dedicated to your success
  • Career exploration
  • Focus on your personal growth

Sneak Peek of Planned Activities

  • TeamQuest – High/Low Ropes Course
  • Individual personality, major and career assessments
  • Community meals with faculty and staff
  • Career exploration opportunities
  • Community service related activities in the Greensboro area

Community Staff

Ryan Collins
Coordinator for Residence Life – Reynolds
Housing and Residence Life
ryan.collins@uncg.edu

Heather Kern
Associate Director
Students First Office
students@uncg.edu
336-256-8540
hakern2@uncg.edu