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The University Community
The 81 buildings on the attractively landscaped campus on Spring Garden Street reflect the 119-year history of the University from the oldest, Foust (1892), to those currently under construction and renovation. Work on the new School of Education Building, located on Spring Garden Street between Stirling and Kenilworth streets, began in May 2009 and is scheduled to open in fall 2011. This building and the newly renovated Forney and Petty Buildings are the latest elements of the UNCG campus makeover funded by the Higher Education Bonds passed in 2000. The Gatewood Studio Arts Building and the Moore Humanities & Research Administration Building opened in fall 2006. The science building, recently renamed the Patricia A. Sullivan Science Building, opened in time for the fall 2003 semester. The University's 357-acre campus includes Gateway University Research Park and is located in Greensboro, a city of 257,997.
UNCG is especially rich in the diversity of its arts programs. Weatherspoon Art Museum, located in the Anne and Benjamin Cone Art Building, houses what is considered to be the most outstanding permanent collection of contemporary art in the Southeast and offers a showcase for student and faculty work. University Dance programs provide performance and choreographic opportunities for qualified graduate and undergraduate students in dance. In music, student performing organizations are open to all students by audition.
UNCG offers an accelerated degree completion option known as UNCG in 3, which allows students to earn the same high quality bachelor’s degree in three years as they do in four. Participating UNCG departments have committed a schedule of courses that will accelerate students through their degree programs. The program utilizes Winter Session, Summer Sessions, and UNCG Online as scheduling options.
A wide-ranging program in theatre has five production programs including the UNCG Theatre, Workshop Theatre, Studio Theatre, the North Carolina Theatre for Young People, and Theatre 232, the summer theatre program. Performances are given in three spaces: Taylor Theatre, Brown Building, and Aycock Auditorium.
Student Health Services provides full-time medical services, while the Counseling and Testing Center offers personal counseling, psychotherapy, and outreach programs to assist students with their adjustment to college.
The Career Services Center assists students in planning their careers and securing full-time employment after graduation.
The Elliott University Center (EUC) provides space for student government, student publications, and many student organizations, as well as offering a food court, study rooms, meditation space, game room, movies, concerts, lectures, dances, and parties. The offices of Career Services, Disability Services, Multicultural Affairs, Orientation and Family Programs, and Campus Activities and Programs are located in EUC.
The Student Plaza and Fountain, situated in the middle of the campus, is a popular location for outdoor events and informal gatherings.
There are close to two hundred affiliated clubs and organizations at UNCG, including honor societies, national societies, service organizations, departmental, professional, religious, and general groups, musical, media organizations, and sports clubs. UNCG is one of only seven higher educational institutions in North Carolina approved to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Several Greek fraternities and sororities have chapters on campus and offer a channel for social growth.
UNCG has a seventeen-team intercollegiate athletics program and competes in the Southern Conference at the NCAA Division I level. A wide choice of intramural sports and club sports is also offered on campus.
The well-equipped recreation center offers a full range of recreational services to the campus, including an indoor climbing wall.
The UNCG campus is located near the center of Greensboro, the state’s third largest city. Greensboro has a population of 257,997, while the greater Triad area has a population approaching 1,600,100. Located midway between Washington and Atlanta, Greensboro is less than two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, about three hours from the Atlantic coast, and is served by Piedmont Triad International Airport. Greensboro is a dynamic city, offering a splendid setting for a university. In return, for more than a century, UNCG has enriched Greensboro with its widely diversified academic community.