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Photo of UNCG Christmas decorations on a treeSoon, UNCG will light up for the holidays. Through the rest of November and into December are a variety of musical performances, service opportunities, and annual campus traditions. See the upcoming holiday-related events below:

  • Nov. 24: Harvest Home Choral Concert: Join UNCG Choirs for a festive evening of music in the beautiful, acoustically dynamic First Presbyterian Church on N. Elm St. 5 p.m., free entry.
  • Dec. 2-3: UNCG Bookstore Faculty & Staff Appreciation Sale: Bring your Spartan Card to receive an extra 10% off non-textbook items, in addition to your current 20% Faculty/Staff discount!
  • Dec. 5: Campus Holiday Open House: All faculty and staff are invited to the annual holiday open house. Come to the Virginia Dare Room at the Alumni House for the afternoon reception, 2-4 p.m.
  • Dec. 5: Vacc Bell Tower lighting and campus luminaires: Every year on Reading Day, the holiday season is marked by the lighting of the bell tower and Anniversary Plaza. The lighting of the luminaires, a tradition that began in 1969, is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, the Fraternity and Sorority Association and UNCG Grounds. The event is free and open to all, and will include music from the tower’s full carillon of bells. Dusk., Vacc Bell Tower and throughout campus.
  • Dec. 6: Pop Up Shop opening: The UNCG Pop Up Shop on Downtown’s Elm. St. will again open for three consecutive weekends this December. Learn about the great discounts at the shop and the exciting events happening there in a separate post in this week’s CW. 6 p.m., Downtown Greensboro.
  • Dec. 6: Festival of Lights: Greensboro’s annual holiday tradition will feature a variety of events and performers, including UNCG alumni and students. 6 p.m., Elm Street, Downtown Greensboro.
  • Dec. 7: Branches of Love: Join Spartans of all ages to decorate trees that will be donated to local families in transition. Come with a 4-person team and be entered in competitions for Best Themed, Best Traditional, and Best overall tree. Have fun and serve the community this holiday season. See more information and register here. 12:30 p.m., Alumni House.

In addition to Branches of Love, here are several UNCG-sponsored ways to make a difference in others’ lives this holiday season:


On Nov. 22, Red, White, & Blue (RWB), a student organization, will be collecting toys for “Toys 4 Tots,” with free donuts for anyone who donates. The event will be 12-2 p.m., EUC. Additional collection boxes will be in the EUC near the information desk, the top floor of the Bryan Building, and in the Student Veterans Association office lobby. 


UNCG collects items year-round for the Spartan Open Pantry, which supports students on campus who may be homeless or in need. The box for donations has been moved into the Advising Center on the first floor of the Moore Nursing Building. Click here for more information.

Faculty and students throughout UNCG are involved in the Moss Street Elementary Partnership School in Reidsville. They are collecting personal hygiene products for all of the elementary students in a box on the fourth floor of the Moore Nursing Building and in the School of Education Building. Click here for more information.

Students are collecting food to provide Thanksgiving meals to families at Cottage Grove, where CNNC and the School of Nursing are making an impact. They have two boxes for donations in the Moore Nursing building, one in the first-floor lobby and another in the fourth-floor nursing lounge. Click here for more information.

The Service Committee of the UNCG Staff Senate is promoting this annual collection of holiday presents for UNCG families. A sign-up with specific items the children need to make this holiday season more special is at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4DADA72FA6FC1-angel.

Once you have your gift, please contact one of the following people to arrange a time to drop off your donation by Friday, December 6, 2019:

You do not need to wrap the gifts; however, please tag them with Family#, gender and age.

Items assembled by Avery Campbell and Alex Abrams.

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