Nearly 3,000 first-year and transfer students participated in the daylong event, which included a re-energized convocation celebration, a welcome from each dean, academic success sessions, a “UNCG History Walk” through campus and a “Convocation Craze” to round out the day.
New students also received a special welcome from Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., who congratulated them on this “giant step” in their lives, and encouraged them to follow their passions, ask for help from faculty and staff, and surround themselves with supportive people.
“This giant step takes courage and commitment. I congratulate you for getting to this important milestone in your life,” Gilliam said. “I look forward to taking this adventure with all of you.”
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By Alyssa Bedrosian
Photograph by Katie Loyd