After a much-needed winter break – and a good riddance to 2020 – UNC Greensboro is kicking off the spring semester with “Winter Welcome Weeks.”
The campus-wide event series, which takes places throughout January, features a day of service on campus and in the community, a crash course on resumes and cover letters, and the annual Winter Involvement Fair.
New and returning Spartans are encouraged to log on to SpartanConnect to see the full calendar, learn more, and register for individual events.
Most of the events are virtual, and in-person events, such as the MLK Day of Service, will follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Learn more about how the University is keeping the campus and community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic at update.uncg.edu.
Here’s a look at some of the key events this month.
Recharge with RecWell
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Join the Department of Recreation and Wellness for RECHARGE+, a full day of activities, virtual challenges, and prizes. Test your brain in an escape room to go, create your own vision board, join a live virtual Zumba party, and more. Visit recwell.uncg.edu/recharge.
Hot Drinks and Hot Topics
Thursday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m.
Certified intimacy educator and sexologist Shan Boodram will answer all of your questions about “cuffing season” and relationship woes, whatever your circumstances. Pick up hot chocolate from Cone Ballroom A at 11 a.m., and participate in the Zoom conversation at 3 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is one of two annual university-wide days of service. UNCG students have the opportunity to get off campus and engage with different parts of the Greensboro community, while honoring Dr. King’s legacy through service. Participation and lunch are free.
Creating a Resume and Cover Letter
Monday, Jan. 25, 12-1 p.m.
Join Career & Professional Development for a crash course on creating and editing a resume and cover letter. The session will focus on general tips and formatting, and students will also learn how to make an appointment with a career coach so they can dive deeper into their documents.
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
UNCG, N.C. A&T, and Guilford College are teaming up to present a virtual celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. This year’s theme is “Student Activism: Then and Now.” The event will be streamed via Zoom and will be open to the public.
Winter Involvement Fair
Jan. 25 and 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNCG has over 250 students groups, from fraternities and sororities to academic associations to club sports. Join the annual Winter Involvement Fair to connect with others and get involved on campus.
Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications
Photography by Grant Evan Gilliard, University Communications