UNCG 125th

Celebrating 125 years of opportunity and excellence

Celebrating 125 Years of Opportunity & Excellence

For 125 years, this institution has transformed lives and communities through opportunity and excellence. Join us as we celebrate UNCG’s pioneers, trailblazers, and innovators — and look forward to the giant steps of the future.

UNCG Student at Commencement

Opportunity & Excellence

We’ve been opening doors and achieving excellence since 1892. Here are highlights of the first graduating class, faculty and alumni award winners, and many historic moments in between.

Student in lab


UNCG offers outstanding programs led by exceptional faculty who challenge students to think in new ways and apply their knowledge in the real world. But don’t just take our word for it.

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As a “higher research activity” university, we take pride in asking big questions and searching for answers. Here are just a few examples of the faculty and students who make it happen.

Activist gathering

Service & Activism

Although our name has changed over the years, our dedication to service has not. Spartans take pride in helping the community and pushing to make an impact locally, nationally, and globally.

Symbols & Traditions

From McIver and Minerva to the Rawk and the Clock, you can find your favorites in this collection of campus symbols and traditions.

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Our Campus

Feeling nostalgic? See how our campus has changed over the past 125 years in this gallery of everything from academic buildings and residence halls to green spaces and dining halls.

Student Life

Residential Colleges. WUAG college radio. Greek Life. Tate Street. Homecoming. Check out this gallery of some ways students spend their time outside of class. Browse the online student yearbooks, too!


From the Class of 1900 basketball team to 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Paul Chelimo, we salute UNCG’s history of athletic success. We included some must-see retro videos just for fun.