Celebrating 125 years of opportunity and excellence
Campus life has evolved from strict regulations on dorm room visitors to coed dorms. Exposed ankles, wearing curlers to class, and halter tops may have bent some rules decades ago, but student wardrobes and activities have changed with the times.
First Dance for Couples (Prom)
Dressed in their finest, couples line up for their first dance at the junior-senior prom.
Tea parties were a popular social activity in the ’50s.
Freshman women bridged their time between academics and a social life by playing card games.
And You Thought Your RA Was Strict
Student regulations in 1962 addressed phone call use, downtown visits, dorm room guests, and time limits for talking with the opposite sex on the streets.
WUAG Radio Station
The student-run radio station WUAG went on the air in 1964 and has stayed in tune to changing eras and musical styles.
Campus Dress Code Abolished
When the dress code was abolished in 1967, pedal pushers, sweatshirts, hair rollers, and ankles became frequent sights on campus.
In 1967, registering a residence hall guest became optional, even for a competitive coed game of Monopoly.
Tate Street’s businesses in the ’70s included an appliance shop, cinema, beauty salon, and the Apple House Restaurant, appealing to a different shopper from today’s pizza and sushi restaurants and shops.
Moravian Love Feast
This candle service was held during the first weeks of December from the early 1960s to mid-’80s.
That ’70s Style
Pantsuits, bell bottoms, sandals, jeans, and long hair were the hallmark of casual ’70s campus style.
The Neo-Black Society was organized in the late 1960s with goals of bringing constructive change and services to campus.
Social Fraternities & Sororities
From mixers to service projects, Greek life has always included an active social calendar, with announcements displayed on the campus Rawk.
First Homecoming Queen
At the first homecoming in 91 years, Elizabeth “Skoal” Ford was crowned UNCG’s first homecoming queen.
Flip Through Student Yearbooks
From best-dressed headshots to less-clad campus capers, student yearbooks have provided snapshots of life on campus since the early 1900s. You can view most yearbooks in the UNCG Digital Collections.