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Forney Student Success Commons: New name, new occupants and more students

Several UNCG Enrollment Management offices haved moved from McIver Building to Forney, bringing with the move a new name and increased student traffic.

Renamed Forney Student Success Commons to reflect the abundance of student success services provided, the refurbished spaces will host upwards of 750 student appointments per week, and, when finished, will sport shades of blue and gold with super-graphics depicting student success and Spartan spirit.

An open house will be planned once the final touches are done.  

First floor residents include:

The Students First Office (SFO) –  SFO serves as UNCG’s academic one-stop-shop for assisting students with academic advising, academic recovery, academic transition, appeals, and graduation planning. Additionally, the office is the centralized academic advising center for all exploratory (undecided) students  studentsfirst.uncg.edu

Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs(TASP) –  TASP challenges students to become independent and successful learners through peer tutoring, guidance on study skills, and workshop offerings on learning strategies and the application academic skills.

studentsuccess.uncg.edu/tasp/

Supplemental Instruction Program(SIP)-  The purpose of the Supplemental Instruction Program (SIP) is to provide peer-facilitated academic assistance for traditionally challenging courses. studentsuccess.uncg.edu/sip/

Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program: (The McNair Program)

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. studentsuccess.uncg.edu/uncg-mcnair/

Second floor residents include:

Enrollment Management Division Office – includes Dr. Bryan Terry, Vice Chancellor of EM, the EM data manager, who focuses on predictive modeling, longitudinal comparisons, and comparative analytics, as well as the budget manager, support and graduate staff. enroll.uncg.edu

New Student Transitions and First Year Experience (NSTFYE) – NST&FYE helps new students and their families navigate the transition to college by connecting them to the people, programs, and resources at UNCG, such as Families of Future Spartans, SOAR and the Spartan Orientation Staff, NAV1GATE, Rawkin’ Welcome Week, SPEARS, Your First Year, Foundations for Learning (FFL) and Peer Academic Leaders (PALS), Keker First Year Common Read, and online orientation for online learners. newstudents.uncg.edu

UNCG Guarantee UNCG Guarantee is a selective scholarship program for high-achieving, low-income students North Carolina residents that provides up to 35 student a year with an outstanding financial package, holistic support system and a range of developmental co-curricular cohort experiences. guarantee.uncg.edu

Retention Initiatives – focused on first year retention through the coordination of a University-wide retention council,  the Frontier Set grant, which includes the summer bridge program, Spartan Start Up, for select new students, and implementing academic advisor training programs.

Student Support Services – SSS/TRIO is designed to maximize academic performance for UNCG students who are first-generation college students, from modest income backgrounds, or who have a documented disability registered with OARS, and who also demonstrate academic need for services, such as academic skills, financial literacy, career coaching, and more.  studentsuccess.uncg.edu/sss/

College Completion Initiatives – focusing on grants and special projects supporting student success, including the Spartan Male Initiative and the UNCG CHANCE Latino/Hispanic High School Summer Initiative.

See related story, about other departments that had been in McIver Building.