There will be information tents around campusstaffed with university representatives to assist you with any questions you may have, literature from a variety of campus departments, cookies and water for refueling and shopping carts/dollies for you to help load your items. (Please note that the shopping carts and dollies are very popular; during peak times, there may be a short wait. We recommend bringing your own dolly if you have one).
Student athletes will be on hand ready to assist you with any questions and to help carry any items you may need assistance with.
Cardboard recycling areas for your boxes will be around campus. Please break the boxes down and place them in the marked areas.
Parking on move-in day will be available in all campus lots. Parking permit requirements will not be enforced on Aug 21-24. Please DO NOT park in fire lanes, barricaded areas or handicapped spaces.
The weather for move-in day is usually a beautiful summer Colorado day with temperatures that can get into the upper 80’s – low 90’s. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and bring some sun screen along just in case.
For last minute shopping needs, Greeley has plenty of stores including Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, WalMart, Ace Hardware, Walgreen’s and a variety of grocery stores.
Who doesn’t love their daily dose of coffee? There have been many studies that say moderate amounts of coffee can actually be good for you. Whether you drink coffee to boost your intelligence or lower your stress, we can help!
Here at UNC, there are a number of locations where you can grab your daily cup: Starbucks®, Einstein Bros® Bagels, Munchy Mart, and the 3 Coffee Corners can all help you with your caffeine fix. And you don’t even need to carry cash… use your Dining Dollars (on your UNC Card) instead.
It’s almost time to say Welcome Back #UNCBears! Finally, we have missed you so much!
We have all kinds of fun activities planned for your first week back to campus. We have everything from an ice cream social, a movie on the hill, Taste of UNC and Bear Fest, Rec Fest to Northern @ Night, the Student Involvement Fair and Game Night!
Many graduates of the University of Northern Colorado have gone on to do great things. Many lives have been changed and ideas brought forth. Often these feats go unnoticed. I suppose that is why I love this story.
Lucy Disano is not only a UNC graduate (MM-13), but was selected to join
As August 21 quickly approaches and you prepare to begin or return to the college experience here at UNC, you may be feeling excited, nervous and possibly even a little anxious. Here are some tips that might help.
Explore your new environment. Walk/drive/bike around so you become familiar with the way to class, food, recreation, and the nearest store. The more familiar you are the less foreign your new environment will feel.
Bring memories along. It’s ok to bring with you the comforts of home. Decorate your room with familiar pictures, your favorite pillows, posters, etc. to help it feel more like home.
Talk to your roommate prior to your arrival on campus. Meet for coffee, text or chat over Facebook. Then you won’t be meeting them for the first time on move-in day. This will also give you a chance to discuss who is bringing what so that you don’t end-up with unnecessary duplicate items!
Get connected by introducing yourself to 3 new people every day. Having familiar faces can help you feel less lonely in your new environment.
As a parent, it is important to:
Express understanding: Remember to be sympathetic towards your student and to normalize their experience. Sharing your own experiences of times when you were homesick or dealt with a similar situation can make all the difference in helping your student feel that they are not alone.
Encourage self-care and positive coping: Often times when students are stressed or homesick, they can forget to engage in basic self –care such as eating right, exercising and getting proper sleep. You may want to encourage your student to focus on developing healthy habits in these areas and taking time for activities they enjoy.
Encourage Involvement: Here at UNC, there are many activities and clubs that students can get connected with in order to start building a sense of community and forming new relationships and interests. Student Activities in the University Center can be a great resource to explore opportunities to get involved. While your student may be resistant to this idea, it is important to try and encourage them to get involved in all the college experience has to offer.
Stay positive: It can be difficult to receive a call from your child who is struggling to adjust to all the changes that college life brings. While it is helpful to reassure them that you miss them, try to stay positive in your conversations and let them know that feeling homesick is a normal part of the college transition for many students, and that the feelings are likely to ease up over time.
Plan visits home, but not too often: Remember, the key to overcoming homesickness is to find ways to connect with others. If your student is not spending time on campus on the weekends, it makes it more challenging for them to make those connections and participate in activities. Going home every weekend or calling home dozens of times per day may serve to prolong homesickness.
Recognize when homesickness becomes something greater: If after several weeks you notice that your student’s negative feelings don’t subside, share your concerns with them and encourage them to seek the help of a professional. The UNC Counseling Center in Cassidy Hall offers free individual and group counseling session to UNC students. In addition, there is the Psychological Services Clinic in McKee Hall that offers low-cost services to UNC students and people in the Greeley community. You can reach the Counseling Center at 970-351-2496 or the Psychological Services Clinic at 970-351-1645.