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Office of New Student and Spartan Family Programs Records

Identifier: UA 0042.14

Scope and Contents

This record group is comprised of publications sent to family members of new students enrolled at UNCG. These publications are guide books containing information new students and their families need to facilitate orientation and success at the University. The years covered are 1987-1998 and 2001-2006. Titles include: The UNCG Parent Handbook, Home Guide to UNCG, Parents Guide, Readings for Parents and Family Members, and UNCG Parent and Family Guide. The group also includes an archive of the department's website for 2015.


  • 1973 - 2021


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Office of New Student and Spartan Family Programs "provides comprehensive and meaningful programs, services, and resources to facilitate a successful transition to UNCG and support students through their first year." The Office is responsible for SOAR (Spartan Orientation, Advising, and Registration) as well as many First Year and Spartan Family programs and activities.


1.00 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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The Office of New Student and Spartan Family Programs is responsible for the SOAR program as well as many other programs and activities designed to help new students and their families transition to the University.

This record group is comprised of guides and handbooks issued to new students and their families an dan archive of the department's website and dates from 1987-2015.

Arrangement Note

Materials have been maintained in the order in which they were received.

Method of Acquisition

Records were transferred from the department.

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Processing Information

Preliminary inventory. Collection has not been fully processed.

Office of New Student and Spartan Family Programs Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US