UNC Today: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Need a Key? Call Ahead to Save Time

The staff at the UNC Service Center in Parsons Hall recommends calling ahead (351-2446) this week and next to order a building or room key in order to avoid time spent waiting in line. A key card with an authorized signature must be presented at the Service Center when a key is picked up. The center is open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Free Event Tonight Kicks Off Bears' Fall Sports Season

Mingle with student-athletes and coaches from football, volleyball and soccer; and meet Klawz and the UNC Cheer Squad during the annual Athletics' annual Fall Kick Off 5:30-7:30 p.m. today on the east concourse of Nottingham Field. The free public event, sponsored by First National Bank, will include food, face painting, a photo booth and a chance to purchase tickets, Bear gear and more. For more info, call 970-351-1733.

Employee and Dependent Tuition Grant Requests Due

If you or your dependent is planning on attending UNC fall semester, make sure your Tuition Grant Request form is completed and received in Human Resources prior to classes beginning. When submitting a Dependent Tuition Request, please attach the Affidavit for Dependent Relationship with the request. The forms can be found on the HR website.

Parking Restrictions in Place for Move-In Day

To assist students moving into the residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 21, the parking lots, streets with permit parking and other areas on campus listed below will be posted as 20-minute parking from 5 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 20, through 5 p.m. Thursday Aug. 21. Parking Services requests that faculty, staff and students use other lots during the 24-hour period . The areas impacted are:

To facilitate students moving into the residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 22, some parking lots and streets with permit parking will be posted as 20-minute parking at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, through 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. Parking Services asks that faculty, staff and students use other lots during this 24-hour period. The areas impacted are:

J-Lot Closed

All vehicles must be out of J-Lot by 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. The lot is reserved for those moving in on Thursday, Aug. 21. Portions of the lot will also be posted as 20-minute parking Aug. 21 and 22.

20-Minute Parking from 5 p.m. Aug.20 until 5 p.m. Aug. 21

  • F-Lot, south of Ross Hall
  • H-Lot, west of Harrison Hall
  • I-Lot, north I-lot only by new North Hall
  • V-Lot, by the Visitor Center/Campbell Center/Tobey-Kendel/Gordon
  • Z-South and curbside portions of Z-West, north of President's Row
  • 10th Avenue from 20th Street to 19th Street
  • 20th Street from 10th Avenue to 9th Avenue
  • 9th Avenue from 20th Street to 19th Street

Turner Drive, Harrison Loading/Service Area Closed

Turner Drive and the Harrison Loading/Service area will all be closed from noon Wednesday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 24.

If you have any questions, please contact Parking Services at 970-351-1971

Your cooperation is appreciated.

Convocation, Taste of UNC to Kick Off Fall Semester

The University of Northern Colorado will mark the beginning of its 125th year with an annual ceremony this week to welcome new students and faculty to the community. Following move-in day activities Thursday-Friday, Aug. 21-22, the university will hold its hour-long convocation at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in Cranford Park.

Cranford Park, located on 10th Avenue north of Gunter Hall, is where the university's founding in 1889 was originally celebrated. The public is invited to attend.

In much the same way that commencement celebrates the end of a student's time at the university, convocation recognizes the beginning. Students will be greeted by campus and community figures including UNC President Kay Norton, her husband and mayor of Greeley, Tom Norton, and Provost Robyn Wacker.

After an introductory course in UNC history, pride and traditions, students will be led back to Turner Green on the west side of campus for the Taste of UNC and Bear Fest celebrations, featuring music, games, prizes and finger foods provided by Dining Services. All students with a meal plan eat for free, and all others can purchase a ticket at the event for $6.

Visit www.unco.edu/convocation for the inclement weather plan.

All of Friday's events are components of Bear Welcome 2014, which spans the first two weeks of classes and provides students with safe and exciting activities to ease the transition to college life.

Already on campus are student-athletes for many of UNC's 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams, including volleyball, football and soccer. The campus also welcomed 150 incoming freshmen Friday, Aug. 15, in coordination with the Lead On program, during which students participate in leadership and academic success workshops and make connections with fellow students and campus organizations.

Students will begin moving into the residence halls Thursday, Aug. 21. Campus and community members are invited to volunteer with the move-in process by helping carry personal items, providing directions and answering other questions. Sign up to volunteer here.

Fall classes begin Aug. 25.

Key First-Week Dates and Events

  • 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 - Northern at Night (Doubenmier Field)
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 - UNC Volleyball vs. UNC Alumni (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion)
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 - Student Employment Fall Job Fair (University Center)
  • 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 - Jazz Welcome Concert (Frasier Hall)
  • 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 - Bear Welcome: Comedy Club (University Center)
  • 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 - Fraternity & Sorority Life Welcome BBQ (Turner Green)
  • 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 - Cesar Chavez Cultural Center Welcome Back BBQ (CCCC/Patton House)
  • Full schedule at Bear Welcome 2014

Figures: Taste of UNC

For an expected crowd of 2,700, Dining Services expects will prepare:

  • 500 ears of corn
  • 300 pounds of beef brisket
  • 150 pounds of chicken
  • 800 chocolate-covered brownies
  • 500 chocolote-covered bananas
  • 1,700 16-ounce glasses of lemonade
  • 1,200 assorted sodas
  • 1,474 French fry cones

2014-15 Graduate Catalog Now Available

The electronic version of the 2014-15 Graduate Catalog is now available in HTML format here and in PDF format here. The bound print version is now available for purchase here. Electronic versions of current and past UNC catalogs are available on the UNC catalog website.

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