UNCWelcome 2015 - Take Flight

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Here are a few highlights from this year's UNCWelcome program!

7 p.m. Off Campus, Non-Traditional, Military-Affiliated, and Transfer Student Ice Cream Social
Warwick Center Ballroom
Transfer, off-campus, non-traditional, and military-affiliated students are invited to get connected, get answers, get free ICE CREAM! Mix and mingle with others, then we’ll head over to the Hypnotist show together. Sponsored by PERCH and Transition Programs. Contact Assistant Dean Stephanie Ganser at 910.962.3119 or via email at gansers@uncw.edu.

Saturday, August 15th
8 p.m.
Welcome Program and Hilarious Hypnotist: Brian Imbus
Trask Coliseum

We are excited that you have joined our campus community! Our student leaders will energetically welcome you as you settle into your new life as a Seahawk. Stay to witness hypnotist Brian Imbus entertain, delight and make your sides split with laughter as you watch your friends on stage under the spell of hypnosis.This dynamic and fast-paced show is unlike anything you’ve seen before!

Sunday, August 16th
7 p.m.
SEAHAWK NATION with Maura Cullen
Burney Center Ballroom

One of the core issues we face is our fear of being judged and misunderstood and the fear that we have the power to make a difference. This fear can prevent us from taking meaningful action.   This engaging and interactive session teaches effective and compassionate ways to connect with your fellow Seahawks and how you can have a positive impact on UNCW and the global community.  Seahawk Nation is an honest and engaging program that will help create our own Seahawk Nation at UNCW.

Monday, August 17th
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Convocation and Class Picture
Trask Coliseum

Convocation is UNCW’s official academic welcome for the Class of 2017.First-year students will receive small-group assignments by email from the Office of Transition Programs to let them know where to report by 10 a.m. Faculty members will be there to welcome the groups and offer their perspectives on academic success at UNCW. After the small-group meetings, students will proceed to the clock tower for the unveiling of the Class of 2019 flag, a class photo and the beginning of their first “Trask Trek.” At Trask Coliseum, the formal ceremony will begin with a welcome by the provost and chancellor. Dr. Brad Walker, associate professor of early childhood, elementary, middle, literacy and soecial education, will be the featured speaker. Returning student leaders will be available throughout the morning to provide guidance and answer questions.

Monday, August 17
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Join a UNCW music ensemble

Department of Music Ensemble Fair
Cultural Arts Building lobby
Get to know our ensemble directors and students, and learn how to use your musical talents in college to earn University Studies credit by participating in our award-winning student music ensembles. Our wide variety of ensembles provides you with an opportunity to participate in campus life outside of your academic curriculum, connect with a large community of students who share your love of music, and enjoy extensive performance opportunities with internationally recognized faculty artists.

Membership in ensembles is open to any UNCW student who has had instrumental or vocal experience. University Studies credit (up to three semester hours) may be received by enrolling in in one or more of the following ensembles: Concert Choir, Jazz Ensembles, Orchestra, String Ensemble, and Wind Symphony. Students enrolled in the following ensembles receive one academic credit per ensemble: Chamber Choir, Chamber Winds, Jazz Combos, Pep Band, and other chamber ensembles. Placement auditions are held during the first week of classes in our beautiful Cultural Arts Building.

For more information or if you want to register for an ensemble but can’t make it to the Ensemble Fair, visit www.uncw.edu/music, call the Department of Music at 910.962.3415 or send us an email at uncwmus@uncw.edu.

Monday, August 17th
6 - 9 p.m.
Rock the Rec!
Student Recreation Center
Join the Department of Campus Recreation along with CARE, CROSSROADS, Health Promotion and your fellow Seahawks for a night of free food, great music and inflatable games as we “Rock the Rec!” Events include group exercise classes, a bungee trampoline, climbing-wall access and so much more! Campus Recreation staff will be available to answer your recreational questions and give facility tours of the new recreation center. Make sure you bring your student ID, and wear your workout clothes and shoes so you can try out the equipment.

Tuesday, August 18th
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Beach Blast
Wrightsville Beach Crystal Pier (near the Oceanic Restaurant)

Grab your bathing suit and towel because the Seahawks are heading to the beach! There will be free music and a chance to learn how to surf along with the opportunity to meet local vendors in Wilmington. Important Beach Blast info:

  • Grab your bathing suit and towel because the Seahawks are heading to the beach!
    There will be free music and the opportunity to meet local vendors.
    Important Beach Blast info:
    • Shuttles will leave from Lot FF (beside Wagoner Hall) from 11 a.m. until
    1:30 p.m. (no further shuttles will take students from campus to the beach.)
    • The last shuttle leaves the beach to bring students back to campus at
    3:30 p.m. SHARP, so don’t miss it!
    • You must bring your UNCW student ID to ride the shuttles, to participate in
    any of the activities or get free food at the beach.
    • Bring bottles of water, food and sunscreen.
    • Beach wheelchairs (2) will be available during the time of the event, but
    users are encouraged to contact activities@uncw.edu to notify them of
    need for access to this event three days in advance.

Wednesday, August 19th
8 p.m.
Fireworks Extravaganza
Gazebo Recreation Area

Come celebrate the first day of classes, Seahawk style! Bring a chair or blanket and listen to live music played by California native Y2K R&B Pop artist Liz. Grab a seat on the lawn to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display that starts at 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Association for Campus Entertainment, Housing and Residence Life and the Residence Hall Association. In the event of rain, the fireworks will be cancelled and the concert and refreshments will be moved to the Warwick Center Ballroom.

In the event of rain, the fireworks will be cancelled and the concert and refreshments will be moved to the Warwick Center Ballroom.

Thank you to our sponsors who made this year's program possible!

UNCW Bookstore
Office of Student Leadership and Engagement
Port City Java
Hanover Regional Animal Hospital
Baba Ghounnij
Fuzzy Peach



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