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Taking flight

“Taking Flight” is a senior capstone program that was generated in August 2011. Charged by Vice Chancellor Pat Leonard, the program consists of four workshop series for graduating students centered on making meaning of their UNCW experiences and their transition into the post graduate world.

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If you have questions about commencement, contact the
Office of Transition Programs 910.962.3089


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2014 Featured Hotels

When making plans to stay in Wilmington for Commencement, please consider our sponsors. Please note that rates are set by the hotel and may be subject to change.




Rate Information

Holiday Inn Wilmington

Holiday Inn

5032 Market Street
North Carolina 28405


Great seasonal rates. Please call and ask for the UNCW 25% discount.
Mainstay Suites

Mainstay Suites

5229 Market Street
North Carolina 28405


May 9-10: $85

Dec. 13: $75

Sleep Inn Wilmington

Sleep Inn Wilmington

5225 Market Street
North Carolina 28405


May 9-10: $79

Dec. 13: $75

Surf Suites


The Surf Suites

711 S. Lumina Ave.
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 28480



May 9-10: $199

Dec. 13: $99


All rates are per night and do not include tax.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

305 Eastwood Road
North Carolina 28403



May 9-10: $149

Dec. 13: $79


Please call and ask for the UNCW rate when you make your reservation.

Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast CVB

509 Nutt St. #1
Wilmington, NC 28401

It's more than a vacation.  It's a break from the ordinary.  Plan your next visit to North Carolina's magical island getaway.  And see how Wright some time here can feel.


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