How can you connect to UNCW?
There are so many ways!
The university is committed to our relationships with our community partners. Community volunteers help support our mission by speaking to classes and student groups, welcoming students into community organizations as part of service-learning courses, participating in research led by faculty and student scholars, and serving as volunteers at our many on-campus athletic, artistic, and educational events. The university tries to be a good partner as well, providing its facilities for community events, offering expertise to meet community needs, doing service projects with community organizations, and presenting educational, recreational, and artistic programming to improve community members' quality of life.
Below are links to connect yourself to the university.
Become a university volunteer
Whether you would like to spend time with new students as part of our annual "Move-In Day" events, speak to a class, or serve as an usher for one of the outstanding performances at Kenan Auditorium, you can find a list of opportunities and contacts here. Find out more here >
Reconnect to your Seahawk spirit
The UNCW Alumni Association engages alumni in the life of the university and its students through regional, affinity, reunion, student and career-based programs. As we inform alumni of ways to connect with one another and the campus community, we welcome them to get involved as alumni event participants, volunteers, mentors, employers, and ambassadors; and we encourage them to remain invested in UNCW by giving back philanthropically.
You can learn more about these alumni opportunities by clicking on this link >
Learn more about our continuing, lifelong, and professional education opportunities
UNCW has numerous educational opportunities available to the public beyond its traditional academic degree programs. You can learn more about these opportunities by browsing the following links:
- Arts and Cultural Programs, including programming from the Office of the Arts, offer performances, workshops, master classes, and lectures
- Center for Innovations and Entrepreneurship (CIE) offers support for new and expanding businesses
- Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) offers lectures and workshops on health and well-being
- Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) has online and in-person classes, workshops, and training
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers learning opportunities for adults 50 years and older
- Professional Development System provides continuing education for K-12 educators
- Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO) offers training for nonprofit professionals and board members
- Seahawk Adventures has rock climbing and ropes courses for the public
- Swain Center for Professional and Executive Education has training for your business needs
Find volunteers for your organization or event
Faculty, staff, and students regularly volunteer in the community. The best way to find university volunteers is to connect through the EngageSENC.org web portal and enter your need under the resources tab. You can ask for student volunteers, an intern, or someone to assist you with a research project, among other things.
If you are looking for student volunteers specifically, you can send a request to the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can post your request on a OSLE website.
To advertise a volunteer opportunity to faculty and staff, send a copy of your request and a logo for your organization/event to Kellyas@unwc.edu.
Host your event on the UNCW Campus
Conference Services provides one-stop conference planning at UNC Wilmington. We custom design your event package, including facilities, catering, audio/visual support, registration and more. Our goal is to set up your event so it goes off without a hitch, so you can keep your mind on your meeting objectives. Click here to get to the Conference Services website >