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Get Mobile Services

Text Messaging, Dub Hunt and More!

UNCW faculty, staff and students can enjoy several information services on their mobile devices. In collaboration with Mobile Education, LLC, a faculty led technology start-up company, UNCW has initiated the mobile services project to explore and develop innovative mobile phone applications. These include text message (short message service or SMS) applications and Apple iPhone applications.

Text Message Applicationsstudents texting

The following text message applications are available:

  • Alerts for career info, campus activities and events
  • Real-time shuttle bus location info
  • Grade retrieval for courses taken at UNCW
  • Movie info from Lumina theatre
  • Text (ask) questions of Randall Library
  • Up-to-date surf report
  • Alerts for course wait lists
  • Menu info from Wagoner and Dub Cafe
  • Rec. Center hours & Campus Rec. alerts
  • List of taxis supporting UNCW Safe Ride Program

Register for these services. (Note: registration will automatically enable text alerts for course wait lists - there is nothing else you need to do. Alerts will be sent as seats become available for any closed course you wait listed.)
View list of all services (PDF format)
Note: Currently UNCW pays the cost of providing these applications; however, the standard rates to send and receive text messages apply.

Text PHIL to Win

Sign up for bi-monthly contests by texting PHIL to 90947. PHIL will text you a philanthropy related question every other Thursday. With each correct response, your name will be entered to win a monthly drawing. Get ready for fun questions and tons of great prizes, valued at $50 or more, from great sponsors. Learn more at

Dub Hunt

Dub Hunt is scavenger hunt game in which teams of students receive text message questions about the campus. When the team finds the answer they text it in and receive a question about another area of campus. Students using the game have had a lot of fun, and UNCW looks forward to offering this game as part of the freshman seminar courses this coming year.

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Mobile App for Your Phone

UNCW Campus App: This app features information about recent campus activities and events, sports and athletics, library, Lumina theater movies, news and events, and more. An iPhone version is available from Apple's iTunes App Store and an Android version from Google Play.