Shuttle bus at the Student Recreation Center

Seahawk Shuttle and Wave Transit

Ride the Seahawk Shuttle and Wave Transit FREE with your current UNCW One Card!
Non-registered students, alumni and former employees are not eligible for this program

IMPORTANT NOTE: Seahawk Shuttle operates off campus shuttle services for students within the one mile radius on regularly scheduled class days during the FALL and SPRING semesters ONLY. The LOOP and LOOP EXPRESS are the only shuttles that operate during the SUMMER SESSIONS.

Real-time Bus Tracking

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Shuttle Stops and MapsWave Transit signUNCW Shuttle

Shuttle stops are marked by UNCW Seahawk Shuttle signs and Wave Transit bus stops.

Some UNCW Shuttle stops are shared with Wave Transit fixed routes. Wave Transit signs indicate timetables for fixed routes and identify UNCW shuttle stops. For more information on Wave Transit fixed routes, go to

Fall and Spring Semester Shuttle Schedules

The Seahawk Shuttle operates on a 15- or 20-minute round trip. along the fixed route. The shuttle routes run Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. while classes are in session. The Seahawk Shuttle does not operate when classes are not in session.

Summer Shuttle Schedules

The Seahawk Shuttle operates campus loop service only during summer academic periods:

Loop Shuttle

Monday – Friday

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Loop Express Shuttle

Monday – Friday

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Monday – Thursday

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shuttle Service to CREST

Parking &Transportation Services launched a pilot shuttle service between UNCW’s main campus and the CREST located on Masonboro Loop Road. A wheelchair/disability accessible van is available during shuttle operating hours, if needed. To request the accessible van pickup, call 910-520-1304.

This shuttle will run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during academic periods only, leaving the main campus on the hour and leaving the CREST campus on the half-hour as noted below:

CREST Shuttle Schedule

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Only while classes are in session

Operates on a 1-hour schedule
Last round leaves CREST at 5:00 p.m.




Main Campus - Burney Loop



CREST - Marine Operations



This new service will replace the Loop Express 2 shuttle (counterclockwise) on the main campus. The Loop Express and regular Loop Shuttle will operate on a 20-minute schedule as before. The Loop Express operating times will be modified to operate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to encompass the extended time previously offered by the Loop Express 2. This change will not affect the timing or increase wait times for the Loop shuttles.

Point to Point Shuttle New Pick-up/Drop-off Locations (Fall and Spring ONLY)

We are pleased to announce the Point to Point Shuttle has been a tremendous success since we began operating the after-hours route in the fall.

As of this month, we have serviced over 2,100 customers and the demand is continuing to grow. To increase our ability to better-serve our customers, and to meet the growing demand of the shuttle, three standing on-campus pick-up/drop-off locations will be implemented:

  1. Randall Library Parking Lot
  2. Student Recreation Center Shuttle Stop
  3. Teal Terminal @ UNCW Station (Burney Loop)

The shuttle will begin pick-up/drop-off on campus at location 1 (Randall Library), then proceed to location 2 (Rec Center), and finally to location 3 (Teal Terminal/Burney Loop).

It will then transport customers to the requested off campus drop-off/pick-up locations (within the one mile radius) before returning to campus to begin the point-to-point on-campus loop described above.

We expect this change to increase our ability to increase efficiency and decrease the expected wait time for riders.

To request shuttle pickup

Wave Transit

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For a Wilmington Public Transit guide, stop by Parking & Transportation Services in the Warwick Center (Riegel Road entrance), the Seahawk Perch in the Fisher Student Center, or Seahawk Mail in the Fisher University Union.

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