Educational Opportunities


Upcoming Events

Off-Campus Coffee Breaks*

Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:30 am-11:30 am
Fisher Student Center across from the Bookstore Entrance

FREE Coffee, Juice, and Breakfast pastries

November PERCH Programs

Car Maintenance 101
November 3, 2015 from 1-5 PM
Belk Parking Lot

Come educate yourself on car maintenance. Topics include checking fluids, changing tires, putting air into tires, jump starting cars, and so much more! If you want to take care of your car yourself, come out and take advantage of this free instructional workshop!

This will be a judgement free zone, so come by and get your questions answered!
Sponsored by University Police and PERCH

Staff Sergeant Leroy Petry
November 9, 2015 at 7 PM
Burney Center

During one of his eight deployments while serving in the US Army, Sgt. Petry lost his hand when he picked up and threw a grenade to save his fellow Rangers from being wounded or killed during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008. For his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty he received the Medal of Honor for his bravery and heroism. He is currently assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters company, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, GA with special duties as a liason officer for the United States Special Operations Command Care Coalition- Northwest Region, providing oversight to wounded warriors, ill and injured service members and their families. UNCW Students can receive 2 tickets for Free at Sharky’s Box Office
Sponsored by Arts and Programs, Military Task Force, and PERCH

Risk Management: Protecting yourself for the Unpredictable
November 10, 2015 from 5-6 PM
Lumina Theater

Come learn on how to protect your home, family, and belongings from the unpredictable including weather, health and safety, and other events. Open to students, faulty, and staff.

Sponsored by University Police, Environmental Health and Safety, ITS Security, and PERCH

Veteran’s Day Ceremony
November 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM
University Commons, Amphitheater

Sponsored by PERCH and V.E.T.S.

Off-Campus Housing Fair
November 17, 2015 from 11-2 PM
Burney Center

Come learn about your off-campus housing options in Wilmington. Over 15 properties will be at the fair!

Transfer Student Spotlight


Sydney, majoring in Criminology and Sociology

I chose to transfer to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the Fall of 2014 because I wanted to be at a University that better suited my major, criminology. My transition into UNCW was very organized thanks to the incredible support and guidance of the transfer student program.  The location of UNCW was also very appealing to me because of its close proximity to many different attractions, including the beach.

My time at UNCW has been filled with many different activities, so I have never been bored.  I am involved in the Criminology and Sociology club on campus, which holds meetings every two weeks and have had the opportunity to meet law enforcement personnel from across the state.  I am also involved in Tau Sigma, the National Honors Society for transfer students and have been given the opportunity to volunteer at events such as the Globetrotters game and for Habitat for Humanity.  I have also recently been invited into Sigma Alpha Lambda, the National Leadership and Honors Organization, which encourages community involvement on and off campus and also creates opportunities such as internships, scholarships, and awards for involvement in the organization.

Time management is very important when going to college and is a skill that will prove useful after college.  Academics are a large part of what going to college is about, but it can be easy to get sucked down into only doing schoolwork and leaving out the getting involved part.  Being involved on campus does not only create opportunities, it also builds relationships that can last a lifetime.

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