Residence Life Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my housing assignment?

Students contracting for on-campus housing need to log in to their MySeaport account, read and agree to the terms outlined in the contract, and pay the $105 non-refundable housing contract fee. By clicking the box stating "I agree" and paying the $105 non-refundable housing contract fee, you are guaranteed a bed space on campus for that academic year. Once you successfully complete the online contract in MySeaport, students are encouraged to fill out both residence hall preferences and roommate preferences. Please note, that the preferences submitted are not guaranteed; these are only a preference and our office will work to accommodate as many preferences as we can.

Prior to June 1st, our office will run an automated housing process based on the students contract completion date. (An early housing contract receipt date is considered January or February). The sooner you complete your contract and pay the $105 non-refundable housing contract fee, the better your chance that your assignment will be made during the first round of assignments and you'll receive your first preference. Online training materials are available at www.uncw.edu/housing
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May I change my housing assignment?

After the second complete week of the fall semester, The Office of Housing and Residence Life will conduct a period of open room change. Students are permitted to select a bed space based on vacancies that develop during the occupancy checks performed during the first two weeks of class. After this period, should a roommate conflict be deemed irresolvable, the Residence Coordinator and the Housing and Residence Life administrative staff will facilitate a room change outside of the assigned dates for open room changes.
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Where do I go when I arrive on campus?

When you arrive on campus you will be greeted by a helpful police officer who will direct you to your check-in location provided to you in your housing move-in packet. If you are unsure of your check-in location, please click here (http://www.uncw.edu/stuaff/housing/prospective_students/movein.html) to print the placard and map of the UNCW campus. Please make sure that your vehicle displays the placard that corresponds to your residence hall or area during move-in day. Once you arrive at your area, our staff and volunteers will be there to welcome you and direct you further.
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Are carts and hand trucks available for Move-In Day?

Yes, however, the volunteers will load your belongings into the carts and assist you with carrying them to your room.
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Are my personal belongings insured?

As the university cannot be held accountable for loss, damage or theft to any student's personal property, all students are encouraged to carry their own insurance coverage. Your family's homeowner or tenant insurance may provide coverage, or you can arrange for personal property coverage at http://nssinc.com.
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What size sheets will fit my bed?

All beds in traditional residence hall rooms are 80" long. Standard twin bed size sheets will not fit properly. Extra long sheets can be found in most retail stores. The mattress size of beds in Seahawk Village and Seahawk Landing is XL Full (53" x 80" x 6"). Deep pocket sheets are suggested.

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The Residence Hall Linens program has been offered at University of North Carolina at Wilmington for years. The campus at University of North Carolina at Wilmington has extra-long mattresses that require specially sized sheets, blankets and comforters. These extra-long beds (which are greater than 76 inches in length) are meant to maximize your student’s comfort.

These XL sheets can be hard to find, but to ensure that parents and students have the right size residence hall bedding on move-in day, we provide a huge selection of custom-sized linens guaranteed to fit and guaranteed to last until graduation. We also provide a variety of other items that you may need in your new room, including extra-long comforters, extra-long mattress pads, extra-long thermal blankets, pillows, and storage solutions.

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Can I have a refrigerator or microwave oven in my room?

Students are allowed to keep a personal refrigerator and/or microwave in their room, with the following restrictions:

  • Refrigerators cannot be larger than 4.9 cubic feet. An annual utility fee of $10.00 is charged for privately owned refrigerators 2 cubic feet and under, and a $20.00 fee is charged for privately owned refrigerators over 2 cubic feet.
  • An approved refrigerator decal must be acquired and displayed on all personal refrigerators. Failure to acquire a proper refrigerator decal prior to the Health and Safety Inspection process may result in a fine of at least $50.00 for non-compliance. Decals may be obtained in the Office of Housing & Residence Life between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Personal microwaves are permitted; however, they must be under 700 watts.
Housing & Residence Life has also partnered with Standards for Living to supply students with approved MicroFridge units. The MicroFridge is an energy efficient, Energy Star rated combination appliance that features a refrigerator/freezer and microwave oven with a patented electrical management system. Students who choose to rent a MicroFridge unit instead of bringing their own refrigerator will not have to pay the annual utility fee. To find out how to rent a MicroFridge, go to standardsforliving.com.

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What do I do with my trash?

There is a designated trash area / room in or near each residence area where students may properly dispose of trash and recyclable items.
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Who is responsible for cleaning my room?

Each student is responsible for cleaning his or her room. Vacuum cleaners are available in each residence hall. All bathroom facilities, except for those in Seahawk Village, Seahawk Crossing and Seahawk Landing, are cleaned by our housekeeping staff regularly.
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What will my mailing address be?

Each student will be assigned a post office box by the UNCW Post Office located in Fisher University Union. Please note that your physical address (building) and your mailing address will be different and you may locate that mailing address through MySeaport. All personal mail, magazines, packages, etc. should be sent to your mailing address. There is no direct mail delivery service to your residence hall/area.
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How do I find out what my room phone number is?

Simply dial 21011 from your room.
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Do i need to bring my own phone?

Yes, the Office of Housing & Residence Life does not provide students with a phone upon move-in, although you do not need an answering machine because each UNCW student is provided with personalized voice mail options.
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How many data ports are in each room?

There is one data port for each occupant of the room.
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How can I get around campus or around town without a car?

The Seahawk Shuttle provides prompt and comfortable service for those who need to get around campus. A student can bring and register a bike for transportation purposes, and he / she can also utilize a skateboard, which is a popular means of getting around campus.

WAVE, Wilmington's transit service, is available to carry students from campus to different locations around Wilmington, such as the mall, downtown, Mayfaire Town Center, etc. and is free of charge with a valid UNCW ID.
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How do I access Seaport?

You can get to Seaport here. Your user name is your UNCW e-mail without the domain @uncw.edu, and then type in your password.
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Is there storage available during the summer?

Storage during the summer is not available on campus; however, there are man off campus options available. Consider finding a couple of friends to share a storage unit with during the summer.
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What will happen to my mail during the summer break?

You should leave a forwarding address with UNCW's postal service anytime you leave UNCW for more than one month. Your mail will be sent to the specified address during the requested time. If you fail to leave a forwarding address, your mail may be returned to sender.
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