Transition Programs

FAWbeach

Thank you for registering for
UNCW Alumni & Family Day at the Beach!

*We are monitoring rip current risks along
with the weather forecast for this Saturday*

The event will take place on Saturday, September 16 from Noon - 3 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach Access #36 (near Crystal Pier). Below you will find some pertinent details for the day.

BEACH TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION & PARKING

Complimentary bus service will be provided to and from the beach. Park and pick up the bus on campus in Lot K Extension (between Trask Coliseum and the tennis courts). The bus will be on a continuous loop from campus to Wrightsville Beach access #36 starting at 11:30 a.m. The last bus will pick up from the parking lot at 1:45 p.m. to the beach and the last bus will depart the beach back to the parking lot at 2:45 p.m.

For those who would like to park at the beach, please note that there is a $2.50 hourly parking fee and it can be challenging to find a parking spot. Taking the complimentary bus from campus or carpooling is highly recommended.

CHECK-IN

Once you arrive at the beach, please stop by our tent to check in and receive a free gift from the Alumni Association that you will be able to use that day!  Current students should bring their UNCW One Card for check in. The Alumni Association & Transition Programs will provide complimentary snacks and water, live music and beach games. Don't forget your sunscreen and beach blanket. Feel free to pack a cooler, but remember alcohol is prohibited on Wrightsville Beach. 

T-SHIRT CONTEST

Make sure to wear your favorite UNCW shirt – the older the better! We will have a contest for the best UNCW t-shirt and the winner will receive a UNCW beach chair.

BEACH WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Beach wheelchairs will be available on site during the event, but users with disability-related questions or concerns regarding access to this event are encouraged to notify (Kim Gargiulo, UNCW Alumni Relations, gargiulok@uncw.edu, 910-962-2587) a minimum of three days prior to the event.