Georgian-style architecture and beautiful landscaping make UNCW one of the most attractive college campuses in the South.
The newest buildings on campus include the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the marine biotechnology in North Carolina (MARBIONC) building at UNCW's CREST Research Park. Both facilities, opened in 2013, support the university's commitment to regional economic development.
Other significant buildings and landmarks include:
- Hoggard Hall, the first building constructed on the College Road campus, and the Seahawk mascot statue, created by Wilmington artist Dumay Gorham and donated to UNCW by philanthropist Ike Belk.
- The Student Recreation Center, expanded in 2013, is nearly double its previous size and includes a new natatorium. Construction was funded by student fees.
- UNCW's Ev-Henwood 108-acre coastal forest research and teaching station in Brunswick County. The nature preserve is available for public tours.
- The Fisher Student Center, Fisher University Union, Burney Center and Warwick Center form the heart of campus and house a number of campus organizations and services.
- Wise Alumni House, a stately historic mansion on Wilmington's Market Street that serves as the alumni association's headquarters. The university celebrated the 100th birthday of the house in 2009.
- Historic Kenan House, home of UNCW's chancellor, is a 7,500-square-foot Neoclassical Revival dwelling constructed in 1911 and deeded to the university by the Kenan family in 1968. It stands on Market Street beside the Wise Alumni House.