UNCW Celebrates 75 Years Like No Other

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About Our Anniversary

Wilmington College first opened its doors on Sept. 4, 1947, welcoming 238 students to enhance their lives through advanced education. Seven and a half decades later, UNCW has evolved into a nationally recognized institution serving more than 17,000 students from across the United States and around the world. Seahawks everywhere have much to celebrate as the university commemorates its 75th anniversary during the 2022-23 academic year.