Provost's Messages

July 2, 2020  |  Update on Fall Registration

Sent to all students on behalf of Provost Winebrake

Dear Seahawks,

Hello! I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well – and that you are enjoying summer as much as possible. This email provides some updates regarding course schedules for fall term registrations.

As noted in my previous message, our faculty and staff have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to make changes to the fall schedule. In particular, we have updated schedules to account for reduced classroom capacity and greater use of hybrid instruction in adherence with health and safety protocols. Registration (via SeaNet) will re-open beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6.

For RETURNING students who are currently registered for courses:  As you review your courses, please know that we have tried to keep the course schedule largely intact with minimal time changes. That being said, you will have to be prepared for some changes to your courses. Additionally, we assigned all courses a delivery code that should help you understand how the course will be taught in the fall.  Many courses have switched to some type of hybrid instruction, which combines in-person instruction with online technology. Some other courses have moved fully online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. Finally, full face-to-face courses remain available. We anticipate additional offerings in the coming weeks to address enrollment needs. 

Review Your Academic Schedule

As you review your academic schedule, please consider the following:

  1. Course delivery code:  You should check each of your currently scheduled courses (and any you are looking to add) to determine how they will be delivered in the fall. More information about how to locate and understand the delivery code can be found at this website.
  2. Course time and location: In some cases, to find appropriate space for a class, we have had to move the designated classroom location. In even fewer cases, we have had to adjust a time.  You may have conflicts with other events or classes that we can hopefully help you resolve.
  3. Course cancellations:  This was a last resort for us, but in a few cases, courses had to be cancelled. Departments will contact you if this circumstance applies to you.

Contact Advisors

UNCW’s dedicated faculty and staff stand ready to assist as you review and adjust your academic schedule. Your first point of contact is your academic advisor. If you do not know who your academic advisor is, you may reach out to one of the general contacts listed below based on your academic major:

Once again, the online portal for student course registration will re-open to students beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, so please mark your calendars accordingly! Students will begin receiving E-bills on July 8, via your UNCW email address, with information about how to access your account and view payment options. Please be sure to monitor your E-bill through SeaNet as courses are still being adjusted or as you make changes to your course schedule. Your bill will be adjusted accordingly. The balance on your E-bill for the fall semester is due July 29, 2020.  If you would like to enroll in a payment plan, please see TealPay payment plan.

Monitor SeaNet

Lastly, the coming days and weeks may lead to further adjustments in the course schedule based on new health and safety guidelines, enrollment needs for students, and the fluid nature of our COVID-19 response. These changes may affect your course schedule. We will work hard to inform you when major changes are made; but we also encourage you to monitor your schedule in SeaNet regularly.

Our current circumstances are certainly challenging, but by working together, I am confident we will continue to soar toward success. I ask for your patience, flexibility, resilience, and even courage. Know that we are here to work with you toward the goal of earning a degree, and we support all the experiences that make it worth having.


James J. Winebrake, Ph.D.
UNCW Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs