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About UNCW

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Get To Know UNCW

UNCW is a community within a community. High quality education, cutting-edge research, supportive environment, career opportunities, sports, arts, community involvement – we offer it all.

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This Place Is Its People

The Seahawk family values the voices of each individual member with their own histories, their own struggles, their own dreams. We find inspiration from those who came before us and those who sit beside us.

Dynamic University Leadership

Chancellor Aswani Volety and the Board of Trustees are committed to attracting the best students, faculty and staff to UNCW by supporting the university’s success in teaching, research and service.
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Actively Engaged with the Community

UNCW is committed to uplifting our faculty, staff, students and community partners to support a thriving future for southeastern North Carolina, our surrounding region, the nation and the world.

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We Are Committed to Sustainability

The choices we Seahawks make in our daily lives affect the intricate interconnections between social, economic and ecological systems, and ensure the beauty and benefits of today’s world will be available for future generations.

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UNCW Strategic Plan

In 2023-24, UNCW launched its newest Strategic Plan: Soar Higher. Progress on each pillar, priority and objective reflects the initiatives, actions and successes of the entire Seahawk community.