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First-Year Students wearing teal take a photo on Convocation day in front of the UNCW clocktower



Yes, Convocation is a required event for all first-year students, including students admitted from Early College High School programs and those coming in with dual enrollment credit. You are considered a first-year student if you attended a two-day orientation session.

TEAL, of course!

Many students choose to wear their UNCW Orientation t-shirt or another teal UNCW shirt. The class photo and all-campus picnic take place outside in August, so we recommend dressing accordingly for the warm temperatures.

The campus picnic will serve traditional picnic-style food. There will be options for faculty, staff and students who are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.