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Orientation FAQs

First-Year Student Orientation FAQ

Your Orientation session can be changed in the VisualZen Orientation system only if space is available in another session. You will be responsible for any increase in fees that accompanies a change in session. If there is a decrease in fees, you are responsible for requesting a refund by the deadline. You can change your date as many times as desired until the registration deadline.

First-Year students and their guests who wish to arrive the night before their Orientation begins may stay on campus. Check-in is between 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. the night prior (June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25) at Loggerhead Hall. Orientation Leaders will have a variety of activities planned to introduce students to each other beginning at 9 p.m. in Pelican Lobby. There are no activities planned for guests.
Students will need to access to their UNCW account to register for classes in Seanet and monitor emails with important information from the University. Click here for changing/resetting your UNCW password. 

Yes, all the sessions for students are required. We believe that Orientation is important for a smooth transition to UNCW and your success as a student. If you miss a presentation, you will not be able to register for courses until the missed presentation has been made up.

Yes. It is not required that parents or family members attend orientation. We encourage parents or family members to attend because they have questions and concerns about college life that students might not have considered. Family members will attend a separate program and will hear information that will help students adjust to UNCW.

Orientation is not a place designated for children, but if a child must attend, they will need to be registered as an additional guest and pay the same fee. They will receive the same benefits as any other guest - including a t-shirt, meals, a bag, and other materials. We do not offer youth sizes in the t-shirt.

While you might have been on-campus before, orientation is much more than a campus tour. It includes valuable information that family members and guests may not know simply by their proximity to Wilmington. We believe families can never have too much information about the future experiences of their student.

In order to secure reasonable accommodations, documentation must be submitted to Disability Resource Center for approval. Additionally, requests for accommodations can be submitted through your registration on the VisualZen orientation registration site. Lastly, students who need reasonable accommodations during orientation can make a request to the Office of Transition Programs. Please make the request at least 7 days prior to your orientation date.

If you are a student admitted into the RIBN or RN-BSN program, you do not need to register or attend orientation. If you have any further questions, please contact the College of Health and Human Services at 910.962.3317.

Students are required to pay an orientation fee to secure their orientation date. The fee covers the cost of online and in-person orientation. The price includes but is not limited to rental fees, technology fees, credit card fees, orientation software, students and staff payroll, printed materials, parking, shuttle services, and office operations and supplies.

In addition to the items above, the student fee includes an overnight stay after day one, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Day one, breakfast and lunch on day two, a teal t-shirt, a drawstring bag, a Wilmington Guide and an ID holder.

The guest fee includes breakfast and lunch on day one and day two, a tote bag, a calendar, and a Wilmington Guide.

You cannot change your address in VZO because it has been imported into the system from your application and is unchangeable through this registration system. However, you can change your address officially for UNCW records through your SeaNet account.

You will log in and then click on "Personal Information" and you can change your address there. The address of this registration form will not be used to mail you anything regarding orientation. All information regarding orientation will be e-mailed to your UNCW e-mail address and any additional e-mail address that you provide.

You can change your preferred name, phone number(s), mailing address, additional e-mail address(es), and emergency contacts officially for UNCW records through your SeaNet account. You will log in, click on "Personal Information" and you can update your information there.

The orientation registration system (VZO) will import student's preferred names as their first names, but only for orientation purposes. This does not affect any official records with the University.

If you have credit on your orientation registration account for any reason, you have to follow the formal refund request procedure in order to obtain a refund from our office.

We will not automatically know if you have a credit on your account. It is your responsibility to notify our office by the appropriate deadline.

The UNCW One Card is the official form of identification on campus. Your One Card allows the use of campus facilities, meal plans and provides safe, easy access to university services and events. You need to upload a photo to get your One Card.

If your first name on file with the University is not the name you would like on your card, you must contact One Card after you submit a photo in order to avoid additional fees for reissued cards. You will be able to pick-up your One Card on-campus.

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Transfer Students FAQ

The transfer student fee covers the cost of online and in-person orientation. The price includes but is not limited to rental fees, technology fees, credit card fees, orientation software, students and staff payroll, printed materials, parking, and office operations and supplies.

In addition to the items above, the student fee includes breakfast, lunch, a teal t-shirt, a drawstring bag, a Wilmington Guide and an ID holder. It also includes programs throughout the first year to assist in your transition to UNCW.

Your Orientation session can be changed in the VisualZen Orientation system only in space is available in another session. You will be responsible for any increase in fees. If there is a decrease in fees, you are responsible for requesting a refund by the deadline. You can change your date as many times as desired until the stated deadline.

You cannot change that information because it has been imported into the system from your application and is unchangeable through this registration system. However, you can change your address officially for UNCW records through your Seanet account. You will log in and then click on "Personal Information" and you can change your address there.

The address of this registration form will not be used to mail you anything regarding orientation. All information regarding orientation will be e-mailed to your UNCW e-mail address and any additional e-mail address that you provide.

You can change your preferred name, phone number(s), mailing address, additional e-mail address(es), and emergency contacts officially for UNCW records through your Seanet account. You will log in, click on "Personal Information" and you can update your information there.

The orientation registration system (VZO) will import student's preferred names as their first names, but only for orientation purposes. This does not affect any official records with the University.

Yes, all the presentations or modules for students are required. We believe that Orientation is important for a smooth transition to UNCW and your success as a student. If you miss a presentation or module, you will be required to come back to orientation during an available session in order to complete orientation.

You will not be able to register prior to attending all orientation programs. A hold, which will prevent you from registering for classes, will be placed on your account until you attend the missed sessions.

We are not offering a transfer guest orientation this year. We highly suggest you sign-up for the FLASH Family Newsletter to get important information throughout the year.

We are not offering a family orientation for transfer orientation this year. We highly suggest you sign-up for the FLASH Family Newsletter to get important information throughout the year.

While we encourage family members to review possible course schedules with students prior to orientation, we do not encourage family members in academic advising rooms. Students will be assisted by academic advisors when choosing their classes.

In order to secure reasonable accommodations, documentation must be submitted to Disability Resource Center for approval. Additionally, requests for accommodations can be submitted through your registration on the VisualZen orientation registration site.

Thinking of living off-campus? UNCW's Off-Campus Housing site can help! For more resources for Off-Campus living, visit PERCH.

If you have credit on your orientation registration account for any reason, you have to follow the formal refund request procedure in order to obtain a refund from our office.

We will not automatically know if you have a credit on your account. It is your responsibility to notify our office by the appropriate deadline.

A refund check will be in the student's name and will be ma

If you are a student admitted into the RIBN or RN-BSN program, you do not need to register or attend orientation. If you have any further questions, please contact the College of Health and Human Services at 910.962.3317.

Contact Transition Programs

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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