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Seahawk Saturday will be held on Saturday, September 28 and Saturday, October 19. Please select the date that works best for your schedule! 

*REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Register early to secure your preferred date, as we anticipate sessions to reach capacity. 


FUTURE SEAHAWKS are invited to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Fall Visit Day, Seahawk Saturday, on Saturday, September 28 and Saturday, October 19, 2019. Join us for a day of activities and information sessions that will answer your questions about the wide variety of programs and services available at UNCW. Visiting the campus is always the best way for students to get a true feel for a university; we hope you will join us to experience UNCW!


Schedule & Sessions

Seahawk Saturday is designed to allow students and their guests the opportunity to select the sessions that are most important to them throughout the day. Visitors should plan to check in at Trask Coliseum (if arriving before 11:15), or James Hall (if after 11:15) for a comprehensive visit packet, including a detailed schedule, campus map, and other materials.


Please see below for the available sessions offered at Seahawk Saturday 2019:


Seahawk Saturday 2019 Session Descriptions

Check InTrask Coliseum, 8:00-11:30am

Welcome Address, Trask Coliseum, 9:00-9:30am

*In order for every guest to make the most out of their experience at Seahawk Saturday, please choose 1 of the concurrent sessions to attend for each of the 3 sessions. Keep in mind, many are offered during more than one session.

 Session 1 (10:00 – 10:45AM)

  • First-Year Student Overview
  • Transfer Student Overview 
  • Living and Learning at UNCW 
  • Financial Aid 101 
  • Off Campus Housing Options
  • Early College Information Session 
  • Campus Tours
  • Residence Hall Tours
  • Academic and Student Services Fair 
  • Seahawk Shuttle

Session 2 (11:00 – 11:45AM)

  • First-Year Student Overview 
  • Transfer Student Overview
  • Living and Learning at UNCW 
  • Financial Aid 101 
  • Study Abroad, Career Center, Applied Learning 
  • Campus Tours
  • Residence Hall Tours 
  • Academic and Student Services Fair 
  • Honors College 
  • Seahawk Shuttle

Session 3 (12:00 – 12:45 PM)

  • First-Year Student Overview 
  • First-Year Student Q&A Panel 
  • Transfer Student Q&A Panel 
  • Study Abroad, Career Center, Applied Learning 
  • Learning Communities 
  • Honors College
  • Campus Tours
  • Residence Hall Tours -
  • Seahawk Shuttle

Optional Campus Exploration (1:00-2:00 PM)

  • Seahawks Together Drop-In Social 
  • Military Affiliation Social 
  • Residence Hall Tours 
  • Seahawk Shuttle

Session Descriptions

Residence Hall Tours

Meet Housing & Residence Life staff to tour designated first-year residence halls and learn about living on campus. We recommend that families drive their vehicle, or take the Seahawk Trolley (running from 12:00-2:00) to these areas since the campus tour will not visit residence halls.

Campus Tours

Campus Commons Amphitheater

Campus tours will last approximately 45 minutes and groups will depart regularly between 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM.

Academic and Student Services Fair

Burney Center
Visit with representatives from various academic departments and student service offices on campus. This is your opportunity to speak with staff and faculty from your intended major, as well as learn more about student life and the resources available to students at UNCW.

First-Year Student Overview

Warwick Center

Are you applying as a first-year student? This session will review the application process and the criteria used to evaluate applicants. We recommend all first-year students and families attend this session. NOTE: This session is for first-year students.

Transfer Student Overview

Morton Hall Room 100
Are you applying as a transfer student? Come to this session to learn about the admissions process and life as a transfer student at UNCW. We recommend all transfer students and guests attend this session. NOTE: This session is for transfer students.

Financial Aid 101

Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center

Learn about the financial aid process, timeline, and get answers to frequently asked financial aid questions.

Living & Learning at UNCW
CIS 1008

Welcome home future Seahawk! In this session you will learn about the different types of housing options and student support services that UNCW offers (Please note: On-campus housing is required for first-year students at UNCW, and limited spaces are available for transfer students.). You will also hear about ways that incoming students are supported through University College to ensure academic success as a Seahawk.

Honors College

CIS 1012

Come hear what UNCW’s Honors College is all about.  Meet with representatives from the Honors College as well as current Honors College students. Learn about the application process, Honors curriculum, research opportunity and service activities available to students within the program.

Learning Communities for First-Year Students

Azalea Coast (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor)

Come hear what learning communities are and the possible benefits of being in one during your first semester at UNCW. Find out about the different learning community options UNCW has to offer and learn how to apply. Ask questions of current students who were in communities their first-year.

 Early College Student Info Session

Azalea Coast Room (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor)

This information session will provide Early College High School students and their families with

specific advising information to help in a successful transition from Early College programs to UNCW. Students will have the opportunity to meet with academic advisors and current UNCW students.

Study Abroad, Career Center & Applied Learning

Wrightsville Beach Room (Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor) 

Discover how you can give flight to your imagination as a Seahawk! UNCW provides a variety of resources for students to engage in exciting opportunities outside of the classroom and gain practical experience before graduating. In this session, learn about the opportunities and resources available to students through the Office of International Programs (Education Abroad), The Career Center and ETEAL (Applied Learning).

Off-Campus Housing (The PERCH)

Wrightsville Beach Room (Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor)
Find out everything you need to know about off-campus housing for transfer students. Learn about living in the City of Wilmington and the next steps in your housing search. Participants will learn about the Off-Campus Housing website and leave with a packet of apartment complex brochures.

Note: This session is recommended for transfer students.

First-Year Student Q&A Panel

Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center

Hear from current UNCW students about things like the transition from high school to college, what it is like to live on campus, getting involved in student organizations, and more. 

NOTE: This session is recommended for first-year students.

Transfer Student Q&A Panel

Morton Hall 100 (Bryan Auditorium)

Hear from current students who also Transferred to Teal about things like getting involved on campus, finding local housing, and why UNCW is a great place for transfer students!

NOTE: This session is recommended for transfer students. 

Seahawks Together Social

Clocktower Lounge (Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor)

Birds of a feather flock together. UNCW is a home that brings future Seahawks with different backgrounds, cultures, identities and ethnicities together as one. Join us for an opportunity to learn, adapt and flock together. Following the social, guests will have an opportunity to visit our Centro Hispano, LGBTQIA Resource Office, and Upperman African American Culture Center.
Military Affiliation Social

Dubs Café (Warwick Center)

All active duty and veteran service members, as well as dependents and their guests, are invited to join us for a social! Learn about resources for military-affiliated students, the residency and financial aid processes, and network with other military-affiliated students.


Seahawk Shuttle

The Seahawk Shuttle will be available throughout the day for guests who are interested in viewing our beautiful campus.  You can choose to ride the shuttle around campus, or get off at one of the stops to explore!  The shuttle will make stops at designated residence halls and the rec center. Continuous loops around campus will be offered from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Look for the Seahawk Shuttle signs around campus for a pick-up/drop-off location!

NOTE: The shuttle can seat 31 guests.




Tips & What to Expect at Seahawk Saturday


Before you arrive, be sure you have prepared to spend your morning and afternoon on-campus. Here are some pointers which will help you enjoy your stay:

  • Dress Comfortably - indoor facilities may be warmer or cooler than the temperature outside, be prepared for a rain shower, and wear comfortable shoes (you will be walking throughout the campus).
  • Eat Breakfast - Light refreshments and beverages will be available during the day, and several on-campus dining locations will be open should you be interested in purchasing lunch. We recommend bringing cash, as some locations may be unable to accept bank or debit cards.
  • Carpool - Since we are expecting a large crowd, you are encouraged to carpool, if possible.

Travel & Lodging Information


If you have additional questions about Seahawk Saturday, please call the Admissions office at (910) 962-3243 or email us at (Subject: Seahawk Saturday).