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Explore UNCW Virtually

We hope you find this website useful in exploring UNCW virtually!  We encourage you to visit this page periodically to check for updates.  While we understand this is no substitute for visiting the campus in person, we hope you get a glimpse of the Seahawk spirit our community has to share with you.

Virtual Appointments

Virtual Appointments

Interested in a personal virtual meeting with a member of the UNCW Office of Admissions?  We are happy to meet one-on-one with students, their families, or high school counselors and groups.  

Seahawk Experience - First-Year Students

Seahawk Experience Videos
Welcome to our First-Year Experience episodes!  We have interviewed current UNCW students to give you insight into their lives as a Seahawk and learn why they love UNCW.  
Episode 1: Meet UNCW Sophomore, Bella! Studying Business with a concentration in Economics, Bella talks about her freshman experiences, moving into her first residence hall, exploring downtown Wilmington, and her current internship at the District Attorney’s office.
Episode 2: On this episode, we are joined by Noah, a current junior studying Physics with minors in German and Mathematics. Noah talks about the UNCW campus environment, life in the Honors College, and his participation in undergraduate research.
Episode 3: On this episode we are joined by Juliana, a current sophomore studying Biology with minors in Neuroscience and Medical Humanities. Juliana talks about her experience as an out of state student, life on the weekends, resources for Pre-Professional students, and her time in the Honors College.
Episode 4: On this episode we are joined by Whitley, a current freshman studying Biology. Whitley talks about the transition from high school to college, how to make the most of freshman year, and the exciting adventures she has ahead at UNCW.
Episode 5: On this episode we are joined by Isabella, a current senior majoring in Film Studies. She has truly made the most of her four years as a Seahawk and provides an inside look at life as a Film Studies student. Isabella shares advice on how to get involved, grow as a leader, and find your place at UNCW.

Seahawk Experience - Transfer Students

Seahawk Experience - Transfer Students
Welcome to our Transfer Student Experience episodes!  Join us as we interview current students who transferred to UNCW to give you insight into their lives as a Seahawk and learn why they love UNCW. Register to attend the live events to have your questions answered! 

 

Friday, September 18th, 2pm: Join us as we meet Carly, an English major who transferred from community college.

 

 

Friday, September 25th, 2pm: Join us as we meet Grace, a Biology major who transferred from community college.

 

 

Friday, October 16th, 2pm: Join us as we meet Alexus, double majoring in Sociology and Criminology from Raleigh, NC. Alexus is an on campus residential student and is involved in UNCW as a Homecoming Coordinator, Teal Guide, Orientation Leader, Seahawk Link, and she works with UNCW Campus Life. 

 

Friday, October 23rd, 2pm: Join us as we meet Stephanie, an Accounting & Business Analytics major from Wilmington, NC. Stephanie is a commuter student, but is involved in the Student Government Association (SGA), Beta Alpha Psi, and Teal Guides. 

 

 

Friday, November 6th, 2pm: Join us as we meet Jordyn, a Communication Studies major with a minor in Leadership Studies and Psychology who transferred from Cape Fear Community College. Jordyn is a Teal Guide, was the Junior Class president of UNCW last year, and is a member of the UNCW club softball team, surf team, and the Chancellor's Climate Change Committee. 

 

Register Here!

 

Friday, November 13th, 2pm: Join us as we meet Paige, a Business major concentrating in Management Leadership and Strategic Marketing who transferred from Wake Tech Community College.  Some of the areas of Paige’s involvement include the Marketing and Communications Officer of the Entrepreneur Club, and Teal Guides. 

 

Register Here!

Campus Highlight Reel

We encourage all students to explore UNCW using the Virtual Campus Tours and highlight videos. 

Campus Tours: A tour guide will guide you through campus or pick and choose the buildings you would like to explore.  

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Academic Highlights: Take a sneak peek into academics at UNCW and the faculty that support our students.

Student Research: Students in any major have the opportunity to work with faculty on scholarly research.   

Student Services:  Review some of the support students will receive outside of the classroom.

Campus life: At the heart of UNCW, Campus Life facilities serve as the crossroads of the UNCW community, providing a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to connect with each other as they share meals, rest and study, enjoy programs, and celebrate during events.

Virtual Information Sessions (Prospective Students)

UNCW Faculty and Staff are offering live webinars for students and families to participate in. Please click the session title below to register. By registering, you will receive reminders about the webinar and, if you miss it, you will receive a copy of the recording. Sign up for as many sessions as you are interested in; our team is eager to connect with you!

Date and Time Session Session Description Intended Audience

November 11

12pm

Clinical Research Information Session Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research: What is Clinical Research? What are some career opportunities? What are the admission criteria and degree requirements? Prospective Students

Information Session Recordings

FAQ's for Future Transfer Students

Transfer Admission Overview

Military Admissions Overview

Online & Extension Programs

First Year Admission Overview

Admission Overview (En Español)

College of Health & Human Services - Degree Program Admissions Information

Recreational Therapy Information Session

 

High School and Community College Partners

UNCW works closely with our High School College Counselors and North Carolina Community College partners to ensure a seamless admission process for students.  You are welcome to join any session listed above, but the sessions below are designed especially for you.  Have a topic you would like to see covered?  Email our office at admissions@uncw.edu with your request!

Date and Time Session Session Description Intended Audience
October 14 at 10am Community College Counselor Info Session This session is for all community college partners hoping to learn more on how to best guide students on their transfer path to UNC-Wilmington. We will review the admissions process, admission requirements, updates to degree programs, transfer resources, and more.  Community College Staff

Recordings: Community College Counselor Webinar: FAQs about COVID-19

Admitted Student Virtual Events

Webinar Recordings
Financial Aid FAQ Study Abroad Early College Student
Watson College of Education University College UNCW Honors College
Transfer Students, What's Next FYSA Students, What's Next International Students, What's Next
FAQs for Admitted Transfer Students College of Arts & Sciences Career Center
University Learning Center First-Year Orientation Transfer Orientation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program How To: Access Your Financial Aid Notification Cameron School of Business
Centro Hispano How Will College Credits Transfer to UNCW? Office of Student Leadership & Engagement
Housing Overview Housing Application Process  Useful Housing Resources

Housing & Residence Life: Part 1

Living Learning Communities 

Housing & Residence Life: Part 2

Wilmington, NC and our Surrounding Area

From Wilmington’s vibrant riverfront and scenic Riverwalk that winds around the storied Cape Fear River to three colorful island beaches, there’s something about the water here that surrounds, transforms, and enthralls visitors. Explore our coastal destination in the videos below and through the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau.