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Visit The UNCW Main Campus


Main Campus Tours (Updated 9/30/20)

The health and safety of our campus community is our first priority. Out of an abundance of caution and with guidance from campus leadership and state authorities, the UNCW Office of Admissions will be offering guided campus tours at a limited capacity beginning on Monday, October 5. This decision is consistent with decisions being made around community and campus events in response to COVID-19 concerns. Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, campus tours will have limited access to inside buildings, and no student residence halls will be toured. There will be no in-person information session before your tour. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering for their tour.  If visitors do not have a face covering, one will be provided.

Campus tours will be offered on weekdays at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm and Saturdays at 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm. You will be guided through campus by one of our UNCW student tour guides on a 1-hour walking tour. To register for a campus tour, please log into your SeaLevel account and click on the "Visit UNCW" tab. From there, you will be able to select a campus tour from the calendar of available dates and times. Please note that once a campus tour is at full capacity, we will not be able to accommodate you at that time and would encourage you to choose another time or consider doing a self-guided tour of campus (see details below).

Please visit our website for more updates about the University’s response to COVID-19.  In addition to guided campus tours, we are currently offering the following ways to explore UNCW:


Self-Guided Main Campus Tours

Admissions representatives will not be available to meet campus visitors as UNCW faculty and staff continue to telework.  However, visitors are welcome to explore UNCW's main campus on their own.  Should your family decide to visit, we encourage you to pick up a self-guided tour packet located on the outside of James Hall before you begin your walk around campus. 

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions some campus buildings may be limited to card access only.  Please review the UNCW Coronavirus Website to learn more about the changing campus environment.

Visitors can park in Lot M, the visitor parking lot.  Once you arrive, follow the teal Seahawk talons to James Hall, and you will find self-guided tour materials located to the left of the front door:

At this time, there is no registration for self-guided campus tours and we are unable to accommodate school groups. Please email our office should you have additional questions

Please note that the UNCW Center for Marine Science is not open to the public and is not included in the self-guided tour. We encourage you to explore the Center for Marine Science by taking advantage of our virtual tour option.

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COVID-19 Restrictions and Expectations for Campus Visitors

While visiting UNCW, we encourage visitors to follow the CDC suggestions on how to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.

  • Maintain good social distance (at least 6 feet). This is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others. Please bring your own face covering when visiting UNCW.
  • Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and others.

Please review the UNCW Coronavirus Website to learn more about the changing campus environment.

A Guide to Planning Your Visit 

Prior to visiting the Wilmington area and UNCW campus, we suggest your family reviews the following:

Please email our office should you have additional questions