Seahawk Crossing

Date Occupied:

  • August 1, 2009

Historical Info:

  • One element of the strategic plan of the university is to provide on-campus housing for 40% of our undergraduate students.  The privatized student housing program, which will provide housing for approximately 1780 students, will help to accomplish this strategic goal.  
  • Phase I of the program (Seahawk Village Apartments) was completed for occupancy August 2006.
  • With the completion of Phase II (Seahawk Landing) in August 2007, UNCW provided on-campus housing for approximately 34% of its undergraduate students.
  • Phase III (Seahawk Crossing) was completed for occupancy August 2009. The Seahawk Crossing complex is the first LEED certified project at UNCW, reaching the "Silver" level of LEED certification.

Current Usage:

  • Housing for 662 residents in four 3-story buildings, featuring 4-, 6- and 8-person suites. The primary audience will be students in the sophomore and junior classes.
  • Two of the buildings include game rooms. Programming space to accommodate gatherings of 100 persons is provided in two buildings. One building includes a music practice room.
  • Phase III (Seahawk Crossing) also includes a parking deck. The deck accommodates parking for residents, faculty and staff, commuter students and visitors. The deck provides parking for 997 cars, vans and 20 motorcycles. It also provides covered bicycle parking and electric hook-ups for hybrid cars.

Sustainability @ UNCW:

  • Built to LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver Certification standards
  • Every toilet, faucet and shower head utilizes low flow plumbing
  • Utilization of natural light as much as possible
  • ENERGY STAR™ appliances installed
  • 100% outside air found in the common areas
  • underground infiltration system to minimize runoff
  • pervious pavement to reduce runoff and pollutants
  • low VOC carpet and construction materials
  • utilization of recycled and local building material
  • parking deck has “filling” stations for electric/hybrid vehicles
  • covered bicycle parking
  • cleaning products are “Green Seal” approved
  • convenient recycling in every building
  • 75% of demolition and construction waste was diverted from the landfill
Rendering of new Seahawk Crossing student housing
University of North Carolina at Wilmington