Campus Life

Traditions: Get Involved!

Midnite Madness

Seahawk fans in a frenzyThe official kickoff to the annual UNCW men and women's basketball season is known as Midnite Madness. It's a chance for students, faculty, staff and the community to preview the talent of the team and team members. There are a variety of entertaining performances including the UNCW dance team, three-point and dunk contest, player introductions, team scrimmages and more.



Involvement Carnival

This event highlights student involvement opportunities at UNCW and the Wilmington community. Local business, religious organizations and community service agencies are incorporated in this event. This is a great opportunity for students to get connected and get involved. This year the Involvement Carnival will be held on August 29, 2018. 


UNCWelcome is an exciting time on campus, full of social activities and informational programs designed to acquaint you with your new community and prepare you for the academic year. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn your way around and meet new friends before the fall semester gets too hectic.

Clock TowerUNCW clock tower

The clock tower on Campus Commons was a gift from the Class of 2000. The idea of erecting a clock tower was conceived and spearheaded by the 2000 senior class president Shane Fernando. The 50-foot clock tower was dedicated and sounded for the first time at the senior celebration on May 12, 2000. With its ability to play songs such as the national anthem, the clock tower is also a significant part of important institutional events and memorial programs.