Disability Resource Center

Construction Updates & Notices

Campus Construction

Be alert in construction zones.

Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors should take the following precautions while near campus construction areas: 

  • Follow posted safety signs. 
  • Do not cross construction fencing or take “shortcuts” through work sites. 
  • Pay attention to the path ahead to avoid collisions with barriers, fences, construction personnel, etc. Watch for changes in walkways and/or uneven surfaces. 
  • Report safety concerns to ehs@uncw.edu
  • Individuals who experience or recognize disability access concerns should contact UNCW’s ADA compliance coordinator, indicating the nature of the concern and to the best of their ability, the specific location. 

Additional Resources:

Campus Construction Parking Impacts
Campus Parking Zones and Maps

For questions regarding access around construction sites or for additional information please contact:

  • Office of University Relations 910.962.3000
  • Office of Facilities 910.962.7743
  • Campus Police 910.962.2222
  • Disability Resource Center 910.962.7555 

Latest Campus Updates

The City of Wilmington’s project to improve drainage in the Clear Run area will require traffic to detour during construction. Students/employees who commute to and from class/campus should use Oriole and Racine Drives instead of College Acres Drive for the foreseeable future. This includes students/employees who drive, walk, or bike. Emergency vehicles and mail delivery will be able to get through the area to provide services. Please call 910.343.4777 with questions about the project.

To further enhance UNCW’s outdoor living areas, the university plans to build new recreation fields and associated facilities near the Student Housing Village and The Shore Dining Hall. Students, faculty and staff should be prepared for construction impacts in the area from mid-May 2022 through summer 2023. 

During Phase 1 of the project, construction fencing will be installed and pedestrian access to sidewalks in the area will be limited. Hawk Walk is not expected to close during the project. All adjacent buildings will maintain their accessible paths of travel to building entrances. 

Parking lot adjustments and temporary road closures to accommodate the expansion and renovation of Randall Library and crosswalk safety enhancements on Randall Drive are slated to begin this week. The Office of Facilities and the Office of Parking and Transportation are sharing advance information about these plans to help the campus community prepare for any inconveniences that may result from the university’s progress on these important efforts. Facilities and parking will share further adjustments as needed as the projects progress. 

Parking Lot Adjustments:  Beginning May 20, the faculty/staff parking lot at the end of Kenan Hall Drive, between Randall Library and King Hall, along with parking spaces on the northside of Kenan Hall Drive, will be closed to accommodate large trucks completing construction deliveries. The trucks will use the Randall Drive-College Road entrance to campus. Please be prepared for periodic traffic congestion in this area as well as along Wagoner Drive in front of Kenan Auditorium during the Randall Library project. 

The closure is connected to the planned expansion and renovation of Randall Library. This complex project will periodically affect several parking areas around the library between now and completion (expected fall 2024). Please monitor campus inboxes for more information from facilities and parking as the project progresses. See map here. 

Thank you for your attention and for exercising patience and caution. While these efforts may cause temporary inconvenience, they are part of a long-term plan to ensure UNCW has the facilities in place to continue educating Seahawks far into the future.