Giving Tuesday
Watson Preview Days
Hurricane Florence Relief
Watson Wednesdays
Take 5
Watson College of Education
Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is next week! Nov. 27
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This day has served as a wonderful platform for UNCW to invite alumni, parents, faculty, staff and students to support the university. Visit 

You can also give a gift of support to our Hurricane Relief funds for students, faculty and staff at
Watson Preview Day
Watson Preview Days - Dec. 1
The Watson College will host a preview event on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am to noon for high school and transfer students interested in becoming a teacher. Parents are welcome too! This event will be held in the Education Building Atrium. Learn more >
Razor Walker

2019 Razor Walker Award Nominations – Accepted Through Dec. 14
The Watson College is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Razor Walker awards, given annually to recognize and celebrate people whose work enhances the lives of children, families and communities in North Carolina. Written nominations will be accepted through December 14. Read more >

Turtle Trash

MarineQuest Receives NOAA Grant for new Turtle Trash Collectors Program
UNCW’s MarineQuest has received $262,206 in a matched grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue marine debris education programs first introduced in 2015 with Watson the Whale. The new grant will fund Turtle Trash Collectors, a project that focuses on sea turtles as the key species to engage elementary students in marine debris prevention. Read more >

Watson Chronicle

The 2018 October Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Welcome back Seahawks! It’s great to have a full house in our Ed Building again! As we work to get things back to normal, we are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Watson Chronicle. We welcome your comments and feedback, and hope you'll join us in sharing the stories of the work of the Watson College with others.


Request for Student and Employee Support
UNCW’s Campus Emergency Fund provides limited, one-time emergency financial assistance to UNCW students and employees personally affected by Hurricane Florence. It is the intent of this fund to provide support for currently enrolled students who have exhausted all other resources. If Campus Emergency Funds are granted, they do not have to be repaid but they may count as income and be subject to federal and/or state taxes.

Request Student Support >
Request Employee Support >

Hurricane Relief

Support Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
Two UNCW funds support students and employees facing adversity. The Campus Emergency Fund (Student Hurricane Relief) provides financial assistance to students personally affected by Hurricane Florence. Requests and allocations will be managed by the Office of Dean of Students.

The Hurricane Florence Employee Assistance Fund provides assistance to faculty and staff personally affected by Hurricane Florence. Requests and allocations will be managed by the Office of Human Resources.


Michele Parker

Michele Parker Selected for Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program in Ethiopia
WCE Professor Michele Parker will spend the 2018-19 academic year as a full-time member of the teaching faculty at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. Her work, as an Ambassador Distinguished Scholar, will focus on adult education. The one-year assignment will begin in October. Read more >

Alumni Update
Alumni - Update Your Information
As a valued member of the Seahawk family, we want to learn more about the areas of the university that are most important to you. Please take a moment to review your contact information and make any changes by visiting

A Message From the Dean

NCATE Accreditate

UNC Education Quality



Thanksgiving Holiday

No Classes / University Closed


Giving Tuesday

Hurricane Relief


RTP Support Session

9am in EB 337

WCE College Meeting

3pm in EB 162


Watson Preview Day

10am in EB 162

Education Building Reservation Form