UNCW's Watson College of Education offers visit opportunities every semester.

Events for the Fall Semester

Watson Preview Day

This is a Saturday event where ANYONE interested in learning more about what we offer at Watson can attend. We suggest that students bring their families to this event so we can answer any questions they may have. The event begins with a welcome from the Dean’s office, followed by a Faculty and Staff presentation. We will have a student panel discussion (Always the most popular) and end the event with an open exploration of the building. During this time the Ed Lab and Curriculum Materials Center offering interactive breakouts with arts/crafts/technology and more!

  • F2F Watson Preview Days
    • September 24, 12:00-2:00 (Immediately after UNCW’s Fall Open House)
    • October 29, 10:00-12:00


Future Teacher Conference Fall 2022

The Future Teacher Conference is an opportunity for High Schools, Community Colleges, and Home School groups to bring students to UNCW. This is a day where students who have an interest in education can feel what it is like to be a Watson Student. During their time here, we will offer sessions for students based on their educational interests. Our faculty/staff provide sessions for the students who attend as interactive opportunities. Back by popular demand, we will also have our student panel discussion. This is FREE to any student interested in learning about education as a career. See a sample Conference Agenda from last Spring here.

  • October 28, 2022 9:30-2:00 (Check-in starts at 9:00)

School RSVP (Only for School Administrators bringing a group)

Student RSVP Here

Watson Connect - September 7, 2022

This is our inaugural welcome event for all Education students. The event is Wednesday, September 7th from 10:00-2:00 right here in Watson! The goal of the event is to reestablish culture and tradition in Watson and to provide resources for our students. Want to know about #WatsonWednesdays, education clubs/organizations, or the opportunities/resources we provide to our students by way of Ed Lab, CMC, Student Success Center, Field Experiences and so many more?

This is the event for you! Watson Connect includes a Watson Education Fair where our faculty will be on hand to speak with Undecided, Pre Education, and Education students about their programs. We also hope to have Watson Centers/Clubs/Offices as well as campus partners (Centro Hispano, Upperman, LGBTQIA+, Career Services… and more) on hand to support our students in every way we can.

Undergraduate Events

Every Fall and Spring we host two Open House events called Watson Preview Day on a Saturday. We also host a Future Teacher Conference each Fall and Spring which is an all-day event. If either of these sound like something you want to be a part of, but want more details, check out the agendas from past events or email Dean Heath- HeathT@uncw.edu

Planning to take a University tour, and want to add more of Watson to it? Email me to schedule your private visit to the Watson College where we will explore the building including the Education Lab, Curriculum Materials Center, and More!

Graduate Events

Many of our graduate programs offer what we refer to as mini sessions (approx. 30 minutes) designed to give you a quick glance at a program you have an interest in learning more about. We typically have the program coordinator speak about the program and take questions. We also offer sessions from general areas of campus which you may find helpful: Graduate School Admissions, Scholarships/Financial Aid, Graduate Student Association, and MORE! You can see the library of past events on our MINI SESSIONS Page.

We are excited to see you at one of our upcoming events!

Dean Heath- HeathT@uncw.edu