UNCWelcome: Time to Soar

Saturday, August 12

Additional Information

Noted UNCWelcome events include:

Monday, Aug. 14
10 a.m.
Convocation and Class Picture
Trask Coliseum
UNCW’s official academic welcome for all new students. Faculty-led student groups will discuss how to be a successful Seahawk, then students will convene at the clock tower for the unveiling of the Class of 2021 flag and a class photo. Students will then “Trek to Trask” Coliseum for the formal ceremony. Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, Provost Marilyn Sheerer and Jack Hall, professor and assistant chair of environmental sciences, are among the speakers. Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a picnic for students, faculty and staff on Hoggard Lawn. 

Tuesday, Aug. 15
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Beach Blast
Wrightsville Beach Crystal Pier (near The Oceanic restaurant)
Seahawks will be shuttled to the beach for music and other fun in the sun. Bring your UNCW student ID, bottles of water, food and sunscreen (no alcohol). From 4 to 6 p.m. members of the Surfrider Foundation and Plastic Ocean Project will complete a “Beach Sweep” of the area.

Wednesday, Aug. 16
8 p.m.
Fireworks Extravaganza
Gazebo Recreation Area
What better way to wrap the first day of classes than with a concert and fireworks? Atlanta-based alt-pop band Stokeswood will start things off at 8 p.m. with fireworks slated to begin at 9 p.m. In the event of rain, the fireworks will be cancelled and the concert moved to the Warwick Center Ballroom.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 
10 a.m.
Involvement Carnival
Campus Commons
A showcase of involvement opportunities on campus and in the Wilmington community. Set-up time for participating organizations is 9 a.m. and the rain date is Aug. 30.

A full listing of all UNCWelcome events is available online