Housing & Residence Life

Involvement & Events

Students at the UNCW Involvement Carnival

The Housing and Residence Life staff will maintain an environment that is conducive to educational excellence by providing academic support educational opportunities and challenges for individual residents. Opportunities for students to attain a greater appreciation and understanding of cultural and lifestyle differences and opportunities for leadership and self-governance are integral to the on-campus experience.

The involvement and event links in the left-hand navigation will help guide students to find a way to get involved within their residential area campus and community.


How Can I Get Involved?

The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers several opportunities for on-campus students to demonstrate their leadership abilities. We feel that the programs listed below help to complete the full college experience. It's also a great chance to have fun and meet new people!

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Who we are . . .
The UNCW Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the governing body over all of the area chapters for the on-campus student population. RHA holds weekly meetings where student concerns are addressed, and programs are planned. The Executive Board of RHA is made up of the President, Vice President of Programming, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Administration, Vice President of Public Relations, National Communications Coordinator, and a National Communications Coordinator In-Training. In addition to the Executive Board, RHA requires one representative from each of the residential area chapters to attend weekly RHA meetings. Any student may attend the meetings throughout the year.

What we do . . .
A large part of what RHA does is campus programming, including large scale campus events and in-hall activities. RHA also hosts a campus visitation program for incoming first-year students, and an open forum for students to bring housing concerns. Students in RHA also attend 2-3 conferences each year. These conferences are a time for student housing leaders to organize and present successful programs, which can then be shared with other campuses. Conferences are a time to celebrate school spirit, teamwork and dedication to the campus community.

Area Chapter of RHA

An integral part of each residence hall area is the involvement of residents. We not only allow students to get involved, we expect it! Each floor, suite, apartment and building has a variety of leadership positions: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, floor representatives, intramural representatives and two RHA representatives. (The structure and/or names of these positions may vary among different residence hall areas.) The residence hall governments are in Galloway, Honors Commons at Cornerstone, Innovation and Keystone House, Belk, Graham & Hewlett, University Suites, and Schwartz Hall. A housing activity fee (included in room cost) is deposited into an account for each residence hall area to utilize for programming purposes. Programs and activities that area chapter typically sponsor include intramural teams, theme parties, dances, community service efforts and leadership development programs.

Student Employment

The Office of Housing and Residence Life provides student employment opportunities in many areas: Resident Assistants, Desk Receptionists, Maintenance Workers, Conference Assistants, Marketing Assistants and Front Desk Office Assistants. For employment opportunities information, call or stop by the Office of Housing and Residence Life or follow this link.