Institutional Research and Planning

Space Planning & Management:
Campus Updates 



In an effort to create an easier and consistent process for departments to update office assignments throughout the year, our office has worked with university stakeholders to develop an electronic form that will allow users to update one or multiple staff at one time. The form is to be used for any departmental office moves (including onboarding new hires, transitioning to a different office, or simply vacating an office).  In the form, office refers to individual office, shared office, hoteling space, or any other UNCW workstation. The electronic process will be effective immediately and we are working with HR to ensure that official office spaces are correct in the HR Directory. 

Space Planning and Management provides support, analysis and accurate space inventory information, aiding campus officials and administrators in making informed business and educational decisions. Space Planning and Management is expanding its capability to develop and distribute information about space use on UNCW campus. The space needs of the university can be better served by increasing the awareness of space issues on campus and bringing faculty and staff into the space management process.

It is important to remind all employees of the Space Allocation Policy for UNCW.  As units plan for future space needs, please consult with the Office of Space Planning and Management to ensure your request aligns within the campus space planning process.  We are happy to walk with you through this process and even assist you with completing any Space Requests.  Please reach out to University Space Planner, Nic Troutman or Dr. Andy Mauk, Associate Provost if you have questions.


A new Coastal Engineering facility featuring teaching and research labs, computing facilities and flume equipment will open Spring 2022. The Coastal Engineering undergraduate program will teach students to address issues affecting communities around the world through the application of geological and physical oceanography, coastal management curriculum, applied physics and civil and ocean engineering fundamentals. Students experience extensive field research in the area’s waterways and coastal habitats under the direction of faculty scholars with access to the state-of-the-art facility.