Institutional Research and Planning

Space Planning & Management:
Campus Updates


Campus Department Relocations – Updated Summer 2021

The following departments have relocated into new locations on campus.



Former Locations(s)

New Locations(s)

Academic Affairs (Provost Office):



Academic Affairs Resource Management (AARM)

Administrative Annex and Alderman Hall

626 MacMillan Modular

Offices 1001-1011




Business Affairs:



Sustainability Office

EHS, Warehouse

Warwick Center, Suite 152




Cameron School of Business:




Swain Center

Friday Annex

CIE, Suite D





Graduate Programs

Cameron Hall

Congdon Hall Suite 1004,

1004A – 1004L




College of Arts Sciences:



NEW  Student Success Center


Bear Hall Suite 103

Renovated and Expanded Dean’s Office


Bear Hall Suite 109




Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion:



Centro Hispano

Fisher University Union 2nd Floor

Fisher University Union  1st Floor, Suite 1049

Upperman African American Cultural Center


Fisher University Union  2nd Floor Suite 2021 and expanding to Suite 2022




Student Affairs (Campus Life):



Conferences, Events, and Reservations

Warwick Center

Fisher University Union, Suite 2015

Student Media

Fisher University Union 1st Floor

Fisher Student Center 2nd Floor

Housing and Residence Life has completed the Student Housing Village, which will have more than 430,000 square feet of space. Beginning Fall of 2021, sophomores will have the opportunity to live in  Terrapin and Loggerhead Halls.  The first two buildings Sandpiper and Pelican Hall opened in Fall 2020 and were designed as traditional pod-style to house freshmen. The new Student Housing Village houses 1,800 students and includes classrooms, makerspaces geared toward student success, dining venues on a vibrant market-like street, and  the Hawk’s Walk connecting path that will guide students to Chancellor’s Walk and the academic heart of campus.   

A new Coastal Engineering facility featuring teaching and research labs, computing facilities and flume equipment will open Fall 2021. The Coastal Engineering undergraduate program will teaches 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 state-of-the-art facility.

Congdon Hall ‘s new second story patio has been completed on the west side of the building.  The new terrace is significantly larger than previous area and more attractive and suitable for special events. It includes a roof structure for weather protection with seating underneath. The new terrace holds a beautiful view of the campus and will be used for many outdoor receptions, including WITX and Cameron Business Week.

The new dining facility, named The Shore Dining Hall, is approximately 20,000 square feet, located adjacent to the new housing village and recreation fields, east of the Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve and south of Price Drive. The Shore is optimally located directly on the Hawk Walk, the new pedestrian path connecting the Student Housing Village and neighborhood to Chancellor’s Walk. This communal and convenient location provides access for a vast community of students, faculty and staff that is unlike any other dining facility on campus. Scheduled to open Fall 2021, The Shore will offer six dining concepts: Baja, Hearth (Pizza and Pasta), Everything Bowl, Carolina Home, Daybreak, and Grab and Go lockers.

The new University Film Center is scheduled to open Fall 2021, and is located on the northwest corner of Plyer Drive and Riegel Road. The new building includes a 4,000 square-foot soundstage, where students will receive hands-on-training in a broad range of media applications, including digital cinematography, digital editing; and sound recording, design and mixing. The metal shell of the production and sound spaces will offer a clean aesthetic, similar to an actual film studio.

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. Starting this Fall, Space Planning and Management will be implementing a new process for the campus community to verify department allocations and space usage through online forms.  

It is also worthwhile to remind campus that all requests for space allocation, reallocation or repurposing must be approved by the appropriate unit vice chancellor and be submitted for review by the Space Allocation Committee. As units plan for future space needs, please work with the Office of Space Planning and Management to ensure your request aligns within the campus space planning process.

You may contact University Space Planner Nicholas Troutman or Dr. Andy Mauk, Associate Provost if you have questions.