We Are UNCW Military
Bill Kawcyznski
Bill Kawczynski
Director, Military Affairs

Staff portrait of Melanie Nelson

Melanie Nelson
Military Student Services Specialist

Joanna DeMott staff portrait

Joanna DeMott
Military Liaison and Program Manager

VA Class Schedule Form

If you are planning to use VA benefits to pay for your classes, please submit the VA Class Schedule Form to the VA Certifying Officials in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in person at the service window in Warwick Center or by scanning and emailing to veterans@uncw.edu.

Military-affiliated Student Handbook

Please review our Military-affiliated Student Handbook for helpful information and answers to frequently asked questions. 

The Military Seahawk Podcast

Listen to episodes of our podcast, streaming now on TealTV.org or wherever you stream your podcasts. Fall 2019 features interviews with student veterans, while previous episodes feature guest speakers and UNCW staff. 


Welcome to the land of the Military Seahawk! 

Thinking of applying to UNCW?
Newly admitted to UNCW?
Current UNCW student?
Graduate student?
Parent of a UNCW student?
UNCW alumni?
Faculty or staff?

The Office of Military Affairs exists to support you in your academic journey and beyond. Our students represent all branches of military service. We have veterans, active duty service members, reservists, and National Guard members, as well as military/veteran family members. Our students are engaged across campus and online in a variety of academic programs. 

Please use the links above to explore our programs and support services. Everyone's situation is different, and we recognize that navigating VA educational benefits and UNCW processes can be challenging. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions (email Melanie Nelson, the Military Student Services Specialist, at nelsonms@uncw.edu).

Here is a campus map showing Visitor Parking Lot M and the Warwick Center, labeled WC. The Military Resource Lounge is located in the Warwick Center across from the cashier windows. 


Alumni Reunion

During Homecoming Weekend, military-affiliated alumni and their families are welcome to join us in the Military Resource Lounge for a reunion from 2-4 pm on Saturday, February 8; light refreshments will be served. 


Woman in suit smiling by columns with UNCW in background

Hannah Schield, a military-affiliated student, was selected as the Cameron School of Business Outstanding Graduate for December 2019. Read her We Are UNCW profile to learn more about how she succeeded at UNCW and her plans for the future. 

One of our student veterans, Joe Wessel, was also interviewed recently for We Are UNCW. Joe is the current president of the Student Veterans Organization and was selected for the Student Veterans of America Leadership Conference. 

Veterans Week 2019

From Veterans Day on Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 15, 2019, UNCW celebrated our veterans and the contributions they make to the UNCW community. 

Bill Kawczynski at a podium outdoors to speak for the Veterans Day ceremony     Veterans observing the Veterans Day ceremony     People holding large US flag on basketball court


Guest Lecture

On Friday, October 18, O'Neal Walker, a psychologist at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, spoke on the topic of PTSD and associated issues; here is a recording of the talk

Faculty and Staff Training Retreat 2019

Each year, the Office of Military Affairs hosts a training retreat for faculty and staff. This retreat, in conjunction with our Green Zone training, allows campus representatives to see firsthand what life is like at a military installation. It helps them to build their understanding of what military-affiliated students bring to the higher education environment, as well as of the challenges military-affiliated students face when entering higher education. This understanding paves the way for campus administrators and faculty members to craft policies, design programs, and create initiatives that support our military-affiliated students. Learn more in this article from the Camp Lejeune Globe.   

Man gives two thumps up on the flight line.


UNCW is honored to recognize the service of our veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their families.

Veteran's Week Videos:
Veterans Week @ UNCW
John Scherer, UNCW General Counsel and US Army Veteran
Shandi Black, VA Student worker and US Air Force Veteran
Richard Jenkins, UNCW Parking & Transportation and USMC Veteran

View more videos on Vimeo.
View Military Spotlight Videos on Vimeo.


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