Welcome to the land of the

Military Seahawk! 

*Notice: The Office of Military Affairs has moved to our new location in Veterans Hall. Our space occupancy is limited due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. Please plan to follow the "Best for the Nest" guidance concerning the Fall 2020 semester, and always have a mask available when you plan to be on campus.

Veterans Week 2020

*Students may connect with the VA Certifying Officials/Financial Aid Counselors through Zoom drop-in sessions

Please review the Chancellor's message concerning the Accountability Committee to Advance Diversity and Inclusion. The Office of Military Affairs recognizes the challenges faced by Black students, students of color, students with disabilities, students in the LGBTQIA community, and students in other marginalized populations, and we will continue to promote the ideals and standards of behavior found in the Seahawk Respect Compact. For more information about the demographic breakdown of the population of military-affiliated students at UNCW, please visit the Institutional Data Dashboards

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 buttons above and below 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 militaryaffairs@uncw.edu). 

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Newly admitted to UNCW?
Current UNCW student?
Graduate student?Active military member? Military spouse?
Parent of a UNCW student?
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Faculty or staff?


Interview with Local World War II Veteran

In honor of Veterans Day, UNCW interviewed Marine Corps veteran Louis Bourgault, who served during World War II. 

WWII Marine Corps Veteran Louis Bourgault from UNCW Ofc of Univ Relations on Vimeo.

UNCW to Celebrate Veterans Week 2020 November 9-13

UNCW will be honoring all veterans with virtual events and resources this year. Veterans Week 2020 

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Campus Green Zone Award

Carrie West, Transition Programs Coordinator with the Office of Transitions, has been awarded the inaugural Campus Green Zone Award. This award recognizes dedication to inclusivity through the establishment of Green Zone values in the recipient's area, including trustworthiness, transparency and consistency. 

Through Carrie's role in the Office of Transitions and especially through her work with the Teal Bridge Mentor Program, she has demonstrated her support for all military-affiliated students. Particularly during the 2020 pandemic, she worked tirelessly to develop virtual programming and to maintain steady communication with military-affiliated students. 

The Office of Military Affairs and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs are pleased to recognize Carrie's efforts with this award. 

Passing of Retired General William Hartzog, U.S. Army

General Hartzog, a Wilmington, NC native, served in the Army for 35 years; he passed on October 15, 2020, at the age of 79. Learn more about his life and career

Updates on novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV)

Please visit the UNCW Student Health Center Updates page for the latest information on prevention, resources and travel advisories related to the coronavirus. 

Student veteran selected as 2020 Pickering Fellow

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Shah Soligné, a student veteran who graduated in December 2019, was selected as a 2020 Pickering Fellow. Pickering Fellowships are national-level scholarships that support students seeking careers in the U.S. Foreign Service. Learn more about Shah and his experiences.  

We are UNCW

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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.  


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Mildly Entertaining at UNCW Podcast

Staff from the Office of Military Affairs interview representatives from other campus offices and from community support services in this lighthearted, yet informative podcast.Listen to Mildly Entertaining 

The Military Seahawk Podcast

Student veterans and other guests describe their experiences transitioning out of the military and into college life. Streaming now on TealTV.org or wherever you stream your podcasts.Listen to The Military Seahawk Podcast 

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