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

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Melanie Nelson


Military Student Services Specialist


Thinking of applying to UNCW or

Newly admitted to UNCW? 

Please review the appropriate admissions checklist below to help you get started. 

     Military Veterans

     Active Duty Service Members

     Military Spouses and Dependents (first-year students)

     Military Spouses and Dependents (transfer students)  

Military-Affiliated Student Handbook 

Please refer to our Military-Affiliated Student Handbook for more information about student life as a Military Seahawk at UNCW.  

VA Class Schedule Form

If you are planning to use VA benefits to pay for your classes, please complete the VA Class Schedule Form each semester as soon as you have registered for classes. If you make changes to your schedule after you have submitted the form, you may email changes to veterans@uncw.edu. 

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Give More in 24

On Tuesday, April 9th, $4,191 was raised to support military-affiliated students at UNCW. THANK YOU to our generous donors! Your support will go toward scholarships for our students. 

WITX 2019 and Cyber Security Education

Student veteran Jay Richardson and friend of UNCW's Office of Military Affairs, General Mayville, discuss the importance of cyber security education in this televised interview from WWAY News

Military Appreciation Baseball Game

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Military Appreciation events at Sunday's baseball game! 

Here's General Mayville waiting for the drone to deliver the first pitch. A drone drops off the baseball for the Military Appreciation Baseball Game.

Prestigious Scholarship Awarded to UNCW Student VeteranJay Richardson, student veteran

UNCW student veteran Jay Richardson is one of 8 recipients of 2018's Google Student Veterans of America scholarship. This highly competitive award includes $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in this summer's Google Scholars Retreat. Check out Jay's We Are UNCW profile to learn more about his studies in cyber security and computer information technology. 


Alumni Spotlight

Marine veteran Brad Hollingsworth, a UNCW alum, is putting his education in exercise science to work as a strength and conditioning specialist and as a tactical strength and conditioning facilitator in his role as the director of Peak Athletics. Read more about his work in this Star News article

Guest Speaker

Brigadier General Donald Bolduc uses his hands as he talks during a presentationThe Office of Military Affairs enjoyed co-hosting Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, U.S. Army, Retired, and his wife, Sharon Bolduc, on Monday, March 4th. During his time at UNCW, the general and his wife enjoyed lunch at Wag (the campus dining hall), recorded an interview for the upcoming Military Seahawk Podcast, and gave a motivating talk to the baseball team.

The general (and his service dog, Victor!) shared his experiences during a dynamic and engaging talk on PTS, TBI, sleep issues, and a program he created to help his soldiers deal with all of the above. He also spoke candidly about the politics of managing a holistic program that works to address such sensitive issues.  


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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