Military Affairs

U.S. flags standing in a row by the curb

Veterans Week 2020

November 9-13, 2020


While our gatherings look different this year, we have so much to celebrate! As always, UNCW chooses to recognize veterans with a full week of acknowledgement. 

  • In Summer 2020, the Office of Military Affairs relocated to Veterans Hall. We look forward to when this space will be a hive of activity. 
  • Fall 2020 saw record enrollment of all military-affiliated students at UNCW. 

Here's a look at our new space!

Interview with a Local World War II Veteran

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

Veterans Day Virtual Gathering

Please join the staff of the Office of Military Affairs in a virtual gathering on Zoom to recognize veterans at UNCW. 

Veterans Day Virtual Gathering

Veteran Employees at UNCW Virtual Meetup

Join staff from the Office of Military Affairs and Human Resources in Zoom to discuss the potential for developing a Veteran Employee Resource Group. The group is open to UNCW employees who are military-affiliated, including veterans, military spouses and military dependents, as well as any employee who is supportive of the military community at UNCW. 

Veteran Employees Resource Group Info Session


Campus Recognition

Even though our gatherings will be virtual, we are keeping up the tradition of "planting" U.S. flags on campus. These flags represent our military-affiliated students. Here's a video from a few years ago that explains more. 

Veterans Week at UNCW from UNCW Ofc of Univ Relations on Vimeo.

Military Affairs Recommended Reading List

The Military Affairs Advisory Committee at UNCW put together a Veterans Week reading, viewing and listening list featuring our favorite stories about the military; there's something for everyone! 

teal, blue, gold and aqua boxes with lists of military books, movies, podcasts and comic strips

pixellated black and teal back ground with the words Green Zone

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. 

Campus Green Zone Training

Our Campus Green Zone training has a new format! Faculty, staff and pre-service students may now enroll to take the Campus Green Zone workshop as a self-paced tutorial in Canvas. Email Melanie Nelson ( to get started. You may also enroll in the Zoom workshop (next session December 15, 2020) through Dare to Learn Academy or reach out to schedule a workshop tailored to your department or student group. 

Flags of Significance Videos

Over the years, UNCW has shared stories of veterans and their families through the Flags of Significance and Military Student Spotlight videos. Watch to learn more about UNCW Military Seahawks. 

Flags of Significance     Military Student Spotlight


gold seal showing the words Best for Vets 2020