UNCWelcome Program Encourages New Seahawks to “Love Where They Live”

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

UNCW welcomes all new Seahawks to “love where they live,” and join in on the festivities with its annual UNCWelcome program. With well over 100 events planned in the span of a month, students are invited to partake in everything that UNCW has to offer from campus tours and seminars to surf clinics and sporting events.

Activities begin in true Seahawk fashion with the time-honored tradition of “Move-In” on Saturday, Aug. 17. Approximately 2,200 Seahawks will move in to residence halls assisted by 1,700 campus and community volunteers.
A full listing of all UNCWelcome events is available online (PDF). Noted events include:

Monday, Aug. 19
10 a.m.
Convocation and Class Picture
Trask Coliseum
First-year students head over to the clock tower for the unveiling of the Class of 2023 flag and class photo and then embark on their first “Trask Trek” to attend the Convocation ceremony. Adam Jones, regional economist with the Cameron School of Business, is the featured speaker. Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a campus-wide picnic on historic Hoggard Lawn.
*Convocation is mandatory for first-year students and optional for transfer students.

Tuesday, Aug. 20
11 a.m.
Beach Blast
Wrightsville Beach Crystal Pier (at the Oceanic Restaurant)
It’s that time of year again for one of UNCW’s more remarkable traditions – Beach Blast! Join fellow Seahawks at the beach for some sun, fun, music and an opportunity to meet local Wilmington vendors.

Wednesday, Aug. 28
10 a.m.
Involvement Carnival
Campus Commons
A showcase of involvement opportunities available on campus and in the Wilmington community. This year’s carnival will include more than 350 UNCW departments and student organizations, local businesses, religious organizations, community-service agencies and more. The rain date is Sept. 4.

Note: Increased traffic and high demand for parking on campus is expected now through the end of August. Parking areas closest to event venues may be at capacity, requiring patrons to park in more remote lots and walk greater distances. Please plan accordingly.

-- Christina Schechtman