A Summer Session Welcome from Chancellor Sartarelli

Monday, May 17, 2021

UNCW’s gorgeous coastal location always stands out, especially in the summer. When I walk around campus, I sense the hope many of us share as we continue to emerge from the pandemic and move together toward more familiar activities, events and UNCW traditions. We have much to look forward to on campus this summer; please see the information below for several highlights. 
COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols 
At the end of last week, the CDC and N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper adjusted requirements for face coverings/masks, social distancing and event size limits. The university’s leadership team is reviewing these changes and making appropriate adjustments to UNCW’s health and safety protocols. Please stay tuned to your campus inboxes, the university’s homepage and our Best for the Nest website for details and stay the course with our current protocols until then. To further support health conditions on campus and in our community, please consider getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you haven’t already – we offer them on campus at the Student Health Center. They are our best defense against the virus. Need more information? Contact 
Summer Sessions I and II 
Summer session I begins today (May 17) and session II begins June 28. We will offer a variety of academic courses during the summer to help studentsboth our own Seahawks and students visiting from other institutions – reach their educational goals.  
Campus Life 
Campus Life buildings, including the Fisher University Union and Fisher Student Center, will be open Monday-Friday weekly. For more information about summer operational hours, please refer to the Campus Life website. We currently are finalizing Summer@the Dub programming options. We also cannot wait to host in-person events and activities in the fall! Be sure to monitor Campus Life on Instagram or online for updates on our UNCWelcome plans. 
Housing and Residence Life 
On-campus housing for summer students opened on May 16 in Seahawk Crossing. Welcome, Seahawks! Looking ahead, teams of staff working in Housing and Residence Life will prepare our residence halls, including two new buildings, for the fall. More than 2,100 new Seahawks have already signed up for on-campus housing for the 2021-22 academic year, and we anticipate that more than 4,000 students will live on-campus this fall. There are still some spaces available if students need housing; please reach out as soon as possible to for more information. In the next few weeks, our newest students will receive their housing assignments, and by early June, we will send out details regarding fall Move-In. 
Randall Library 
Randall Library is open to current UNCW students, faculty, staff and community members. Visit the library’s site for summer hours and services.   
Campus Dining  
Campus Dining is excited to announce the opening of Dub’s Café this summer for both mobile ordering through GrubHub, as well as in-person dining and seating. Dub’s Café will feature a rotating menu to include items such as Greek gyros, mac and cheese bowls, flatbread pizzas and much more. Other summer dining locations include Chick-fil-A, Subway and the POD Crossing. See summer 2021 dining options (PDF) for a complete list of summer dining locations. 
One Card Services 
Faculty, staff or students in need of a new or replacement One Card as they return to campus may visit the One Card Office during summer office hours. While in Warwick Center, be sure to check out the new Office of Sustainability! Learn more about sustainability initiatives and UNCW’s recent 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition. 
UNCW Bookstore 
The UNCW Bookstore will offer both online textbook orders and in-person service for all textbook and retail needs this summer. The Dub City Brew Starbucks Café will also be open. See summer 2021 bookstore hours for more information. 
Summer Events and Activities 
MarineQuest is offering commuter and online programs through Aug. 6. These are fantastic opportunities for youth to immerse themselves in the wondrous world of marine science. Visit for details. 
UNCW will install public artwork in June to highlight the core belief that Black lives matter. Award-winning sculptor, artist and illustrator Dare Coulter has been commissioned to create the piece. The commemorative artwork, called "Because It's Time," was developed with student and community input. It will be erected on green space near the Commons pond east of the amphitheater. The project is a collaboration between the Office of the Arts, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and a component of the Office of the Arts’ Artivism for Social Change initiative, a collaborative series of arts events and programs.  
Looking ahead, UNCW Presents will begin in the fall. We are working to put appropriate safety measures in place to help our patrons feel safe and secure as they come back to their seats. The Office of the Arts has scheduled the reopening of the Lumina Arts Festival for spring 2022. It will be a community collaboration to celebrate the illumination of the arts once more in New Hanover County. 
Congratulations to our men’s tennis team on its CAA Championship season, and to all our Seahawk Athletics teams for competing with heart and hustle during a very challenging year. Most teams have wrapped up their seasons, but our baseball team will soon host the CAA Championships; the men's golf team is competing in the NCAA Regionals; and some of our track and field student-athletes may be entered in the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Check out all the schedules and results at UNCW Sports. Be sure to keep your eye on UNCW’s sports website come the fall; they have a whole new look in store for Seahawk fans! 
Hurricane Season 
Hurricane season officially begins June 1, and I encourage all students, faculty and staff to pay attention to potential storms by monitoring local media reports and visiting the National Weather Service: Wilmington website. UNCW’s Environmental Health and Safety Department stresses the need for all students and employees to have personal preparedness plans and be aware of emergency procedures and campus communications. Please review this list of UNCW’s emergency information channels. University officials work throughout the year to keep UNCW aligned with federally compliant hurricane procedures and the campus community informed of delays, closings and other weather-related information.  
We have all come through a very difficult time together, and now the sun is shining on a whole new season of opportunities for all of us. Enjoy the summer, Seahawks!