Campus Life Invites Students to “Fall Into Involvement”

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The UNCW Department of Campus Life is hosting “Fall Into Involvement,” a series of student organization fairs highlighting various themes and interests popular in the UNCW community. Many of the registered student organizations were scheduled to participate in the 2021 Involvement Carnival, which was cancelled because of COVID restrictions.

“A true official Involvement Carnival, unfortunately, is impossible to reschedule,” said Darion Bayles ’19M, coordinator for campus activities and involvement. “Both Involvement Carnival and Beach Blast have so many moving pieces that planning for both programs start in January.”

FII is smaller in scale (no more than 20 organizations). Bayles said a spring UNCWelcome series is also in the works.

The fairs will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Chancellors Walk near Leutze Hall facing the Clocktower. In the case of inclement weather, the event will take place on the first floor of the Fisher University Union. The campus community can register via WaveLink.

Scheduled dates and themes:
Oct. 26: Academic Pathways
Student organizations supporting the academic mission of a variety of majors and minors, honorary achievements and out-of-classroom learning.

Oct. 27: Activism and Service
Student organizations supporting community service, sustainability efforts, wellbeing initiatives and provide a space to voice their perspectives.

Nov. 1: Arts and Technology
Student organizations providing outlets for students to express themselves through performance, media, visual/digital arts and technology.

Nov. 2: Discover Diversity
Student organizations representing and providing safe spaces for varying social identities including race, gender, sexual orientation and spirituality.   

Nov. 3: Stay Active
Student organizations supporting recreational activities such as competitive sports and other leisure opportunities.  

On the off-campus organization side, Conferences, Events and Reservations is hosting “Market Days,” a series highlighting non-profits, restaurants, places of worship and retail stores.

-- Caroline Cropp