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Legacy students and their families attended the Legacy Pinning Ceremony during Family Weekend

Parents & Family

Explore Our Degree Programs

Help your student find just the right program with our comprehensive guide to undergraduate majors and minors, graduate degrees and certificate options.

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Take a Tour of Campus

Explore one of the most beautiful campuses in the South and learn more about our unique academic opportunities and tight-knit community.

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See What It Takes to Become a Seahawk

Our admissions office breaks it all down no matter what path your future Seahawk is on.

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Tuition & Fees

The student bill includes several different charges, not just tuition, so it’s important to understand what all charges mean.

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First-Year Students Live on Campus

Students who reside and eat on campus make a smoother transition to collegiate life, develop strong friendships, achieve higher grade point averages and graduate at higher rates. With this in mind, UNC Wilmington has implemented a two-year residency requirement. Students admitted as a first-year student will be required to live in on-campus housing for their first and second academic years.

Residency Requirements

Campus Dining Options Are Delicious

From dining halls to coffee shops to convenience stores and national brands, we've got something to satisfy everyone's cravings and meet diverse dietary needs.

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Parking Permit Options

All students who have a car on campus will need to buy a parking permit.

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You Can Save on Textbooks

We work closely with faculty members to ensure we have the right books on our shelves for all of your student’s courses.

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We Can Help with Finances

Financing a UNCW education may seem like a challenging responsibility, so we do our best to make UNCW accessible to all who are granted admission.

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Campus Health & Safety

We are dedicated to sustaining a safe and productive campus environment to support the safety and success of our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

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UNCW Police

We are committed to engaging with our students and employees through programs that inform, train and empower them to play a role in their safety and well-being.

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Violence Prevention & Response

We offer a wide range of prevention and awareness programs and are here to help those impacted by interpersonal violence.

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Counseling Services

We provide a broad range of psychological, counseling and educational services that facilitate the personal and academic success of our students.

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Student Health Center

We work collaboratively to best help students maintain wellness and make healthy lifestyle decisions while at UNCW.

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Hurricane Preparedness

UNCW has faced many hurricanes and tropical storms since its founding, and emergency personnel are prepared to respond effectively and efficiently to tropical weather.

Take the First Step


Our orientation program is designed to help your Seahawk make a smooth transition to UNCW

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Parents Council

Parents Council is made up of philanthropic leaders who are recognized for their commitment to UNCW and their desire to create an exceptional learning experience for all Seahawks.

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Family Weekend

All members of the Seahawk Family – parents, alumni, guardians, grandparents and siblings - are invited to campus each fall for a weekend of food, fun and fellowship.

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Catch all of the News

Join the Seahawk Family Hub for access to important campus news, deadlines and timely announcements. Connect with other family members and supporters through this interactive platform.

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Engagement Opportunities

UNCW has numerous educational opportunities available to our Seahawk family members beyond its traditional academic degree programs.

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Parent Opportunity Fund

You're invited to join this longstanding tradition by making a gift to the Parent Opportunity Fund or another area that is important to your family.

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UNCW Parents Council member Steve Byrd gives a speech at the parents social

A Parent Experience Like No Other

Steve Byrd, a UNCW Parents Council member, said "Our three children are each realizing their full potential as Seahawks. UNCW is an institution on the rise, and we are proud to invest in its students and their success.”