Living Off-Campus: Safety Resources

Living off-campus provides students many important skills that may help them later in life. Living independent of formalized supervision, learning how to read and interpret a lease/contract, and experiencing the greater Wilmington community are all advantages to off-campus living. But such as the case with anything that has advantages, there are also things about living off-campus that students must be aware of, such as personal safety.

While most neighborhoods near campus are generally considered safe, there are no off-campus Resident Assistants and UNCW police do not patrol off campus.  Students who elect to live off-campus should make such a choice in an informed manner, be aware of their surroundings and how to be vigilant when it comes to protecting themselves and their property.

The resources below are available to you should you be impacted by a crime off-campus.

Phone Numbers

Emergencies 911
Wilmington Police Department 910-343-3600
Wrightsville Beach Police Department 910-256-7945
Carolina Beach Police Department 910-452-6120
Carolina Beach 24-Hour Anonymous Tip Line 910-458-1246
Reporting Crime Anonymously Text TIP708 and the message to CRIMES (274637) The message must begin with TIP708
Report Drug Activity / Drug Hotline Number: 866-WPD-NARC 
CrimeStoppers 1-800-531-9845
UNCW CARE (Collaboration for Assault Response and Education) 910-962-CARE after hours 910-512-4821
UNCW Police Department 910-962-2222



Should you experience anything off campus that you think the university should be aware of, or which can help you as a student, please contact Assistant Dean Stephanie Ganser at 910-962-3119 or