Off-Campus Codes & Ordinances

Living off-campus is a significant responsibility. All residents who live in Wilmington must follow codes and ordinaces by the city. Please refer to the links before for helpful resources:

Wilmington Code Enforcement

Wilmington Ordinances

Common Questions from Off-Campus Students

Noise Ordinance

Solid Waste


Bulky Items

You can sign up for the City of Wilmington mailing list here

Be a Good Neighbor- Messages from UNCW

Trash and Noise Ordinances

Parking Regulations

University/Community Relations Alliance


"Through research and collaboration, we will identify issues and make recommendations to improve the Quality of Life for residents, students, and the broader community " - UCRTF Initial Report, July 2004


The University Community Relations Task Force was established in 2004 under the leadership of City of Wilmington Mayor Spence Broadhurst and University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo.  The name was formally changed to the University Community Relations Alliance (UCRA) in March 2016. The name change was voted on by the Alliance and approved by the City of Wilmington.  The name change signifies over 10 years of partnership with this group and the ongoing relationships in the Alliance.

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
4:00-5:00 pm
Azalea Coast A & B, Fisher University Union, UNCW Campus
All visitors to campus should park in Lot M, visitor parking

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
4:00-5:00 pm
Azalea Coast A & B, Fisher University Union, UNCW Campus
All visitors to campus should park in Lot M, visitor parking


Since the committee's creation in 2004, the format, needs, and tasks have been modified over time, however, the commitment by the City of Wilmington and UNCW remains the same.  Currently, the UCRA meets quarterly (four times a year) for 60 minutes in the months of January, April, July, and October.  The meeting is moderated by the Vantage Pointe.  The current UCRA composition is a partnership between the City of Wilmington, UNCW, and community members.  The UCRA is Co-Chaired by the Director of Community Services for the City of Wilmington and Assistant Dean of Students at UNCW.  The membership has evolved since 2004, but the 2017 makeup of the committee is as follows:

  • Director of Community Services
  • Wilmington Solid Waste
  • Wilmington Code Enforcement
  • Wilmington Police Department
  • Alcohol Law Enforcement
  • Wilmington Apartment Association
  • Wilmington Board of Realtors
  • UNCW Dean of Students (2 representatives)
  • UNCW Students (2 representatives)
  • UNCW Police Department
  • UNCW Marketing and Communications (now Office of University Relations)
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Wilmington Neighborhood Residents- College Acres, Dixon Acres, Carleton Place, Council of Neighborhood Associations