Reaching and Inspiring Student Excellence

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Reaching and Inspiring Student Excellence (RISE)

Welcome new Seahawk!

The Seahawk RISE program is designed for first-year freshman students from rural counties in North Carolina (as defined by the state). Generally speaking, students from these areas are hard-working, resilient, and are sometimes not aware of all of the opportunities and resources that UNCW has to offer. The Seahawk RISE learning community is meant to bridge that gap by:

  • Allowing an early move-in to Cornerstone Hall four days before everyone else!
  • Assigning an advisor, peer mentor and instructors dedicated to your success
  • Engaging in programs that allow for networking/exploration of majors and careers
  • Developing leadership skills and opening the door to a Leadership Studies minor