Reaching and Inspiring Student Excellence

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Reaching and Inspiring Student Excellence (RISE)

Welcome new Seahawk!

The core mission of the Seahawk RISE community is to inspire emerging leaders to be the best version of themselves through active community service and campus engagement. The program is designed for first-year, freshman students from rural counties in North Carolina (as defined by the state). Students from these areas are hard-working, resilient, and are sometimes unaware of all of the opportunities and resources that UNCW has to offer. The Seahawk RISE learning community is meant to connect you with your new community by:

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