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Family Weekend

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Save the Date!

September 27-29, 2024 Join us in Wilmington for Family Weekend. Open to all parents and family members of UNCW students, Family Weekend offers a unique opportunity to experience our campus and the greater Wilmington community. Join the Seahawk Family Hub to receive the most updated Family Weekend information!

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Parents, guardians, family members, and family friends are all part of the Seahawk Family and are welcome to attend Family Weekend with their UNCW student(s). We welcome family members of all ages to join us in the festivities, but please note there will not be childcare services offered during the weekend.
All Family Weekend sales are final. We will not offer any refunds for family weekend events or t-shirt purchases. Should you have any questions, please contact us at or (910) 962-3089.

All events take place rain or shine, unless noted otherwise. Rain locations are listed in the schedule of events if applicable. No refunds will be given for events missed due to inclement weather or the inability to travel due to inclement weather.

No, you do not have to attend every event. We have designed Family Weekend to allow you to choose which events appeal to you and your family. We do encourage you to take advantage of all Family Weekend programming to experience UNCW and the Wilmington area.

No, you must purchase all tickets through the Seahawk Family Hub. In previous years, all events have sold out prior to the weekend. In the event that events are still available throughout the weekend, we will re-open the Family Weekend Registration through the Seahawk Family Hub to allow you to register. There will be no on-site registration or payments accepted.

You will receive your Family Weekend packet at check-in in the Burney Center. Your packet will have the tickets you purchased for your registered events. You will also pick up the t-shirt(s) you ordered at check-in. You will not receive a packet if you only signed up for free events.

Nope, registration is event based, so if you just want to visit your student for the weekend, you do not need to register. However, we have many events that exhibit the great community of UNCW and the Wilmington area, and we highly suggest you take advantage of everything we have to offer.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Transition Programs at (910) 962-3089 or

Please contact Sam Cleary ’15 at or (910) 962-7488 with any questions about your Legacy status or the Legacy Pinning Ceremony.

Contact Us

Transition Programs

Fisher University Union
Room 2017

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 7:30-11:30 a.m.