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Overview of UNCWelcome

Events and Involvement at UNCW

All UNCW students, faculty, and staff have access to WAVELINK: UNCW's Events Portal. For a daily and accurate list of opportunities each day, visit Wavelink and login with your UNCW email (without and password. For a mobile-friendly experience, download WaveLink's mobile app, CORQ, in the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). Don't forget to RSVP to events you want to attend so you can receive an email reminder!

Getting involved is a huge step in your UNCW experience. Whether it is through joining a Registered Student Organization, taking on a part-time job or internship, participating in community service, being a student-athlete, research assistant, resident assistant, and more - choose your place at UNCW. To begin your involvement journey, complete the Involvement Compass on WaveLink to receive personal recommendations from the Campus Activities & Involvement Center (CAIC).

Representation and Accessibility at UNCW

Many events serve as opportunities for students to learn about and appreciate diversity. In addition, these events may serve as safe for spaces for students of various intersectional identities. Diversity includes but is not limited to race, sexual orientation, gender, age, faith, dis(ability), political affiliation, veteran's status, socioeconomic circumstances, language, and more. Visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion to learn more.

During UNCWelcome and beyond, we encourage the full participation of all UNCW community members. Event organizers make strong efforts to develop events and programs accessible for all. Should you have questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact the sponsoring department for that event with additional information. For information on how you can receive support, visit the Disability Resource Center.

Well-being at UNCW

Be a Healthy Hawk through UNCW's well-being initiative focusing on a holistic approach to daily life with an emphasis on the eight dimensions of well-being. Whether through UNCWelcome or year-round, engage with all eight dimensions by attending events and utilizing resources available to you. Discover how you can be healthy at Healthy Hawks.

FALL Into the Dub takes place in the fall semester and serves as the launch to a new academic year! Fall UNCWelcome begins Friday, August 18, 2023, with First-Year Student Move In and ends Sunday, September 24, 2023, with Family Weekend. Major programs and signature events that standout as part of the Fall UNCWelcome experience include:
  • Move In - Housing and Residence Life. Friday, August 18-19, 2023.
  • Dub After Dark - Association for Campus Entertainment. Saturday, August 19, 2023.
  • Rock the Rec - Campus Recreation. Monday, August 21, 2023.
  • Beach Blast - Campus Life. Tuesday, August 22, 2023.
  • Meet the Greeks Block Party - Fraternity & Sorority Life. Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
  • First Year Friday - Transition Programs. Friday, August 25, 2023.
  • Involvement Carnival - Campus Life. Tuesday, August 29, 2023.
SPRING Into the Dub takes place in the spring semester as we bundle up and launch a new calendar year! Spring UNCWelcome begins Wednesday, January 10, 2024, with the first day of classes and ends UNCW's Homecoming Weekend (date to be announced). Major programs and signature events that standout as part of the Spring UNCWelcome experience include:
  • UNCWelcome Kick Off - Campus Life.
  • The Hilarious Hypnotist - Association for Campus Entertainment.
  • Seahawk Plunge - Campus Recreation.
  • Involvement Carnival - Campus Life.
  • First Year Friday - Transition Programs. 
  • Black History Month - Upperman African American Cultural Center. 
  • Homecoming - Various university partners.

Contact CAP

Campus Activities & Programs is located within the Campus Activities & Involvement Center (CAIC).

CAIC Business Hours:

Monday - Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday. 

Summer 2023 Business Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday.