Starfish: A Tool for Student Success

Starfish for Students

Starfish provides you with a central location to connect to the people and services that can help you finish what you start – all accessible from the side navigation menu of your Starfish Home page. This is where you can also schedule appointments with your advisor or instructor and access other university resources.

Things You Can Do in Starfish


  • Connect to UNCW People & Services

  • Schedule advising appointments or instructor meetings

  • Find course information or services linked to my classes like tutoring

  • See notifications about my academic progress or enable text alerts

Getting Started: Logging in for the first time

We recommend using a Chrome browser to access Starfish. You will use your UNCW login credentials to access the site. TIP: If you experience a login error, clear your internet browser cache and try again.  You can also check-out our help page for further assistance.  Please note that Internet Explorer is no longer supported by Starfish.
List of Starfish how-to guides and links to their content.
Starfish How-Tos
Student Guide Learn how to navigate in Starfish, schedule appointments, view related services, and see enrolled course information.

Starfish makes it super-easy to schedule appointments with my advisor! The text notifications are a life-saver!