Transition Programs


Thank you for registering for
UNCW Alumni & Family Day at the Beach!

*We are monitoring rip current risks along
with the weather forecast for this Saturday*

The event will take place on Saturday, September 16 from Noon - 3 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach Access #36 (near Crystal Pier). Below you will find some pertinent details for the day.


Complimentary bus service will be provided to and from the beach. Park and pick up the bus on campus in Lot K Extension (between Trask Coliseum and the tennis courts). The bus will be on a continuous loop from campus to Wrightsville Beach access #36 starting at 11:30 a.m. The last bus will pick up from the parking lot at 1:45 p.m. to the beach and the last bus will depart the beach back to the parking lot at 2:45 p.m.

For those who would like to park at the beach, please note that there is a $2.50 hourly parking fee and it can be challenging to find a parking spot. Taking the complimentary bus from campus or carpooling is highly recommended.


Once you arrive at the beach, please stop by our tent to check in and receive a free gift from the Alumni Association that you will be able to use that day!  Current students should bring their UNCW One Card for check in. The Alumni Association & Transition Programs will provide complimentary snacks and water, live music and beach games. Don't forget your sunscreen and beach blanket. Feel free to pack a cooler, but remember alcohol is prohibited on Wrightsville Beach. 


Make sure to wear your favorite UNCW shirt – the older the better! We will have a contest for the best UNCW t-shirt and the winner will receive a UNCW beach chair.


Beach wheelchairs will be available on site during the event, but users with disability-related questions or concerns regarding access to this event are encouraged to notify (Kim Gargiulo, UNCW Alumni Relations,, 910-962-2587) a minimum of three days prior to the event.