Transition Programs

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First-Year Orientation Dates 

All dates for fall enrollment have passed. Email transitions@uncw.edu, if you missed your date and need the make-up orientation.

Orientation Welcome Event

Join us on-campus for our Orientation Welcome Event to pick-up your orientation bag and t-shirt, student ID card, parking decal (if applicable), drop-off your medical records and immunization forms, sign the Honor Code banner, and take a campus tour. Visit us anytime during the dates and times below:  

July 31 - August 9 
10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Burney Center 

August 13 - 18 
10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Burney Center 

First-Year Orientation Deadlines

All students must register for an orientation session by the stated registration deadline. Students will receive reminders to their UNCW e-mail consistently until they complete registration. No exceptions will be made after a deadline has passed. The deadline for registration is July 17, 2020. 

First-Year Orientation Fees

The only required fee for orientation is the student fee. Family and guest attendance is optional. Below are fees associated with students enrolling in the Fall 2020 semester. 

Student: $165
The orientation fee covers all the expenses for all parts of the orientation experience. This includes the orientation registration system software, technology fees, rental fees, student and professional staff, workshops and presentations, a bag, t-shirt, and a notebook. It also includes programs to assist in students in their transition to UNCW such as virtual engagement opportunities and programming geared toward first-year students throughout their first-year at UNCW.

Guest: $85 
The orientation fee covers all the expenses for all parts of the orientation experience. This includes the orientation registration system software, technology fees, rental fees, student and professional staff, workshops and presentations, a bag, t-shirt, and a notebook. It also includes programs to assist in your transition to UNCW such as Family Chats.

Spring 2021 Orientation Dates

January orientation is a two-day program for students and a one day program for family members and guests. Below are the available sessions for students enrolling in the Spring 2021 semester. Spring 2021 registration will open during the fall semester. 

This table shows the registration deadlines for the Spring 2021 orientation sessions.
Session Dates
Deadline to Register Semester
January 7-8, 2021 December 13, 2020 Spring 2021