Transition Programs


There is a separate program for adult family members that runs concurrently with the new student Orientation sessions. During the Family and Guest Orientation Program, there are information sessions designed especially for family members, as well as sessions that families will attend with their students. However, because of space limitations and other concerns, several of the student sessions, such as Academic Advising, must be attended by students only.

January Family & Guest Schedule

The June Orientation sessions are two days for family members and guests. The August and January Orientation sessions are only one day. All schedules are subject to change. Orientation is only required for students and is OPTIONAL for family members and guests. If attending, you will receive a copy of the schedule at check-in.

Access the Schedule from your Mobile Device

Download the UNCW App from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace using the key words UNCW Guide. Once you have the app, click on Download Guides, and click on New Student Orientation to access the schedule, resources, and PDF versions of Powerpoints. Or you can click this link to receive a download code directly to your phone.

Please note that schedule is tentative and subject to change.
January 4, 2018
7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Check-in Warwick Center Ballroom
7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast Burney Center Ballroom
9 - 9:20 a.m. Welcome Burney Center Ballroom
9:30 - 10:10 a.m. Assisting Your Student with the Transition to UNCW Burney Center Ballroom
10:20 - 11:45 a.m. Financial Matters: Services, Expenses and Accounts Burney Center Ballroom

11:45 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
11:50 a.m.
12:35 - 1:05 p.m.

Lunch, Campus Tour & Break-out Sessions
Abbreviated Campus Tour
Break-out Session: Military Affiliated Services
Break-out Session: Technology @ UNCW

Hawk's Nest, Chick-fil-A, & Subway, FUU 1st floor
Meet at Burney Center Steps
Burney Center Ballrooms A
Wrightsville Beach, FSC 2017
1:15 - 1:55 p.m. Prepare, Explore, Succeed: Thriving Academically at UNCW Burney Center Ballroom
2 - 2:50 p.m. Shared Responsibilities Burney Center Ballroom
3 - 3:45 p.m.

Reality 101

Burney Center Ballroom
3:50 - 4:25 p.m. Student Panel Burney Center Ballroom
4:25 - 4:55 p.m.

The College Experience Today

Burney Center Ballroom
5 p.m.

Wrap Up

Burney Center Ballroom
View schedule and additional Orientation information on our Guidebook app.
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Campus Resources

The Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs consists of twelve departments, each of which is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service, and educational programs which are accessible to all members of the university community. The staff members are dedicated individuals known for their passion and commitment to implementing programs and services that affect student development over the course of a lifetime.

Student Affairs provides excellent delivery of student services that are responsive to student needs and promotes the quality of life and education both inside and outside of the classroom. We build institutional traditions and lifelong affiliations through creative programs, vibrant student organizations, and a living/learning environment built on core values and uncompromising principles. The Division of Student Affairs is a leader and primary spokesperson for students.

This site lists all of the Departments for Student Affairs.

Programs and Services

Here you can find a comprehensive list of Campus Resources, their websites, and useful links.