Transition Programs

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The Office of Transition Programs is working remotely from November 30, 2020 until January 11, 2021. During this time, email is best way to reach us. Please email us at


Our orientation program is designed to help you make a smooth transition to UNCW. You will learn what you need to know to make a successful academic and personal adjustment to UNCW. Because we consider this information vital to your academic success, all first-year students at UNCW are required to attend orientation.

Class registration, placement testing and information about services provided to students are integral parts of learning about a new place and a new experience. Orientation is also a time for you to become more familiar with our campus and what we have to offer. You will also meet some of your future classmates, friends and faculty.