Transition Programs

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Below are the schedules for students and guests. Students and guests registered for orientation will receive links to the session one week before their sessions. This schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

Student Schedule

Student Schedule
9 a.m. Welcome & Orientation Small Groups
10 a.m.  The UNCW Experience: Tips for Success
11 a.m. On-Campus Living Experience
12 p.m. BREAK
1 p.m. Fostering an Inclusive Seahawk Community
2 p.m. Orientation Small Group 
3 p.m. Course Registration

 Guest Schedule

Guest Schedule
9 a.m. Welcome & Assisting Your Student with the Transitions to UNCW
Your student's transition to college will be full of new experiences for them and you.  This session will give you tips on how you can successfully help your student have a positive experience during their time at UNCW.
10 a.m. Financial Matters: Services, Expenses and Accounts
During this session, you will learn about the services offered by Auxiliary Services (UNCW Bookstore, Parking and Transportation, Campus Dining/Meal Plans, UNCW One Card), Student Accounts, and the Financial Aid process and next steps. 
11:15 a.m. On-Campus Living Experience
During this session, guests will learn what their students can expect from living on-campus including policies, what to bring, and move-in.
12:00 p.m. BREAK
1 p.m. Student Panel
Learn about the UNCW student experience from our Orientation Leaders.  This session is for you and gives you the opportunity to ask students questions to learn about their experience at UNCW. 
2 p.m. Shared Responsibilities
Your student’s success is a shared responsibility between our professional staff, the student, and you as parents/guardians. Senior leader from Student Affairs, the Student Health Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling Center, and University Police will share information about their services and how we can work together to help your student succeed.
3 p.m. Explore, Prepare, Succeed: Thriving Academically at UNCW
Learn about important academic policies, the university curriculum, and graduation requirements from Academic Affairs. 
3:45 p.m. Learning Beyond the Classroom and Wrap-Up
Applied learning is an important piece to undergraduate education at UNCW. Learn about opportunities for student's to participate in undergraduate research, study abroad, and internships through the Career Center.