Transition Programs

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Synchronous Virtual Orientation Schedule on January 14

Student Schedule

2020 Schedule

9 a.m. 

Orientation Small Groups 
Students will meet with their Orientation Leader, learn about the schedule for the day, and get to know current students in the Class of 2024. 

10 a.m.  

The UNCW Experience: Tips for Success 
You will be introduced to how college academics and expectations are different from high school. You will be given tips on how to take responsibility for your experience at UNCW. 

11 a.m. 

Journey of Allyship:  Embracing an Inclusive Seahawk Community Begins with You  
Exploring diversity through identification of bias, micro-aggressions, allyship, and intentional celebration of our richly diverse community.   

12 p.m. 


1 p.m. 

Orientation Small Group 
Students will learn how to get involved at UNCW, have their questions answered by current students, and get to know their peers. 

2 p.m. 

Academic Advising & Course Registration 
Students will meet with an Academic Advisor and register for courses. Course registration takes places in SeaNet.

Guest Schedule

For information on how to register for guest orientation, visit the Families & Guests webpage.

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.

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. 

12 p.m.


1:15 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.  

2:15 p.m.

Explore, Prepare, Succeed: Thriving Academically at UNCW 
Learn about important academic policies, the university curriculum, and graduation requirements from Academic Affairs.  

3:15 p.m.

Learning Beyond the Classroom and Wrap-Up 
Applied learning is an important piece to undergraduate education at UNCW. Learn about opportunities for students to participate in undergraduate research, study abroad, and internships through the Career Center. 

Orientation Welcome Event

January 19
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Burney Center

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), and drop-off your medical records and immunization forms. Parking for the Orientation Welcome Event is available in Lot M. Don’t forget to bring a photo ID with you to pick-up your student ID card.