Transition Programs

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What is a Seahawk Link?

Seahawk Links are UNCW sophomore, junior, and senior students who assist incoming first-year students with their transition into college. Seahawk Links serve as role models and mentors to these students through interactions in the classroom, by assisting new students with making connections to UNCW, and hosting events for first-year students.

Learning Outcomes

Seahawk Links will:

  • Enhance communication, planning, public speaking, and facilitation skills
  • Establish positive working relationships with UNCW faculty, first-year students, and fellow Seahawk Links
  • Contribute to a positive classroom environment by working with UNCW faculty
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of University resources and their ability to refer others to university resources
  • Learn about various personal leadership styles and how these can enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrate collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Identify transferable skills that align with personal and professional goals


  • Serve as a positive role model and peer mentor
  • Provide support to incoming first-year students through individualized outreach
  • Attend all spring training sessions
  • Attend all weekly meetings during the fall semester
  • Attend assigned First-Year Seminar course at least once per week
  • Assist in coordinating First-Year Seminar event requirements
  • Establish expectations with assigned First-Year Seminar instructor
  • Facilitate the adjustment of new students to UNCW through the introduction of campus services, academic resources, and campus involvement opportunities
  • Assist with Seahawk Link sponsored program facilitation and planning
  • Participate in First-year student Move-In
  • Participate in UNCWelcome and UNCWelcome Back activities

Eligibility and Qualifications

  • Must be a full-time UNCW student
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Must maintain good disciplinary standing by adhering to the Student Code of Life and University Honor Code
  • Must be committed to fulfilling all Seahawk Link responsibilities