Friday, February 25, 2011

New First-Year Admissions Coordinator Jessie Baker

Hello everyone!

My name is Jessie Baker and I am thrilled to join the UNCW Admissions team! I graduated from UNCW with a BA in Liberal Arts majoring in Communication Studies in 2007.  My favorite part of working for UNCW is that I get to relive my wonderful college experience here every day on this beautiful campus!  The people are amazing and I love all of the great students I get to work with and meet on a daily basis!

I'm a beach girl that loves everything about Wilmington and for the past few years I have also traveled the world as a photographer.  These experiences have given me a great appreciation for the value of the educational opportunities we have in America especially at UNCW!  To all of the new students out there stay motivated and work hard and you can accomplish anything!

I look forward to meeting many of you throughout your college journey!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

UNCW Club Hockey, Skating to the playoffs!

The UNCW Club Ice Hockey team extended its unbeaten conference season this past weekend with an 8-4 win over Appalachian State. The team plays at the Wilmington Ice House rink surrounded by loyal Seahawks fans. The estimated attendance for games ranges from 200 to 500.

The roster includes players from cold-weather states such as Michigan, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Other players are from North Carolina, but from cities with hockey rinks. The Wilmington area offers the best of both worlds for student-athletes from colder climates. A hockey rink near the beach serves as an interesting draw.

For the first time in team history, the Seahawks (10-0) have qualified for a spot in the ACHA D3 regional tournament. They will travel to Columbia, S.C., to face Alabama in the opening round.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Intercultural Week Events Build Global Perspectives

UNCW's Office of International Programs is hosting the 18th annual Intercultural Week (iWeek), Feb. 7-12. Nearly 20 events throughout the week will celebrate the theme of Shifting Perspectives in the Global Village.

The annual iWeek is a growing UNC Wilmington tradition, celebrating a variety of cultures while opening a dialogue on campus about the importance of diversity in our community.

"For people who are unable to travel or study abroad, or who want to continue to learn even more about other cultures, these events provide an opportunity for cultural immersion and interaction," said Jennifer Fernandez-Villa, UNCW's international student services director. We try to bring the world to campus, creating global perspectives."

Head to the Office of International Program's website for more information and to see a full list of the week's events!

Friday, February 4, 2011

UNCW Women's Basketball team stays in first place!

The Lady Seahawks earned a crucial victory last night at Trask Coliseum, gaining sole possession of first place in the CAA!  The Seahawks defeated the VCU Rams 68-64 in an overtime thriller in which the Seahawks did not lead once during regulation play.  Congratulations to the Women's Basketball Team for a fantastic win!

Check out the link below to hear Ms. Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, WNBA Hall of Famer and Head Coach for the Lady Seahawks, in her news conference following the incredible victory.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lady Seahawks going for first place tonight at Trask Coliseum!

The UNCW Women's Basketball team is hosting one of the most important games of their season tonight at Trask Coliseum.  Tonight at 7pm the Lady Seahawks will host the Rams of Virginia Commonwealth University, looking to avenge their only conference loss this season in a battle that will decide who will maintain sole possession of first place in the CAA!

Click on the link below to see the full article on the game, and please join us tonight in cheering on our Seahawks to victory!



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Schedule Changes

There have been many phone calls and emails to the Admissions office lately regarding how UNCW looks at changes in senior year schedules, and how it could affect your admission.  We would like to take some time now to address our official policy regarding this matter.

Because admission to UNCW is so competitive, an applicant’s program, both current and planned, plays a significant role in an admission decision. We strongly urge you not to change your schedule. However, if your class schedule will change prior to receiving an admission decision, you and your guidance counselor must notify us in writing immediately. If you have received an admission decision from us and wish to make changes to your schedule, we reserve the right to reevaluate your application and issue a new decision.  As you might guess, it would be grossly unfair to applicants denied admission based on a weaker schedule, to allow those already admitted to make changes.  If you would like to change your schedule and have already received an admission decision, please call our office to speak with a counselor regarding the change.  Please keep in mind, however, that the response is always "no" unless you plan on replacing a course with one that is greater in rigor (and AP or IB, for example).

As well, students should submit mid-year grades as soon as they become available.  Whether you were deferred from Early Action or just now applying for the first time as a Regular Decision applicant, these grades can help us better evaluate you when making an admission decision.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us any time at 910-962-3243, or email us at