Monday, April 25, 2011

Admitted to UNCW... Sign up for Orientation!

UNCW orientation is an exciting time for our new students and families. You will learn what you need to know to make a successful academic and personal adjustment to UNCW. 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 the campus and what we have to offer. You will also meet some of your future classmates, friends, and faculty. Additionally, an orientation leader will assist you in finding your way around campus and meeting new people.

Have more questions about Orientation at UNCW, check out the FAQ's.  Want to know when Orientation is offered?  Find the schedule here! Registration is now open online... SIGN UP TODAY!

One day, THREE conference title wins for Seahawks

This weekend was a historic weekend at UNC Wilmington.  For the first time in school history, the men and women won Colonial Athletic Association championships in the same year for golf.  A few hours later our men's tennis team also upset the top-seeded VCU Rams to win another CAA Conference title.

The UNCW men's golf team entered the tournament with a to 50 national ranking.  This win was their first since 2005 and will now land them a spot in the NCAA Regional next month.  The women's golf team entered the tournament a bit behind the men ranked only 117 in the Golfweek rankings, but third in the CAA.  This win was unexpected for them, but still well deserved.  This was the first women's CAA Conference title since 2008.

A few hours after after the excitement on the golf course, the attention quickly turned to the tennis courts.  UNCW's men's tennis team won a dramatic 4-3 victory over Virginia Commonwealth.  This victory will send UNCW to the NCAA tournament on May 3.

Friday, April 15, 2011

"Hawk It Out" competition dances on another year

Some very talented UNCW students competed in a student organized dance competition known as "Hawk It Out," last Friday, April 8th.  In its 4th year, the annual competition and UNCW tradition was again a wildly successful event.  Held in a similar competition format to the TV show "So you think you can dance?," the event showcased some excellent Seahawk talent, as many different dance styles were represented.  Nine top finalists competed for a chance at $1,000 worth of prizes!

Check out the video to see the top finalists! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Surf Team WINS East Coast Championship

UNC Wilmington's nationally-ranked surf team took home the first place title for the third consecutive year at the 2011 National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Championships held in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. April 7-10, 2011.

UNCW competed against teams from the University of North Florida, Flagler, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Central Florida, Daytona State College, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Stetson and Florida State University. The competition was scored by individual surfers who gained points toward the team score as they advanced through each heat. The top three surfers moved forward to the next heat, with first place gaining six points, second place earning five points and third place awarded four points. Five members of the UNCW Surf Team made it to the finals, two short boarders, one long boarder and both female competitors. Long boarder Drake Courie placed first overall in the college long board division.
The team will now travel to Salt Creek, Calif. June 16-18 to compete in the 2011 NSSA National Championships.

Monday, April 11, 2011

UNCW's 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalogue now ONLINE!

UNCW's Undergraduate Catalogue serves as a guide for everything UNCW!  It includes the University calendar, information about scholarships and financial aid, academic policies and a list of all of the classes offered at UNCW.

As a new UNCW student, this catalogue and your academic advisor will be tow of your best sources of information at UNCW! Save this website as a favorite:

Summer School at UNCW

Interested in attending UNCW the summer before your First Year...
Email the UNCW Admissions Office at with your full name, date of birth and your interest in Summer School and we can make it happen!

First Year students can start at UNCW as early as Summer Session II which begins on June 29th.  All students must attend an Orientation prior to attending classes at UNCW.  Please make sure that you have signed up for an early Orientation session; this is where you will sign up for your Summer and Fall classes.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Students Tweet Encouragement to Help Loved Ones Quit Smoking

A recent statewide competition known as the "Tweets for your Sweet" campaign found its top prizes awarded to three UNCW students! Held by the N.C. Tobacco-Free College Initiative, the competition asked students to submit simple and creative messages via Twitter that they would send to loved ones to help them quit smoking.  UNCW held the highest student response rate of all colleges and universities that participated, helping to make an impact in promoting the cessation of smoking among college students.

Click on the link below to see the winning messages and learn more about how UNCW students got involved in this fantastic outreach program!