Friday, June 22, 2012

UNCW Team Surfs to Third Place at National Championship!

Congratulations to the UNCW Surf Team for placing third at the 2012 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships last weekend in Dana Point, California! One of UNC Wilmington's most popular club sports, the UNCW Surf Team has now been one the top four teams in the country for four consecutive years, and placed third for the second consecutive year. Team member Tony Silvagni, UNCW student and founder of the Tony Silvagni Surf School, even placed first in the collegiate longboarding category, not only helping UNCW place third but also the highest of all East Coast schools in the competition.

"As coach of the surf team, I am very proud of our team's performance at Nationals this year. As a professor, I am even more proud that our team GPA is 3.0. These students are true scholar athletes," said McNamara. Dr. McNamara is a professor of physics and physical oceanography on campus.

The team competed against other collegiate surf teams such as San Diego State, UC Santa Barbara, Florida Institute of Technology, Mira Costa, University of Central Florida, Saddleback, Flagler, UC San Diego, University of North Florida, Cal State San Marcos, UCLA, University of San Diego and USC. Congratulations again to these tremendous scholar athletes for their incredible achievement!

To learn more about the UNCW Surf Team, visit

Summer programs at UNCW!

Although the academic year has come to a close, UNCW will continue to offer top-notch academic programs to current and prospective students alike. Our large variety of summer academic enrichment programs span many disciplines, from Marine Biology and Chemistry, to Art, Theatre, and Business, and are designed for all age groups from elementary school to high school. Many summer sports camps are offered as well.

Besides offering academic and sports-related summer opportunities, our summer programs give students the chance to stay on campus and provide a way to visit UNCW on a more informal level. All summer academic enrichment opportunities are designed in accordance with state and national standards, designed by UNCW faculty and staff, and field tested directly by our students.

The link below will take you to our Youth Programs website. We extend you our invitation to be a Seahawk for a summer!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Final Grades Due for New Seahawks!

If you are an admitted student who has graduated or is nearing graduation, it is necessary that UNCW receives a copy of your final high school transcript showing all senior year grades. The transcript must verify the actual graduation date, not the expected graduation date. UNCW also requires official sealed documentation for any advanced credit that you may be eligible for. This includes: community college or university-level coursework completed while in high school, AP credit, and IB credit.

Final high school transcripts and other documents should be sent to UNCW as soon as possible at the following address:

UNCW Office of Admissions
601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5904

For further information, please refer to Step 7 in the Required section of your Teal Ticket.