UNCWelcome 2012 - Time to Soar
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Here are a few highlights from this year's UNCWelcome program!
Saturday, August 18th
Welcome Program and Hilarious Hypnotist: Brian Imbus
We are excited that you have joined our campus community! Your Student Body President will welcome you as you settle into your new life as a Seahawk. Stay to witness hypnotist Brian Imbus entertain, delight and make your sides split with laughter as you watch your friends on stage under the spell of hypnosis.This dynamic and fast-paced show is unlike anything you’ve seen before!
Sunday, August 19th
Burney Center Ballroom
One of the core issues we face is our fear of being judged and misunderstood. This fear prevents good people from taking meaningful action. At times we are so afraid of saying the “wrong” thing that we make the biggest mistake of all, which is to say nothing. Our patterns of communication are vital to our success when exploring such explosive issues as race, gender, sexual orientation, class, disabilities, age and religion. This award-winning session goes beyond our fear of saying the “wrong” thing and teaches more effective and compassionate ways to connect with your fellow Seahawks. Seahawk Nation is an honest and engaging program which will help create our own Seahawk Nation at UNCW.
Monday, August 20th
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Convocation and Class Picture
Convocation is UNCW’s official academic welcome for the Class of 2016. First-year students will receive small-group assignments by email from the Office of Transition Programs to let them know where to report by 10 a.m. Faculty members will be there to welcome the groups and offer their perspectives on your academic success at UNCW. After your small-group meeting you will proceed to the clock tower for the unveiling of the Class of 2016 flag, your class photo and the beginning of your first “Trask Trek.” At Trask Coliseum, the formal ceremony will begin with a welcome by the provost and comments by Chancellor Gary Miller. Dr. Julian Keith, professor in Psychology, will be the featured speaker. Returning student leaders will be available throughout the morning to provide guidance and answer questions. Please join us for this great tradition at UNCW! Don’t forget to wear your orientation shirt or another favorite teal shirt for the official class picture to be taken during the event.
Monday, August 20th
2 - 4 p.m.
Music Ensemble Fair
Cultural Arts Building Lobby
The Department of Music invites you to participate in our award-winning student music ensembles. Our wide variety of ensembles provides you with an opportunity to participate in campus life outside your academic curriculum, connect with a large community of students who share your love of music, and enjoy extensive performance opportunities with internationally recognized faculty artists. Membership in ensembles is open to any UNCW student who has had instrumental or vocal experience. Enjoy ice cream and music, get to know our ensemble directors and students, and learn how to use your musical talents in college to earn University Studies credit. For more information, please visit www.uncw.edu/music or call the Department of Music at 910-962-3415.
Tuesday, August 21st
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wrightsville Beach Crystal Pier (near the Oceanic Restaurant)
Grab your bathing suit and towel because the Seahawks are heading to the beach! There will be free music and a chance to learn how to surf along with the opportunity to meet local vendors in Wilmington. Important Beach Blast info:
- Shuttles leave from Lot FF (beside Wagoner Hall) from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. (no further shuttles will take students from campus to the beach.)
- The last shuttle leaves the beach to bring students back to campus at 3:30 p.m. SHARP, so don’t miss it!
- You must bring your UNCW student ID to ride the shuttles, to participate in any of the activities or get free food at the beach.
- Bring bottles of water, food and sunscreen.
- NO ALCOHOL!
Wednesday, August 22nd
THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES!!!
Gazebo Recreation Area
Come celebrate the first day of classes Seahawk style! Meet your Seahawk Link and listen to live music played by The Carter Twins. Grab a seat on the lawn to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. Sponsored by ACE Concerts, Housing and Residence Life, and the Residence Hall Association.
Thank you to our sponsors who made this year's program possible!