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October 1, 2016

Registration is open! All students must register through SeaLevel. Please note that once you create a SeaLevel account, your invitation will not appear until the following day.

FUTURE SEAHAWKS are invited to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Fall Visit Day, Seahawk Saturday, on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Join us for a day of activities and information sessions that will answer your questions about the wide variety of programs and services available at UNCW. Visiting the campus is always the best way for students to get a true feel for a university; we hope you will join us to experience UNCW!

To view past Seahawk Saturday schedules and sessions, please see below.

Schedule & Sessions

Check-in will take place in Trask Coliseum beginning at 8:00 am. We will host a formal welcome session (time TBA) with registration remaining open until 11:15 for those who do not wish to attend the morning welcome.

At Check in you will receive your registration packet including your detailed schedule, campus maps, and other materials.

A variety of sessions will be available to allow you to learn more about different aspects of academic and campus life at UNCW.

Seahawk Saturday Session Descriptions
Example from Prior Year -
Sessions & Times are Subject to Change

Check In: Trask Coliseum, 8 am-11:30 am

Welcome Address: Trask Coliseum, 8:45 am-9:15 am

First-Year Student Overview: 9:30 am-10:15 am & 10:30 am-11:15 am
Are you applying as a first-year student? This session will review the application process and the criteria used to evaluate applicants. We recommend all first-year students and families attend this session. NOTE: This session is for first year students.

Financial Aid 101: 11:30 am-12 pm & 12:30 pm-1:00 pm
Learn about the financial aid process, timeline, and get answers to frequently asked financial aid questions.

Developing Stronger Seahawks: 9:30 am-10:15 am
A question and answer session with campus leaders from University College (academic advising), Office of International Programs, the Career Center, and the University Learning Center. Learn how these offices can help support and enhance a student's time at UNCW.

Campus Tours: 9:30 am-1 pm
Explore campus with our UNCW student tour guides. Tours will depart every fifteen minutes from the amphitheater. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes! Please note that the ending point for all tours will also be at the Amphitheater. If you are interested in breaking away from the campus tour at any point to explore campus, please feel free to do so. NOTE: Residence Hall tours are available separately (see below).

Transfer Student Overview : 9:30 am-10:15 am & 10:30 am- 11:15 am
Are you applying as a transfer student? Come to this session to learn about the admissions process and life as a transfer student at UNCW. We recommend all transfer students and guests attend this session. NOTE: This session is for transfer students.

Residence Hall Tours: 10 am-2 pm
Meet Housing & Residence Life staff to tour designated first-year residence halls and learn about living on campus. We recommend that families drive their vehicle to these areas since the campus tour will not visit residence halls.

Seahawk Experience: 10:30 am-11:15 am
A question and answer session with campus leaders from Campus Activities and Involvement, Housing and Residence Life, Campus Recreation, and the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. Learn how these offices can help support and enhance a student's time at UNCW.

First Year Student Q&A Panel: 10:30 am-11:15 am & 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Hear from current UNCW students! Get your questions answered about things like the transition from high school to college, what it is like to live on campus, and getting involved in student organizations. NOTE: This session is for first year students.

Transfer Student Q&A Panel: 10:30 am-11:15 am & 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Hear from current students who also Transferred to Teal! Have your questions answered about things such as being involved on campus, finding local housing, and why UNCW is a great place for transfer students! NOTE: This session is for transfer students.

Academic Departments Fair: 10:30 am-1 pm
Visit with representatives from Academic departments on campus to learn more about UNCW course offerings. A full list of majors and minors will be provided in your schedule booklet.

Student Services Fair: 10:30 am-1 pm
Visit with representatives from various student service offices on campus.

Learning Communities for First Year Students: 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Come hear what learning communities are and the possible benefits of being in one during your first semester at UNCW. Find out about the different learning community options UNCW has to offer (both to students living on campus and students living off campus) and learn how to apply. Ask questions of current students who were in communities their first-year.

Diversity Social: 12 pm-1 pm
Visit with staff and students from the Upperman African American Cultural Center, Centro Hispano, LGBTQIA Resource Center and the Multicultural Affairs Office. Light refreshments will be served.

Military Affiliation Social: 12-1pm
All active duty and veteran service members as well as dependents and their guests are invited to join us for a social! Learn about resources for military affiliated students, the residency and financial aid processes, and network with other military affiliated students.

Discover Wilmington: 12-1pm
Whether you are visiting from the mountains or the triangle, Mid-Atlantic or out west, we encourage families unfamiliar with the area to learn about tips and tricks to living in Wilmington. This session will help our Future Seahawks learn about what life is really like in the Port City.

Seahawk Saturday is designed to allow students and their guests to select sessions that are most important to them throughout the day. You are encouraged to divide and conquer as necessary. Visitors should plan to check in at Trask Coliseum (if arriving before 11:15), or James Hall (if after 11:15) for a comprehensive visit packet, including location for all of the above mentioned sessions.

Tips & What to Expect at Seahawk Saturday

Before you arrive, be sure you have prepared to spend your morning and afternoon on-campus. Here are some pointers which will help you enjoy your stay:

  • Dress Comfortably - indoor facilities may be warmer or cooler than the temperature outside, be prepared for a rain shower, and wear comfortable shoes (you will be walking throughout the campus).
  • Eat Breakfast - Light refreshments and beverages will be available during the day, and several on-campus dining locations will be open should you be interested in purchasing lunch. We recommend bringing cash, as some locations may be unable to accept bank or debit cards.
  • Carpool - Since we are expecting a large crowd, you are encouraged to carpool, if possible.

Travel & Lodging Information

If you have additional questions about Seahawk Saturday, please call the Admissions office at (910) 962-3243 or email us at (Subject: Seahawk Saturday).