At-A-Glance Exchange Student Pre-Arrival Instructions
- Letter from your International Student Adviser
- Fillable Pre-Arrival Checklist (download and save your own copy)
Request a host family
|nov 15 - dec 3|
|dec 1 - until...|
|dec 7 - jan 4|
|dec 7 - jan 19||
Pay UNCW bills
|jan 1 - jan 18|
|jan 7 - 8|
Campus Move-In: It is a UNCW tradition for hundreds of volunteers to help carry new students' belongings into on-campus housing when the dorms open in August.
What should I pack?
- What should I pack
- Bed Linens & Towels - Bring or Purchase?
In Wilmington, the weather is warm/hot most of the year, with a few months of cold weather. Generally the warm weather is from April to October, with temperatures ranging from 60-95 oF(18-35 oC). The colder, winter months are usually from November to March, with temperatures ranging from 30- 60 oF (0-18 oC). Snow is a rare occurrence and Wilmington is subject to adverse conditions (hurricanes) occasionally throughout the year.
It is a good idea to bring a variety of clothes since the weather changes dramatically from the beginning to the end of each semester. Recommendations of items to bring or purchase after you arrive:
- casual-dressy clothes
- bring or purchase a raincoat, and an umbrella
- warm coat
- bathing suit and towel for the beach!
If you are living on-campus, you will need to supply your own linens (sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, etc.) as these are not provided by UNCW.
The mattresses are twin size – extra long (36” x 80”). You will need to make sure that the sheets are extra long to fit the mattress in your dormitory.
If you decide not to pack bedding in your suitcase, you have other options for obtaining your linens.
- Purchase bedding after you arrive at a nearby store (orientation volunteers will be able to take students to Walmart).
- Order your linens online (no more than 2 weeks before you arrive) and have them mailed to campus
If you choose to have your linens mailed to you (no more than 2 weeks before you move into UNCW housing), please have your linens mailed to the address below:
Housing and Residence Life
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5959
Please note: The address above WILL NOT BE your UNCW mailing address! (Your UNCW mailing address can be found through MySeaport by December should be recorded in your copy of the Pre-Arrival Checklist, pg. 2.)
The Housing and Residence Life address should only be used as the delivery address for bedding that is ordered through http://www.rhl.org.
On January 5th UNCW International Programs will pick up any international student’s bedding delivered to UNCW Housing & Residence Life and will deliver it to the student’s dorm room.