Educational Opportunities


Upcoming Events

Off-Campus Coffee Breaks*

Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:30 am-11:30 am
Fisher Student Center across from the Bookstore Entrance

See below for current coffee breaks!

Thursday, August 27, The Lofts at Randall
Wednesday, September 2, Career Center
Thursday, September 3, University Learning Center
Wednesday, September 9, Office of Student Leadership and Engagement
Wednesday, September 16, The Lofts at Randall

FREE Coffee, Juice, and Breakfast pastries

Programs of Interest: Fall 2015

Academic Major and Minors Fair
Come talk to faculty and students who represent the 50+ majors and 60+ minors at UNCW. This is a great opportunity to explore majors and network with faculty. Sponsored by University College and the Career Center.
Tuesday, September 29 • 11:00am - 2:00 pm • Burney Center

Major Confusion
Feeling stuck in your current major? Not sure how to change your major? Come meet with representatives from the Career Center, University College, and the Registrar's Office to find out how the total process works.
Monday, September 28 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Azalea A, Fisher Student Union

Making your MAJOR Decision-Exploring Majors & Careers
Evaluate myths associated with choosing a major: assess your interests and explore their connection to academic majors and careers. Co-sponsored with University College
Tuesday, October 20 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Cape Fear Room, Fisher University Union

Transfer Student Spotlight


Sydney, majoring in Criminology and Sociology

I chose to transfer to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the Fall of 2014 because I wanted to be at a University that better suited my major, criminology. My transition into UNCW was very organized thanks to the incredible support and guidance of the transfer student program.  The location of UNCW was also very appealing to me because of its close proximity to many different attractions, including the beach.

My time at UNCW has been filled with many different activities, so I have never been bored.  I am involved in the Criminology and Sociology club on campus, which holds meetings every two weeks and have had the opportunity to meet law enforcement personnel from across the state.  I am also involved in Tau Sigma, the National Honors Society for transfer students and have been given the opportunity to volunteer at events such as the Globetrotters game and for Habitat for Humanity.  I have also recently been invited into Sigma Alpha Lambda, the National Leadership and Honors Organization, which encourages community involvement on and off campus and also creates opportunities such as internships, scholarships, and awards for involvement in the organization.

Time management is very important when going to college and is a skill that will prove useful after college.  Academics are a large part of what going to college is about, but it can be easy to get sucked down into only doing schoolwork and leaving out the getting involved part.  Being involved on campus does not only create opportunities, it also builds relationships that can last a lifetime.

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