Transition Programs

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Incoming Freshman Orientation

All incoming students must attend Orientation prior to registering and taking classes.

Fall Incoming Freshman/Family Orientation Dates

Session 1: June 6-7 FULL
Session 2: June 8-9 FULL
Session 3: June 13-14 FULL
Session 4: June 20-21 FULL
Session 5: June 22-23 FULL
Session 6: June 27-28 FULL
Session 7: August 14-15 (Parents attend August 14 only) FULL

Spring Incoming Freshman/Family Orientation Dates

January 5- 6, 2017

Registration for January 2017 will open late October 2016.

2016 Freshman/Family Orientation Fees

Fees subject to change for incoming freshman and transfers enrolling in the fall 2016 term.

Student Orientation Fees:
January & August Sessions: $110.00
*Overnight lodging is not included for January & August Sessions*
June Sessions: $130.00

Parent & Family Orientation Fees:
January & August Sessions: $50.00 per person
June Sessions: $60.00 per person

Parent & Family On-Campus Housing (June Sessions only):
$15.00 per person in addition to Orientation fees.
*On-campus housing is only available for June Sessions*

Early Arrival Fees :
$15 per person in addition to Orientation fees.
*On-campus housing is available for the night prior to Orientation (June Sessions only)*
Check-In is between 7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Spanish Translation Services

Students and families desiring a Spanish translation of the Orientation materials can download the New Student Orientation guide on the UNCW Guide App and click on the Español tab. Translations have been provided for Family sessions.

For futher questions please contact Maria Gaborov Freites from Centro Hispano at 910.962.7785 or

Early Registration for Classes

Do you want to be able to sign up for classes before Orientation? If so, please sign up for Orientation by May 11, 2016 and you will have the opportunity to complete early registration! University College can provide additional information on early registration.

Early Arrival for Orientation

Students who wish to arrive the night before their Orientation begins may stay on campus. Check-in is between 7:45-9 p.m. the night prior (June 5, 7, 12, 15, 19, 21 and 26) at Cornerstone Residence Hall. Orientation Leaders will have a variety of activities planned to introduce students to each other. This option is available for an additional cost of $15.

Parents may stay on campus, in a separate residence hall away from the students, for an additional $15 per person per night. This is for a double occupancy room with single beds. Please be aware that these are residence halls and not hotels. Each room has two single beds, desks, chairs and includes linens. No other amenities will be provided. Parents will also have to walk down the hall to a shared bathroom. While there are no evening activities planned for parents, they are encouraged to check out what Wilmington has to offer.

Sheets, towels, a pillow and a blanket will be provided for students and parents staying in the dorms.

Early Arrival Fees :
$15 per person in addition to Orientation fees.
*On-campus housing is available for the night prior to Orientation (June Sessions only)*
Check-In is between 7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Essential Information

  • Reservations for Orientation cannot be made until you have paid the $100 enrollment fee. Please wait 24-48 hours between paying your enrollment fee and registering for Orientation.
  • If you are signing up on the web, we accept Visa or MasterCard payments.
  • Reservations will not be accepted via email.
  • Reservations must be received by the deadline.
  • No on-site registrations on the day of Orientation are accepted.
  • Please send your reservation one time only.
  • To register on-line follow these instructions (You must use Internet Explorer to register on-line):
    1. Click Here to Enter mySeaport
    2. If you don't already know your UNCW User Name, click on "Look up my Username/UNCW student e-mail address?" Enter your student ID number (or your social security number). You will be given a 3 letter-4 number code. This is your user name and your official UNCW email address. Your password is your 8 digit birthdate (i.e. 01011993). Use these to log into mySeaPort.
    3. Click on the Teal Ticket tab at the top and then click on the Orientation Sign-up link, located on the left hand side of the screen. Follow the instructions to select your Orientation date and make your on-line payment.
    4. If a session is full, you will not be able to select it.
  • Please review these instructions to make changes to your orientation schedule date.