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Incoming Freshman Orientation

All incoming students must attend Orientation prior to taking classes.

Spring Incoming Freshman/Family Orientation Dates

January 7- 8, 2016

Spanish interpretation services will be available for parents and family members. In order to secure appropriate accommodations, please call or email our office (910.962.3089 or

Registration Deadlines:
Incoming freshmen should register by November 27, 2015 in order to be eligible for early registration for classes.

Fall Incoming Freshman/Family Orientation Dates

Please note that registration for students attending UNCW in the fall 2016 semester will open in February 2016.

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

2014-2015 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:
$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.

Early Registration for Classes

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

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