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September 22, 2018

Registration for Seahawk Saturday 2018 will open in early August. 

FUTURE SEAHAWKS are invited to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Fall Visit Day, Seahawk Saturday, on Saturday, September 22, 2018. 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!


Schedule & Sessions

Seahawk Saturday is designed to allow students and their guests the opportunity to select the sessions that are most important to them throughout the day. 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 a detailed schedule, campus map, and other materials.


Please see below for the available sessions offered at Seahawk Saturday 2017:


Seahawk Saturday 2017 Session Descriptions

Check InTrask Coliseum, 8:00-11:30am

Welcome Address, Trask Coliseum, 9:00-9:30am

Academic and Student Services Fair
Burney Center

Visit with representatives from various academic departments and student service offices on campus. This is your opportunity to speak with staff and faculty from your intended major, as well as learn more about student life and the resources available to students at UNCW.

Campus Tours
Campus Commons Amphitheater

Campus tours will last approximately one hour and groups will depart regularly between 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM.

Residence Hall Tours
Cornerstone, Honors House, Graham/Hewlett, Galloway

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.

First-Year Student Overview
Warwick Center
10:00-10:45, 11-11:45am, 12-12:45pm,

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.

Transfer Student Overview
Morton Hall Room 100
10:00-10:45am, 11:00-11:45am

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.

Financial Aid 101
Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center
10:00-10:30am, 10:45-11:15am, 11:30-12:00pm

Learn about the financial aid process, timeline, and get answers to frequently asked financial aid questions.

Living & Learning at UNCW 
Cameron Hall 105
10:00-10:45am, 11:00-11:45am, 12:00-12:45pm

Welcome home future Seahawk! In this session you will learn about the different types of housing options and student support services that UNCW offers (Please note: On-campus housing is required for first-year students at UNCW and limited spaces are also available for transfer students.). You will also hear about ways that incoming students are supported through the University College to ensure their academic success as a Seahawk.

Seahawk Experience Panel
CIS 1008
10:00-10:45am, 11:00-11:45am

A question and answer session with campus leaders from Campus Activities and Involvement, the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement, Campus Recreation, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Learn how these offices can help support and enhance a student’s time at UNCW.

Early College Student Info Session
Azalea Coast Room (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor)

This information session will provide Early College High School students and their families with

specific advising information to help in a successful transition from Early College programs to UNCW. Meet with academic advisors and UNCW students.

Pre-Professional Programs Info Session
Azalea Coast Room (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor)

Learn about Pre-Professional Programs at UNCW.  This session will provide students with information related to Pre-Law and Pre-Health (pre-med, dentistry, pharmacy, PA, PT, OT, etc.). An overview of Pre-Professional advising, courses, programs, and resources at UNCW will be given.

Seahawks in the Real World – ETEAL & UNCW
Azalea Coast Room (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor)
11:30-12:00pm, 12:15-12:45pm

UNCW has a strong focus on improving our students’ learning experience by taking it beyond the classroom walls. Through applied learning strategies, students can learn more effectively, gain professional skills, become stronger critical thinkers, and have fun along the way. Through our ETEAL program, UNCW provides opportunities for students to engage in real world projects and gain practical experience before graduating. In this session, you will learn more about the wide range of applied learning opportunities available to students in all academic areas.

Off Campus Housing (the PERCH)
Wrightsville Beach Room (Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor)

Find out everything you need to know about off campus housing for transfer students. Learn about the one mile radius, and what living within that means for students. Participants will learn about the Off-Campus Housing website and leave with a packet of apartment complex brochures.

Note: This session is recommended for transfer students. 

Transfer Options for the Non-Traditional Student
Wrightsville Beach Room (Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor)

UNCW offers options beyond the traditional student experience of main campus; Onslow Extension Site Programs, online courses, and an online accelerated program. Come check out, not only the mediums to take courses as a transfer student, but also resources that are available to you.

Seahawks Take Flight: Study Abroad
Wrightsville Beach Room (Fisher Student Center, 2nd floor)

UNCW is committed to developing global citizens who are integral players in today’s collaborative and innovative world through study abroad programs, global curriculum, and much more! In this session you will learn about the opportunities available to Future Seahawks through the Office of International Programs, including the exciting opportunities for studying abroad.

Seahawk Resource Panel
CIS 1008
12:00pm-12:45pm, 1:00-1:45pm

A question and answer session with campus leaders from the Career Center, the University Learning Center, and the Transition Programs office. Learn how these offices can help support and enhance a student’s time at UNCW.

Transfer Student Q&A Panel
Morton Hall 100 (Bryan Auditorium)

Hear from current students who also Transferred to Teal about things like getting involved on campus, finding local housing, and why UNCW is a great place for transfer students!

NOTE: This session is recommended for transfer students. 

Seahawks Together Social
Clocktower Lounge (Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor)

Birds of a feather flock together. UNCW is a home that brings future Seahawks with different backgrounds, cultures, identities and ethnicities together as one. Join us for an opportunity to learn, adapt and flock together. Following the social, guest will have an opportunity to visit our Centro Hispano, LGBTQIA Resource Office, and Upperman African American Culture Center.

Military Affiliation Social
Dubs Café (Warwick Center)
12:00 – 1:00pm

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.

Transfer to Teal Social
Sharky’s Game Room (Fisher Student Center, 1st Floor)
1:00 – 2:00pm

Network with prospective and current transfer students and meet various staff members who will work with you throughout your transition to UNCW. The Transfer to Teal social is an opportunity to get a jump start on your transition and learn more about the resources UNCW has to offer transfer students.

First-Year Student Q&A Panel
Warwick Center
1:00 – 2:00pm

Hear from current UNCW students about things like the transition from high school to college, what it is like to live on campus, getting involved in student organizations, and more. 

NOTE: This session is recommended for first-year students.




Concurrent Events

Campus & Community S.T.E.A.M Celebration
The Watson College of Education welcomes the community to a celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics from 10:30-3:30. Faculty, staff and students will host interactive learning stations, informative presentations, and tours of facilities used for S.T.E.A.M. learning and research on UNCW's Main Campus. S.T.E.A.M. partnerships between the campus and the community will be showcased. This is a family friendly event. An information desk with campus maps will be located in Watson College of Education on the day of the event (activities will take place across campus). For more information, please visit the S.T.E.A.M. Celebration website.

Center for Marine Science Open House

The Center for Marine Science will also host their open house on September 23, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Students and guests that are interested in visiting the Center for Marine Science will have the opportunity to take a shuttle from the main campus to the Center for Marine Science, which is located approximately seven miles from the main campus. The shuttle pick-up and drop-off location at main campus will be at the Burney Center shuttle circle (located on Price Drive). For more information, please visit the CMS event website.


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).