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News from the Honors College

Shawn Bingham

The UNCW Honors College welcomes Shawn Binghman as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Honors College



DIVE IN to Honors- Summer program for incoming freshmen Honors Students

DIVE IN to Honors

This special Honors section of Introduction to Oceanography (OCN 150), open only to new Honors freshmen during Summer Session II of 2018, takes advantage of UNCW’s nearby ocean setting and resources like the UNCW Aquaculture Facility and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Taught MTWR from 10:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., this course provides an overview of the oceans and their significance and an in-depth examination of their biologic, chemical, geologic and geographic components.



Cole Tillett and Elizabeth Brethen posing for their campaign photo

New SGA President, VP Announced: Tillett and Brethen named for 2018-2019 school year

Honors students Cole Tillett and Elizabeth Brethen were elected student body president and vice president for the 2018-2019 school year. Congratulations, Cole and Elizabeth!


UNCW Student Media Shines at Media Conference

Second Story Journal received first place in the fiction category as well as an honorable mention in poetry at the North Carolina College Media Association Conference held Feb. 24 on the campus of North Carolina State University


UNCW Establishes Honors College Agreement with Five North Carolina Community Colleges

Students graduating from five North Carolina community colleges’ honors programs will now be able to enroll at UNCW and work toward earning full university honors. The university’s initial partners are Alamance Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Durham Technical Community College, Southwestern Community College and Wayne County Community College. UNCW plans to pursue additional agreements in the future.

Honors Oral Defense Schedule,

Spring 2018


Honors Dates & Events

August 18

Move in

August 21

Transfer student orientation

August 22

Classes begin Fall 2018

August 22

Transfer student orientation

August 23

Transfer student orientation

August 29


October 11

Fall break

October 11-14

Honors Lyceum trip to D.C.

October 29

CSURF Showcase



November 21

Thanksgiving break

December 6

Reading Day

December 9

Medallion Ceremony

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