Transition Programs

Parents and Families

There is a separate program for adult family members that runs concurrently with the new student Orientation sessions. During the Family and guest Orientation Program, there are information sessions designed especially for family members, as well as sessions that families will attend with their students. However, because of space limitations and other concerns, several of the student sessions, such as Academic Advising, must be attended by the students only.

January Family & Guest Schedule

All Transfer sessions are one day for students, family members and guests. All schedules are subject to change. Orientation is only required for students and is OPTIONAL for family members and guests. If attending, you will receive a copy of the schedule at check-in.

Access the Schedule from your Mobile Device

Download the UNCW App from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace using the key words UNCW Guide. Once you have the app, click on Download Guides, and click on New Student Orientation to access the schedule, resources, and PDF versions of Powerpoints. Or you can click this link to receive a download code directly to your phone.

Please note that schedule is tentative and subject to change
January 3, 2018
7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Check-In Warwick Center Ballroom
9 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome Burney Center Ballrooms B & C
9:20 - 10:05 a.m. Assisting Your Student with the Transition to UNCW Lumina Theater, FSC 1006
10:15 - 11:25 a.m. Financial Matters: Services, Expenses and Accounts Lumina Theater, FSC 1006
11:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Academic Overview

On envelope provided at check-in

12:10 - 1:30 p.m.

Break-out Sessions, Resource Fair & Lunch

12:10 - 1:30 p.m.

Resource & Involvement Fair

Burney Center Ballroom A
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.


Hawk's Nest, Chick-fil-A, & Subway, FUU 1st floor
12:20 - 12:40 p.m.

Break-out Sessions (Choose One)
Campus Tour
Career Center
Get Engaged: Maximizing your UNCW experience
Military and Veterans Services
Technology Initiatives

Various Locations
Meet in front of the Burney Center
Azalea Coast Room A, FUU 2001
Azalea Coast Room B, FUU 2001
Warwick Center Ballroom 4
Long Leaf Pine Room, FUU 1041

1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Shared Responsibilities Burney Center Ballrooms B & C
2:25 - 2:55 p.m. PERCH: Their Campus Connection Burney Center Ballrooms B & C
3 - 3:45 p.m. Student Panel Burney Center Ballrooms B & C
3:45 p.m. Wrap-up Burney Center Ballrooms B & C
View schedule and additional Orientation information on our Guidebook app.
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Campus Resources

The Division of Students Affairs

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Student Affairs provides excellent delivery of student services that are responsive to student needs and promotes the quality of life and education both inside and outside the classroom. We build institutional traditions and lifelong affiliations through creative programs, vibrant student organizations, and a living/learning environment built on core values and uncompromising principles. The Division is a leader and primary spokesperson for students.

This site lists all of the Departments for Student Affairs.

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