Welcome to Weekend in Wilmington

June 21 - 23, 2024

Create your own coastal adventure!

Immerse yourself in Seahawk summer fun during the first Weekend in Wilmington. From our historic downtown to our sandy shores, the menu of activities will satisfy any craving. Get ready to make new memories doing what you love!

Featured Events

alumni couple with child

Seahawk Summer Cookout

6:30 - 8 pm | Friday, June 21 | $10

Kick off your adventures with this summer cookout at our new Shoreline Sports Complex. Reconnect with your Seahawk family, enjoy outdoor games and activities, and take home a special gift to commemorate our inaugural Weekend in Wilmington.

Register today

Legacy Hall

Distinguished Awards Reception

6:30 - 8 pm | Saturday, June 22 | $25

Interact with UNCW leadership, the UNCW Alumni Association Board of Directors, award honorees and other special guests while celebrating the outstanding achievements of our 2024 distinguished award honorees in UNCW's remarkable Legacy Hall.

Register today

alumni on beach

Alumni Beach Sweep

9 - 10 am | Sunday, June 23

Bring friends and family for a morning cleanup at Wrightsville Beach. UNCW's Office of Sustainability will provide gloves and reusable bags for volunteers. During the Beach Sweep, learn more from the dedicated staff about the award-winning sustainability initiatives at UNCW!

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Oceanic Restaurant

Alumni Brunch

11 am | Sunday, June 23 | $5

Share stories of your weekend adventures with fellow Seahawks while enjoying locally sourced delights during this oceanside brunch on the third floor of the Oceanic. The event will include a brief program with updates from the College of Science and Engineering. Photo credit: wrightsvillebeach.com

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Create Your Own Adventure
Menu of offerings from local Alumni-Owned Businesses

Explore Downtown

Nature Walk
Provided by Evan Buckland '17, '20M and Jill Peleuses '02, '07M with Cape Fear Bird Observatory

8 - 9:30 am | Saturday | FREE

Greenfield Lake Park, 1739 Burnett Blvd. Wilmington

Binoculars will be supplied for this nature walk around Greenfield Lake.
No registration necessary.

1.5 hr Historic Tour
Provided by Amanda Leese '95 of Wilmington Walking Tours

9:30 - 11 am | Saturday | $20

Corner of Water St. and Orange St.

Learn the history of Wilmington in this outdoor, 1-mile loop.
Book this tour

Adventure Around the Nest

2 to 5 Mile Run
Provided by Jennifer Ludemann '13 of Wilmington Run Club

6:30 - 7:30 am | Friday | FREE

Location TBA

Take in the local scene during a morning run with Seahawks.
Registration is needed for first-time runners only

45 min Cycle Ride
Provided by Bevin Prince '05 of Recess

8:15 - 9:00 am | Saturday | $25

1119 Military Cutoff Rd. Wilmington

Focus on your physical and mental wellness during this exclusive, high-intensity cycling workout led by Samantha Ray Mifsud '10.
Registration will be available June 8.

Feel the Sand in Your Toes

1 hr Sunrise Yoga
Provided by Aron Lanie '22 of Aron Go Yoga

6 - 7 am | Saturday | $15

Wrightsville Beach Access #4

Watch the sunrise with Seahawks during this yoga session.
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1 hr Morning Yoga
Provided by James Boatright '22 of Athletes Corner

7:30 - 8:30 am | Saturday | $15

Wrightsville Beach Access #4

Is 6 am too early? This second yoga session at the beach has you covered!
Book this session

1.5 hr Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
Provided by Jarrod Covington '10 of Wrightsville SUP

8:30 - 10 am | Saturday | $50

96 W Salisbury St. Wrightsville Beach

Feel what it's like to walk on water and leave your worries on land. All skill levels are welcome!
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1 hr Surf Lesson
Provided by Justin Barber '00 of Sweetwater Surf School

9 - 10 am or 10 - 11 am | Saturday | $45

Wrightsville Beach Access #29

Whether you're a rookie or looking for a challenge, you're bound to enjoy your time on the water with these passionate and skilled instructors!
Book 9 am lesson
Book 10 am lesson

2 hr Kayak Tour
Provided by Austin Adams '09 of Cape Fear Adventure Company

6:30 - 8:30 pm | Saturday | $40

Federal Point Boat Launch, Kure Beach

No experience is necessary to join this sunset kayak to Zeke's Island.
Book this tour

Alumni-owned businesses are responsible for their activity's registration process. They will communicate directly with alumni who have signed up to provide details, reminders and any weather-related updates if necessary.
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Hotel Discounts

Hampton Inn & Suites
1989 Eastwood Road, Wilmington
Rate discounted through May 17

Holiday Inn Resort Lumina
1706 N. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach
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Soaring Together

Donor support is the difference between a good education and an exceptional experience. Since we opened our doors as Wilmington College in 1947, our Seahawk family has invested in the success of current and future students. As we continue to soar to new heights during Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, we invite you to make a gift and join this tradition of support before the historic campaign concludes June 30.

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