UNCW virtual Homecoming 2021

Join Seahawks across the globe for a UNCW Homecoming celebration like no other! With an entire week of live and on-demand programs — plus activities for kids — there will be plenty of virtual fun available for all ages, all from the comfort of your home.

Homecoming Schedule

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Feb 8

Monday

am

Virtual Yoga Session

Namaste, Seahawk style

Noon

Seahawk Basketball Radio Show

Get the inside scoop on Seahawk basketball

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5 pm

Meet the 2021 Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year: Courtney Rickert '15, '18M
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Rickert is being honored for demonstrating commitment to the university and the alumni association's mission, vision and values.

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5:30 pm

Conversation with Coach Siddle

Get the inside scoop from men's basketball Head Coach Takayo Siddle.

Stay tuned for details!

Feb 9

Tuesday

5 pm

Meet the recipient of the Inaugural Distinguished Diversity Award: Edelmira Segovia '98, '12EdD
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Dr. Segovia will be honored for her exceptional contributions in the areas of diversity, equity, access, inclusion and social justice.

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5:30 pm

A Fireside Chat with Sasha Velour and Peppermint

Join RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Sasha Velour and Peppermint! These New York drag queens are helping to shift and expand people’s understanding of gender, activism and drag.

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6:30 pm

Virtual Reality Game Night

Join ACE as they play Among us during their Virtual Game Night! You will have a chance to meet members of the Homecoming Court and play Among Us with friends. 

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Feb 10

Wednesday

Noon

Watson Wednesday Faculty Feature

Featuring a Q&A with Watson College Dean Van Dempsey, associate deans and other members of Watson's leadership team as they discuss the college's regional partnerships, including those with D.C. Virgo and Isaac Bear schools.

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5 pm

Meet the 2021 Distinguished Citizen of the Year: Wilbur D. Jones 
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A Wilmington author and historian, Jones will be honored for uncommon and outstanding service to UNCW.

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6 pm

Military Affairs Alumni Reunion

Military-affiliated alumni, students and employees are invited to catch up with old classmates, share stories of life as a Military Seahawk and get updates on the work of the Office of Military Affairs.

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6 pm

Sammy C. Hawk Stories

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be Sammy C. Hawk? Join ACE and Alumni Relations during their zoom Q&A with alumni who have been Sammy.

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8 pm

Virtual Trivia Night

Join ACE and Alumni Relations during their Virtual Trivia night! There will be a variety of topics such as basketball, virtual reality, UNCW, ACE, and even some local Wilmington trivia. Log on for a chance to win some cool prizes!

Register

Feb 11

Thursday

Noon

AAGA Presents: BLM Gallery Discussion

Join the African American Graduate Association and the Upperman African American Cultural Center to explore this virtual exhibit highlighting Black trailblazers who have made significant contributions to UNCW.

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5 pm

Meet the 2021 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year: Phillip M. Brown Jr. '88
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Brown will be honored for providing outstanding service to the university and distinction in his profession.

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6:30 pm

Student Government Association Roundtable

Student Government alumni and current student leaders reflect on their experiences and how service to SGA has benefited their careers.

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Feb 12

Friday

2 pm

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into alumni who make the magic happen at the UNCW Alumni Board of Directors board meeting, which is open to the public.

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5 pm

The UNCW Alumni Association presents the 2021 Distinguished Awardees Feature Video

Let's celebrate the 2021 UNCW Alumni Association Distinguished Awardees!

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5:30 pm

Minecraft Creation Competition Awards Ceremony

These Seahawks kept calm and played Minecraft. See who came out on top!

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6 pm

Music Beyond Borders, featuring Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances that have crossed genre and musical borders. Join Centro Hispano and the Alumni Association for a showcase of their best music videos and powerful conversations around Latinx power, culture and community organizing.

Stay tuned for details!

7 pm

Curbside Cinema: Grease

Enjoy this unique drive-in experience from the comforts of your own car in the Kenan Auditorium parking lot.

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8 pm

Fashion Show

Join this homecoming classic in a digital environment.

Stay tuned for details!

Feb 13

Saturday

am

Virtual Yoga Session

Namaste, Seahawk Style.

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11:30 am

Seahawk Showcase

Hundreds of alumni have made UNCW's Alumni Champagne Brunch a staple in the annual Homecoming lineup. This year, pour yourself a glass of champagne and enjoy a homecooked brunch while refueling your Seahawk Spirit.

12:15 pm

Countdown to Tipoff: Name That Tune Kahoot

Join alumna and on-air announcer, Sandra McClammy, also know as the the Midday Miss for a fun and interactive Name That Tune trivia focused on 80s and 90s pop and classic rock. It's a great way to gear up for the Seahawks game against William & Mary!

1 pm

Men's Basketball v. William & Mary

It's game time!

Watch it here

1 pm

Men's Tennis v. North Florida

It's game time!

Watch it here

6 pm

Men's Soccer v. VCU

It's game time!

Watch it here

Feb 14

Sunday

11:30 am

AAGA & Upperman African American Cultural Center Showcase

Grab your lunch (or brunch!) and join us for an update from AAGA and the Upperman Center followed by an hourlong gospel set DJ'd by Bigg B.

1 pm

Men's Basketball v. William & Mary

It's game time!

Watch it here

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On-Demand Programs

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Homecoming Minecraft Jam

Create a UNCW-themed masterpiece with Minecraft for your chance to win prizes! Free to enter with multiple age categories and winners!

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Interactive Scavenger Hunt

Kick-off Homecoming week with a virtual scavenger hunt via the app, Goosechase.

Details coming soon!

UNCW students on Chancellor's walk
Jorey's Stories

Join Jorey Stanley '17, African American Graduate Association Secretary and museum educator for a special Homecoming reading for families.

Learn about Jorey's Stories

Activities & Printables

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Virtual Photo Booth

Smile big and show your Seahawk spirit with our interactive virtual photo booth! Don't forget to tag us at @UNCWalumni and use #UNCWHomecoming.

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Pages from the Sammy C. Hawk Coloring Book
Sammy C. Hawk Coloring Book

Homecoming is always a family affair! Include the little ones in the festivities with this Sammy C. Hawk coloring book.

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Seahawk Sanitation Song
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We may not be singing the fight song together, but you can still show your spirit and promote healthy habits with our Seahawk Sanitation song.

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GIFs and GIPHY Stickers

Use this exclusive collection of stickers to interact with Seahawks live during virtual events.

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Zoom Backgrounds

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Celebrate Homecoming Through Your Support

UNCW has made a lasting impact on generations of Seahawks through academic programs and a supportive faculty and staff like no other. Celebrate Homecoming 2021 with a gift to the area of campus that matters most to you »

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