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Aug & Sept 2023  
Sammy hugging student in a crowd of Seahawks

UNCW welcomed the largest first-year class in university history and kicked off the 2023-24 academic year with its tradition-rich UNCWelcome featuring Move-In weekend, Rock the Rec, Beach Blast, Meet the Greeks Block Party and the Involvement Carnival.

Under Chancellor Aswani K. Volety's leadership, UNCW will launch its newest strategic plan: Soar High, Soar Far, Soar Together. The 10-year blueprint reflects the inclusive process used to prepare it with four pillars and 18 priorities conveying the goals and aspirations of UNCW students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community partners.

Seahawks will be among those celebrated during September’s Wilmington Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 gala. The event honors those propelling businesses, forging paths and leaving an indelible mark in Wilmington.

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Events | more

Crew Club Reunion
Sept. 16 | Register »


Men's Soccer Alumni Gathering
Sept. 22 | Learn more »


MPA Student, Faculty & Alumni Social
Sept. 22 | Learn more »


Legacy Pinning Ceremony
Sept. 23 | Register »


UNCW Career & Internship Fair
Sept. 27 | Learn more »


Volleyball Alumni Weekend
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 | Learn more »


UNCW Swim & Dive Alumni Social
Sept. 30 | Learn more »


7th Annual Men's Basketball Tip-off Dinner
Oct. 5 | Register »


Center for Marine Science Open House
Oct. 7 | Learn more »


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Alumni at the Durham Bulls PicnicThis year’s Durham Bulls Picnic was a home run!

Alumni welcome students under tent It takes a flock. We loved the Seahawk spirit displayed during Move-In weekend and the first day of classes.

Don’t worry, Swifties, we’re always in our Seahawk Era.

A new way to connect: find us on Threads.

Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW is more than 90% to its stretch goal! Help keep up the momentum with your gift today.


UNCW News | more

Two gentlemen hugging under military sword arch

UNCW is now an official Purple Heart Designated University, affirming its commitment to those who have been wounded or killed by the enemy while serving to protect our freedoms. The Purple Heart Medal is the oldest military decoration and was awarded to recognize heroic acts by U.S. troops during the Revolutionary War.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCW earned a spot in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, an authoritative source for college-bound students and their parents for 40 years. The latest entry notes UNCW’s most popular majors: nursing, business administration, communication studies, psychology and biology. The guide also highlights UNCW’s newer majors of respiratory therapy, digital arts and coastal engineering.

UNCW was selected to join the fast-growing ranks of the Carolina Cyber Network (CCN), an organization dedicated to closing the critical gap in cybersecurity workforce needs and available workers. One of the National Security Agency’s designated Centers for Academic Excellence, UNCW is a welcome addition to CCN with its emphasis on maritime cybersecurity issues and missional focus on excellence and innovation.

Dr. G. Edzordzi Agbozo was named a recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English 2023 Early Career Educator of Color Award. An assistant professor in the Department of English, Dr. Agbozo is among six educators nationwide teaching literacy from pre-K to university levels.

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Awards | more

Four Distinguished Alumni Awardees in Trask

Seahawk Stories | more

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