Welcome to the University of North Carolina Wilmington! You are beginning an educational journey that will transform your lives. The vast world of knowledge, the potential for discovery of new information and the opportunity to learn at the highest levels await you. At UNCW, you have access to excellent faculty – true scholars who absolutely love to teach. Take time to build strong connections with them, to learn about their research and to engage their help when you conduct your own academic explorations.
You also have access to dedicated and professional staff at UNCW. They provide a wide range of programs and services – including campus and community leadership experiences, cultural activities and civic engagement opportunities – to enrich your education. Get involved on campus and in our community. Our global society needs creative and intelligent young people like you to take an active interest in making the world a better place for all of us.
Wherever you go, whatever you do, remember that you now represent the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Invest time, effort, creativity and Seahawk spirit into your education, and you will be rewarded with tremendous success.
With warmest wishes,
Gary L. Miller
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my honor to welcome you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. You are joining a wonderful campus community. UNCW offers outstanding academic and research programs in a wide variety of disciplines. The university has ranked in the top 10 public master’s universities in the South for the last 14 years by U.S. News and World Report, and is currently ranked number 4. It has also been named a “Best in the Southeast” university by The Princeton Review for eight consecutive years.
At UNCW, a myriad of club and community leadership activities, a wide array of diverse cultural experiences, and a world of educational opportunities await you, so set your sights high and soar to meet them!
UNCW faculty and staff are outstanding educators, mentors and guides. Get to know them. Rely on them. They will expect the very best of you, and they will encourage you to make the most of your collegiate experience. You will learn more than you can imagine, but you will also have a lot of fun as a student at UNCW. Enjoy the journey.
Congratulations on becoming members of the Seahawk community. The Trustees and I wish you success in all of your endeavors. Go Seahawks!
George M. Teague
Chair of the Board of Trustees