I am proud to join our faculty and staff in welcoming you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. You’ve chosen to continue your education at an institution known for its commitment to teaching, research, community engagement and excellence.
UNCW’s outstanding reputation continues to earn accolades for high quality, affordability and service to military-affiliated students from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and The Education Trust, among others. Recently, UNCW was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017, which highlights the nation’s “best and most interesting” colleges and universities. You’ve joined a premier institution that is soaring to become even more diverse, global and engaged with the community and with the world.
You are embarking on an educational journey that will transform your lives. Your only limit is your imagination. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing you with the best educational experience possible as you pursue your college degree and your dreams. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, a transfer student from another university or community college, a veteran or member of the military, or a professional seeking to enhance your career opportunities, UNCW offers numerous avenues to success.
I encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity to explore the world of knowledge. Conduct research with a faculty mentor. Participate in study abroad and internship opportunities. Get involved in campus life. Accept leadership positions in student organizations and volunteer in our community. Enjoy the journey.
UNCW offers myriad course offerings for diverse learning opportunities. We want you to develop thorough knowledge in your field of study, but we also hope you will cultivate the capacity for innovative thinking and an interest in the world around you. A world of educational opportunities and possibilities awaits you. You’re off to a great start.
With best wishes for your success,
Jose V. Sartarelli, Ph.D.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my honor to welcome you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
You’ve joined a wonderful campus community that values creative inquiry, critical thinking and global citizenship. UNCW is known for the quality of its students, faculty and staff. Our university is recognized as one of the five best public master’s universities in the South and is nationally known for its efforts to expand access to higher education for military-affiliated students. There is more to UNCW than our esteemed programs; it is a community of scholars committed to excellence, integrity, diversity, innovation and globalization.
I encourage you to make the most of your time while at UNCW. Whether you are involved in club or community leadership activities, diverse cultural experiences, applied learning and other research programs or study abroad, you will find your UNCW experiences will aid you in becoming engaged citizens and future leaders.
UNCW faculty and staff are outstanding educators, mentors and guides. Get to know them. 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.
Congratulations on becoming members of the Seahawk community. The Trustees and I wish you success in all of your endeavors. Go Seahawks!
Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees