Welcome to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where giving flight to imagination inspires our campus community to continuously strive for excellence in teaching, research and service. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, a transfer student from another university or community college, a veteran or military-affiliated student, or a professional seeking to enhance your career opportunities, UNCW offers numerous ways for you to achieve your dreams.
Our faculty and staff are committed to providing you with the best educational experience possible as you pursue new professional and personal skills. To further prepare you for success in the 21st century, our Strategic Plan emphasizes integrity, diversity and innovation as well as an ever-present dedication to community engagement.
During the 2017-18 academic year, UNCW will celebrate its 70th anniversary, and I encourage you to learn about our history and enjoy our traditions as the semesters unfold. Our university has an outstanding reputation for high quality and affordability, according to U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Princeton Review, among other publications. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 also included UNCW among the nation’s “best and most interesting” colleges and universities.
As you will soon discover, we are a student-centered campus that offers myriad course offerings and applied learning experiences. We want you to develop thorough knowledge in your field of study, but we also hope you will cultivate a capacity for resourceful thinking as well as a keen interest in the world around you. Enjoy all of the learning opportunities available to you at UNC Wilmington!
Best wishes for continued success,
Jose V. Sartarelli, Ph.D.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, welcome to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Our campus community values critical thinking, scholarship and creativity, diversity and global citizenship. UNCW students and faculty frequently earn national recognition for their commitment to academic excellence and community engagement. The university’s Strategic Plan is focused on supporting your success from the moment you enroll through graduation and beyond.
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 through applied learning experiences, campus leadership programs, cultural activities, international study and much more. You will learn more than you can imagine. You will also have a lot of fun as a student at UNCW.
Congratulations on becoming members of the Seahawk community. Best wishes for your continued success.
Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees