Mar 02, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalogue 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalogue

Student Life



ADA & 504 Compliance

UNCW provides access and reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability in its programs, services and activities. The ADA/504 Compliance Officer coordinates and monitors campus compliance with requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law: 93-112), as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law: 101-336), as amended.

Current and prospective students with disabilities who need accommodations or who have questions about accessibility may contact the Disability Resource Center.

Inquiries concerning UNCW policy and compliance with federal and state laws and regulations concerning discrimination in education and employment programs and activities may be directed to:

Dr. Brian Victor
ADA/504 Compliance Officer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
DePaolo Hall 1007
Wilmington, NC 28403-5985
Phone: 910-962-7771
Fax: 910-962-2284
Email: ADA-504-Coordinator@uncw.edu

Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the applicable North Carolina state agency.

Art Exhibitions

Monthly exhibitions of painting, sculpture and the graphic arts are held in a variety of spaces on campus including: Randall Library, Cultural Arts Building, Warwick Center, and the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery. Student art is often featured. Campus Life also features its permanent art collection of student artwork on display year round in the Fisher Student Center and Fisher University Union. All exhibitions are open to the public without charge.

Association for Campus Entertainment

The Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) coordinates many of the events that take place on campus including the Friday and Saturday night film series, open mic nights, concerts and comedy shows, and a series of homecoming events. This student run organization is made up of the following committees: Concerts, Spirit, Special Events, Boseman Art Gallery and Films. Over 150 students participate in the coordination of ACE events and learn skills such as contract negotiation, marketing, delegation, time management, and program planning. If you are interested in more information about events or joining a committee, stop by the ACE office in the Campus Activities Involvement Center in the Fisher Student Center – Room 2029.

Campus Activities & Involvement Center

The Campus Activities and Involvement Center (CAIC) is your gateway to entertainment and involvement on campus. As part of the Division of Student Affairs, we are “creating experiences for life” by providing opportunities for students to participate actively, grow personally and explore new ideas and interests through a variety of entertainment and involvement experiences, including the annual Involvement Carnival. Our staff, and the students with whom we work, are committed to creating a vibrant campus community filled with diverse activities for all students. Students interested in learning about ways to get engaged with student organizations or to find out about events and activities can do so on WaveLink at https://uncw.campuslabs.com/engage

Campus Dining 

UNCW Campus Dining is committed to providing culinary options to satisfy diverse tastes. We deliver fresh and healthy food while also providing a high quality experience prepared by professionally trained staff and award-winning chefs. Campus Dining locations are open to meet the schedules of students, staff and faculty. 

Wagoner Dining Hall serves a variety of choices in an all you care to eat venue including robust vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Dub’s Café, located at the front of campus in Warwick Center, is also an all you care to eat venue with a new locally inspired menu highlighting a host of locally grown and produced specialties. The Hawk’s Nest Food Court, located in Fisher University Union, features Jole Mole, Opa!, Green Spot, Smoked, and Flatz flatbread pizza. Also in the Fisher University Union is a full-service Subway and Chick-fil-A. 

Campus Dining features four convenience/grocery stores on campus: POD (Provisions on Demand) Market at The HUB, POD Market at Fisher Union, POD Market at Shops at the Crossing, and Market Place located in Seahawk Landing which supply necessities, local products and food, smoothies, milkshakes and more. In addition, several food trucks visit the campus during lunch hours, such as PT’s Grille, Poor Piggy’s and UNCW’s very own Food Wagon. Campus Dining also provides concessions and partners with local restaurants to enhance UNCW student experiences.

Enjoy more national brands at Einstein Bros Bagels located in the Fisher Student Center, Starbucks and MOOYAH located in The HUB, Dunkin’ Donuts located in the Shops at Seahawk Crossing and a Wilmington local favorite Port City Java located in Randall Library.

Each Campus Dining facility strives to encourage healthy choices. Our students require fresh, quality ingredients that nourish and promote wellness. Our chefs and their teams work to provide great-tasting and healthy options every day, from snacks to desserts that include options for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and allergen-free diets. Email campusdining@uncw.edu with any special dietary needs, questions, or to hear about all of our options!

Information about On-Campus Required and On-Campus Voluntary/Off Campus Meal Plans is available at the Auxiliary Services One Card Office in Warwick Center. Contact us at 910.962.3560 or mealplans@uncw.edu or see https://uncw.edu/seahawk-life/dining-housing/dining/student-meal-plans for more information.

Campus Life Arts & Programs

Campus Life Arts & Programs coordinates a wide range of campus and cultural programs for students and the university community. Our programming areas include: Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE); Ann Flack Boseman Gallery; Arts in Action Performance Series; Leadership Lectures Series; Lumina Theater; and Sharky’s Game Room. Enjoy live entertainment, performing arts, lectures, art exhibits, film screenings, game tournaments, and more, all free or at reduced rates for students. For event information or to get involved with programming, visit our website at www.uncw.edu/presents or stop by our office in the Fisher University Union, Room 2041.

Campus Life Facilities

Student life is enriched at UNCW by a broad spectrum of activities, many of which occur in or around the Campus Life facilities which includes the Fisher Student Center, Fisher University Union, Burney Center and Warwick Center. The Fisher Student Center is a 73,000 square foot facility which houses student organization offices in the Campus Activities and Involvement Center, meeting rooms, lounges, study areas, the University Bookstore, Lumina Theater – a 330-seat movie theater –  and views of the Campus Commons.

The Fisher University Union is a 62,000 square foot facility that houses the Hawk’s Nest food concepts and dining space. The services in this facility also include the post office, the passport office, and Provisions on Demand (a convenience store). Many student service offices, including the Career Center, Transition Programs, the Upperman African American Cultural Center, Centro Hispano, the LGBTQIA Resource Office, the Asian Heritage Cultural Center, and the Campus Life Administrative Office are located in this facility. In addition, the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery is located on the second floor of the Fisher University Union with art on exhibit throughout the year.

The Burney Center houses the largest multipurpose ballroom space on campus. The Campus Life Reservation and Event Services office, which is located in the Fisher University Union, will be happy to talk to you about this and other reservable spaces in any of these facilities.

The Warwick Center houses a large multi-purpose room which can be divided into as many as three smaller spaces. Areas of the multi-purpose room are available to the university community and the community at large for meetings, conference proceedings, etc. Dub’s Café, an all-you-care-to-eat venue, is also located in the Warwick Center.

Campus Life facilities and Campus Commons are student-oriented facilities in the center of campus that are welcoming, adaptable, well maintained, safe and accessible. These facilities are intentionally designed to be inviting and to encourage interaction with the community.

Campus Recreation

The Department of Campus Recreation organizes and administers a variety of structured or self-directed recreational services that enhance the overall wellness of the university community. Our primary goal is to provide quality recreational experiences directed toward positive change in the physical, cognitive and social domains of the university community, thus enhancing the overall educational experience. This goal is accomplished by offering a wide variety of recreational activities, conducting educational workshops and providing professional training for employees. The Department of Campus Recreation provides a multifaceted program which includes: aquatics, group exercise/fitness programs, intramural sports, Seahawk Adventures, sport clubs and special events. Campus Recreation at UNCW takes a “something for everyone” approach to programming.

CARE: UNCW Collaboration for Assault Response & Education

CARE: Collaboration for Assault Response & Education is the UNCW department dedicated to relationship education, violence prevention and response to those impacted by interpersonal violence. CARE educates the UNCW community about relationship issues and violence prevention, including prevention programs related to relationship abuse, sexual assault, stalking and harassment. We offer confidential consultations, crisis support and advocacy to students, staff and faculty who have been victims, as well as staff, faculty or students that are concerned about someone else that has been affected by abuse or violence. CARE Advocates are available through our 24-hour hotline at 910-512-4821 and can respond in person, by phone, or by text message 24 hours a day or in-person during business hours in the office on the second floor of DePaolo Hall. CARE also partners with other campus offices and with off-campus agencies in order to offer educational outreach and to provide crisis response to the UNCW community.

For more information, call 962-CARE, stop by our office in DePaolo Hall, or visit our website: www.uncw.edu/care. The CARE responder may be contacted 24/7 by calling (910) 512-4821.

Career Center

The central purpose of the Career Center is to help students prepare for academic and career success. The center assists students with self-assessments, values clarification and occupational data to help make informed choices of academic majors. The Career Center also provides opportunities for internships and discovering the relationship of skills acquired to the broader work world. The Career Center helps translate academic achievements, co-curricular activities and work experiences into successful job campaigns or graduate school applications.

Through the journey of learning, career exploration, and applied learning opportunities, students and alumni are motivated to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world of work in a dynamic global community.

The Career Center encourages students and alumni to:

  • EXPLORE
    Explore work values, interests, skills, and personality using Career Center resources in order to optimize academic and career planning
  • EXPERIENCE
    Develop skills and competencies sought by employers, as outlined in the Skill Seeker, through applied learning opportunities
  • ENGAGE
    Engage and network with faculty and other professionals as well as local, state, national, and global employers to learn how to meet the needs of an ever-changing modern society
  • EMBARK
    Take responsibility for making informed career decisions and developing further education and employment plans over the lifespan

 

For more information, visit Career Center online at:  or call 910-962-3174. Appointments can be scheduled via Handshake https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/appointments.

Counseling Center

 The staff of the Counseling Center believes that a student’s successful progress towards their degree is affected by a number of personal, social and academic factors. We offer a variety of services to support a student’s academic and personal success including individual personal counseling, group counseling and personal development workshops. In addition, consultation services and outreach programs are offered for student organizations, as well as other campus departments and offices. An important role of the Counseling Center is working with students to develop the skills and awareness to successfully meet their college life demands.


The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed counseling professionals and advanced trainees including counselors, social workers and psychologists, who have specific interests and skills in working within a university setting. Some common student concerns addressed at the Counseling Center include loneliness, depression, anxiety, homesickness, relationships, coming out, family issues and grief. Assistance is also available for students with concerns related to sexual assault, substance abuse and body image. The transition to college can be particularly trying for students managing previously diagnosed conditions or on-going psychological concerns. The Counseling Center can assist students and families with identifying local providers who can keep support structures intact.


Enrolled students are eligible for counseling services, which are confidential and accessible. Intake interviews and counseling appointments are available weekdays and an on-call counselor is available for students with urgent needs or a crisis. When seeking services, students meet with a counselor who will assess the student’s needs and determine the services that will best meet those needs. If a student’s needs require attention that is beyond the Counseling Center’s scope of practice, the counselor will work to connect the student with appropriate off-campus services. Students are encouraged to come and talk with a counselor about any concerns that are hindering their academic or personal success. After-hours and on weekends, an on-call counselor is available for crisis consultation through the University Police (910) 962-2222.


For additional information about the services and programs offered by the Counseling Center, please call (910) 962-3746, come by our offices on the second floor of DePaolo Hall, or visit our Web site: www.uncw.edu/counseling

Disability Resource Center

Students with disabilities are a rapidly growing minority at UNCW, as elsewhere in American higher education. Consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended), it is the policy of UNCW that no otherwise qualified individual in the United States be excluded from, denied benefit of, or be subject to discrimination based on their disability within university activities, programs, or services.

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the designated office providing services and information to students with disabilities enrolled or considering enrollment at UNCW. As such, DRC is committed to providing assistance to enable qualified students with disabilities equal opportunity to accomplish their educational goals and derive all of the benefits of campus life.

DRC serves as an advocate for students with disabilities, and as a resource for UNCW faculty, staff and administration. Through intentional partnerships, DRC strives to create an atmosphere that encourages students’ independence, responsibility for self, effective communication skills, and a respect for the diverse learning experience.

Students with disabilities needing accommodations or questions regarding resources should contact Disability Resource Center for more information, including documentation guidelines and requirements.

DRC@uncw.edu
(910) 962-7555
www.uncw.edu/disability

SEA.lab (Strategy Enhancement for Achievement)

Established to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities, SEA Lab offers students enrolled at the DRC the assistance of experienced and knowledgeable staff, to aid in their development of skills necessary for academic success.

Through SEA Labstudents have an opportunity to explore various strategies and techniques to assist them in their goals toward overall academic achievement and individual development. SEA Lab offers workshops and 1.1 instruction on topics such as:

            –Time management and organizational skills
             –Reading strategies and note taking
            –Test-taking and final exam preparation
            –Understanding of one’s disability
            –Self-advocacy and meta cognitive development

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) serves as the student government association representing all graduate student organizations at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The purpose of the organization is to encourage, recognize, and assist all graduate students academically and socially, as well as to promote the interests and welfare of graduate students within the University. (https://uncw.edu/seahawk-life/get-involved/students/graduate-student-association/)

Housing and Residence Life

The Department of Housing and Residence Life is responsible for the development of educational, cultural and social programs to enhance student life on campus. The goal of the Housing and Residence Life program is to create an environment conducive to academic pursuits and the personal growth of resident students. More than 260 Residence Life staff and 13 professional Residence Life staff are responsible for the supervision of resident students in the residence halls, on-campus apartments, and suite-style buildings.

The university houses more than 5,000 students in modern, conveniently located buildings that include 9 residence halls, 17 apartment buildings, and 9 suite-style buildings. All rooms are air-conditioned and fully furnished.  All buildings feature both Ethernet and wireless access on the university network, which allows students to access university software and resources. Laundry facilities are available in all areas. The Residence Life program offers opportunities for student employment and leadership positions through hall governance. Students residing in residence halls and the University Suites are required to maintain a meal plan with the university dining hall while Seahawk Village, Seahawk Landing, and Seahawk Crossing residents can optionally purchase a student meal plan.

Immunization & Medical History Forms

North Carolina General Statute 130A-155.1 establishes specific immunization requirements for all students enrolled in North Carolina colleges or universities. It is the responsibility of the Student Health Center to monitor the immunization record of each student to ensure compliance with state law and university requirements.

All students are required to submit a completed “Immunization and Medical History Form.” The form can be downloaded at https://uncw.edu/seahawk-life/health-wellness/health-center.

There are three parts to the form:

  • Immunization Record: Students can have their doctor’s office complete and sign the form, or attach a copy of an official immunization record.
  • Physical Examination:  A Physical Examination is not required for admission. If a student is taking a physical education course and has a medical condition that may affect participation then a student will be asked for documentation of a physical within the past 14 months or required to get one done.
  • Report of Medical History: All students must complete these two pages. Students under 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign the form.

Immunizations that are REQUIRED pursuant to NC state law (current as of March 1, 2019):

College/University Vaccine Requirements and Number of Doses

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis1

Polio2

Measles3

Mumps4

Rubella5

Hepatitis B6

3

3

2

2

1

3


Footnote1 - Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine: Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. Individuals entering college or university for the first time on or after July 1, 2008 must have had three doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid, one of which must be tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis.

Footnote2 – Polio vaccine: Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. An individual attending school that has attained his or her 18th birthday is not required to receive polio vaccine.

Footnote3 - Measles vaccine: Two doses at least 28 days apart are required for individuals entering college or university. The requirement for a second dose does not apply to individuals who entered school, college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994. A person who has been diagnosed prior to January 1, 1994 by a physician (or designee, such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) as having measles (rubeola), or an individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against measles, is not required to receive measles vaccine. Individuals born before 1957 are not required to receive measles vaccine except in measles outbreak situations.

Footnote4 - Mumps vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against mumps; An individual born prior to 1957; or Enrolled in college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994. An individual entering college or university prior to July 1, 2008 is not required to receive a second dose of mumps vaccine.

Footnote5 - Rubella vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against rubella; 50 years of age or older; An individual who entered college or university after their 30th birthday and before February 1, 1989.

Footnote6 - Hepatitis B Vaccine is not required if born before July 1, 1994.

Immunization requirements taken directly from https://immunization.dph.ncdhhs.gov/family/nc_immnz_requirements.htm

International Students and/or non-US Citizens: Vaccines are required as noted above. Additionally, international students are required to have a Tb skin test (PPD, TST, or QuantiFERON Gold) that has been administered and read at an appropriate medical facility within 12 months prior to the first day of class. (Chest x-ray required if test is positive.)

Meningitis Vaccinations: All students must inform the Student Health Center whether or not they received the meningococcal vaccine, and if so, type of vaccine, and the month, date and year of the vaccination.

Notes:

a.     Immunization records must bear either the administering provider’s signature, name, address and phone number or the official stamp of the health care facility at which the immunizations were administered. Immunization records printed from a state registry are also an acceptable form of proof.

b.     Laboratory proof of immunity to Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, or Rubella (German Measles) is acceptable.

Failure to comply with North Carolina immunization requirements will result in administrative withdrawal from the university.

Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to advocacy and education centered on student growth and self-responsibility by serving as a central resource for UNCW students, faculty and staff. Through collaboration with the University and the Wilmington community, we provide assistance to members of the UNCW community by: educating students about their rights and responsibilities as members of our community; assisting students, faculty and staff with interpretation of campus policies, including the Code of Student Life and the Student Academic Honor Code; training and educating faculty, staff and students on community standards and conflict resolution; establishing grievance and conflict resolution procedures; referring students to myriad resources to increase the likelihood of their success; assisting in the coordination of 24 hour emergency and crisis response; and providing resources and education for special populations including off campus students, non-traditional students and graduate student life. Our mission is to foster a respectful and dynamic community that affirms the value and contributions of each individual, and which harbors and elevates democracy, civility, and diversity as paramount values.

The following services and programs are coordinated and managed through the Office of the Dean of Students: Off-campus Student Services; Case Management, Community Standards, Reporting Incidents of Concern (including harassment), Student Academic Honor Code, Alternate Resolution Dispute, and Student Conduct. Student rights and responsibilities are communicated through the Code of Student Life, and we adjudicate academic and behavioral violations through the campus conduct system. Our staff is vested in the success of each and every student, and we invite you to access us as partners in assisting you in your roles as students, faculty and staff at UNCW. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (910) 962-3119, by e-mail at deanofstudents@uncw.edu. Our website is https://uncw.edu/about/university-administration/student-affairs/departments/dean-students/

Office of Student Community and Engagement

In the Office of Student Community and Engagement, we believe every student is capable of practicing leadership because it is not about a position or title; it is about the desire and drive to create positive change.  We offer several opportunities that will equip you with the skills and tools needed to successfully practice leadership on campus and in the community. To learn more, stop by our office in 2029 Fisher Student Center and check our website.

Seahawk Mail 

Seahawk Mail is a full-service U.S. Postal Service contract station serving UNCW students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Seahawk Mail provides on-campus student mail services, including mailboxes and package pickup. Located in the Fisher University Union, Seahawk Mail is your one-stop shop for postage, money orders, mailing supplies, FAX services, and notary services. Seahawk Mail is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. with package pickup service until 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Mail is distributed by 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Forms of payment accepted at Seahawk Mail are Cash, Check (with valid identification), Seahawk Buck$, and Credit Cards (Visa, American Express, and MasterCard. There is a required minimum purchase of $3.00 for credit cards).

All students may request a mailbox assignment if desiring to receive mail or packages at Seahawk Mail. Package pickup service includes all carriers, such as U.S.P.S., UPS, Fed Ex and floral delivery. Students are asked to check their boxes regularly. Students are responsible for providing a forwarding address when they move or leave the university. Please visit our website at www.uncw.edu/mail for more information.

Student Government Association: Representing the Voice and Vision of UNCW Students

The Student Government Association is a democratic organization, permitting expression of student opinion, working for the best interest of the university and upholding a high standard of morals and conduct. Student activity fee money supports the Student Government Association in its objectives and activities. Officers, class representatives, and at-large representatives are elected by the student body.

Services such as Legal Services, campus entertainment, and student organization funding are primary components of the comprehensive SGA program. The Student Government Association is a member of the North Carolina Association of Student Governments.

Abrons Student Health Center (SHC)

The mission of the Abrons Student Health Center (SHC) is to provide student-centered, affordable, quality health and preventive services to the students of UNCW. Our goal is to help students stay as healthy as possible so that they can fully engage in and out of the classroom. We see ourselves as a key component of student success here on campus.

Services include confidential diagnosis and treatment of general and acute medical problems, psychiatric medication management, nutrition services, allergy injections, immunizations, laboratory services, women’s health care, contraception services, men’s health assessment and preventive services. The health fee is included in student fees and entitles students taking six or more credit hours to unlimited visits. There are additional charges for services such as lab tests, immunizations, administration of allergy shots, and annual exams and physicals. Students taking less than six hours will be entitled to health services upon payment of the health fee. The Abrons Student Health Center does not routinely issue excuses for class absences due to illness. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 910-962-3280 or visit us on the web at Student Health Center.

Student Health Insurance

All graduate students taking one or more credits per semester will be required to have health insurance to attend UNCW, except extension and distance education students. Those unable to show proof of existing coverage will automatically be enrolled in the university-sponsored insurance plan. Details are available on the Abrons Student Health Center website: https://uncw.edu/seahawk-life/health-wellness/health-center.

Health Promotion

Health Promotion, located in the Hundley Health Education Center in the Student Recreation Center, is UNCW’s central resource for health education programs and services. The staff and peer educators develop and implement campus-wide programs designed to encourage healthy attitudes, practices, and behaviors as well as to reduce the illegal and high-risk use of alcohol and other drugs and the consequences that the members of this campus community experience as a result. Health Promotion is also the home for the CRC Hawks, UNCW’s recovery community.

Staffed by three prevention professionals, a registered dietitian and a group of peer educators, the office offers programs on nutrition, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, cold/flu prevention, stress management and other health topics. The registered dietitian provides individual counseling and programs for weight management, disease prevention/management, sports nutrition, disordered eating, vegetarian and vegan diets, and other nutrition concerns. All requests for information or consultation are handled confidentially, whether for personal interest, for a friend, or for a class assignment.

There are resources including brochures and handouts on health-related topics, as well as books, magazines, and DVDs available for loan. Resident Assistants, professors, and organizations can request a program through our website. For more information, please call 910-962-4135, or visit us on the web at www.uncw.edu/healthpromo.

Pharmacy

The UNCW Pharmacy is located in DePaolo Hall within the Abrons Student Health Center suite. Students can fill prescriptions written by UNCW providers as well as off-campus providers and may purchase over 100 over-the-counter medications and products. Crutches are also available for purchase. For more information, please call 910-962-3016 or visit us on the web at Student Health Center.

Student Media

Student Media consists of autonomous student organizations and a governing board:

  • The Seahawk, the university’s award-winning, student-run, digital newspaper, founded in 1948
  • Atlantis, UNCW’s award-winning literary arts magazine, founded in 1971 and published three times a year
  • TealTV, founded in 1999; producers of the biweekly TV magazine Seahawk Central News, sketch comedy, and more
  • Flicker Film Society, a collective of student filmmakers, founded in 2004, who produce original films and sponsor the annual Reel Teal Film Festival
  • Hawkstream Radio, UNCW’s student-run podcast studio, founded in 2007, now a unit of TealTV
  • The Student Media Board, a committee of students, faculty, university staff and local professionals who oversee budgets, policy and advising while defending students’ expressive rights. The SMB never engages in prior review of the student publications it oversees.

More information about UNCW Student Media is available online at https://uncw.edu/seahawk-life/get-involved/students/student-media

Student Organizations

There are approximately 250 student organizations registered with the Campus Activities and Involvement Center. These organizations include: political, professional, academic, multicultural, religious, service, honorary, governing, graduate, special interest groups, student media, Greek letter, and sports club. All of these organizations help to develop the UNCW community through the activities and affiliations that they create. Many of the clubs are showcased during the fall Involvement Carnival held in late August/early September. You can find out information about these organizations in the Campus Activities and Involvement Center in the Fisher Student Center, Room 2029 or on WaveLink, UNCW’s student organization and departmental management platform that offers a variety of opportunities to highlight events, showcase resources, and collaborate with others. 

UNCW One Card

The UNCW One Card is the UNCW student ID and official form of identification on campus. It allows the use of campus facilities, and provides safe, easy access to student housing, campus facilities, and student labs. With a valid UNCW One Card, students can check out materials at Randall library, ride the Seahawk Shuttle WAVE transit buses at no cost, and much more, including receiving a discount at local merchants through the Seahawk Savings Program. Students also have three accounts they can utilize on the One Card: Seahawk Buck$, Bookstore Dollars, and their Meal Plan. For more information on these accounts, please visit https://uncw.edu/seahawk-life/services/onecard.

Seahawk Buck$ is the debit account feature of the UNCW One Card. With prepaid funds, students can make purchases at all food service locations, UNCW Bookstore, vending machines, student copiers, health center, pharmacy, Seahawk Mail, iPrint locations, iPrint Business Center, and more. Deposits may be made either online using the UNCW One Card Online Management Center, at the UNCW One Card Office located in Warwick Center, or at kiosks located in Randall library and the Fisher University Union. 

Students can track UNCW One Card balances (Food Dollars, Seahawk Buck$, and Bookstore Dollars) at the UNCW One Card Online Management Center or on the smartphone/tablet App called “Blackboard Transact Mobile eAccounts”. For more information, visit the UNCW One Card office in the Warwick Center or www.uncw.edu/onecard/.

UNCW Bookstore

Located in the Fisher Student Center, the UNCW Bookstore offers everything students need for their time at UNCW. They have all course related materials including textbook rentals, new and used textbooks, and digital textbooks. You can shop with confidence at the UNCW Bookstore as they offer a Price Match Program* to Amazon.com and BN.com to help students get the best price possible. They also carry a variety of school supplies, laptops, printers, tablets, apparel and snacks. In addition, the UNCW Bookstore offers the largest inventory of Seahawk apparel and gifts, as well as a selection of trade books. They are also home to Dub City Brew Café proudly brewing Starbucks Coffee where students may use their One Card funds including Bookstore Dollars, Seahawk Buck$, and the Food Dollar portion of their Meal Plans along with cash and credit/debit cards. Forms of payment accepted at the bookstore include Seahawk Buck$, cash, check, credit, debit, Barnes & Noble gift cards, and Bookstore Dollars.

Can’t make it into the bookstore? Have no fear! All of your textbooks and favorite UNCW Gear are available online. Place an online order, and we’ll notify you when it is ready! Our website accepts credit, debit, Paypal, Barnes & Noble gift cards and Bookstore Dollars.

Contact the UNCW Bookstore at 910.962.3188 or, at www.uncw.edu/bookstore for more information on bookstore services.

*Some exclusions and restrictions apply to the Price Match Program. For full details please visit the UNCW Bookstore website or ask one of our Booksellers.

Bookstore Dollars – this is an optional account on the UNCW One Card that provides students with the ability to get their books and supplies without waiting for a financial aid refund by charging the selected funds to their student account. Bookstore Dollars offer the following benefits: students are able to get their books earlier, and book charges can be included on the student’s initial E-Bill or TealPay payment plan. Funds on the Bookstore Dollars account do not expire – they roll over from semester to semester and are continually available to use for any item in the bookstore, including clothing items, Dub City Brew café items, textbooks, technology items, and so much more! Please visit https://uncw.edu/seahawk-life/services/onecard for more information.

University Information Center

The Information Center, conveniently located on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center, provides a variety of information about campus, student and community activities, as well as campus telephone numbers. The center also provides free laptop computer check out, and umbrella checkout. The Information Center also serves as the campus Lost and Found. Contact the Information Center at (910) 962-3841.

University Learning Center

The University Learning Center is committed to being a vital part of UNCW students’ education. Our academic support services are based on the principle that quality learning takes place when peers work collaboratively to develop knowledge and build skills. The University Learning Center provides students with a learning environment and experience that differs from the classroom; we focus on high-quality individual, small-group and large-group student-centered and student-lead learning.

Our services support students as they develop independent learning strategies, personal responsibility, intellectual maturity, transferable skills, and a respect for diverse learning experiences. Additionally, we provide our student tutors with a valuable pre-professional experience.

Each of our academic support services is free to all UNCW students:

  • Academic Achievement Services
  • Math Services
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Tutoring Services
  • Writing Services

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for tutoring or mentoring positions at the University Learning Center. Learn more at https://uncw.edu/ulc/about/student.html.

Call 962-7857 or e-mail ulc@uncw.edu with questions. Also see our website for more detailed information: www.uncw.edu/ulc.

Learn more about the academic support available for graduate students below:

Academic Achievement Services

In keeping with the University Learning Center’s mission to foster independent learning and transferable skills, Academic Achievement Services provides students with training and support for skills such as time management, note-taking, and test preparation so that students can make the most of what UNCW has to offer. Learn more at https://uncw.edu/seahawk-life/support-success/university-learning-center.

Writing Services

The Writing Center provides assistance for all UNCW students as they develop and improve their writing skills. We employ many graduate students who have written graduate level papers and can support UNCW’s graduate population. Writing tutors can also help with personal statements and sections of longer theses. Short papers or sections of papers (ten pages or less) can be submitted online for response. Students can also drop in at the Writing Lab for quick help with their writing. Additional information is available at www.uncw.edu/ulc/writing.

University Testing Services

University Testing Services (UTS) provides secure computer-based and paper-based testing and test proctoring services for UNCW and the surrounding communities. The staff strives to provide a quality testing experience that is fair, efficient, and accessible in a professionally monitored facility. Admissions and certification testing programs as well as proctoring services for online courses are available through UTS.  Other proctoring services may be provided on a space-available basis. Please contact us at: testingservices@uncw.edu to inquire about availability or for additional information about testing and proctoring services and online scheduling.

Testing programs coordinated by or administered in UTS include: CLEP, DSST, GRE, MAT, the PRAXIS I and II series, TEAS, ibt-TOEFL, and proctored exams. Each national program has testing dates, eligibility, registration and payment requirements that are determined by the testing companies. This information can be found in registration materials or on their respective websites.  Links to local appointment, payment and scheduling information can be found on our website: http://www.uncw.edu/testingservices.

Accommodated testing for candidates with disabilities or for Title IX compliance is available; however, candidates must follow the requirements for submission of requested documentation for review and approval either to the national companies (for major testing programs/Prometric) or to the Disability Resource Center or the Title IX/Cleary Office (for smaller or campus-based programs), if not already registered with the DRC or if not referred by the Title IX/Cleary Office.

University Testing Services does not determine a candidate’s eligibility for accommodations or accommodations available for the candidate. To avoid delays, please discuss your needs with Testing Services staff prior to appearing for your testing appointment. 

Generally, services provided in the Testing Center are by appointment and require payment in advance. Appointments for national testing (Prometric programs) are determined by contacting the relevant company either by phone or online. For the remaining programs or proctoring services, available appointments may be viewed through an online registration and payment system, RegisterBlast, accessible on the UTS homepage. Valid (unexpired) government-issued photo identification with a signature (Driver’s License, passport, Military ID, etc.) is always required for testing. For additional information or to make an appointment, please call (910) 512-6785, come by our offices in DePaolo Hall, Room 1021, or visit our website at http://www.uncw.edu/testingservices.