Service & Maintenance Staff
- Fisher Student Center
- University Union
William Madison Randall Library
Popular Places to Chill
- Dining halls
- Residential communities
- Student center and student union
Coffeehouse on Campus
Java City in Randall Library
Movie Theater on Campus
Lumina Theater in Fisher Student Center
"Going green" is big at UNCW. Recycling locations are noticeable all around campus—by trash cans, by dumpsters at the residence halls, etc. ECOteal is UNCW's green store that sells bikes, longboards, water bottles, Sanuks, Toms shoes, and other environmentally friendly products in the University Union. The Student Government Association puts new earth-friendly initiatives in effect—most recently water bottle refill stations were put at a lot of water fountains around campus. As older buildings get renovated and as new buildings are built, recycled materials and conservation are definitely priorities. For example, the Seahawk Crossing was UNCW's first LEED-certified location. Every appliance is an energy star product, and all plumbing utilizes low-flow plumbing. Campus-wide updates are put into effect each year, such as "green" advertising on TVs instead of paper and the removal of trays in Wagoner Dining Hall to decrease the amount of water used to clean.
- The Dub: Nickname for UNCW, the pronunciation of the "W" in UNCW (UNC-Dub)
- The FSU: Fisher University Union
- Lanwich: Nickname for the delicious sandwiches from The Landing sandwich shop in the residential, on-campus apartments
- Tri-House: The three residential buildings—Cornerstone Hall, Honors, and International—that make up the Tri-House residential area
- Wag: Nickname for Wagoner Dining Hall
- Beach Blast: The day before classes start each academic year, UNCW rents a section of Wrightsville Beach just for UNCW students. There's music, vendors, free food, and just a large gathering of all your closest Seahawk friends. This is also the only day of the year UNCW Wave shuttle buses can drive students directly to the beach, so take advantage of it!
- Midnite Madness: To kick off the UNCW basketball season, Trask Coliseum hosts this late-night celebration. Performances, slam dunk contests, shirt giveaways, and official team introductions make it a school-spirited evening. A Fan Jam is held afterwards on Hoggard Lawn with inflatables, food, and music.
- Oozeball: A mud volleyball tournament, Oozeball, is one of the longest-standing traditions at UNCW. Students sign up in teams of between six and eight, and play in the mud all day! It's more fun than competitive, and about 1,000 students participate.
- WagsGiving: Every November, about a week or so before Thanksgiving break, Wagoner Dining Hall hosts this all-you-can-eat feast of all your favorite Thanksgiving foods. Wagoner Dining Hall is packed with thousands of students cycling through to eat delicious turkey, pumpkin pie, and so much more!
- If you rub the talons of the Seahawk statue outside of the Warwick Center, you'll do well on exams and have good luck throughout your college career!
- It's bad luck to walk on the inlaid Seahawk stone flooring between the university union and student center.
- The electron microscope in Dobo Hall is said to shake the building whenever it is used—that's why professors and researchers use it at night.
- There is a dead whale buried outside of Friday Hall.
Favorite Things To Do
UNCWeekends is a program that sponsors a lot of events for students to have fun with on the weekends. Rollerskating and bowling for free or really cheap are offered frequently. Lumina Theater's blockbuster films on Friday evenings are always really popular. ACE, Association for Campus Entertainment, consistently brings speakers, performers, comedians, musicians, and other entertainment events to campus throughout the year. The athletic events, especially basketball and soccer, are popular among students. The intramural and gazebo fields are where the fun intramural team games are held or just recreational volleyball or basketball play is held.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
With more than 245 student organizations at UNCW, a lot of students get involved, and the University definitely encourages students to do so. An involvement carnival is held at the start of each semester, so it's easy for students to get involved, and it really makes their UNCW experience that much more meaningful. Most students are involved with more than one club or organization. If for some reason a student can't find a club of interest, it's not difficult at all to start your own club. All a student needs is two friends and to write up a constitution!
Student Activities Offered
- Campus ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International student organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Model UN
- Music ensembles
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
- Television station
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No