August 2013

Welcome to UNCW. We are so excited that you have chosen UNCW on your journey of learning. Whether you are transferring from a two-year community college, another four-year institution, returning from military service, or returning to school after an extended period time, congratulations on becoming a Seahawk and welcome to Teal country! Our efforts are, above all, student-centered and designed for your success, both on and off the campus. We honor and encourage pluralism, collaboration and engagement because we hold these fundamental principles crucial to your achievements at UNCW. So crucial, in fact, that our new TEAL BRIDGE program and PERCH Services are specifically for transfer students, to assist in your transition to UNCW. There are socials, mini workshops, mentor program, coffee breaks, a Transfer Student Appreciation event and several academic advising activities that will help you be wholly successful here. We encourage you to walk around campus and get comfortable in your new home. Find the place that feels right to read or study; scout out where to grab a cup of coffee on the way to class; check out the student service organizations Campus Activities & Involvement Center; visit one of the lounges in Fisher Student Center to chat with new friends - -it’s all waiting for you! Questions are always welcomed – just email or call me!

Barbie Cowan Coordinator of Transition Programs cowanb@uncw.edu Office: 910-962-2041 Cell: 910-540-1806 www.uncw.edu/transitions

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Resources at a Glance:
ALERT Website: www.uncw.edu/alert/ Campus Life Arts: http://uncw.edu/presents/ CARE (assault response & education): http://www.uncw.edu/care/ Career Center: http://www.uncw.edu/career/ Crisis Communications: http://uncw.edu/emergencyandsafety/crisiscommunications.html Crossroads (substance abuse prevention): http://www.uncw.edu/crossroads/ Dean of Students: http://www.uncw.edu/odos/ Disability Resource Center: http://www.uncw.edu/disability/ Emergency Procedures: http://uncw.edu/ehs/inanemergency.html Health Promotion: http://www.uncw.edu/healthservices/promotion.htm Honors College: http://uncw.edu/honors/admissions/transfer.html Official UNCW Policies: http://uncw.edu/emergencyandsafety/Evacuation.html Seahawk Warning Siren System: http://uncw.edu/ehs/siren.html Severe Weather Guidelines: http://uncw.edu/ehs/severe_weather.html (Abrons) Student Health Center: http://www.uncw.edu/healthservices/shc.htm Student Life FAQs: http://uncw.edu/campuslife/faq.html Student Parking: http://uncw.edu/parking/student_parkingregistration.htm
*the first two weeks of classes are very difficult for parking while students are getting used to their assigned zone areas; you are encouraged to allow yourself 15-20 extra minutes to find suitable parking and get to class on time!

Student Organizations: http://appserv02.uncw.edu/studentorgs/category.aspx?catid=0, and http://uncw.edu/studentorgs/boarfaq.htm Testing Services: http://www.uncw.edu/testingservices/ University Calendar: http://uncw.edu/reg/calendars.htm Wave Bus Tracking (NEW Real-time app): http://www.wavetransit.com/RealTimeBusTracking.aspx

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Second floor of the Fisher Student Center Room 2029 910.962.3553 activities@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/activities Hours: Mon – Wed 9am – 8pm Thurs - Fri 9am – 5pm

CAIC
Campus Activities & Involvement Center
The Campus Activities & Involvement Center is a students’ gateway to entertainment, involvement, and leadership on campus. They create 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. The staff, and the students with whom they work, are committed to creating a vibrant campus community filled with diverse activities for all students. Services:  Student Events Calendar  Supports over 250 student organizations  Various services for registered student organizations and their members (including button making, computers, banner making supplies, poster printer, helium, and various arts and crafts items)  Houses offices for SGA, ACE, Fraternity & Sorority Life Leadership Councils, the full-time CAIC staff, the Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement Events and Programs:  Involvement Carnival  UNCWeekends  UNCWelcome (fall semester)  UNCWelcome Back (spring semester)  Beach Blast

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Wagoner Hall 910.962.3982 dining@uncw.edu www.UNCW.CampusDish.com Hours: Mon –Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Campus Dining
Campus Dining provides 15 delicious on-campus dining locations designed to make students’ lives easier. From dining halls, to cafés and coffee shops, to convenience stores, Campus Dining has something for every student’s taste. Campus Dining also offers several flexible meal plans, designed to fit a variety of students’ lifestyles and eating habits. In addition, Campus Dining serves as a resource for nutrition and sustainability information, as well as provides a full-service catering department that can work with students to plan any size event. Free Services:  Online resources featuring Fresh & Healthy, an online guide to nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle  Information on Campus Dining Sustainability efforts  Special offers through Facebook and Twitter Priced Services:  15 On-Campus Dining Locations  Flexible Meal Plans  Full-Service Catering Department  Something From Home Gift Basket Program Please visit the Campus Dining website (http://uncw.edu/dining/) for cost information for meal plans, catering and other services.

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Second floor of the Fisher University Union Room 2041 910. 962.3285 artsandprograms@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/campuslife Hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Campus Life Arts & Programs
Campus Life Arts & Programs is your backstage pass to what’s happening on campus. Visit us for more information about participating in performances, lectures, art exhibits, films, concerts, comedy, games and recreation, leadership opportunities, and other special events. We set the stage for you to have fun, explore new ideas, and make a difference both on campus and in your life. Most events are free or available at reduced rates for students. Visit http://www.uncw.edu/campuslife for more information. Programs: Students are invited to participate on planning committees, serve as volunteers, and help program events! Ann Flack Boseman Gallery -Located on the 2nd floor of the Fisher University Union, the gallery, run by the Association for Campus Entertainment’s Boseman Committee, offers unique exhibitions year round, featuring students, alumni, faculty, staff and guest artists. Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) - ACE is UNCW's student programming organization. ACE coordinates programs and activities that promote opportunities for educational, social, and cultural growth for students and the campus community. ACE is comprised of five committees: Spirit, Boseman Gallery, Special Events, Films and Concerts. Some of the traditional events offered by ACE are: Last Seahawk Standing, Moulin Rouge, Open Mic Night, Homecoming, Fan Jam, Hawk-in 24 movie marathon, All Student Show, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Festapalooza. Lumina Theater - Movie theater programmed by UNCW, departments, offices and student organizations. Lumina screens blockbusters, documentaries, classics, student films, independent and international cinema throughout the academic year. Sharky’s Game Room & Box Office - UNCW's premiere gaming and entertainment lounge located on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center. Games include billiards, table tennis, Dance Dance Revolution, video gaming lounge, board games, drinks & snacks. Get your tickets for Lumina Theater, Arts in Action, Leadership Lectures, UNCWeekends and Summer @ the Dub here. Summer @ the Dub - Helps students take advantage of all Wilmington has to offer in the summer by providing discounted or free tickets to various Wilmington attractions as well as Adventure recreation opportunities. Summer @ the Dub’s website is the hub for all that is fun in the summertime in Wilmington for those students staying for summer school. UNCW Presents –The Arts in Action Performance Series presents live, world-class performances at Kenan Auditorium, and the Leadership Lecture Series brings notable, world-renowned leaders to the Burney Center. Events:  Homecoming  Concerts  Midnight Madness  Synergy Common Reading Events  Summer @ the Dub  International Cinema Series  Gaming tournaments        ACE Spring Show ACE Blockbuster Series Arts in Action Performance Series Art exhibits Leadership Lecture Series Curator’s Club Comedy shows Films   Lectures Concert on the Commons

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Second floor of DePaolo Hall, across from Student Health Center 910.962.CARE ∙ After Hours: 910.512.4821 care@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/care Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm Call 910-512-4821 for after-hour emergency situations

CARE

Collaboration for Assault Response & Education
CARE is the campus initiative dedicated to intervening on a broad spectrum of violent behaviors, including sexual assault, relationship abuse, stalking and harassment. The office offers a comprehensive range of violence intervention programs, trainings, and educational campaigns to the UNCW campus as well as resources for helping those faced with violence or abuse. These services are offered for those who have been victimized as well as friends and family who also need guidance, suggestions and support. CARE also has programs geared toward men. These programs educate male students about relationship violence and sexual assault. They are designed to change the belief that abuse is solely a woman’s issue and increase students’ understanding o f things men can do to prevent violence and help friends in crisis. Free Services:  Confidential Consultations and Support  Victim Advocacy including Court and Hospital Accompaniment  Personal Safety Tips  Presentations on Helping Friends in Need; Bystander Intervention; Healthy Relationships; and Sex, Alcohol and Consent  Consultation and help for friends and family  Peer Education Programs  One-in-Four men’s peer sexual assault prevention peer education group Events:  Men’s Leadership Summit  Long Distance Relationship & Healthy Break Up Programs  CARE “Speak Out”  My Stand Mentor bystander intervention training  The White Ribbon Campaign  The Clothesline Campaign

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Second Floor of the Fisher University Union Room 2022 910.962.7785 www.uncw.edu/centrohispano Hours: Mon- Fri 8am – 5pm

Centro Hispano
Mission: The mission of Centro Hispano is to nurture students into becoming strong leaders, representative of all the core values of UNCW, through the promotion of academic excellence, cultural representation, and leadership development. Centro Hispano serves as a link between students and all available resources needed for their academic growth, as well as for their development as future professionals. We focus on embracing and nurturing diversity, on developing student leadership, and on promoting best practices and best use of resources needed for academic success. Our emphasis on diversity is exemplified by our goal of increasing the representation of the diversity within the Hispanic culture through students, faculty, staff, campus events, curriculum, and community engagement. Our focus on student leadership development provides students with enrichment opportunities including leadership conference, leadership seminars and certificates, as well as leadership roles within our campus and community Organizations/Programs:      Mi Gente- Focused on awareness of Hispanic culture through various events. Puro Teatro- Dedicated to the development of Spanish-speaking theater and culture. MI CASA- Mentoring group connecting high school students with college students. Centro Hispano Embajadores (CHE) – Motivating younger students to attain a higher education. Ritmo Latino- Enjoy Latin culture through dance: Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Cumbia, etc.

Events:       Hispanic Film Series Dia de Bienvenida/ Day of Welcoming (bilingual) Centro Hispano Student Meet & Greets Annual Latino Alliance Conference Successful Latino Reception Lectures on Hispanic culture & social issues

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Second Floor of DePaolo Hall 910.962.3746 www.uncw.edu/counseling Hours: Mon- Fri 8am – 5pm

Counseling Center
The overall goal of the Counseling Center is to assist students in maximizing their success at UNCW and in life. The Center’s staff provides confidential counseling services and outreach programming to help students build a more satisfying and successful college experience. Comprehensive Services:        Individual Counseling Relationship Counseling Group counseling Substance Abuse Assessment Community Referrals Crisis consultation and Intervention (after hours contact 962-2222) Counseling services are confidential and available to currently enrolled students

Events and Programs include:       Stress Management Workshops Adjusting to College Self- Management Skills In Harmony (Mind-Body-Spirit) Suicide Prevention (QPR) Meditation

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Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid Warwick Center 140 910.962.3177 finaid@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/finaid Hours: 8am-5pm

Scholarships & Financial Aid
The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid is a resource and information center to help students achieve their educational goals. The Office guides students throughout the process of securing resources necessary to pay for their college education. A college education is one of the biggest investments and expenses one will incur in a lifetime. Financial aid is a mechanism used to accomplish this achievement. In order for the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid to determine a student’s eligibility for federal, state and most institutional financial aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available after January 1st each year and requires the parental and student tax information for the previous tax year. There are four basic sources of financial aid offered. The eligibility requirements vary for each. THE BASIC SOURCES OF FINANCIAL AID:     Federal – the federal government is the largest source of financial aid; some programs are based upon financial need and others are available regardless of a student’s ability to pay. State – recipients of state funds must be a resident of North Carolina; students are automatically considered for aid upon completion of the FAFSA. Institutional – need based aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships and loans to students with financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA. Private - civic organizations, associations, clubs, foundations, churches, and businesses provide financial assistance for education expenses.

Financial Aid is available and consists of two different types: Gift Aid, which consists of grants and scholarships that do not have to be repaid and Self-Help Aid, which consists of loans and student employment. THE TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID:   Grants – provides assistance to students that have financial need. Grants typically do not require repayment. Examples are the PELL Grant, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), TEACH Grant, NC Need Based, and the NC Lottery. Scholarships – awards to students based on high academic achievement, special talents or skills. Students are not required to complete the FAFSA for consideration of merit scholarships; however some scholarship may be based on academic achievement and financial need. Loans - a source of aid that must be repaid, usually with interest, after students graduate or stop going to school. The Department of Education administers all student loans through the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. They also offer credit-based loans for Parents and Graduate students. Employment - a self-help program enabling students to work and earn money to help pay school expenses. Federal Work-study is a need-based program and eligibility is determined by the results of the FAFSA. If students are not able to participate in the Federal Work-Study program, job opportunities are available through Career Services.

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Student Recreation Center Suite 104 910.962.4135 www.uncw.edu/healthpromo Hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Health Promotion
Health Promotion is UNCW’s central resource for health education programs & services. The staff and peer educators develop and implement campus-wide programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles among college students! Free Services:  Staff and peer educators offer expertise in the following areas: o Nutrition & Healthy Eating o Sexual Health o Stress and sleep management o Men’s Health o Women’s Health o General Health & Wellness  Free Health Educator Consultations  Free Nutrition Consultations  Individual Appointments  Healthcare tools and resources, including books, DVDs and interactive health software  Specialized programs for groups/organizations  Online resources including handouts, recipes and links Events:  Dessert in DePaolo on Wednesday, August 21st from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  What’s a Winner in Wag?, Monday, August 26th, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, Wagoner Dining Hall  KISS Bingo on Monday, August 26th at 7 p.m. in Graham Hewlett Great Room  What’s Healthy in Hawk’s Next? Tuesday, August 27th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hawk’s Nest, Fisher University Union

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Friday Annex Suite 118 910.962.3685 studyabroad@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/international Hours: Mon- Fri 8am – 5pm

International Programs
The Office of International Programs aims to develop and increase the international dimension of the UNCW campus. This is accomplished by fostering programs and services for international students; helping UNCW students to participate in education abroad programs; assisting UNCW faculty in their teaching, research, and scholarship abroad; developing and strengthening educational linkages with international partners so as to create opportunities for student, faculty, and staff exchanges; identifying and obtaining resources to further the internationalization of UNCW, and by enhancing and expanding international and global opportunities and resources on campus and in the surrounding community. Free Services:  Study Abroad Advising  International Student and Scholar Services  Study Abroad Resources including diversity resources, passport and visa information, currency and more  International Student Organization  Student Mentor Program (pairs International students with American students)  Conversation Partner Program (pairs English as a Second Language students with American students)  Host Family Program for International and ESL students  International Student Resources  Work & Volunteer Abroad Advising  Cultural Programming  Faculty Resources Priced Services:  Study Abroad and Exchange Programs(contact office for cost information- many programs costs are comparable to attending UNCW; and financial aid, scholarships and grants are available)  English as a Second Language courses (contact office or visit website (http://www.uncw.edu/intprogs/esl-application-datesandfees.htm) for cost information) Events:  International Education Week  Intercultural Week  Education Abroad Information Sessions  International Student Orientations  International Career Events  International Internship & Service Learning Events  International Films  Education Abroad Orientations- for students going abroad in Fall, Spring & Summer terms  Intercultural Sensitivity Trainings  Site-specific information sessions for Education Abroad

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Port City Room, first floor, Fisher University Union

910.962.2114 schlaga@uncw.edu http://uncw.edu/lgbtqia

LGBTQIA Resource Office
The LGBTQIA Resource Office at the University of North Carolina Wilmington supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our office works to create a safe and inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA community and contribute to a culturally rich campus. Additionally, the office works both to raise awareness and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities and to provide information, referral, support, and programming to the UNCW Community. We do this through community building, advocacy, social justice and diversity education and the development of global citizens. All members of the UNCW campus are welcome, regardless of gender identity or other factors. We provide the following services:
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Educational and cultural programs Academic support for students Safe Zone Ally Training Liaison with PRIDE student organization Advocacy and community engagement Social justice and diversity education Resources in media and print

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Fisher University Union, Room 2013

910.962.3119 deanofstudents@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/odos Hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

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 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 fraternity & sorority life members; off campus and non-traditional students; graduate students; and military and veteran students 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:  Fraternity & Sorority Life  The PERCH o Off-Campus, Non-Traditional and Military Affiliated Student Services o Graduate Student Life Programming  Alternative Dispute Resolution (peer mediation)  Cornerstone Community Standards  Student Conduct / Campus Conduct Board  Student Academic Honor Code / Student Academic Honor Board  Case management / student behavioral intervention / resource referral Student rights and responsibilities are communicated through the Code of Student Life, and we adjudicate academic and behavioral violations through the campus conduct system. At the core of conduct proceedings is the education of the individual student balanced with consideration of the welfare of the greater university community.

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Warwick Center 910.962.3178 parking@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/parking Hours: Mon – Thurs 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Parking & Transportation
Parking & Transportation Services (http://uncw.edu/parking/ ) manages the university’s parking resources and facilitates the use of alternative transportation methods including providing shuttle services to, from and around campus. We are committed to a safe, sustainable campus environment for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. Services Include:  Traffic and Parking Regulations  Safety Regulations  Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian First Campus, Crosswalk Safety  Full website including information about how to avoid parking citations  Community Service Initiative-students may work off a citation once per semester, subject to rules and regulations  Seahawk Shuttle and Wave Transit  Bike information Priced Services (visit website for cost information):  Online Parking Registration  Parking Permits  Handicap Permits with proper registration  Visitor and guest parking rates and information, including parking deck and meters  Special Event Parking Services – university sponsored or hosted conferences, meetings and events

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The PERCH

The Office of the Dean of Students Fisher University Union 2017 (until July) 910.962.3119 seahawkperch@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/PERCH Hours: 8am-5pm

PERCH services, provided by the Office of the Dean of Students, contribute to the successful transition and university engagement of off-campus, non-traditional, graduate, and military-affiliated students by • Providing Personal support • Delivering Educational opportunities • Connecting students to UNCW and Wilmington Resources • Arranging opportunities for Community development • Assisting with your off-campus Housing search Services:  Off Campus Housing Ad Service: www.uncw.edu/offcampushousing  Housing Fairs (Fall and Spring Semesters)  Ride Board  Listservs & Social Media (Facebook & Twitter)  Virtual resource that includes tips for success, safety and security Events:         New Off- Campus and Non-Traditional Student Socials Off-Campus Student Services Fair Military Welcome Reception Family Fun Days PERCH Coffee Breaks Get Your Board and Bike In Gear Veterans Day Ceremony Graduate Student Life social and professional development programs

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“Inspiring, nurturing and satisfying intellectual and cultural curiosity” 601 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403-5616 http://library.uncw.edu/ 910.962.3760 Hours: http://library.uncw.edu/hours Follow Randall Library on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter!

William Madison Randall Library
Research Assistance:  Help is available in person or by appointment. Get help at the Learning Commons Help Desk (first floor of Randall Library) in person, by phone, E-mail or IM: http://library.uncw.edu/ask.  For in-depth help, schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Liaison Librarian: http://library.uncw.edu/forms/one_on_one_help. Library Instruction:  Online tutorials provide instruction on using Randall Library resources: http://library.uncw.edu/tutorials.  Randall Library also offers credit courses for students to learn about the research process: http://library.uncw.edu/instruction/lib_courses. Resources:  Open 24/5+ (http://library.uncw.edu/hours)  Learning Commons (first floor) has more than 100 computers for students and provides research assistance from librarians.  Randall Library provides access to more than 250 databases.  Collections include: o Full-text articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazines available online o Books, e-books, audio books and e-audio books are available o DVDs, videos and music CDs o U.S. and N.C. government documents o Manuscripts, oral histories, art and artifacts  Books and articles not available through Randall Library can be accessed using Interlibrary Loan: http://library.uncw.edu/ill.  Coffee shop  Quiet study available on the second floor.  Group study rooms can be reserved: http://library.uncw.edu/room_reservations.  Various programs and exhibits offered throughout the year  Technology Assistance Center (http://www.uncw.edu/tac) (first floor) provides technology assistance, laptop check out, video camera checkout, and more.

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Second floor of DePaolo Hall 910.962.3280 wesnerk@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/healthservices Hours: Mon- Wed & Fri 8am – 5pm Thurs 9am – 5pm

Student Health Center
The Abrons Student Health Center offers appointments for illness or injuries, immunizations, allergy injections, physicals, preventive education, and more. Free Services:  Appointments for illness and injury – no visit charge or copay, appointments for some services can be made online  Referrals to community specialists as needed There are charges for:  Immunizations  Lab tests including HIV screening  Annual women’s health exams  Men’s health assessment  Allergy Shots  Physicals for athletes, student teachers and student nurses, employment Other Resources:  Pharmacy o Full-service pharmacy including over-the counter medications o Students can fill prescriptions written by UNCW providers as well as off-campus providers  After hours care o For care after hours, directed by a registered nurse, call Vitaline at 910-815-5188 o For serious medical emergencies, call 911 or go to the closest emergency department  Student Health Insurance Program o Students must have health insurance to attend a UNC school; it can be family/employer insurance, insurance purchased through the school, or a combination of both o To enroll in or waive out of the school health insurance plan, visit www.bcbsnc.com/uncw Cost for services:  All students pay a Health Services Fee – students enrolled for six or more credits are entitled to unlimited visits. Students registered for less hours can pay the health fee.  There are additional charges for services such as lab tests, immunizations, administration of allergy shots, and annual exams and physicals.

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The Office of Transition Programs Fisher University Union 2017 910.962.3089 transitions@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/transitions Hours: 8am-5pm

Office of Transition Programs
The Office of Transition Programs provides a comprehensive array of programs designed to meet the unique needs of undergraduate students and parents from orientation through graduation. Programs generate an intentional connection for the students through engaging interactions with other students, faculty and staff.  Orientation is designed to help you make a smooth transition to UNCW. You will learn what you need to know to make a successful academic and personal adjustment to UNCW. Class registration, placement testing, and information about services provided to students are integral parts of learning about a new place and a new experience. Convocation is the beginning of your academic career. It includes a short ceremony at the clock tower with the unveiling of the Class flag, a welcome from the Student Body President and the beginning of your first “Trask Trek,” one of the great UNCW traditions. Seahawk Links are UNCW students who assist incoming freshmen with the transition into college during their first semester. Seahawk Links serve as a mentor to these students through interactions in the classroom and assist new students with making connections to UNCW. Students are chosen based upon their involvement at the University, and their interpersonal, academic, and leadership skills. Every freshman, with the exception of students enrolled in the Cornerstone, the Honors Scholars or the Global Perspectives Initiative learning communities, will receive a Seahawk Link. Family and Alumni Weekend is traditionally held in the fall. Families of students and alumni are invited to the university for a weekend of games, food, entertainment and fellowship. We hope you will participate in this unique opportunity to experience life on campus and take advantage of being part of the SEAHAWK FAMILY! Commencement is the time we celebrate your wonderful academic achievements at UNCW and you receive your degree. Ceremonies are held in December and May of each year. Teal Bridge programs and Teal Bridge Mentors are charged specifically to help Transfer Students navigate the newness so that they can make the most of their time here. Although transfer students have been to college before, UNCW has its own culture, rules, regulations and resources; assisting with a successful transition is the goal of Teal Bridge.
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James Hall 910.962.3125 registrar@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/reg Hours: Mon- Fri (8am – 4:30pm)

Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar is primarily responsible for the integrity and maintenance of the university’s academic records. The office is also responsible for the systems that maintain, secure, and report from those academic records. The Office of the Registrar provides a variety of academic support services to students, faculty, and staff. This office can assist you in adding and withdrawing from courses and obtaining academic transcripts and enrollment verifications. Some services provided… Official Transcript Requests  Can be requested online at http://seanet.uncw.edu  Cost: $8.00  If recipient accepts secure PDF, transcripts can be emailed  Unofficial transcripts may be viewed/printed at http://seanet.uncw.edu Transient Study  Going home for the summer? Submit an online transient study request, if you plan to take courses elsewhere and apply to your UNCW degree Tuition Surcharge  Calculate attempted hours (minus exceptions) to comply with the State tuition surcharge legislation. This legislation requires UNCW to assess a surcharge on all hours above 140  Warning emails are sent semesterly Graduation  Applications for graduation are required.  Online graduation application can be found at http://seanet.uncw.edu  Cost: $6.00  Application deadlines are one semester prior to your expected graduation Degree Audit  Most important piece of information during your studies at UNCW  Provides an up-to-the-minute snapshot of your progress towards degree  Your academic department will use this document to clear you for graduation  Great advising tool for both you and your advisor Enrollment and Degree Verification  Provide proof of current enrollment and/or degree (ie., insurance, employment benefits, etc.)  Can be requested 24/7 online at http://www.studentclearinghouse.org …and much more.

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Student Recreation Center, across from Wagoner Hall
910-962-3261 campusrec@uncw.edu

www.uncw.edu/campusrec Hours: Mon-Thurs 6:30am – midnight Fri- 6:30am – 9pm Sat- 10am – 9pm Sun- 1pm – midnight

Student Recreation Center
The Department of Campus Recreation organizes and administers a variety of structured and selfdirected recreational services that enhance the overall wellness of the university community. The Student Health Center has created opportunities for individuals to improve their total fitness, develop healthy lifestyle habits, improve sports and outdoor recreation skills, reduce stress, increase energy level, improve strength and endurance, realize the positive rewards from an active lifestyle as well as meet and interact with others. Services:  The Student Recreation Center is free for all full-time students.  Adventure Recreation (contact the Center for fee information)  Climbing Wall  Seahawk Fitness [including fitness center and Harris Teeter functional training area]  Gazebo Complex  Personal Training (contact the Center for fee information)  Group exercise classes (contact the Center for fee information)  Challenge Course (contact the Center for fee information)  Multipurpose Courts Events:      

Seaside Scramble Golf Tournaments Sport Club Tournaments Fitness Competitions Belay Clinics Rock the Rec

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Rear of the Warwick Center 910.962.3560 marshburns@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/onecard Hours: Mon –Thurs 7:30am - 5pm Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm Passport Office: Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm

UNCW One Card
All registered students must obtain a UNCW One Card. They must have the UNCW One Card for identification purposes while attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The UNCW One Card is required to access university facilities, services, campus-sponsored events, purchase/use various cardholder accounts, and receive student associated discounts. Free Services:  UNCW One Card Office  UNCW One Card Online Management Center  Seahawk Saving$- local merchant savings  Seahawk Buck$ and iPrint capabilities  Various campus services including Randall Library, Student Recreation Center, Seahawk Shuttle and WAVE Transport and more  Student Access Privileges to Residence Hall Priced Services:  Seahawk Buck$  Food Dollar$  Meal Plans

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First floor of DePaolo Hall, Room 1092 910.962.3245 uc@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/uc Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm

University College
University College contributes to the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education by providing academic advising and support for students as they enter the university and transition to their chosen major. The primary focus of the University College is to ensure that students:
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make a successful transition to UNCW achieve and maintain good academic standing identify and declare an appropriate major

University College advisors, academic support practices and curricular programs integrate students’ goals with university expectations and policies to support academic success. University College enhances the university community as a model for best practices in academic advising. Services:  Academic Advising (for first-year students, including undecided transfers and new military students)  Pre-Professional Advising (Pre-Health and Pre-Law)  First Year Seminar  Transfer Seminar  Synergy: The Common Reading Program  Cornerstone Learning Community  The ExCel Program  Non-residential learning communities  Online Resources including University Studies requirements, major and minor information, advising policies, and more.

Events:  Majors Fair (in conjunction with Career Services)  “Major Confusion: Deciding on a Major” (in conjunction with Career Services and the Registrar’s Office)  Pre-Health Graduate Program & Professional School Visits  Pre-Professional Speakers Series, Leadership Series, Lunch & Learns, and field trips

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First Floor of DePaolo Hall 910.962.7857 ulc@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/ulc Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8 am – 9pm Fri 8 am – 5pm; Sun 2pm – 9pm First 2 weeks of semester, reading day and exam week: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
Tutoring and Lab hours vary by service – please check our website

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 a learning environment and experience that differs from the classroom; we focus on highquality individual, small-group and large-group student-centered and student-lead learning. Free Academic Support Services:  Online Math, Writing, and Study Skills resources featuring handouts, guides and links  Textbook library (in office use only)  Online appointment database Learning Services  Content Tutoring for most University Studies courses  One-on-one appointments Math Services  Drop-in Math Lab for all math and statistics classes  Math Appointments for select courses Supplemental Instruction  Drop-in, group tutoring for select courses Writing Services  One-on-one Writing Center appointments for any writing assignment  Drop-in Writing Lab for resources to improve your writing  Students can submit papers online through our website

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Second Floor of the Fisher University Union Room 2021 910.962.3832 upperman@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/upperman Hours: Mon- Fri 8am – 5pm

Upperman Center
The Upperman African American Cultural Center provides students, faculty, staff, and those in the greater Wilmington community with the opportunity to experience the rich heritage of African Americans from artistic, historical, and other perspectives. Programs:      Events:       Senior Sankofa (African American Graduation Ceremony) Martin Luther King celebration Black History Month events International Travel Abroad Forum Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Speakers, lecturers and artists Collection of books, videotapes, periodicals and other materials Videotapes and DVD’s available for check-out Exhibits of artwork and artifacts SEAM (Seahawks Empowering African American Men) Upperman/Africana Studies Lecture and Film Series

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Second floor of Randall Library, Room 2053 910.962.7870 styesp@uncw.edu www.uncw.edu/wsrc Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm

WSRC
Women’s Studies & Resource Center
The Women’s Studies and Resource Center engages an interdisciplinary community of scholars, students and advocates working in gender, sexuality and Women’s Studies. The Center promotes gender equality, both locally and globally, through research support, programming, an academic minor, and community engagement (volunteer and internship opportunities). Academic Program:  Interdisciplinary academic minor in Women’s Studies  Introduction to Women’s Studies, WMS 210 (University Studies course)  The Elizabeth “Betsy” Ervin Women’s Studies Scholarship  Research opportunities in Women’s and Gender Studies

Activities and Events:  Workshops  Scholarly panels, lectures and discussions  Wilmington’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes  Annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues  Women’s History Month  Website featuring community service, volunteer and internship opportunities

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