At the institution’s first commencement ceremony in 1949, legendary Wilmington College President John T. Hoggard reflected on the efforts by local citizens to establish a place of higher learning in Wilmington, recognizing their commitment to a project designed to enhance the quality of life in the region by offering “ambitious young men and women” the advantage of an excellent education.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Our commitment to student engagement, creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression, and responsible citizenship is expressed in our baccalaureate and masters’ programs, as well as doctoral programs in areas of expertise that serve state needs. Our culture reflects our values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation.
The Office for Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC) partners with the research and academic community to provide timely technical expertise in finding funding, preparing and submitting proposals, obtaining and negotiating awards, stewarding sponsored funding, and offering compliance solutions in accordance with regulatory requirements.
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Providing the necessary accommodations to ensure complete access to, and full participation in, the educational process does not require the instructor to compromise academic standards when evaluating academic performance.
Accommodations are made based on the documentation supplied by the student.
To obtain accommodations the student should contact the Disability Resource Center and present their documentation to the Director for review and verification. When the documentation is verified and approved, the student will be supported in his/her request for academic accommodations.
William Madison Randall Library supports the mission of the University by providing information resources and learner-centered services and by cultivating a rich physical and virtual environment dedicated to the open exchange of ideas and an information-literate community.
Randall Library and TAC provide a variety of resources to support your technology needs!
At the heart of campus, the Campus Life facilities serve as the crossroads of the UNCW community, providing a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to connect with each other as they share meals, rest and study, enjoy programs, and celebrate during events.
The UNCW Sport Club Program is made up of UNCW Student Organizations and is administered by the Department of Campus Recreation. The Department of Campus Recreation provides professional support to the clubs and the Competitive Sports Staff serve as advisors to the Sport Club Council, clubs, and members.
The UNCW Alumni Association is the lead supporter in the university's strategic vision. Our purpose is to connect and involve alumni, students and friends in the promotion and advancement of the university.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of UNC Wilmington.
The university is growing exponentially with a greater variety of cultures every year. Their food is amazing. The walkways are spacious with unique flowers and trees, truly artistic scenery for a university on the beach. However, they do have a record of not being the most racially fair college.
Overall, UNCW was an amazing experience. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved, meet new people, explore the city and beach, and study abroad. However, it's one of those scenarios where you will only get as much as you put in. If you make the effort, your experience will be unforgettable!
My four years at UNCW could have not gone better in any way! Being an international student, I thought everything would be more challenging but the student community and the campus staff and faculty were always very eager to help me out whatever the issue was! In no time, I felt like home and sometimes even forgot I was from a whole other country! UNCW gets the job done...