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University of North Carolina Wilmington

UNCW and the Office of Transition Programs are committed to helping our Seahawk Families engage with the University and provide much needed support to their students. Programs and publications, such as this guide, are offered as a way of providing insight into the student experience and strategies for positive family engagement. Below you will find a collection of resources available to families.

Family Weekend

Seahawk families are invited to join us in Wilmington in the fall semester for a weekend of entertainment, fellowship, and celebration! Events for Family Weekend include athletic events, downtown Wilmington Ghost Walks, Seahawk Adventures kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding trips, and more.

Registration will open in the summer. We recommend registering early, as many events have a limited capacity and fill up quickly!

To learn more, visit

Family Newsletter

The Family Newsletter is distributed monthly by the Office of Transition Programs. It provides families with helpful information about campus events, important dates and deadlines, articles from campus departments, and advice for helping students to be successful.

To sign-up for the Family Newsletter, visit

Family Chats 

Family Chats are monthly Facebook Live videos hosted by a staff member in our office where we invite different departments, students, faculty and staff to join us as guests. To view previous recordings, visit our our UNCW Transition Programs YouTube channel.

Social Mediahttps

Families are encouraged to connect with the Office of Transition Programs through our social media pages. These pages feature important timely information for families and students.


Additionally, families are welcome to contact the Office of Transition Programs directly should they have concerns, questions, or need advice to help their student.


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