University of North Carolina Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) offers visitor activities, events and things to do on campus and beyond. University sites and venues host sports, arts and theater events throughout the year. Summer marine camps make a visit to the shore a fun and educational experience for children.

Admissions & Campus Tours

Founded in 1947, the University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public university with over 14,000 students. UNCW offers an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and masters levels as well as doctoral programs in Educational Leadership, Marine Biology, Nursing and Psychology. It is consistently ranked among the top 10 public universities in the South with an undergraduate marine biology program that is ranked one the best in the world. It’s no surprise that the university also ranks among the nation’s best colleges for surfers. Find more information at

Campus tours are available when classes are in session or may be conducted via virtual mobile tour.

Seahawks Sports

Visitors rooting for both home and away teams enjoy on-campus venues featuring basketball, baseball, volleyball, swimming, diving and more. UNCW’s Seahawk sports programs and “Sammy” the Seahawk bring excitement to campus venues like Trask Coliseum, Brooks Field, Seahawk Natatorium and the Greene Track & Field Complex. Find out more about the athletics program and get tickets at