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UNC Wilmington Student Life

UNC Wilmington is on a 661-acre campus in an urban setting in Wilmington, North Carolina. There are many activities and organizations for UNC Wilmington students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UNC Wilmington also has fraternities and sororities.

UNC Wilmington has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UNC Wilmington include Association of Campus Entertainment, Residence Hall Association, Sports Club Council and Graduate Student Association.

UNC Wilmington students' favorite campus traditions are Involvement Carnival, Festapalooza and Beach Blast.

UNC Wilmington Housing

UNC Wilmington offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most UNC Wilmington students live off campus. In 2021, 26% of undergrads at UNC Wilmington lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 74% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UNC Wilmington. There are 4,788 spots available in on-campus housing for all 14,650 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,685 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UNC Wilmington offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at UNC Wilmington

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UNC Wilmington campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

UNC Wilmington offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to UNC Wilmington

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UNC Wilmington, take Interstate 40 to Wilmington, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Wilmington International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in North Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UNC Wilmington's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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