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The UNCW Freshman's Guide
Transcript of The UNCW Freshman's Guide
However, as a freshman, you should know a few things! 5 Myths of Freshman Year 1. You have to be best friends with your roommate 2. You have to decide on a major right away 3. All students gain the "freshman 15" 4. College is only 4 years 5. College is less work than high school Calm down! You actually have until the end of sophomore year to declare a major! In order to survive freshman year, you should know about the residence halls, dining choices, popular places on campus, and how to live with the other students of UNCW. False! As long as you pay attention to what you eat and how much exercise you're getting, you will be fine! Where can you eat on campus? Wagoner Hall (Wag)
Hawks Nest Actually, only about 36% of full-time students graduate in 4 years. Wag Wag is a buffet style dining hall that always takes meal swipes. It offers a variety of options including a salad bar, fresh fruits, deli options, pizza/pasta, and comfort foods. Dub's Cafe Wag can be found at the end of Chancellor's Walk almost directly across from the Student Rec Center. Hours: Monday-Thursday:
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday:
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday:
10:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm Hawk's nest has a variety of restaurants to choose from, including Varsity Grill, Quiznos, Chick-fil-A, Jole Mole, Opa!, Freshens, and Green Spot. At various times of the day and on various items, you can use meal swipes. For the most part though, you will use food dollars, cash, or a credit/debit card. Dub's Cafe is a dining hall that offers subs, pasta, salad, fruit, deserts, and comfort food. You can use your meal swipes anytime at Dub's, which makes it convenient for students with meal plans. Hours: Monday-Thursday:
10:30 am - 8:00 pm Friday:
10:30 am - 4:00 pm Dub's Cafe can be found in the Warwick Center Hawk's Nest can be found in the Fisher Student Union. Hours: Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm Sunday:
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Randall Library Randall Library includes books for leisure, research materials, movies to check out, computers to use, and iprint. The library is also home to Java City for all your caffeine needs. You can also go upstairs to the quiet study area or the individual study rooms. Hours: Sunday:
Opens at noon for 24 hours Monday-Thursday:
Open 24 hours Friday:
Closes at 6 pm Saturday:
Noon - 6 pm Every dorm room looks practically the same with same basic furniture: 2 beds, 2 dressers, 2 desks, and 2 bookshelves. You can always change your furniture around however. There are ways to make the room bigger than it seems when you first walk in. Living in dorms can be one of the best ways to meet people and make new friends. It can also be an easy way to get campus events for UNI by attending events put on in the dorms! Galloween was put on where each hall made a haunted hallway. They allow you to work with the people on your hall that you don't normally talk to. When living on campus, knowing your food options is going to be really important! Pay close attention to which take meal swipes and which take food dollars and their hours. You'll also become pretty familiar with the library on campus. As a college student, you'll be spending less time inside the classroom and more time independently studying and working. The library is one of the best places on campus to utilize the "free time" you find yourself having. Another place on campus you should become familiar with is the Student Rec Center. The Student Rec Center The student rec center, located almost across from Wag, houses the fitness facility for UNCW students. There is a running track upstairs, fitness equipment, basketball courts, a rock wall, and the health promotions office. Hours: Monday - Thursday:
6:30 am - midnight Friday:
6:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday:
1:00 pm - midnight Hours during breaks and holidays may vary so make sure you check the schedule online! The rec center also offers FREE fitness classes every day of the week. You can also find this schedule online. The classes offered include: Seahawk Sculpt
Fusion Cardio Dance
Cardio Kick & Sculpt
Cardio Kickboxing You'll also become familiar with the Fischer Student Union and Fischer Student Center. Fischer Student Union The Student Union includes Hawks Nest, Binaries, Seahawk Mail, Subway, the Career Center, passport office, and Ecoteal. Each place has their own hours, so you'll have to check before going. Fischer Student Center The student center includes the campus book store, Lumina Theater, Sharky's Game Room, Einstein Bros' Bagels, independent work areas, and the CAIC office. Each of these also have their own hours so make sure you check online first! On Campus Housing Freshman on campus have many options of where to live. They include:
Cornerstone Learning Communities
International House Those are the most important places on campus, but there are others that some freshman become more familiar with. These can include: The Student Health Center in DePaolo Hall
The University Learning Center in DePaolo Hall
The Advising Offices in DePaolo Hall
UNCW One Card services in Warwick Being a freshman can be overwhelming, but there's nothing like having a guide to help you and ease your mind! It also helps when you get your questions answered by those who have gone through it first hand. There's one last thing. Making sure you survive living with a roommate or roommates. There are lots of tips and tricks to help you and your roommate live happily ever after, but then again, every person is different so you have to make sure you find something that works for both of you!