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December 2012 UNCW office of housing and residence life division of student affairs Creating Experiences for Life

2013-2014 Returning Student Sign-up: Mark Your Calendars!


he Office of Housing and Residence Life encourages students to start getting ready for 20132014 Returning Student Sign-up, which will occur in the early part of the Spring Semester! Students will be able to start the housing contract process on January 14, 2013. All residential students will receive a copy of the process via their UNCW email and a mailing to all residential students’ home addresses prior to the University closing on December 21, 2012. In addition, the Returning Student Sign-up will appear in full detail in the January issue of Roomers. So, start getting excited about living on campus next year!

DECEMBER CLOSING & PRE-SPRING ROOM CHANGE UPDATES On-campus housing will close at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012. All students who are not returning to on-campus housing for the spring semester, must vacate their spaces by 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012. This includes graduating seniors, withdrawing students, students who are transferring, students who are participating in education abroad, or students who are leaving the University for some other reason.


Approved Students All students who have been approved for a pre-spring room change must make an appointment with their Resident Assistant (RA) to check out of their current space. Check out appointment sign-up sheets will be available in your Residence Hall no later than Wednesday, December 6, 2012. Please see your RA for more information. No Guarantee The Office of Housing and Residence Life does not guarantee that a selected space for the spring will be available before the Residence Halls close at 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Notifications All notifications regarding Pre-Spring Room Changes will be sent via students’ UNCW email accounts. Storage Throughout the Pre-Spring Room Change Process, Housing and Residence Life will not have space to store students’ belongings.

Academic Year Housing

Notifications December 13, 2012 is the final date that Housing and Residence Life will notify students living in academic year housing to complete their pre-spring room changes prior to on-campus housing closing. Unavailable Space If your new space is not available by 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012, you must vacate your current space by 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012. This means you must remove all of your belongings, return your room to its original condition, and check out with your Resident Assistant by 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Available Space If your new space is available before the closing of the Residence Halls, you will be contacted by the Housing Transitions Coordinator, no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

Lease-Based Housing

Notifications The Office of Housing and Residence Life anticipates that all students will be notified via email to complete their room changes by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Unavailable Space If your space is not available prior to Friday, December 14, 2012, then you will be contacted by the Housing Transitions Coordinator when your space becomes available. Upon notification, you will have 48 hours to remove all of your belongings, return your room to its original condition, and check out with your Resident Assistant.

On the Cover: Campus Dining Services, Wagoner Hall. Photo by UNCW/ Jamie Moncrief.

Available Space If your space is available Thursday, December 13, 2012, you must vacate your current space by 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Moving to Academic Year Housing If you are moving to academic year housing, you must plan to vacate your Leased Based space no later than 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012 and you can plan to return to your academic year housing space at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2013.


March 22, 2013 Pre-Summer Room Change Process Begins for students in Seahawk Village, Landing, Crossing 2 & 4 and Greek 12 Month Housing April 26, 2013 Final date for Pre-Summer Room Changes for students in Seahawk Village, Landing, Crossing 2 & 4 and Greek 12 Month Housing May 24, 2012 Final Day to Sublease Out/In for leased based housing

Opening and Closing Dates

Spring Room Change Process January 22, 2013 Room changes begin for those students assigned to temporary housing.. February 1, 2013 Final date for temporary students to pick space prior to the beginning of the open room change process. February 5, 2013 Open Room Change process begins for spring. March 1, 2013 Final date to complete a room change for those students living in Seahawk Village, Landing and Crossing 2 & 4. April 12, 2013 Final date to complete a room change for students living in academic year housing

Summer Assignments Process March 15, 2013 Summer School Housing Contract is Available for Belk Hall

January 6, 2013 Housing opens at 10 a.m. for Spring Term May 12, 2013 Housing closes at 10 a.m. for Spring Term May 15, 2013 Housing opens at 10 a.m. for Summer Session I June 21, 2013 Housing closes at 10 a.m. for Summer Session I June 24, 2013 Housing opens at 10 a.m. for Summer Session II July 17, 2013 Lease agreements for students not living on campus for 2013/2014 academic year terminates* July 31, 2013 Housing closes at 10 a.m. for Summer Session II

*Students who are enrolled in Summer Session II can remain in Seahawk Village, Landing, Crossing 2 & 4 until July 31, 2013.

Tis’ the Season!

As the holiday season quickly approaches we would like to remind students of UNCW’s holiday decorations policy. We encourage you to get into the holiday spirit, but would like you to do so safely. Candles, incense, oil lamps, etc. are not permitted in residence halls. These items produce an open flame or hotspot that produces smoke, which may inadvertently set off the smoke alarm causing a false alarm or maybe even a fire. Walls of any residence life area may not be covered by cardboard and no wall may have more than 50% of its total area covered by any material including paper, cardboard, fabric, metal, etc. While students are allowed to have Christmas lights in residence halls, live Christmas trees are not permitted. Be careful when decorating with holiday lights, however, because overloading electrical outlets creates a dangerous fire hazard. If you use power strips, plug them directly into outlets, not into extension cords. Please also be careful not to block exits with holiday decorations. Let’s have a safe and happy holiday season!

The University Learning Center

We Help Students Succeed We are committed to supporting all students who want to improve the quality of their learning through improving their academic skills and expanding their knowledge. Peer tutors are available to work with students on writing assignments, math problems, and course content. All of our peer tutors are faculty recommended and engage in a certified tutor-training program. Our services Include:

Learning Services:

Peer learning tutors work with students individually and in small groups and will help them master content knowledge and strengthen study skills for most University Studies classes. In keeping with our mission to foster independent learning and transferable skills, the ULC provides Study Skills handouts and links for students seeking to strengthen their academic skills.

Math Services:

In the Math Lab, peer math tutors help students learn concepts and develop problem solving skills. Drop in help is available for any math or statistics course, or any course with a math or statistics component. Students can also schedule one-on-one Math Appointments for select courses (see ULC website for details).

Supplemental Instruction:

Peer SI leaders facilitate group learning and study sessions in select historically difficult courses (see website for details). Students who attend SI sessions strengthen learning skills, build community, network with other students, develop good study habits, and master content. No registration required – just show up during a scheduled session (see ULC website for details)!

Writing Services:

In the Writing Center, peer writing tutors work with students one-on-one by appointment and will help them revise and strengthen any paper for any class. Students can also receive Online Writing & Learning help and submit papers online for an e-mail response (see ULC website for details). Students with quick questions can drop-in at the Writing Lab to talk with a writing tutor about a developing paper.

For more information and to sign up for an appointment online please visit, You can also stop by DePaolo Hall room 1056 and 1003 or call us at 962-7857 with any questions about peer tutoring at UNCW.

December 6-13 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (NO EVENING OR WEEKEND HOURS)


Randall Library:

Your Destination for Finals By: Sandra Burgman and Christopher Rhodes

Randall Library is a great place to prepare for final exams and projects! Here are some ways we can make life easier during the end-of-semester crunch:

Extended Hours During Finals

Our hours were increased to 24/5 this semester and during finals they are extended even further! Starting at noon on Sunday December 2, the library is open continuously until 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 13. A valid UNCW One Card is always required for access after 8 p.m. Keep a lookout for special moonlight snacks being served on certain nights during finals. Keep in mind that the library has limited hours during intersession and is closed December 22 through January 1. For more information about hours, visit

Additional Outlets

Thanks to the support of the Student Government Association and special funding from Academic Affairs, we installed more outlets on the first and second floors! Take note of the new Power Poles downstairs near the DVD collection and take advantage of an outlet every 12 inches around both second floor atriums.

iPrint Stations

There are 12 iPrint stations in Randall Library! On the first floor there are 6 iPrint stations located in the Learning Commons and one next to Java City (all identified with an iPrint banner). There are 3 copiers in the vending area near TAC which can also be used for iPrint. On the second floor there is an iPrint station outside of Special Collections and one in the Graduate Computer Lab. Don’t forget your UNCW One Card. For iPrint instructions visit

Help Desk

Reference Librarians are available to assist you at the Learning Commons Help Desk from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can also reach them via chat, phone, email, or text message. Good luck on your final exams and let us know how we can help you!

Extended Library and Equipment Checkout Hours As the semester winds down and exams begin, don’t forget to take advantage of the extended library hours: Randall Library Exam Schedule 12/6

Reading Day

24 hours


Exams Begin

24 hours



24 hours


Last Day of Exams

Close at 10 p.m.

In addition, the TAC’s Equipment Checkout will be open 24 hours from December 8-12. To view TAC hours, see the calendar on their website at

iPrint Services As you print off your final papers of the semester, don’t forget about your free prints on iPrint! iPrint is easy, convenient, reliable and environmentally friendly. Every student is allotted $8.00 for iPrint on their OneCard per semester, which is equivalent to 100 single, black-and-white pages. If you should need more than the given amount, you can add funds to your UNCW One Card. How to use iPrint (from an on-campus computer): Save your file >> Preview print >> Send print job to printer >> Enter your UNCW username (do not include “”)>> Name your print job >> Print or cancel the job. If you select “Print,” your job will remain in the system for 24 hours >> Go to an iPrint release station >> Go to an iPrint station and swipe your UNCW One Card >> Release your print job For more information about iPrint, visit:

Staying Healthy Over the Holidays The holiday season is a time for college students to rejuvenate from the fall semester and recharge for the coming year. One of the most anticipated parts of break for many college students is getting the home-cooked meals they have missed so much. Unfortunately, the holidays are also a time for overeating, lack of exercise, and weight gain. The average holiday weight gain is only 1-2 pounds, but these can add up quickly over time. Luckily, Health Promotion has some tips for you to share with your student to keep them happy, healthy, and fit this holiday season!

Plan Time for Exercise Many college students forget to exercise when they are home for break because of the change of scenery, and maybe the lack of a fitness center. Something as simple as a 30 minute walk can help offset holiday treats and prevent weight gain.

Don’t Skip Meals By: Elizabeth McLawhorn, Health Promotion Peer Educator

People tend to skip meals during the holidays to “save up” calories for a party or event. Instead, eat a light, healthy snack beforehand to prevent overeating and ensure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs.

Watch What you Drink Holiday drinks like eggnog and hot chocolate can be loaded with extra calories, sugar and fat. Alcohol can also induce overeating, so be wary!

Make up for Heavy Meals With light meals! If you had a calorie-dense meal at lunch, have a healthier meal for dinner to make up for the extra calories. It takes 500 calories/day above normal consumption to gain 1 pound in a week, so balancing out your meals is a great way to avoid gaining!

Don’t Overeat Savor your holiday treats by eating small portions. It takes 15 minutes for your body to recognize that you are eating, so eat slowly and stop when you’re full. Take time to enjoy what you are eating and you’ll be much less likely overeat!

ENJOY the Holidays! Don’t get so caught up in trying to avoid weight gain that you don’t enjoy the time you have off. Relax, have fun, and celebrate the happy season!

Meal Plan Info Spring 2013

Traditional Housing Residents:

If you reside in traditional housing (Galloway, Belk, Graham, Hewlett, Schwartz, Cornerstone, International House, Honors, University Apartments and Suites), you are required to have a meal plan. If you failed to purchase a spring semester meal plan prior to Monday, November 12, 2012, you were assigned the 14 Plus $220 meal plan. Important: Please note that your Fall 2012 semester meal plan will not automatically be assigned to you for the Spring 2013 semester.

Non-Traditional Housing Residents:

Non-traditional housing (Seahawk Landing, Village or Crossing) residents are not required to have a meal plan but you are strongly encouraged to purchase one. Meal plans offer convenience; and you pay no sales tax and save on meals too! You may purchase your spring semester meal plan at any time after you register for class. You may purchase your meal plan online through mySeaport.

Spring Meal Plan Changes:

Students may change their meal plan ONE time per semester. Students have 10 business days from move-in weekend to change their meal plan. Students may request a meal plan change online through mySeaport. A student can change their Spring 2013 meal plan between January 6 - January 18.

Spring Meal Plan Cancellations:

Meal plan cancellations are allowed ONLY if: the student has withdrawn from the university, OR official release from the on-campus housing contract has been granted. (Please note: Meal plans are not automatically cancelled when a resident student is released from the on-campus housing contract. Therefore, any resident student who is released from their on-campus housing contract AND who no longer wishes to have a meal plan must initiate a request to cancel their meal plan on my SeaPort. Otherwise, the meal plan account will still be active and the student will be responsible for payment of the meal plan.

Meal Plan Changes verses Meal Plan Cancellations:

A student can only change yo1r meal plan once a semester. If you wish to change your meal plan, you may do so starting January 6, 2013 but not prior to this date. IMPORANT: Meal plan cancellations are different from meal plan changes. If you cancel your meal plan and we approve it, you will have to come in the office to purchase a meal plan as the meal plan application will not allow you make a meal plan purchase.

If you have any questions, please contact the UNCW One Card Office, by phone 962-3560 or email You may also visit our student meal plan website at onecard/studentmealplans.html to learn more about the meal plans and to get instructions for signing up for your meal plan on mySeaPort.

UNCW Presents Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Birdland Big Band with Tommy Igoe Kenan Auditorium

New York’s hottest big band will play at UNCW as part of the first tour in their more than 60-year history. Acclaimed music director Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band provide an unforgettable musical event that goes beyond the traditional and sets a new standard for the 21st-century big band orchestra. The show will comprise jazz classics as well as new arrangements by such luminaries as Sting, Herbie Hancock and Lennon/ McCartney. Tickets are $5 for UNCW students.

Monday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. The Next Greatest Generation: Leadership Lessons from Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan with Joe Klein Burney Center Ballroom Joe Klein, longtime journalist, is the political columnist for Time magazine and is known for his novel Primary Colors as well as his 2006 book,

Politics Lost, which examines the “pollsterconsultant industrial complex.” Klein is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is also a former Guggenheim Fellow. This show is free for UNCW students, faculty & staff.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Squonk Opera’s Mayhem & Magesty Kenan Auditorium

Squonk Opera’s Mayhem and Majesty is the latest in a series of their truly surreal, genrebusting feats of musical theater. The show “behaves like a three-dimensional Rorschach test,” conveying meaning through music and a visual symphony of performance art, stage settings and theatrics, Bearfoot incorporating shadow puppetry, kinetic machines, cameras and video screens. Mayhem and Majesty is accessible modern opera at its most spellbinding. Tickets are $5 for UNCW students.

Thursday, Mar. 14, 7 p.m. Bearfoot Kenan Auditorium

Founded in Alaska, but calling Nashville home

Spring 2013! today, Bearfoot bring their unique sound to a variety of musical genres, from bluegrass to Cajun to blues. The Telluride award-winning band’s first album, Door and Windows, featuring the Bearfoot signature sound of bluegrass without a banjo, topped the Billboard Bluegrass charts upon its release. The band’s new album, American Story, has been described as “the perfect blend of bluegrass, pop, country and old-time American folk styles of music.”In addition to their performance, the band will host a lecture on March 14th. Tickets are $5 for UNCW students.

talk, and an audience meet & greet will conclude this exciting evening. This show is co-sponsored by the Mimi Cunningham Speaker Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies. This event is free to UNCW students, faculty & staff.

Monday, April 18, 7 p.m. Cameron Carpenter: Bad Boy of the Pipe Organ Kenan Auditorium

The Grammy-nominated bad boy of the pipe organ, Cameron Carpenter has shattered the mold, playing the pipe organ like no other before him. From technique to costume, to the electric pipe organ he plays, the Julliard graduate has Monday, Mar. 25, 7 p.m. changed the face of the pipe Leadership Lessons from organ forever. He rivets the Cameron Carpenter Apollo to Discovery with audience with energetic, danceCol. Eileen Collins like performances of technical perfection and musical virtuosity. You’ve never Burney Center heard – or seen – the pipe organ like this before! Col. Eileen Collins has logged over 872 hours in space and has served as both the first female space Tickets are $5 for UNCW students. shuttle pilot and the first female space shuttle For additional information regarding updates, commander. In this talk, she offers her unique venues, performers, and ticket information on perspective on what it takes to lead a mission and UNCW Presents 2013 Season please visit, to instill the principles of teamwork in any crew. presents/season.html. An audience Q&A session will follow Col. Collins’s

Wagsgiving 2012 Wagsgiving is one of UNCW’s favorite and most celebrated traditions and this year’s Wagsgiving set a record number with 3,700 people attending, a whopping 1,000 more than attended in 2011! Those who attended dined on 1,700 pounds of local Carolina turkey, 1,000 pounds of mashed potatoes, 500 pounds of tofurkey, 500 gallons of gravy and 600 pounds of green beans and corn. Check out some of the other highlights of Wagsgiving below:

Food Drive

Throughout the week before and at Wagsgiving, a food drive was held to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Any student who donated 30 or more items was given a Fast Pass to skip the Wagsgiving line. A total of 690 food items were donated that will all go to needy families in the Wilmington area in time for the holidays.


A total of 12 student groups such as SGA, RHA and CLES participated in the Wagsgiving carnival outside and entertained students with a variety of games and activities including corn hole and hot chocolate giveaways. The carnival also featured student DJ Will Frasca who kept everyone in line pumped up and excited for Wagsgiving.

Media Coverage

Wagsgiving was featured on several local media outlets including local television station WECT and in a Star News photo gallery. Check out the image gallery by going to and searching “Wagsgiving.”

Campus Dining would like to thank everyone who came out and made Wagsgiving special this year. We can’t wait to celebrate Wagsgiving 2013 with you next year. For more Wagsgiving information or to check out pictures taken at the event, Campus Dining’s Facebook at

Seahawk Mail

U.S. Postal Service Announces Rate Changes for 2013 Seahawk mails offers a variety of options for shipments of mail and packages from Federal Express, UPS, to the U.S. Postal Service. No matter how you are sending your packages this holiday we want you to be prepared for the U.S. postal service 2013 rate changes. Starting January 27, 2013 the U.S. postal service will increase the rate for single-piece First-Class mail. Letters will increase by just a penny making it 46 cents to mail a letter. In addition postcards will also increase in price by a penny on January, 27 making it 33 cents to mail a postcard. So get prepared and buy your Forever Stamps now! Forever stamps allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States, and are good for mailing a one-ounce letter at any time in the future regardless of price changes.

Parking updates

Park and Ride Lot SS is indicated in green. Effective 10/2/12, parking areas inside the red circle are part of Zone Brown but were previously included in Park and Ride SS Lot (Zone Green). Only permit holders with a Green permit number are allowed to park in Park and Ride SS Lot (Zone Green) on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Resident Zone Brown permit holders are allowed to park in Zone Green from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday and anytime on weekends. (Car must be moved by 9 a.m. on Monday. The Loop Shuttle will be available for permit holders with a Green permit number. More info.

Things you NEED to KNOW • Resident students are assigned permits by zones based upon their campus housing assignment. Resident lots/zones are designated by permit color (Blue, Black, Brown and Gold). The color of your permit indicates your designated zone. Resident students may not park in another residential zone at any time. • Resident students may park in non-gated faculty/staff or commuter zones between the hours of 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday-Friday and on weekends only, unless the lot is otherwise reserved. (See Student Night and Weekend Parking Map.) • Commuter students and visitors are not allowed to park in resident lots at any time. • Visitors of resident students must park in visitor lots, metered spaces or the visitor area of the parking deck. • All other rules such as service vehicle parking, handicapped, 24-hour reserved, and fire lanes must be observed at all times. • Note: Enforcement for parking permits will resume 48 hours after classes begin for the semester/ term.

Resident Parking Zones 2012 Resident Zone

Permit Color

Zone Blue

Light Blue

Zone Black


Zone Brown


Zone Gold


Handicap Parking


Campus Housing Assignment Schwartz Hall and University Suites Belk Hall, Galloway Hall, Graham Hall or Hewlett Hall, University Apartments

Where Can I Park? (Student parking spaces are outlines by white lines) Parking lots EE, GG and the parking spaces on the Suite Service Loop. Parking lots J, L, O, O extension and P

SS lot at Seahawk Village and Seahawk Landing Apartments, lots HH and II. Seahawk Village and Seahawk After 4 p.m. until 9 a.m. on Monday-Friday Landing Apartments, Cornerand anytime on weekends, you may also stone Hall, Honors House and park in the Park and Ride portion of Lot SS International House (which is designated by white lines, with the tip of the lines painted green). Seahawk Crossing Deck Parking spaces for persons with disabilities are outlined by blue lines and identified by appropriate signs. Faculty/staff or students with short-term or permanent disabilities who will have a vehicle on campus must apply for a handicapped parking permit to park in an accessible space. Even if you have a state-issued handicapped parking placard, you need to obtain a UNCW handicapped permit



s the semester comes to a close, the academic advisors in University College want to provide you with information about grades, academic standing, university policies, and important SeaNet dates.


Final Grades

Final grades can be viewed on SeaNet by following this sequence: SeaNet >> Student Services and Financial Aid >> Student Records >> Final Grades >> Select Term (Fall 2012) • Paper grades are not mailed home. • Students can view grades as they are posted. Instructors enter them at different times. All grades will be in the system by Tuesday, December 18. Grade point averages will be finalized a few days after that. Students will be able to see their GPA on their academic transcript in SeaNet. • Understand FERPA (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act). Parents cannot have access to students’ educational records without their written permission. To learn more about FERPA, go to

Dean’s List

To be included in the Dean’s List at the close of each semester, students must meet one of the following criteria: • Students carrying 12-14 hours must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or better with no grade less than B (3.00). • Students carrying 15 hours or more must earn a grade point average of 3.20 or better with no grade less than B (3.00). • Students participating in the Honors Program, who are carrying 12-14 total hours but are not receiving a grade for the current semester of honors work, shall be eligible for the Dean’s List if their grade point average on the remaining 9-11 hours otherwise meets current standards for the Dean’s List. Students carrying 11 hours or fewer are not eligible for the Dean’s List. Pass/fail hours will not be used in the calculation of Dean’s List.

Academic Probation

An undergraduate student is automatically placed on academic probation when the cumulative GPA drops below 2.0. • Students who fall within the academic probation category at the end of any semester will be limited to enrolling in no more than 14 hours the following semester. • A student on academic probation is expected to show satisfactory academic progress by the end of the next semester, regardless of the number of hours attempted. • Satisfactory academic progress is generally defined as improvement in the GPA earned at the end of each semester during the probationary period. A student is expected to be in good academic standing within 30 credit hours after being placed on academic probation. When a student is placed on academic probation, it is the responsibility of the student to arrange regular meetings with his or her academic advisor to consider specific academic intervention strategies.

Below 1.0

Based on academic policy, if your grade point average for the fall semester is below 1.0, you will be dismissed from the university.

• The student can appeal to return, and if the appeal is granted, they will be allowed to return under specific conditions. The current UNCW catalogue states: Full-time students (at least 12 hours) who do not earn at least a 1.0 semester GPA and pass at least nine academic hours in any semester will be reviewed by the appropriate dean to determine academic eligibility. If a student falls in this category, they should contact their academic advisor immediately and look for an e-mail from University College. The e-mail will outline the steps that must be taken in order for an appeal to be reviewed. There are strict deadlines associated with the appeal process.

0.0 GPA

Full-time (at least 12 hours) students who earn a 0.0 GPA in any semester will be dismissed from the university and will not be permitted to enroll for two consecutive regular semesters. • Readmission is contingent upon the results of the Re-enrollment Review. • Students seeking a review must submit the required appeal form and a written statement outlining their circumstance to the appropriate dean. The appeal must be submitted to the appropriate dean within 10 days after the end of the semester. • Students must understand that the submission of an appeal does not guarantee the student will be allowed to enroll. The appeal process may take several days to be completed.


If students have questions about grades, academic standing or their spring 2013 schedule, they should contact their academic advisor before leaving for the semester break. Office hours for University College are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The university will be closed beginning December 21, 2012, and re-open on January 2, 2013. Students should continue to check their UNCW e-mail during the winter break, as academic advisors will continue to communicate with students prior to December 24 and after January 2. If a student needs to drop or add classes, SeaNet will reopen on December 18, 2012. Students will be able to register according to a time ticket that will be listed under Registration Status in SeaNet. Adjustments to class schedules can be made through January 16, 2013. For a list of University Studies courses and major requirements please visist,

University College 1092 DePaolo Hall 910.962.3245

Passport Services has MOVED! For all you students who are planning trips out of the country for the holidays or are in need of passports, we want to let you know that UNCW Passport Services has moved! We are now located in the Fisher University Union and are conveniently situated across the hall from Seahawk Mail and ECOteal. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm. UNCW Passports is a full service acceptance agency for U.S. Passports. There is no appointment necessary. Our services include providing applications, photos, application execution and answering any questions you might have. We also take photos for any international and study abroad programs that may be required. We currently accept Cash, Check, Credit, Seahawk Bucks or Money Orders. Please visit us at for more information and specifics on what you will need to obtain a U.S. passport. We are proud to serve our UNCW community.

ESL Program Needs Conversation Partners Have an international experience without leaving UNCW! Our ESL students are here to improve their English, and they need YOUR help. By being a Conversation Partner, you can: • Have friends from all corners of the world • Feel good about helping someone with their language skills • Learn about a new culture, their food, customs, and lifestyle • Get new travel destinations • Practice a language that you are studying The time commitment is just 3 hours per week. Please contact Maike Walbrecht, ESL Director at for an application or stop by the Office of International Programs in Friday Annex. We’ll have a matching meeting and orientation early in January 2013, so please apply before January 9.


Self-Service Bike Repair Stations have been installed in three convenient locations on the UNCW campus:  NW corner of the Fisher Student Center  At the main entrance of Randall Library  In front of Wagoner Hall These stations have all of the tools needed to repair or tune your bike, including a QR code for your smart phone that gives step-by-step repair instructions. Tube repair kits and other accessories are available for sale at the ECOteal store, located in the Fisher University Union. For additional information, including information on local bike routes, bike rules and bike safety, please visit the Parking and Transportation Office in the Warwick Center or call 910-962-3178 or email:

On The CHWK Network (Channel 77.1) The following movies will be playing throughout the month of Sept. on digital Channel 77.1 • Back to the Future III • Bad Santa • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure • Gremlins • Magic Mike • Moonrise Kingdom • Safety Not Guaranteed • Scrooged For a full schedule of air times, reminders, updates, trailers and more check us out on Facebook at:

Winter is cold

Abroad is HOT

UNCW faculty led study abroad programs are a great way to earn credit and gain international experience. This summer and short term spring faculty led programs are diverse in destination and course offerings. For summer faculty led programs check out: For short term spring faculty led programs check out: uncw. edu/international/abroad/facultyledshort.html If you are interested in either of these programs we encourage you to call or come by the Office of International Programs to speak with an advisor. Deadlines are right around the corner so check us out today! Office of International Programs 118 Friday Annex 910.962.3685

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Reel Good Fun

Tech Corner @ UNCW’s IT Security Department is pleased to promote the EDUCAUSE 2013 Information Security Awareness Video & Poster Contest (for students). Contest Deadline: March 8, 2013 Contest includes 3 different categories: • Training videos • 30 second public service announcements • Posters

Suggested Topics Include (but are not limited to): • Cloud security and considerations for sharing data • Computer security • Cybersafety • Passwords and passphrases • Physical security • Privacy • Safeguarding data and personal information • Security of personally owned devices or mobile devices (BYOD) • Security risks of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing • Wireless security Judging Criteria: • Creativity • Technical Quality (videos only) • Content • Overall Effectiveness of Delivery Prizes for video categories: • Gold (first place) winners will receive $2,000. • Silver (second place) winners will receive $1,500. • Bronze (third place) winners will receive $1,000. • Honorable mention winners (up to 5 in each category) will receive a small prize (i.e., Amazon gift card). Prizes for poster categories: • Perform complete system analysis to identify - Gold (first place) winner will receive $1,500. • Silver (second place) winner will receive $1,000. • Bronze (third place) winner will receive $500. • Honorable mention winners (up to 5 in each category will receive a small prize (i.e., Amazon gift card). For complete details visit: focus-areas-and-initiatives/policy-and-security/cybersecurity-initiative/community-engagement/informationsecurity-awarenessB1NAR1ES is located in the Fisher University Union, across from the post office. More details at www.uncw. edu/binaries.

Roomers December 2012