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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Leisure Travel
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Youth Retreat/Camps

Unique Venue Feature

American History: 
For those interested in learning about Wilmington's past, there are several historic sites to visit within the city including the USS North Carolina Battleship, which fought in World War II.  There are several battlefields, parks and other historic sites within a short driving distance of UNCW and Wilmington.    In 2020, Wilmington, NC was named the first World War II heritage city in the United States.  

Hollywood East:
Several popular movies and television shows have been filmed in Wilmington, including Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, Safe Haven, The Choice, and A Walk to Remember.  Many film locations are in and around the city to go visit.  Wilmington is still an active film location.

Venus FlyTraps:
Venus flytraps, carnivorus plants, are native to the Carolinas.  The Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden is the only public carnivorous plant garden in the world to see native flytraps, pitcher plants and sundews.  The Bluethenthal Wildlife Preserve located on UNCW's campus, is a great spot for flytraps as well.

Coastal Adventures:
From enjoying a sunset dinner to paddleboarding on the Intracoastal to fishing on one of the piers to fireworks on the beach, there is an adventure to be found on the coast.  Within a short drive from three beaches-Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach-there is something for everyone!


About

University of North Carolina Wilmington‘s (UNCW) picturesque campus is the perfect location to host your next summer camp, corporate retreat, reception, event, community walk, business meeting or conference.

UNCW’s fully capable campus can provide facilities, audio visual, catering, on-site parking, and exceptional service for your next event any time of year. From mid-May through July, UNCW offers overnight accommodations within our residence halls.

Within minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the historic downtown riverfront, Wilmington offers your participants a wide variety of activities to enjoy during their time in the city. With moderate temperatures year-round, it’s always a good time to visit. Check out our blog to see what Wilmington can offer your event participants!

For more information about how UNCW can assist you in planning your next event, please contact Conferences, Events & Reservations at 910.962.4150 or clconferences@uncw.edu.

We hope to see you soon in beautiful Wilmington, NC!

Food & Beverage Options

Event Catering

UNCW Catering is ready to design custom-inspired menus for your event and can work with any special dietary restrictions or needs.  For more information about UNCW Catering as well as menus, please click here.  

All-You-Care-To Eat

Wagoner Hall is UNCW's main dining hall on campus and offers an all-you-care-to-eat option. Wagoner Hall is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends.  Breakfast is served 7am-9am; Lunch/Brunch is served 11am-2pm; Dinner is served 5pm-7pm.

Other Campus Dining Locations

UNCW offers several dining locations throughout campus, including Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and Panda Express.

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 3500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 1500
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Rates vary
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Business Services
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

Apartment Style Housing

Our 2 to 6 person apartments, feature a full kitchen, living room, single bedrooms with a full size bed, and washer/dryer in each unit.  Each apartment complex has an in ground pool and outdoor area for guests to enjoy.

Our apartment style housing locations have included: Apartment style housing is only available for adult groups.

This accommodation has A/C

Suite Style Housing

Our (8) person suites features (4) bedrooms, (2) study areas, and (1) shared bathroom.  A communal kitchen, laundry room, and common room can be found in each building.  

Our suite style housing locations have included:

This accommodation has A/C

Traditional Housing

Our traditional residence halls offer single or double occupancy rooms with (2) communal bathrooms per floor.  Also, a communal kitchen, laundry room, and common room can be found in each building.

Our traditional style housing locations have included:

This accommodation has A/C

Summer Intern Housing

Intern housing is available for students over the age of 18, from mid-May through July who are in the Wilmington area for summer internships or employment opportunities.

Summer interns will be housed in campus apartments where each apartment is equipped with a full kitchen, living room, individual bedrooms with full size beds, and washer/dryer in each unit. Each apartment complex has an in ground pool and pool area for guests to enjoy. Also, each complex has it's own main office or front desk that is staffed throughout your stay for any guest needs that may arise. Summer interns will share an apartment with other students.

Our summer internship housing locations have included: For more information on Summer Intern Housing and to apply, please click here.  

This accommodation has A/C

Nearby Hotels

From riverfront to oceanfront, Wilmington offers a wide variety of local hotels to choose from while in the city.

For a list of other local accomodations in close proximity to UNCW, please click here.  For a full list of Wilmington area hotels, please click here.  

We strongly encourage you to to inquire with each hotel to see if they offer an UNCW guest rate.

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Bus
Business Center
Cannabis Friendly
Car Charging Station
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Golf
In-House Catering
Laundry
Linens
Near Public Transit
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Spa
Sports Facilities
Taxi
Theater Seating
WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

Campus Life: Conferences, Events, & Reservations,

601 S College Rd,

Wilmington Wilmington, 28403-5621

Transportation

Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber

Nearby Airport

Wilmington International Airport - 10 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Wilmington International Airport - 10 minutes

Parking

Parking on Site: Yes

Car charging stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

  • Myrtle Beach, SC – 75 miles
  • Raleigh, NC – 125 miles
  • Durham, NC – 152 miles
  • Chapel Hill, NC – 160 miles
  • Charleston, SC – 178 miles
  • Charlotte, NC – 205 miles
  • Things to Know

    Catering

    Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

    External Catering Allowed: No

    Can Bring In Own Food: No

    Cultural Catering Available: Yes

    Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

    Venue Policies

    Alcohol Consumption: Yes

    Smoking Permitted: No

    Cannabis Industry-Friendly: Yes

    Cannabis Consumption: No

    Eco Friendly: Yes

    ADA Accessible: Yes

    Family Friendly: Yes

    Pet Friendly: No

    Technology

    UNCW’s facilities are outfitted with state of the art technology. From banquets in our ballrooms to small sessions in our classrooms, our team can assist you in finding the best av needs for your programs.

    Guest Wi-Fi: Free

    Onsite Tech Support: Yes

    Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

    Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

    Testimonials

    "The CFCAI community is very grateful and happy with their experience at Warwick Center and the facility staff while hosting their Annual India Day occasion. The staff was pleasant and very eager to deliver and extremely prompt, some rare qualities seen today. We will definitely host our event here again next year."

    Sejal Patel, President at Cape Fear Cultural Association of India