UNCW Homecoming week 2018 preview


Maddie Driggers, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

A historical Homecoming is fast approaching as UNCW gets ready to kick off its 70th Homecoming week starting on February 5. The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “UNCW Just Went Platinum” to represent the tradition of the gift of platinum given for a 70th anniversary. In lieu of a traditional Homecoming week during football season, UNC Wilmington celebrates this school-spirited week during basketball season every year. This year, the festivities will take place from Monday, February 5 to Saturday, February 10. Here is a sneak peek of some of the events going on to celebrate 70 years of Seahawk pride.


Homecoming Kickoff

Monday, February 5

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Fisher University Union, Randall Library and Cameron Hall

The Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) will be tabling at these three locations and handing out free Homecoming swag including stickers, buttons, stress balls, color changing cups and t-shirts. All of these items will be located at each of the three locations on campus.


Late Night Breakfast

Monday, February 5

10 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Wagoner Hall

Wagoner Hall will be serving your favorite breakfast foods while you get the chance to listen to and perform in a lip sync battle. Enjoy eggs, bacon, pancakes and more all while hearing classics such as “Barbie Girl” by Aqua, “All Star” by Smash Mouth and “Oops!…I Did It Again” by Britney Spears.


Teal Tuesday After Dark

Tuesday, February 6

6 – 8 p.m. at the Hub Greenway

Celebrate the monthly Teal Tuesday tradition at night by roasting s’mores and watching live entertainment put on by UNCW students. Performers include the Swingin’ Seahawks, Seabelles, Irish Dance Club, Comedy Arts Performance Club and Seahawkappellas.


Dub Idol

Wednesday, February 7

7 p.m. at Kenan Auditorium

Watch some of the best voices on campus compete by singing for a cash prize in this local version of “American Idol.” The audience gets to experience this national phenomenon on a local level and even votes to determine which students win the top three prizes.


Nerdology Trivia Night

Thursday, February 8

7 p.m. at Lumina Theater

Nerdology is a traveling trivia entertainment group that will be offering prizes, games and knowledge to students who think they have what it takes to win at this trivia night. Topics include 80’s, UNCW and general knowledge trivia.


Battle of the Bands

Friday, February 9

8 p.m. at Burney Center

Five local, UNCW student-led bands will battle it out in this music showdown for a cash prize and the opportunity to perform at Wilmington’s Azalea Festival in April. Enjoy a night of live music, healthy competition and snacks.


Student Trunk Show & TealGate

Saturday, February 10

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Parking Lot B

Get ready for the Homecoming game by stopping by this student-based event. Play games and enjoy pizza, popcorn and more as fellow student organizations open up their decorated trunks and compete to see which group has the most school spirit.


Homecoming Game: UNCW vs. Hofstra

Saturday, February 10

7 p.m. at Trask Coliseum

The main event of the week is the Homecoming basketball game where the UNCW Seahawks will compete against the Hofstra Pride. Cheer on the team with fellow fans and watch as the Homecoming King and Queen are announced at halftime.


Homecoming Step Show

Saturday, February 10

8:30 p.m. at Kenan Auditorium

Presented by the National Panhellenic Council, this event features fraternities and sororities from Virginia and North Carolina that will be competing for a cash prize. Student and alumni tickets are $10, general public tickets are $15 and all day of show tickets are $20.


For a full list of alumni, student and community events, visit https://giving.uncw.edu/homecoming-2018.