How to Ride the UNCW Seahawk Shuttle



Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone ride the UNCW Seahawk Shuttles?

Although the shuttles run on and around the UNCW campus, they are considered public routes and available for anyone to ride. UNCW students pay a fee to the University which allows them to ride without paying a fare every time they board. UNCW employees may also ride the Seahawk Shuttle free of charge. Members of the public, not affiliated with UNCW, who wish to ride the Seahawk Shuttle are required to pay the regular Wave Transit fare.

Where does the UNCW Seahawk Shuttle go?

The Seahawk Shuttle provides public transportation to the UNCW campus and surrounding area. The routes are available to anyone. Wave operates eight different routes that stop at designated shuttle stops on and around the UNCW campus. Click here for a copy of the 2023-2024 shuttle route map.

How do I get on?

Shuttle stops are marked by UNCW Seahawk Shuttle signs. Arrive at any designated shuttle bus stop five minutes before the shuttle is scheduled to arrive. Have your One Card ready when you board the bus.

How much does it cost?

Students and employees of UNCW may ride all Wave Transit buses, as well as the Seahawk Shuttle, for free by simply showing a valid student or employee UNSea card.  Non-UNCW students and employees are required to deposit the two dollar adult fare upon boarding the shuttle.  Reduced fares are also accepted on shuttle vehicles.  See the fares page for detailed reduced rates.

How do I get off the UNCW Seahawk Shuttle?

When your stop is approaching, pull the overhead cord to indicate to the bus driver that you would like to get off at the next stop.

When does UNCW Seahawk Shuttle service run?

The shuttle routes run Monday-Friday while classes are in session, during fall and spring semesters, and on a limited schedule during summer school. The shuttle does not run on weekends. Please refer to the schedule page for an exact schedule for your route.

What are the rules and regulations for riding the UNCW Seahawk Shuttle?

Each shuttle is equipped with a Passenger Code of Conduct that is posted behind the driver. The information in the Code of Conduct contains, but is not limited to, the following:

Eating, drinking, smoking (including use of electronic cigarettes), tobacco products and open containers of alcohol are prohibited on all Wave vehicles. Pets are prohibited in Wave vehicles and facilities; however, service animals are permitted. Firearms are prohibited from Wave Transit vehicles and facilities. Items such as automotive batteries, gasoline or equipment that contains gasoline, and any other item that may be hazardous are prohibited from Wave vehicles. If you are unsure of an item you wish to bring on the bus, please call (910) 343-0106 for specific instructions. Wave Transit is not responsible for lost items.