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Wilmington College moved from the Isaac Bear building--a former elementary school on Market Street--to College Road just in time for summer school.  College officials moved in May and June, and summer school began on June 5. The new Wilmington College had three buildings: Alderman, Hinton James, and Hoggard. Groundbreaking was on April 1, 1960.

Registration for the first summer session was June 5, 1961. The term ran through July 13.

The new campus and its buildings were dedicated on November 19, 1961 in a special ceremony with visiting dignitaries including William C. Friday, president of the Consolidated University of North Carolina, and NC Governor Terry Sanford.

Read in the Seahawk student newspaper:

Summer School Sessions in New Wilmington College, May 11, 1961

Move to New Campus Marks Active Year, May 16, 1962

Aerial view, Wilmington College, 1962