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UNC Charlotte offers hundreds of academic choices to help you prepare for your future. Join more than 26,000 students on our beautiful campus, located in the heart of North Carolina’s largest metropolitan region.

Start your educational journey here – learn how to apply to UNC Charlotte and how to finance your education. Find out more about freshman, transfer, international and graduate admissions in this section, as well as visiting campus, scholarships, financial aid and opportunities for veterans and service members.


Through programs that are responsive to the needs of the region and beyond, UNC Charlotte students gain the intellectual and professional skills that will prepare them for productive lives in a global, knowledge-based environment.

Learn more about our seven colleges, the Honors College, the Graduate School, and the degrees and programs they offer. Find out about study abroad opportunities or service-learning initiatives. Take classes through distance education. Visit this section to learn more about the J. Murrey Atkins Library, the academic calendar, and the Office of Academic Affairs, or to review the latest course catalog.

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UNC Charlotte actively promotes scholarly inquiry and nurtures research efforts that enhance the curriculum, extend or create new knowledge, and serve the greater Charlotte region.

Through applied and interdisciplinary research, a robust technology transfer program and collaborations and partnerships with businesses and organizations, UNC Charlotte is staking its claim as the region’s premiere urban research university. Read this section to learn about research and economic development, centers and institutes, technology transfer and research services and outreach available to the UNC Charlotte community and our partners.

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The University hosts an array of on- and off-campus events, including conferences, alumni and athletic events, music, dance and theatre performances, art exhibits, lectures and more.

The event calendar and academic calendars help community members, students, faculty and staff navigate their UNC Charlotte experience and keep track of important dates. Students also can find classroom assignments and changes by searching this site.

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Campus Life

Academics are the cornerstone of the UNC Charlotte experience, but there are many ways for students to get involved in campus life beyond the classroom.

UNC Charlotte sponsors many student organizations, intramurals and sport clubs, and cultural events. Find out more on housing; dining and parking; campus safety; health, wellness and counseling services; recreation and fitness; student media; student government; and diversity initiatives in this section. Get involved and Stake our Claim on Niner Nation!

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The Charlotte 49ers athletics teams compete on the NCAA Division I level and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference, fielding championship caliber teams in 14 sports. The 49ers football team will take the field in 2013; all sports will then join Conference USA.

This section contains information about men’s and women’s sports, how to purchase tickets to athletic events, the 49er Club, sponsorship opportunities, sports camps, facilities, and recreation and fitness opportunities for faculty, staff and students.

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Community Engagement

UNC Charlotte is committed to being a good neighbor to the Charlotte region. The spirit of collaboration is a University hallmark, and that spirit extends beyond our campus.

We affirm our commitment to the region through programs and events that are open to the public such as the 49er Democracy Experience. In this section, you can learn more about UNC Charlotte’s economic, social and cultural impact on the region, and find out what we have to offer you.

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About UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is an urban research institution located in the piedmont of North Carolina. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 26,000 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.

Explore this section to learn about the University’s rich history, its leadership, career information, how to do business with the University, make a donation or visit the campus. You also will find more information about the City of Charlotte.

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Faculty & Staff

UNC Charlotte’s faculty and staff are dedicated to academic excellence, cutting-edge research, community outreach, and enriching the university experience for our students.

Click here to access Banner Self Service, read Inside UNC Charlotte, consult the directory, go to the Human Resources website, access your email, and view the Staff Council website. This section also contains links to Academic Affairs and Business Affairs.

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Alumni & Friends

UNC Charlotte’s extensive network of alumni extends across the globe. Whether you simply want to reconnect with classmates or provide support for academic programs and/or athletics, there are many ways for alumni to engage with the University.

Visit this section to read UNC Charlotte magazine; learn about the Alumni Association; access careers/networking information and other benefits; find out how to give to the University or obtain a transcript; link to 49er Athletics; and plan your visit to the Harris Alumni Center.

Parents & Family

Welcome to the Niner Nation family! Parents and family members play a vital role in our students’ lives, and your support helps ensure their success at UNC Charlotte.

In this section you will find a link to the academic calendar, information about important deadlines, tuition and fee schedules, housing and meal plan information, and a link to our Parent & Family Member Newsletter.

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Current Students

We’re glad you’re here. But where should you go now that you’ve arrived? Current students can find important information about academics, life on campus, student computing services, and more on this site.

Click here to go to academics and advising, athletics, and campus life. You can also obtain tech support, review the course catalog, and apply for graduation in this section. Links to access your email, parking and the 49er Card are also available here.

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Prospective Students

Located in one of the country's most dynamic metropolitan areas, UNC Charlotte students can take advantage of internship and volunteer opportunities, world-class dining and cultural experiences at the region's largest university.

Visit this section to find an academic program that’s right for you, view photos of our athletic teams in action, or learn about the J. Murrey Atkins Library. You can also find out what it’s like to live on campus, learn about scholarships, financial aid and tuition, view our housing options, and read more about campus security.

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Even Higher Education

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. Located in the state's largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.

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Department of Theatre to present 'Spring Awakening'

The rock 'n' roll, coming-of-age musical "Spring Awakening" will be presented Thursday, April 10, through Wednesday, April 16, in the Black Box Theater of the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts. All performances of this Theatre Department production will be at 7:30 PM except Sunday, April 13, which will be a 2:00 PM matinee.

Based on a controversial 19th-century play by German playwright Frank Wedekind, "Spring Awakening" opened on Broadway in 2006; it subsequently won eight Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy award for the soundtrack album. "This brave new musical, haunting and electrifying by turns, restores the mystery, the thrill and quite a bit of the terror to that shattering transformation that stirs in all our souls sometime around the age of 13," wrote Charles Isherwood in a review published in the New York Times.

Tickets are $14 for general admission, $9 for seniors and UNC Charlotte faculty and staff and $6 for all students; they an be purchased at the Robinson Hall Box Office or online.

Photography Exhibit Honors Professor Emerita

A photography exhibition in honor of Holocaust survivor and UNC Charlotte professor emerita Susan Cernyak-Spatz opens with a community reception on Sunday, April 27 at 5:00 PM in the College of Education, room 402.

The exhibit, titled "Susan Cernyak-Spatz: Auschwitz-Birkenau Survivor and the Lives She Touches," features photographs by Matthew Brien, a photographer and UNC Charlotte student. The images depict Cernyak-Spatz with students and alumni. The event will feature music and reflections from people who are depicted with Cernyak-Spatz.

The College of Arts + Architecture and the Department of Languages and Culture Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are sponsoring the event, which also received support from the German program in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.