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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.

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Academics

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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Research

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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Calendars

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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Athletics

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.

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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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Earth Day Celebration Set for April 16

UNC Charlotte will be celebrating the 22nd Annual Earth Day with a festival set for April 16, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, on the plaza between the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services.

During the event, participants will be able to meet a variety of organizations that work on environmental issues to learn how you can make a positive impact. Expected vendors include Central Carolina Fuels Coalition, Carolina Raptor Center, Earth Farms, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte Area Transportation System, and UNC Charlotte Earth Club.

"We have lots of events throughout the year, but none are bigger than the Earth Day festival. This is a long standing tradition and we hope that everybody will take time to visit with our vendors and celebrate our planet" said Devin Hatley, Environmental Educator.

Engineering Alumni Work on New Nuclear Units

Eight UNC Charlotte alumni from the William States Lee College of Engineering are collaborating on building the first new commercial nuclear reactors in the United States in the past 30 years. These former classmates include Kevin Departhy, George Gora, Chuck Jenkins, Justin Marsh, Gregg Nantz, Dustin Parks, Rebecca Parks and Weston Trimble.

The team is constructing Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 for Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. CB&I and Westinghouse are building the new Westinghouse AP1000 Advanced Passive Light Water Reactors at the existing plant site near Waynesboro, Ga. CB&I is performing the engineering, procurement and construction for the project.

Click here to read the full article, which describes how their education prepared them for this endeavor.