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Spotlight: It's a 49er Family Day

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

The University’s annual Family Day will take place Saturday, Feb. 5, in conjunction with UNC Charlotte Homecoming.

“We want to encourage all parents and family members of UNC Charlotte students to embrace the University and to stake their claim to the Niner Nation," said Kesha Williams, coordinator of parents programs. “Family is the greatest influence over a student's growth and development. By becoming more engaged with the University, families express their interest in the academic and social life of their students, which often results in greater scholastic achievement.”

Family Day is sponsored by the Office of Parent and Family Services. The office’s mission is to provide communication between the University and parents and families in order to support student success and promote family involvement within the campus community.

Family Day festivities begin with the Chancellor’s Breakfast. Check-in is at 8:30 AM Saturday with the breakfast starting at 9:00 AM in the Student Union, Multipurpose Room.

Parents and students who register and attend Family Day can expect:

  • An insider’s update from the chancellor;
  • Entertainment, door prizes and fabulous giveaways that include a semester of resident tuition and parking and more;
  • The Homecoming parade, tailgate party, and 49er men’s basketball game against the George Washington Colonials. The tailgate party runs from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, and the game begins at 2:00 PM.

UNC Charlotte parents can view the entire schedule and register to attend for a nominal fee (depending on the package selected) online. All events are free for UNC Charlotte students, with the exception of the basketball game. For students who choose to sit in the section with their parents, game tickets are $10 and that will be included with the parents’ online registration.

For more information, call 704-687-2541 or email parents@uncc.edu.