Fall 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting time for UNC Charlotte students. The University’s inaugural football season, which kicks off with the first home game Saturday, Aug. 31, is expected to transform student life on campus.
An incoming freshman class of more than 3,100, the University’s most academically competitive ever, will join 2,500 new transfers and the ranks of returning upper class students attending North Carolina’s urban research institution. Total enrollment is expected to be around 26,500.
Growth is a near constant at UNC Charlotte, and two new residence halls will open for the fall semester. Hunt Hall is located in the South Village, where construction continues on a new campus dining facility. Walnut Hall is an addition for the North Village, located near the Student Union.
Nearly 5,550 students will make the campus their residence during the 2013-14 academic year. Move-in, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16-18, will be the time for new and returning students to set up their home away from home.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life’s Move-in website provides students and their parents with helpful information on topics they need to know before arriving on campus. The site also provides a guide with information on what to bring and useful tips for making the most of the experience of living on campus.
There are assigned arrival times for students based upon individual residence halls; this is designed to help ease the traffic flow around campus. Residents who are unable to make their arrival time can check in on Sunday, Aug. 18.
Students who live on campus have the most convenient location from which to take advantage of all the campus has to offer. UNC Charlotte is more than textbooks and classes; students are encouraged to become actively engaged in the life of the University. Explore all the possibilities available - study abroad offerings for greater global awareness; leadership and volunteer opportunities; cultural events and lectures; intramural sports; and of course, come out and cheer on the Charlotte 49ers athletic teams wherever they might be competing.