NinerNotice

About NinerNotice
A NinerNotice provides information about incidents that do not pose a threat to the University community or its operations, but may be helpful for interested campus members to know about.

Please remember: A NinerNotice is for informational purposes only; no action is required from the University community. In the case of a threat to campus safety or operations, a NinerAlert will be issued. 

Additional Information
UNC Charlotte's Police and Public Safety Department publishes a daily police log each business day. The current month's log is available on the PPS website

Please note: Any details provided about incidents on this page are for informational purposes only and do not represent the University's position on a particular issue.


Latest NinerNotices

Sept. 11: Hurricane Irma FAQ

While there have not been significant changes to the forecast, we have received some inquiries regarding classes and other schedules for this evening. We wanted to answer those questions and offer some additional safety tips for traveling in the expected weather.

What is the current forecast for the Charlotte area?
We expect to see heavy rain and gusty winds from the remnants of Hurricane Irma later today. The peak of weather activity will likely be from 8 p.m. tonight through 8 a.m. Tuesday. Maximum gusts are expected to be between 30 and 39 mph, and rainfall will be between 1.5 and 2 inches. 

What if a severe thunderstorm or isolated tornado warning occurs as a result of this weather?
The likelihood of this occurring is low; however, following our normal protocols, a NinerAlert would be issued in the event of severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings.

Are evening classes still being held as scheduled?
Yes, evening classes will be held as scheduled at both main campus and the Center City building.

If the weather in your area is more severe, please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family this evening. If you cannot attend class, information on the steps you should take to notify your professors is available in the Operating Conditions FAQ.   

Will dining facilities be open on a normal schedule?
Yes, dining facilities will be open on a normal schedule.  

Will there be any change to the bus schedule tonight?
Based on current weather conditions, Niner Transit will operate as scheduled.

Why was the footbridge between North Village and the Student Union closed?
The footbridge was closed at approximately 2:30 p.m. out of an abundance of caution because of the stronger winds expected this evening and overnight. It is expected the bridge will reopen by 8 a.m. tomorrow.  We encourage you to use the bus system or to take the pathway past Witherspoon Hall and Elm, Maple and Pine to main campus during the closure.

Some safety tips for traveling in stronger winds and rain:

  • Use caution when walking outside and be alert to any debris that may be swept up by the wind.

  • Allow yourself extra time to travel to your destination, and drive at a slower speed.

  • Be aware that taller vehicles are more susceptible to higher wind gusts. Drive with two hands on the steering wheel and reduce your speed.

  • Wear sturdy shoes with good tread when walking outside.

  • Avoid driving through standing water -- most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water.

  • If your windshield wipers are on, make sure your headlights are as well – even in daylight. This helps other drivers see you.

  • Avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, streambeds, and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be determined.  


Sept. 10: Hurricane Irma Update 7

The latest forecast indicates Hurricane Irma continues to move west and away from the Charlotte area.

We will still see some heavy rain and stronger winds beginning Monday afternoon and continuing into Tuesday. A tropical system always brings a chance of severe weather, but the effects in Charlotte are not expected to be extreme or widespread.

Because of the consistent forecast showing the hurricane moving away from our area, UNC Charlotte will continue to operate on a normal schedule this week.

You should still exercise caution when traveling during heavy rains and stronger winds. Some tips:

  • Allow yourself extra time to travel to your destination, and drive at a slower speed.
  • Avoid driving through standing water -- most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water.
  • If your windshield wipers are on, make sure your headlights are as well – even in daylight. This helps other drivers see you.
  • Avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, streambeds, and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be determined. 

Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.

Consider your personal safety and needs 
While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. 

Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to attend class or work on Monday.    

If you cannot make it to campus or need to leave to return home, information on the steps you should take to notify professors and/or supervisors is available in the Operating Conditions FAQ.    

Next update
While the University will continue to monitor the hurricane until its effects have left our area, this is the last NinerNotice that will be issued related to the storm unless there is an unexpected change in the forecast. 


Sept. 9 (6 p.m.): Hurricane Irma Update 6

There have been no significant changes for our area since our noon update (see below).

The University still expects to operate on a normal schedule Monday. Please continue to monitor your email for updates.

Next update
By noon Sunday, Sept. 10

 


Sept. 9 (noon): Hurricane Irma Update 5

Forecasts for Hurricane Irma continue to have the storm’s center moving farther west and away from Charlotte.

While there is always a chance for severe weather with a tropical system, the effects in our area are not expected to be extreme or widespread. It is likely we will see heavy rain and stronger winds beginning Monday afternoon and continuing into Tuesday.

With the strongest part of the storm moving away from us, UNC Charlotte anticipates being on a normal operating schedule Monday. However, the University will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the weekend. 

Please continue to check your email and weather forecasts. You will receive a NinerAlert if operating conditions change because of an alteration in the storm’s path.

Please remember to consider your personal safety and needs 
While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. 

Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to attend class or work on Monday.    

If you cannot make it to campus or need to leave to return home, information on the steps you should take to notify professors and/or supervisors is available in the Operating Conditions FAQ.    

What you should do 

  • Continue to monitor your email for updates.
  • Pay attention to any NinerAlert you receive and quickly follow the provided instructions.
  • Continue to monitor your local weather on news stations or on the National Weather Service website.    

Next Update
By 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9 


Sept. 8 (6 p.m.): Hurricane Irma Update 4

The forecast for Hurricane Irma has not markedly changed since our noon update (see below).  

Projections for the center of the hurricane continue to have it moving farther away from the Charlotte area and toward the western part of the state and into Kentucky and Tennessee.   

At this time, UNC Charlotte still anticipates operating on a normal schedule throughout the weekend and Monday.  

Please continue to monitor your email and weather forecasts during the weekend. Slight changes in the storm path could result in greater impacts for our area.

You will receive a NinerAlert if operating conditions change because of an alteration in the storm’s path.   

Please remember to consider your personal safety and needs 
While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. 

Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to attend class or work on Monday.    

If you cannot make it to campus or need to leave to return home, information on the steps you should take to notify professors and/or supervisors is available in the Operating Conditions FAQ.    

What you should do 

  • Continue to monitor your email for updates.
  • Pay attention to any NinerAlert you receive and quickly follow the provided instructions.
  • Continue to monitor your local weather on news stations or on the National Weather Service website.    

Next Update
By noon, Saturday, Sept. 9 


Sept. 8 (noon): Hurricane Irma Update 3

UNC Charlotte continues to monitor Hurricane Irma.

Overnight, forecasters indicated the center of the hurricane is moving away from the Charlotte area and toward the western part of the state and into Kentucky and Tennessee. The direct impacts to Charlotte now appear less than initially anticipated -- possibly some winds, heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms.

Because of this change in the storm’s path, UNC Charlotte anticipates operating on a normal schedule throughout the weekend and Monday. However, you should continue to monitor your email and weather forecasts diligently.

Slight changes in the storm path could result in greater impacts for our area.

The University continues to monitor the hurricane closely and will keep the campus community updated. You will receive a NinerAlert if operating conditions change because of an alteration in the storm’s path.

Please remember to consider your personal safety and needs

While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. 

Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to attend class or work on Monday.

If you cannot make it to campus or need to leave to return home, information on the steps you should take to notify professors and/or supervisors is available in the Operating Conditions FAQ.  

What you should do

  • Continue to monitor your email for updates.
  • Pay attention to any NinerAlert you receive and quickly follow the provided instructions. 
  • Continue to monitor your local weather on news stations or on the National Weather Service website.  

Next update
By 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8


Sept. 7: Hurricane Irma Update 2

UNC Charlotte continues to monitor Hurricane Irma in close consultation with local and state agencies and the National Weather Service.  

While the exact path is still unclear, it is likely the Charlotte area will be affected by the storm in some way, especially on Monday and Tuesday. The severity of those impacts will become clearer as Irma gets closer to making landfall in the U.S., and we will share updates with you as officials become confident in the forecast’s accuracy.  

It is possible it will become necessary for the University to cancel classes or close campus. If that happens, you will be notified of an operating condition change through a NinerAlert.

Please take a few minutes to review this information on the three operating condition changes that are possible for the University and the associated FAQs:

Please remember to consider your personal safety and needs

While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to travel or attend class or work.  

If you cannot make it to campus or need to leave to return home, information on the steps you should take to notify professors and/or supervisors is available in the FAQ.  

What you should do

Next update 
By noon tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 8


Sept. 6: Hurricane Irma Update

UNC Charlotte is monitoring Hurricane Irma closely. At this time, the storm’s path is still too uncertain to determine if the University’s main campus or Center City Building will be affected.

Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency effective at 8 a.m. Thursday for all of North Carolina to help mobilize resources in advance of any effects the storm may have on the state. This does not mean that danger from the hurricane is imminent.

The University will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 7). Officials will continue to follow the forecast for Hurricane Irma and will keep you updated. 

Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.

Visit emergency.uncc.edu/ninerready for more information on personal preparedness during a storm. 


Sept. 1: Faculty member death

On Friday, Sept. 1, faculty member Jeannine Skinner was found deceased near the 9300 block of Kings Parade Boulevard in southwest Charlotte (approx. 20 miles from campus).

At this time, her death is being investigated as a potential homicide by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). CMPD stated that information gathered at the scene indicates this incident is possibly an act of domestic violence, and they are searching for her boyfriend in connection with the crime. There is no threat to campus. 

The University mourns the loss of Dr. Skinner, an assistant professor of gerontology and psychology in the Department of Psychological Science. Her colleagues and students who are in need of support during this difficult time are encouraged to contact the resources below:

Students 
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services 704‑687‑0311 (after hours, press 0 to be connected with a counselor)

Faculty and Staff
ComPsych (employee assistance program, available 24 hours a day) 877-603-8259

Related: A message from Chancellor Dubois


Aug. 31: Off-campus shooting

At around noon today, Aug. 31, 2017, a UNC Charlotte student was shot at an off-campus residence on Bonnie Lane. The suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a gray Nissan, heading east on Old Concord Road, away from campus. Police determined there was no threat to the University.

The injured student was transported to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is investigating. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact them by calling 311 or 704-336-7600.

Questions
If you have questions about this page, please email Christy Jackson, director of communications for business affairs, at cjack113@uncc.edu.