Latest NinerNotices

Latest NinerNotices

March 30: Coronavirus Update
Refunds

Today, the UNC System announced that institutions will be able to provide students prorated housing and dining refunds for the spring semester. The University is committed to working with the System to provide these refunds as soon as possible. We are working diligently to finalize the details, and expect to have more information to share about the refund process in the next few weeks. 

Summer Classes and Fall Registration
Registration for all summer terms and the fall semester opened as scheduled today, March 30. All courses for the full summer term and the first-half summer term (Session A) will be completely online. The decision for whether or not to move the second-half summer term (Session B) fully to online will be made by May 18, prior to the payment due date. Classes for the second-half summer term begin June 29. More information is available on the Niner Central website

Communication about Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
UNC Charlotte is committed to keeping faculty, staff and students informed about confirmed cases of COVID-19 that may affect the campus community. However, sending a NinerNotice for each case is no longer practical because of the prevalence of community spread of the disease and because most employees and students are no longer on campus. Instead, we have launched a new webpage on the Emergency Management website where we will list known, confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving faculty, staff or students. The page will be updated every Monday, and you can access it at any time. We will also include a link in our weekly Monday NinerNotice. We will continue to work with local health departments to communicate directly with individuals who may have been exposed on campus to an individual with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Camps on Campus
Camps on Campus will cancel summer camps scheduled in June. Camps scheduled in July and August will remain open if the University offers in-person classes for the second-half summer term. The decision for whether or not to cancel July and August summer camps will be made by May 18. More information is available at go.uncc.edu/camps-update.

HR Reminders
Earlier today, Gary Stinnett, associate vice chancellor for human resources, sent an email to all employees with information about administrative leave and compensation for mandatory, on-campus employees. Please review his message if you haven’t already. 

Popp Martin Student Union
Popp Martin Student Union has transitioned to swipe-card access. Students and employees can access the building using their 49er ID card from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 

Fact or Fiction?
We understand rumors are expected in such uncertain times. However, it is important to have correct information. Below are the facts to rumors we’ve heard circulating recently.

Rumor: The Student Health Center is closed.
Answer: This is false. The Student Health Center is open and serving students who need health care, though students are asked to call first before visiting the Center. More information is available on the Student Health Center website

Stay Informed
The University is committed to keeping the campus community updated during this rapidly evolving situation.

  • NinerNotices and emails: We will send NinerNotices every Monday and more email communication as warranted.

  • Website: We will continue to keep the Emergency Management website and FAQs updated with the latest information. Check these resources often.

  • Social Media: We will communicate with you on social media via the NinerAlerts Twitter and Facebook accounts and the University’s main Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Next NinerNotice
Unless changing circumstances warrant earlier communication, the next NinerNotice is scheduled for Monday, April 6.


March 28: Center City COVID-19 Case

The University has been notified that an evening contract worker assigned to UNC Charlotte Center City has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The individual is in isolation and receiving proper medical care. Classes were online during the time of possible exposure, and we have been advised the threat to staff is low. Employees who may have been in contact with this individual will receive direct communication from the University with additional information. 

To protect individuals’ private health information, UNC Charlotte will not identify employees or students diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Please follow the stay-at-home orders and adhere to social distancing practices during this time to protect your health and the health of your loved ones. 

Next NinerNotice
Unless changing circumstances warrant earlier communication, the next NinerNotice is planned for Monday, March 30. 


March 27: Statewide Stay-At-Home Order

Today, Friday, March 27, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a stay-at-home order for the state in an effort to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This order will be enforced beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, and is effective for at least 30 days. 

The order is similar in nature to the stay-at-home order issued by Mecklenburg County on Tuesday, March 24, except it is in effect for all of North Carolina. 

Because the University is adhering to the order by Mecklenburg County, no additional changes to operations are necessary beyond those shared in the March 25 NinerNotice. However, it will extend our actions from 21 days under the county order to 30 days under the state order. 

Please review the additional resources below: 

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, the next NinerNotice is planned for Monday, March 30.

March 25: Coronavirus Update

Additional Information about Pass/No Credit Grading
The Faculty Council, which determines grading policies, is currently considering a proposal to allow students the option to request Pass/No Credit to replace a letter grade for any or all of their Spring 2020 courses. Students will receive their letter grades as normal for the semester, and then will have a time-limited option to accept the letter grade (which counts toward GPA), or request a "Pass" or "No Credit" on their transcript, neither of which count toward or against GPA. Students and faculty will receive more information about these options by March 27.

Additional Information about County’s Stay-at-Home Order
Yesterday, Mecklenburg County issued a stay-at-home order that will be in effect for 21 days beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26. This order is an effort to combat the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  

Please review the information below carefully as there have been some changes to campus operations based on this order. Designated by the county order as an “essential” institution, the University will continue to operate, but we are taking actions to further reduce the number of people on campus. 

What this means: 

Everyone

  • You should remain in your place of residence, leaving only for the essential reasons outlined in the county order. These include travel to necessary work functions and medical appointments and to purchase necessary supplies at grocery stores, pharmacies, or other essential businesses. Outdoor exercise is also permitted. More information is available on the Mecklenburg County website

Faculty and Students

  • Online and remote delivery of classes will continue uninterrupted. Students should continue to follow the guidance of instructors on assignments. Faculty should consider the limitations on student movement, social distancing protocols and access to materials in making assignments.

  • Students: Unless you were granted an exception by Housing and Residence Life to remain in a residence hall, you should not come to campus. 

  • Faculty: Unless you have received an exception to conduct essential research activities, you should not come to campus. Research and Economic Development will be in touch with faculty with more information about the types of research that qualify for an exception. 

Staff
Only staff who perform work in functions designated by the University as essential should report to campus -- and only if instructed by their supervisors to do so. All other employees should work remotely or be placed on COVID-19 Administrative Leave. Reminder: Employees who are teleworking should do so until further notice.

  • All supervisors who previously designated employees as mandatory will be contacted by divisional leadership to review those designations again in light of this order. 

  • If you are unclear if your duties can be performed remotely, consult your supervisor directly. 

  • Human Resources will provide additional information to supervisors this week about other HR-related updates related to COVID-19. 

Additional Campus Services
Effective at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26, no one other than those employees designated as essential and those students remaining in residence halls should be on campus. Buildings will require a 49er ID card to enter via swipe access. 

Library and Campus Computer Labs: Atkins Library will close effective 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, and all computer labs will be closed effective 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

  • Borrowing laptops: Students who need to borrow a laptop from the University to complete their academic work should visit or contact Atkins Library prior to closing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. Options for laptop pick up after 4 p.m. today are being finalized by staff and will be posted on the library’s website

  • More information on virtual services are available on the library’s website

Dining:

Student Union: 

  • The Student Union will close today, March 25, at 7 p.m. The building will then be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 

  • The Campus Salon and Norm’s will close today at 5 p.m.

  • Movies are canceled, and Union Station, Barnes and Noble Charlotte and NinerTech are closed until further notice.

CAPS and Student Health CenterCAPS and the Student Health Center will continue to provide services. Please visit their respective websites for hours and more information. 

Transportation:

  • Niner Transit will operate the Silver and Gold Routes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

  • Paratransit service is unavailable until social distancing restrictions are lifted. 

  • Please visit the Auxiliary Services Operational Changes webpage for more information.

Events: All events of 10 more people, regardless of location, are canceled until further notice. No exceptions will be granted by Chancellor Dubois. 

Mail Services: Mail Services will be open on a reduced schedule. Departmental mail will be held at Lower Prospector for pick up by the authorized department contact. Please visit the Auxiliary Services Operational Changes webpage for more information.

Receiving and Stores: Central receiving will remain open to accept packages from FedEx and other carriers. There will be staffing from 7:30-10:30 a.m. each day to assist campus customers. To contact Receiving and Stores, call 704-687-0372. Please leave a message if no one is available to answer this phone. 

Additional Resources

Next NinerNotice
Unless changes warrant earlier communication, the next NinerNotice is planned for Monday, March 30. 


March 24: Stay-at-Home Order by Mecklenburg County

Today, Tuesday, March 24, Mecklenburg County issued a stay-at-home order in an effort to combat the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This order includes UNC Charlotte and is in effect beginning 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26. 

Because of previous measures taken by the University, including teleworking and online and remote delivery classes, we believe we are positioned to respond quickly to this order, but additional changes may be needed. The University will review the order in detail and provide more information to the community as soon as possible.


March 23: Coronavirus Update

Please see below for the latest information from UNC Charlotte.

Please note: There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving UNC Charlotte faculty, staff or students. 

Pass/No Credit
The University’s Faculty Council is considering options to address the possibility of pass/no credit grading for classes this semester. More information should be shared with the campus community by the end of the week. 

Atkins Library
Atkins Library remains open but with limited hours. The library will be open until 7 p.m. today (Monday, March 23) and then move to 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students needing laptops can still access them from Atkins. More information is available on the library website.

Administrative Leave
UNC Charlotte is in close contact with the UNC System about administrative leave beyond the current authorization through March 31 for employees who are unable to work remotely as a result of COVID-19. We will share more information as soon as possible. 

Teleworking Until Further Notice
As a reminder, all non-mandatory employees who can should telework until further notice and beyond March 31. For more information, please review the working remotely information on the Emergency Management website

Returning to Residence Halls for Check Out
Housing and Residence Life (HRL) is establishing a plan for students and their families to return to residence halls to complete check out for the spring semester. Dates and times for this will be shared once the University is confident it can ensure the safety and well-being of students, families and HRL staff during this process. Students and families are asked not to return to the residence halls unannounced.  

Supporting Our Community
Chancellor Philip L. Dubois shared this morning several ways the University is supporting our students, alumni, families and employees as we come together as Niner Nation to get through this difficult time. Please review the assistance that is available and the ways you may be able to help. 

Commencement Reminder
As Chancellor Dubois announced Friday, May’s commencement ceremonies have been postponed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The University is reviewing ways to honor graduates and their academic accomplishments. We expect to make a decision in May on the date of an in-person ceremony for Spring 2020 graduates.

CATS On Modified Schedule
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) has announced modified schedules for its services, including light rail, beginning Wednesday, March 25. Please visit the CATS website for more information. 

Additional Resources for Students

  • Ebooks available: To help facilitate the transition to online learning, Barnes & Noble College and VitalSource have made free ebooks available for the remainder of the semester. For more information, please visit the VitalSource information page on the Auxiliary Services website.

  • Returning rented textbooks: Rented textbooks can be returned by mail. For information about printing a free shipping label, please visit Barnes and Noble Charlotte’s Rental Book Return webpage

  • Financial literacy: Personal financial security and well-being are vital components of overall health and wellness. Brad Yeckley, assistant director for financial literacy in Student Assistance and Support Services, has compiled five tips to help students (and anyone) navigate this unprecedented time.  

Mail Services
Mail service for the United States Postal Service (USPS) will continue through Mail and Package Services unless a carrier cannot access a department or a University department requests a hold. Departments must designate an authorized department contact to pick up mail and packages held at Prospector in the event mail cannot be delivered. Please visit the department’s website for more information. Students who need to forward mail and packages should fill out the Change of Address webform

Fact or Fiction?
We understand rumors are expected in such uncertain times. However, it is important to have correct information. Below are the facts to rumors we’ve heard circulating recently.

Rumor: The University is closing and the semester will end in two weeks. 
Answer: This is false. While the University has shifted to a virtual and remote status, it is still very much open. Our students are learning, and our employees are working. Should there be a change to the University’s official operating status or the academic semester, you will be notified. 

Rumor: Only faculty are being paid during this time. 
Answer: This is false. All permanent staff and faculty, and all currently assigned student workers and temporary employees, remain in full paid status either through teleworking, completing essential duties on campus using enhanced safety and social distancing protocols, or the use of paid administrative leave. 

Rumor: Administrative leave for COVID-19 only applies to the University’s administrators.
Answer: This is false. All eligible full-time and part-time employees qualify for paid administrative leave for COVID-19

Rumor: Some students need to pay extra now to have their exams proctored electronically.
Answer: This is false. Students will not have to pay extra to have their exams proctored electronically because of the move to online and remote delivery classes as a result of COVID-19. Proctoring with the Respondus system is available to all students for free. 

Stay Informed
The University is committed to keeping the campus community updated during this rapidly evolving situation.

  • NinerNotices and emails: We will send NinerNotices every Monday and more email communication as warranted.

  • Website: We will continue to keep the Emergency Management website and FAQs updated with the latest information. Check these resources often.

  • Social Media: We will communicate with you on social media via the NinerAlerts Twitter and Facebook accounts and the University’s main Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Next NinerNotice:
Unless changing circumstances warrant earlier communication, the next NinerNotice will be sent on Monday, March 30.


March 17: Coronavirus Update

In addition to the changes announced in the earlier email from Chancellor Philip L. Dubois, please see the additional information below: 

Building Access: Effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20, all buildings will be on swipe access with rare exceptions. This means anyone who remains on campus will need to have their 49er ID card to enter buildings. 

Library and Computer Labs: Atkins Library and college computer labs will remain accessible as long as the University remains open. However, you will need a 49er ID card to access the facilities and social distancing protocols will be enforced at all sites.  Colleges may require sign-in at computer labs. Please visit the Atkins Library website for information about hours and college websites for information on sites and hours for their computing facilities.

Events: New federal guidance is that all gatherings of 10 or more people should be avoided, and we encourage you to follow the federal standards. Based on these guidelines, UNC System guidance and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), all events scheduled through Conference, Reservations and Event Services (CRES) are canceled through the academic semester. CRES will be in touch with event owners with more information. Additionally, all University events of 50 or more people, regardless of location, are canceled until further notice, and no exceptions will be granted by Chancellor Dubois as Mecklenburg County has prohibited all such gatherings. Please note: No decision has been made at this time about commencement, pending further guidance from the UNC System.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you have not reviewed the information sent by Chancellor Dubois this morning, please do so. It contains important information about classes and labs, residence halls, reimbursements and administrative leave. 

Stay Informed

The University is committed to keeping the campus community updated during this rapidly evolving situation.

  • NinerNotices and emails: We will send NinerNotices every Monday and more email communication as warranted.

  • Website: We will continue to keep the Emergency Management website and FAQs updated with the latest information. Check these resources often.

  • Social Media: We will communicate with you on social media via the NinerAlerts Twitter and Facebook accounts and the University’s main Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Next NinerNotice
Unless new information warrants earlier communication, the next NinerNotice will be sent no later than Monday, March 23.


March 16: Coronavirus Update

Please see below for the latest updates from UNC Charlotte.

There remains no confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus. 

Classes: As announced in the March 12 NinerNotice, all classes that can be online or delivered remotely should continue as planned this week. All other classes are suspended this week and will move to online/remote delivery by Monday, March 23. Faculty will communicate directly with students about when remaining classes will move to online/remote delivery.  

Student Employees: Student workers should work with their supervisors to discuss tasks that can be completed remotely or safely on campus through social distancing protocols. 

Residence Halls: All on-campus residential students are strongly encouraged to return to their permanent residences if circumstances permit. More information will be shared directly with residents by Housing and Residence Life (HRL). 

Reimbursements: We know there have been questions about partial refunds for dining plans, housing and parking. We are not prepared to make these decisions pending guidance expected from  the UNC System. We will let you know if we receive any updates. 

Self-Quarantine: As a reminder, any student or employee who fits the criteria below is advised to self-quarantine for 14 days:

  • You have returned from any international travel. 

  • You have been in close contact with anyone who has traveled to areas of concern for COVID-19 or has been ordered to quarantine because of exposure to the virus.

Any employee or student who is self-quarantining is required to fill out a self-quarantine form. More information is available on the Emergency Management website

Please note: This direction has been updated because all international travel has now been elevated to a Level-2 or Level-3 CDC warning. This is in line with the University's previous instructions for all people returning from countries with a Level-2 or Level-3 warning to self-quarantine This is not retroactive but effective as of Monday, March 16. It is important to remember this situation is fluid and these instructions will continue to evolve. Please continue to check this page often for the latest information. 

Changes based on Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order
The following are additional steps that will be taken by the University based on direction from UNC System Interim President William Roper following review of Governor Roy Cooper’s March 14 executive order

Study Abroad: All students currently studying abroad, regardless of location, have been recalled, in accordance with a UNC System directive. Additionally, all summer programs have been canceled. The Office of Education Abroad is communicating directly with affected students. 

Events: As outlined in the March 12 NinerNotice, all events of more than 50 people are canceled without an exception granted by Chancellor Dubois. 

  • 2020 TIAA Lecture Series -- The 2020 TIAA Lecture Series on April 1 featuring American journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert has been postponed. Information about a new date will be forthcoming. 

Additional Resources

Free broadband: Charter Communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. More information can be found on the Charter Communications website. Please note: The University does not endorse Charter Communications or its services. This is shared only as a resource for employees or students who may benefit from the offer. Individuals should investigate all terms associated with service to decide if it is right for them. 

Stay Informed

The University is committed to keeping the campus community updated during this rapidly evolving situation.

  • NinerNotices: We will send notices every Monday and more as warranted.

  • Website: We will continue to keep the Emergency Management website and FAQs updated with the latest information. Check these resources often. 

  • Social Media: We will communicate with you on social media via the NinerAlerts Twitter and Facebook accounts and the University’s main Twitter and Facebook accounts. 

Next NinerNotice
Unless new information warrants earlier communication, the next NinerNotice will be sent no later than Monday, March 23.


March 12: Important Information about Campus Operations
 
The health of our campus community is the highest priority for UNC Charlotte. After additional assessment of the most recent developments at the local, state and national levels, Chancellor Philip L. Dubois has directed the following changes, which will be in effect until further notice.
 
This includes important, new information about classes (please see below).
 
The situation will be assessed weekly and regular updates will be shared with the community.
 
Important information: There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UNC Charlotte. Based on our guidelines, we have slightly over 100 people who have elected to self-quarantine. This does not mean these individuals have COVID-19. We continue to encourage anyone who isn’t feeling well or is exhibiting symptoms to avoid campus and contact their health care provider.
 
The University is not closing. All operations will continue as described below, though many will be virtual and others may be available in a reduced capacity. You are encouraged to check the website of any office you may need for additional instructions. Please review the information below carefully for next steps for classes, activities and operations.
 
Classes
UNC Charlotte is committed to ensuring that all students can fulfill their academic requirements as planned and supporting faculty and students in this process. Please read below for initial information and be vigilant about checking your email for more details.
 
Based on the current situation, the University has made the following decisions regarding classes at main campus, Center City and all face-to-face distance education:
 
  • All classes that are currently delivered online or through another remote-delivery method will continue uninterrupted.
  • Any class that can be easily transitioned to remote delivery by the original date of Monday, March 16, should plan to do so.
  • All in-person classes that cannot transition to remote delivery are suspended for the week of March 16-20. This includes labs, studios and performance-based classes. More information on these classes will be shared next week.
  • It is the responsibility of faculty members to communicate with their students about the status of their class.
  • Internships, clinical placements, and field experiences may continue at the discretion of the supervising entity.
 
Technology and Academic Support for Students
Technology: You are encouraged to complete your online coursework at home or in your residence halls. If you are unable to do this, University computer labs will be open as University buildings remain open. To review these locations, click here.  
 
Academic Support: Atkins Library, advising, the Writing Center, SASS and the Career Center will continue to support students. Learn more.
 
Study Abroad
There is updated information about semester and year-long programs, and a statement on summer programs. Learn more.
 
On-Campus Housing
Residence halls remain open and residents should not experience any change to support and services available within their residential communities. However, students are encouraged to return to their permanent residences, if they are able. Learn more.
 
Dining, Retail and Transportation Dining, retail and transportation options will remain open in a reduced capacity. Learn more.
 
Other Campus Services
Campus services will be available, but may have limited hours and restrictions. Learn more.
 
Employees
Additional information regarding faculty, staff and student and temporary employees is available. Learn more.
 
Travel
Updates on University-sponsored travel can be found online.
 
Events and Athletics
Additional information regarding changes to athletic and non-athletic events is online.
 
What You Can Expect Going Forward
This continues to be a rapidly evolving situation, and we will share more details and information as it becomes available. The University will stay in touch with you through:
 
  • NinerNotices: We will send notices every Monday and more as warranted.
 
 
  • Social Media: We will communicate with you on social media via the NinerAlerts Twitter and Facebook accounts and the University’s main Twitter and Facebook accounts.
 
How You Can Reach Us
If you have a question that isn’t addressed in our FAQ, please complete this inquiry form. We will use the inquiries to help inform additions to the FAQs and future campus updates.

March 11: Update on Guidance from UNC System

The University has received additional guidance from the UNC System regarding how it should operate in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

University officials are meeting now to determine how this guidance will be implemented at UNC Charlotte. 

However, we do know the following, based on direction from the UNC System and effective Monday, March 16 through March 31. We will assess the situation each Monday and communicate regularly with the campus community.

Effective Monday: 

  • We will move to online instruction wherever possible. Our goal is to return to in-person instruction as soon as reasonably possible.

  • Some classes, such as those with labs, will continue to require in-person instruction and attendance. 

  • Teleworking will be encouraged to the maximum extent possible. Mandatory employees will be required to report to campus as directed by their supervisors. 

  • Events and gatherings of 50 or more people will be cancelled or postponed unless otherwise authorized by the Chancellor. A process for requesting exceptions is being established. Additional guidance for event organizers is forthcoming. 

  • University-sponsored in-state travel to gatherings of 50 or more people is suspended, and all travel outside the state is suspended, unless otherwise authorized by the Chancellor or Provost. A process for requesting exceptions is being established. 

More information on all of these items will be provided in another NinerNotice by 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12.

Please continue to monitor your email.


March 10: Update Regarding the North Carolina State of Emergency
 

Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency in North Carolina today in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). This type of declaration is typically issued before an emergency occurs to free state resources, alter state regulations, and change authorities within state government to allow for a quicker response. It does not mean there is imminent danger to the University community.

UNC Charlotte is in close contact with local, state and System officials, including the System’s Coronavirus Coordinating Group appointed last week by Interim UNC President Bill Roper to identify, evaluate, and coordinate a consistent, evidence-based, and effective response. Dr. Roper has asked the campus chancellors not to make any additional operational decisions for each campus until the Coordinating Group meets late tomorrow morning and can provide further guidance.  We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Next NinerNotice:
The University will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as needed.

March 9: Monday Update
 
As we return from spring break, please be mindful of the following to help keep our campus healthy.
 
Remember: There are no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at UNC Charlotte or the immediate surrounding area.
 
Wash your hands: Washing your hands thoroughly and often is the most important thing you can do to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and other germs. Wash vigorously with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
 
Understand the University’s directions on self-quarantine: Out of an abundance of caution, the University is following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines for self-quarantine: You should self-quarantine for 14 days if any of the following situations apply to you:
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: At this time, the University is NOT requiring self-quarantine for any other specific locations, domestically or internationally, beyond those currently under a Level-2 or Level-3 CDC warning.
 
  • If you do not see your location of travel on the CDC's list, you have not been in close contact with someone who has been to one of the locations on the CDC’s list, and you have not been in close contact with someone who has been ordered to quarantine because of exposure to the virus, no action is required by the University.
 
  • However, if you believe you have unique personal circumstances that have put you at risk for contracting the virus, you should self-quarantine. Faculty and supervisors have been directed to provide maximum flexibility to students and employees during this time.
 
Additional Information: If you did not review the NinerNotice sent on Friday, March 6, please do so for other information about what the University is doing and what you can do during this ongoing and evolving situation.
 
Next NinerNotice:
The University will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as needed.

March 6: Coronavirus Update
 
UNC Charlotte’s top priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. The University continues to monitor the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). 
There are no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus at UNC Charlotte or the immediate surrounding area.

Here are the latest decisions by the University

Changes to self-quarantine recommendations: Out of an abundance of caution, the University is expanding its recommendation for self-quarantine for travelers. 

If any of the following situations apply to you, you are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days and avoid returning to campus until after that time. These include:

Information about self-quarantine

  • Stay home. Do not come to campus. This will protect your health and the health of others. If you experience symptoms during quarantine, notify your healthcare provider right away. 

  • You should self-quarantine for 14 days.

  • Notify the Student Health Center at 704-687-7400 to alert the University you are self-quarantining. Please note: This notification is for campus health reasons. It does not replace notifying others. For that information, see below. 

  • Students: If you are ordered by health officials or asked by the University to self-quarantine, you should proactively contact your instructors to request accommodation. Documentation of travel to an affected area may be required. Instructors have been asked to provide maximum flexibility to any student who has been asked to self-quarantine in order for them to complete class requirements. 

  • Faculty: If you are ordered by health officials or asked by the University to self-quarantine, you should consult the UNC Charlotte Academic Procedure: Schedule Interruption Guidelines and contact your department head to discuss alternative arrangements. Additionally, you should contact your students to update them. More guidance is available online. If your student is asked to quarantine, please use your best judgment and provide maximum flexibility in assessing their necessary absence to help keep classrooms healthy spaces. If you need additional guidance, the Dean of Students Office is available to provide support. 

  • Staff: If you are asked by the University to self-quarantine and not ordered by health officials, you should notify your supervisor. Per policy, missed time should be accounted for through comp time, sick leave or vacation time, or made up. Teleworking is also possible with approval of the supervisor. Consult the Flexible Work and Telework Arrangements for Employees and the ITS Standard for Teleworking for additional information. If you are ordered by public health officials to self-quarantine, you should notify your supervisor. Per policy, missed time is forgiven. In both situations of self-quarantine, documentation of travel to an affected area may be required. 

Changes to University-sponsored travel

  • Countries with a Level-3 CDC warning: As previously communicated, all University-sponsored travel to countries with a Level-3 CDC warning is canceled

  • Countries with a Level-2 CDC warning: Anyone with University-sponsored travel is strongly encouraged to reconsider this trip. If you cancel, the University will ensure your costs are recovered. If you choose not to cancel, you will be subject to self-quarantine upon your return. 

  • All other travel: Anyone with University-sponsored travel who has concerns about continuing with their plans should cancel regardless of the destination. The University will ensure your costs that cannot be refunded are recovered. 

  • An important note: This is a rapidly evolving situation. Please monitor the CDC website for the latest countries with Level-3 and Level-2 warnings. Faculty and staff, please contact travel@uncc.edu for any questions regarding your University-sponsored travel costs or reimbursement. Students, please contact your trip organizer for any questions regarding travel costs or reimbursement. 

Events and visitors on campus: 

  • Visitors to campus: For the health of our campus, please inform any planned visitors of the guidance for self-quarantine outlined above and reconsider their visit to campus until this situation is resolved. 

  • Events: At this time, no decision has been made about campus events. However, this is a rapidly evolving situation. The University is continuing to monitor guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials. We will communicate with campus if changes to events are needed.  

Stay home if you are sick from cold and flu, too: If you are sick with a respiratory illness, like a cold or the flu, limit contact with others as much as possible to help prevent spreading the infection to others. This is especially important since the symptoms of these viruses are similar to those of coronavirus (COVID-19). They include coughing, sneezing, fever and sore throat.  Stay home when exhibiting symptoms and for at least 24 hours after a fever is gone (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine) except to seek medical care. Faculty have been instructed to offer maximum flexibility to students, and employees should have sick leave to account for any necessary absence. Please protect your health and the health of your fellow Niners. 

What else the University is doing

Sanitizing campus spaces: The University is taking additional sanitizing measures throughout campus. Learn more in this FAQ

Continuing to monitor the situation: This is a fast-moving and fluid situation. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) continues to lead a cross-divisional team that is monitoring the situation locally and around the world. Visit the Emergency Management website to learn more. 

Streamlining questions: An inquiry form has been created to help streamline questions from the campus community. 

What else you should do

Continue to practice good hygiene: WASH YOUR HANDS for at least 20 seconds, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid sharing food, cups or utensils. This also helps prevent the spread of cold, flu and other illnesses. You are also encouraged to clean your own areas, such as countertops, doorknobs, electronics, etc. for added protection.

Consider a new greeting: Avoid handshakes and consider different ways to say hello and goodbye. A pickaxe with your hand makes a great greeting for your fellow Niners. Also consider an elbow bump, a wave or a simple smile and nod. 

Review the University’s FAQ: The University is maintaining an FAQ page on the Emergency Management website. It has sections for faculty, staff, students and families and will continue to be updated until this situation is resolved. 

Next NinerNotice:
The University will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as needed.


March 4: Coronavirus Update

The University is currently monitoring the case of coronavirus in Wake County, North Carolina, and the situation nationally and globally.

In light of the evolving situation, the University has taken additional action in some areas. Please review the information below. 

What the University is doing

  • Recalling students in Italy and South Korea: In addition to canceling spring break programs to China, South Korea, Japan and Italy, the University has recalled students already abroad in Italy and South Korea. Upon their return, these individuals are being asked by the University to self-quarantine for 14 days out of an abundance of caution. They are also subject to any re-entry requirements in place by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. State Department. The Office of International Programs is working directly with these students to facilitate their return and the completion of their academic work. No decisions have been made about any other study abroad programs at this time. However, all locations are being monitored regularly and decisions will be made as warranted.

  • Canceling University-sponsored travel to affected areas: All University-sponsored travel to countries with a Level-3 warning from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been canceled. This includes China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. The University will not pay or reimburse for travel to these areas until further notice. If you have questions, please complete this form. No decisions have been made on travel to any other areas at this time. 

  • Streamlining questions: An inquiry form has been created to help streamline questions from the campus community. Please complete the form and a team of individuals will get you the answer you need. You may expect an answer within 24 hours Monday through Friday. Inquiries on the weekend may have a longer response time.

  • Continuing to monitor the situation: This is a fast-moving and fluid situation. The Office of Emergency Management continues to lead a cross-divisional team that is monitoring the situation locally and around the world. They are in contact with state officials and are tracking the information being released by the North Carolina Division of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. State Department. The group has been meeting regularly since January to monitor the situation and any next steps needed by the University. The Office of Emergency Management is also maintaining a website with the most recent information, including FAQs and any changes to University-sponsored or affiliated programming on this page.

What you should do

  • Avoid travel to the affected areas: You should avoid all non-essential personal and business travel to the affected countries (China, South Korea, Iran and Italy).

    • If you must travel to areas where the virus has been identified, be aware of the latest advisories, protocols and re-entry requirements from CDC and the U.S. State Department.  

    • Register with Emergency Management: Anyone who must engage in personal travel to these areas or has already traveled to these areas should register with the Office of Emergency Management by emailing emergency@uncc.edu. In the email, the traveler should identify that the travel is personal (not University-sponsored). Everyone traveling to Level-3 countries will be asked by the University to self-quarantine upon their arrival back to the U.S. and may also be ordered to self-quarantine by health officials after screening in airports. You should prepare now for missed work and classes. See below for additional information.

  • Understand self-quarantine: If you have traveled to affected areas, you may be ordered by public health officials or asked by the University to self-quarantine for 14 days out of an abundance of caution. For your health and the health of the campus community, we ask you to comply with these requests. If you are ordered to quarantine by public health officials, you must contact the Student Health Center to notify the University of the order. They can be reached at 704-687-7400.  This applies to faculty and staff as well. 

    • Students: If you are ordered by health officials or asked by the University to self-quarantine, you should proactively contact your instructors to request accommodation. Documentation of travel to an affected area may be required. Instructors have been asked to provide maximum flexibility to any student who has been asked to self-quarantine in order for them to complete class requirements.

    • Faculty: If you are ordered by health officials or asked by the University to self-quarantine, you should consult the UNC Charlotte Academic Procedure: Schedule Interruption Guidelines and contact your department head to discuss alternative arrangements. Additionally, you should contact your students to update them. More guidance is available online. If your student is ordered to quarantine, you will be notified by a representative of the Dean of Students Office. 

    • Staff: If you are ordered by public health officials to self-quarantine, you should notify your supervisor. Per policy, missed time is forgiven. If you are asked by the University to self-quarantine and not ordered by health officials, you should notify your supervisor. Per policy, missed time should be accounted for through comp time, sick leave or vacation time, or made up. In both situations, documentation of travel to an affected area is required.

  • Know the facts: There is misinformation about the virus circulating. Make sure you have the facts by visiting these resources from the CDC: Share the Facts, Stop the Fear and Stigma Related to COVID-19.

  • Always practice good hygiene: Wash your hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid sharing food, cups or utensils. This also helps prevent the spread of cold, flu and other illnesses. 

  • Know the symptoms: If you have traveled to any of the affected areas and believe you are exhibiting symptoms, please seek medical care as soon as possible and contact the University’s Student Health Center at 704-687-7400. This includes faculty and staff.
     

Next NinerNotice
The University will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as needed.


Feb. 27: Coronavirus Update Before Spring Break

UNC Charlotte officials continue to monitor the evolving situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been additional cases confirmed in the United States and other countries in Asia and Europe. 

There are still no confirmed cases in North Carolina or any cases affecting the UNC Charlotte campus. However, the team continues to monitor the situation and is prepared to act quickly as needed to protect the health of the campus community. 

Ahead of spring break, please review the information below. 

What the University is Doing

  • Canceling Select Study Abroad Programs: To ensure the health and wellbeing of our students, the University has canceled spring break study abroad programs to China, South Korea, Japan and Northern Italy. Affected students and faculty have been contacted by the Office of Education Abroad. There have been no decisions on any other programs beyond those occurring during spring break. More information is available on the office’s website. The Office of International Programs will work with students and faculty to minimize the impact of these cancellations on students’ programs of study.
     

  • Communicating with Students and Faculty Already Abroad: The University is in regular communication with those students and faculty currently studying abroad in areas identified as affected by the virus and will continue to be until this situation is resolved. There are no reports of any UNC Charlotte students or faculty studying abroad being ill. 
     

  • Monitoring the Latest Information: The Office of Emergency Management is leading a cross-divisional team that is monitoring the situation locally and around the world. They are in contact with state officials and are tracking the information being released by the North Carolina Division of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. State Department. The group currently convenes twice weekly to discuss the situation and any next steps needed by the University. The Office of Emergency Management is also maintaining a website with the most recent information, including FAQs and any changes to University-sponsored or affiliated programming on this page.
     

What You Should Do

  • Avoid Travel to the Affected Areas: You should avoid all non-essential personal and business travel to the affected countries (China, South Korea, Japan and Northern Italy). 
     

    • If you must travel to areas where the virus has been identified, be aware of the latest advisories, protocols and re-entry requirements from the U.S. State Department.  
       

    • Anyone who must engage in personal travel to these areas should register with the Office of Emergency Management by emailing emergency@uncc.edu. In the email, the traveler should identify that the travel is personal (not university-sponsored).
       

    • As an important reminder, pursuant to University Policy 602.7, Travel Authorization and Reimbursement, University-sponsored travel will be reimbursed only if pre-authorized via the completion of a Travel Authorization form signed by the appropriate departmental supervisor. Individuals who intend to engage in University-sponsored international travel must submit their Travel Authorization form to the Travel and Complex Payments Office at least two weeks in advance of international travel. The Travel Office will use travel authorization information to track faculty/staff potentially traveling to affected countries for University business purposes.
       

  • Know the Facts: There is misinformation about the virus circulating. Make sure you have the facts by visiting these resources from the CDC: Share the Facts, Stop the Fear and  Stigma Related to COVID-19.
     

  • Always Practice Good Hygiene: Wash your hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid sharing food, cups or utensils. This also helps prevent the spread of cold, flu and other illnesses. 
     

  • Know the Symptoms: If you have traveled to any of the affected areas and believe you are exhibiting symptoms, please seek medical care as soon as possible and contact the University’s Student Health Center at 704-687-7400. This includes faculty and staff. 
     

Next NinerNotice
The University will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as needed. 


Feb. 24: Follow-up on Health Department Investigation

 In a Wednesday, Feb. 19, NinerNotice, UNC Charlotte shared that Mecklenburg County Health Department officials were investigating two potential cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the University community.  

Since that time, all individuals currently requiring testing have been notified, and the testing is ongoing at the Student Health Center and the Mecklenburg County Health Department.

The risk to the general campus population is believed to be low.  Unless there are additional cases of TB identified, there will be no need for further campus communication.  

Additional Resources

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there will be no additional NinerNotices on this event.

Feb. 21: University will return to normal operations at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21
 
The University will return to normal operations as planned at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21. Classes and activities will resume at that time.
 
Please remember: The University is operating under Condition 1 until 11 a.m. This means all classes before that time are canceled. Non-mandatory employees should exercise good judgment about their ability to reach campus before 11 a.m. Mandatory employees are expected to report as directed by their supervisors.  
 
After 11 a.m.
Students, faculty and staff should always exercise good judgment and monitor their local road conditions when determining their ability to reach campus:
 
  • Students -- If students are unable to reach campus, they should contact their professors directly.
  • Faculty -- If faculty are unable to reach campus, they should contact their students directly.
  • Staff -- If staff are unable to reach campus, they should contact their supervisor.
 
Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there will be no further NinerNotices  about this event.

Feb. 19: Health Department Investigating Two Potential Cases of Tuberculosis

UNC Charlotte has been informed by Mecklenburg County Health Department officials that they are investigating two potential cases of tuberculosis (TB). The two affected individuals, both of whom reside off campus, are receiving medical treatment and are following standard isolation protocols. 

The risk to the general campus population is believed to be low.  

TB is most commonly transmitted to people who have prolonged close contact with someone with active TB. Although it is spread through the air, casual contact does not typically place anyone at risk. People with TB disease can be treated if they seek medical help. The disease is curable with appropriate treatment.

What the University is doing

  • Assessing Need for Further Testing -- The University is working closely with  the Mecklenburg County Health Department to identify any student, faculty or staff member who may have been in contact with the students and requires testing at this time. The health department makes this determination, and any individual who requires testing received an email this afternoon to their @uncc email account with this information: 

    • From: Student Health Center

    • Subject line: ACTION REQUIRED: Review important health information 

    • Please note: If you did not receive this email, you are not required to be tested.

  • Holding Public Health Information Meetings -- The Mecklenburg County Health Department and University officials will hold three public information sessions to explain more about TB and answer any additional questions. The sessions will be held on: 

    • Wednesday, Feb. 19,  5:30 p.m., Student Union Theater

    • Thursday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m., McKnight Hall, Cone Student Center

    • Friday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m., Lucas Room, Cone Student Center

    • If you cannot attend in person, the Thursday event will be streamed online

  • Practicing Additional Cleaning Measures -- In addition to daily procedures and out of an abundance of caution, the University is increasing the sanitization of high-traffic areas and any classrooms used by exposed individuals.

What you can do

  • Be Knowledgeable -- Review the University’s FAQ, visit the Centers for Disease Control website or attend one of the University’s information sessions (times above). Being informed is the best way to understand your risk, which is low to the general campus population.

  • Watch for More Information -- The University will continue to keep you updated through NinerNotices. Pay attention to your inbox or the Emergency Management Facebook or Twitter accounts for more information. 

  • Practice Good Hygiene -- Continue to follow good hygiene practices to help protect against common respiratory infections . Wash your hands, sneeze and cough into your sleeve or tissue (not hand), and avoid sharing food, cups or utensils. This also helps prevent the spread of other infections. 

Next NinerNotice
The next NinerNotice on this issue is expected by end of day on Monday, Feb. 24.


Feb. 11: Follow-up on incident at Lynch Hall
The suspect has been identified in the incident earlier today in Lynch Hall (see notice below). The individual is a non-student guest of a resident student and is believed to have discharged a weapon that caused a bullet to travel through a wall into an adjoining room, where it was later found.
 
No injuries were reported, and there was no threat to campus.
 
It is illegal to have a weapon in UNC Charlotte buildings, including residence halls. Any violation involving weapons on campus will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
 
This is an ongoing investigation. Please call UNC Charlotte Police at 704-687-2200 if you have additional information.
 
Next NinerNotice
There will be no additional NinerNotices about this incident.

Feb. 11: Incident today in Lynch Hall
This morning, UNC Charlotte Police received a report of a bullet found in a room in Lynch Hall. 
 
Upon inspection, it was determined the bullet came from an adjoining room. There were no injuries, and police are investigating the incident.  
 

There is no reason to believe there is a threat to campus. 

If you have any information about this incident, please contact UNC Charlotte Police at 704-687-2200. 

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there will be no additional NinerNotices about this event. 

 


Feb. 7:  University Operating Normally Today
The University is operating normally today, Friday, Feb. 7.
 
Employees and students should continue to exercise good judgment about their personal circumstances and related abilities to reach campus.
 
If you are unable to reach campus because of travel or weather conditions where you are, please communicate with your supervisor, professors and/or students accordingly.
 
Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there will be no additional NinerNotices about this event.  
 

Feb. 6: University Monitoring Severe Weather Overnight
It is possible the Charlotte area will continue to see severe weather overnight, including flash flood warnings. Here is what you can expect from the University.
 
What the University is doing
  • The University will continue to monitor weather conditions this evening and overnight.
  • University officials will assess any weather-related impacts to campus and the immediate area.
  • There will be barricades set up around the Toby Creek area to prevent foot traffic overnight.
  • If there is a need to alter the University’s operating condition, tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 7, you will be notified via NinerAlert by 6 a.m.
 
What you can do
  • Continue to exercise caution and respond to any weather alerts and/or NinerAlert messages you receive.
  • Review what to do during severe weather, including thunderstormstornadoes and flooding.
  • Learn more about how to react to a seek shelter NinerAlert by watching this video.
  • Avoid the Toby Creek area.
  • Avoid walking and driving through flood waters. Remember: The water could be deeper than it appears. This is especially true at night when it is harder to seem.  Turn around, don’t drown!
 
When you will hear from us again
  • Unless there is an unexpected change, there will be no additional NinerNotices issued about this situation.
  • You may receive additional NinerAlerts for weather events overnight.
  • If there are any University condition changes for Friday, Feb. 7, you will be notified via NinerAlerts by 6 a.m. These alerts will be clearly labeled as an operating condition change. Please note: There will be no NinerAlerts sent if there is no change to operating conditions.
 

 

 
Jan. 24: UNC Charlotte Statement on Coronavirus
 

UNC Charlotte is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in China and the related cases reported in the United States, including one at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. 

At this time, there have been no reported cases of the virus involving the UNC Charlotte community.

The University has established protocols to respond to infectious diseases. We are prepared to act quickly in the event there are reports of symptoms of or exposure to the virus by our faculty, staff or students.

Please remember:

  • Always practice good hygiene: wash hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid sharing food, cups or utensils. 

  • Review the Centers for Disease Control’s information about coronavirus.

    • For most people who have had the illness, symptoms were mild (like a cold or flu) and lessened after several days. The symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and sore throat.  

  • If you have traveled to any of the affected areas in China and believe you are exhibiting symptoms, please seek medical care as soon as possible and contact the University’s Student Health Center at 704-687-7400. 

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there are no additional NinerNotices planned on this topic.


Dec. 13: Scheduled Campus Disruptions Dec. 16-31
The following projects are scheduled and may cause disruptions Monday, Dec. 16, through Tuesday, Dec. 31. Visit the campus disruptions page for more information on each project.
 
  • Power Outage - A scheduled power outage will occur the weekend of Dec. 20-22 as part of the Science Building construction project. Not all buildings will be impacted.

  • Energy Reduction - The annual winter break energy reduction will begin on Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. and continue until Jan. 1. Buildings will be cooler than normal.

  • Mary Alexander Road Closure - A section of Mary Alexander Road will be closed from Dec. 20-23 as part of the Science Building construction project.

  • Robert Snyder Lane Closure - One lane of Robert Snyder Lane will be closed Dec. 16-23 in connection to the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center construction project.

  • Phillips Road Lane Closures - Phillips Road will be intermittently closed from Dec. 16-23 to repair a water main.

  • Campus Road Repairs - Various lanes throughout campus will be intermittently closed for asphalt repairs from Dec. 16-18.

  • West Deck Closure - West Deck will be closed for pressure washing from Dec. 16-31.

 
Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there will be no additional NinerNotices about these scheduled disruptions.

Dec. 11: Annual Lockdown System Test Dec. 16

The annual test of the campus lockdown system will occur at approximately 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 16, and will last approximately 10 minutes. 

The purpose of this test is to assess the functionality of the campus lockdown system. This test helps the Department of Safety and Security train and prepare for emergency situations. 

Please note: This is only a test of the automated locking mechanism for doors. It is not a test of the NinerAlert system, and no alerts will be sent. 

What you should know:

  • Exterior campus doors will be automatically locked. You will not be able to enter a building from an exterior door during this time, but you will be able to exit the building if necessary.

  • Interior doors will not be affected. Movement within a building will not be impacted.

  • No action is required of you. Students, faculty, staff and visitors should continue their daily functions.

  • Key card access will not allow you into a building. Key cards will not unlock the doors during this test.

  • You may notice UNC Charlotte police officers, along with other Department of Safety and Security personnel, around campus. They will be testing the lockdown functionality.

Those who have visitors or other scheduled events during this time are encouraged to share this information with their guests. 


Nov. 25: University conducting NinerAlerts test Wednesday, Nov. 27 
The Office of Emergency Management and Police and Public Safety will conduct a full test of the NinerAlert system from approximately 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. All methods of alert notification will be used. This includes text messaging, email, Alertus technology (on-campus screen takeover), LiveSafe and social media. 
 
The test message will read: 
NinerAlert: This is a test of the UNC Charlotte Emergency Alert System. This is only a test.
 
  • Students, faculty, staff and sponsored guests
    Before the test, please log in to Banner Self Service to ensure your cell phone information is correct. Learn more on how to add or update your information. Please note: Make sure you are updating the “emergency text phone number” in Banner.
 
 
Following the alert message, the on-campus sirens will also be tested. A voice message on the sirens will announce it is a test. 
 
In the event of an actual emergency, the test will be canceled and appropriate instructions will be sent via NinerAlerts. 
 
If you have any questions about the University’s alert system or the test, contact Kevin Martin, preparedness coordinator, at kevin.martin@uncc.edu or 704-687-8890.  

Nov. 24: Incident at light rail station
Earlier this evening, Sunday, Nov. 24, an incident occurred at the on-campus light rail station when an individual with no affiliation with the University made verbal threats to two students while brandishing a knife. The students were not physically harmed and called UNC Charlotte Police. The police dispatcher stayed on the phone with the students until officers arrived and took the suspect into custody.
 
There was no ongoing threat to the University community.
 
All members of the UNC Charlotte community are encouraged to download the LiveSafe app to communicate directly with police dispatch any time they need assistance. University police can also be reached by dialing 704-687-2200 from a cell phone or 911 from any campus phone.
 
Next NinerNotice
There are no additional NinerNotices expected for this incident.  

 

Nov. 19: Incident at Atkins Library (REVISED)
Earlier this morning, Tuesday, Nov. 19, a student was assaulted and his cell phone was stolen while outside the library. During the event, a LiveSafe message was sent to Police and Public Safety. Police responded and arrested the suspects before they left the scene. They were charged with common law robbery.
 
There was no ongoing threat to the University community.
 
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to download the LiveSafe app to communicate directly with police dispatch. University police can also be reached by dialing 704-687-2200 from a cell phone or 911 from any campus phone.
 
Next NinerNotice
There are no additional NinerNotices expected for this incident.  

 

Oct. 14: CATS Temporarily Closing Light Rail Oct. 19-20
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will temporarily close the light rail for essential annual system maintenance during the weekend of Oct. 19-20.
 
For the UNC Charlotte Main Station, service will cease after the last drop off at 1:02 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and is expected to resume at 5:26 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21.
 
Bus bridge
CATS will operate a bus bridge to provide alternative transit to points normally served by light rail. Faculty/staff who have opted into the all-access transit pass and students may use their 49er ID card to access the buses. Anyone without a transit pass may purchase a ticket at the kiosk at the train station or by using the CATS Pass mobile app.
 
Traffic on N. Tryon Street
Maintenance will also be performed on gates along the light rail during this time frame. Expect gates to be down periodically even if trains aren’t running. This means it may not be possible to turn left out of Institute Circle and CRI Deck onto N. Tryon Street during the maintenance window.
 
More information
  • Additional information about the bus bridge and the schedule can be found here.
  • Additional information and updates on the temporary closure, including a definitive reopening time, are available on the CATS website, Facebook or Twitter.
 
Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there will be no additional NinerNotices about this event.

Oct. 11: All Clear for Science Building
The valve for the gas line at the Science Building construction site has been turned off. 
Charlotte Fire, Piedmont Natural Gas and University officials have determined it is safe to return to the area. Other areas of campus should not have any interruption to gas service. 
 

A lingering odor may be detected around the site while the line is repaired. This does not mean natural gas is flowing. There is no danger to campus.

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there will be no additional NinerNotices about this situation.


Oct. 11: Gas Leak at Science Building Construction Site
A natural gas leak has been reported at the Science Building construction site. Charlotte Fire and University officials are on scene.
 
The construction site, Hickory, Sycamore and Cedar halls have been evacuated out of an abundance of caution.
 
At this time, roadways surrounding the site are blocked off as officials assess the situation.
 
Please avoid the area.
 
Should more buildings need to be evacuated, a NinerAlert will be issued.
 
Next NinerNotice
A message will be sent when it is safe to return to the area.  

Sept. 15: Incident at credit union
On Sunday Sept. 15, 2019, at approximately 8:35 p.m., CMPD notified UNC Charlotte Police of an attempted robbery at the State Employees' Credit Union's ATM machine, located at 8605 University City Blvd.
 
The victim, who is not affiliated with the University, was at the ATM machine when an individual described as a male wearing a white mask, black shirt and white pants approached and tapped on her passenger window. The victim fled and reported there may have been a shot fired as she did so.  No injury was reported, and no money was obtained.
 
UNC Charlotte Police does not believe there is a threat to the campus community; however, they will continue to work with CMPD to monitor the situation.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600.
 
Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there are no additional NinerNotices planned for this incident.
 
Aug. 31: Information about incident at 49er North Apartments

At approximately 2 a.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 31, the UNC Charlotte Police Department was notified there was a shooting during a party at the 49er North Apartments, located approximately 2 miles from campus on Rebecca Bailey Drive.

During this incident, four people were shot.

Two UNC Charlotte students sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The University is providing support to these students.

Two other individuals were also shot. One has life-threatening injuries, and the other was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The individual who died has no affiliation with the University. The identity of the other person is unknown at this time.

CMPD is investigating and will release additional information on the incident as it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600.

UNC Charlotte Police and CMPD determined there was no continuous threat from the incident to the University campus.

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there are no additional NinerNotices planned for this incident.


Aug. 28: Information about Thursday’s Football Game and Campus Changes

The Charlotte 49ers will open their first football season under Head Coach Will Healy with a home game against Gardner-Webb’s Runnin' Bulldogs on Thursday, Aug. 29. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.

This will also be the first Thursday night game in 49er football history. To ensure operations run smoothly, please review these reminders:

Tickets

  • Students -- Your ticket is already preloaded on your 49er ID Card. There is no additional cost to attend. You may enter the stadium through Gates 4 or 5 beginning 30 minutes before the game. More information, including how to obtain guest tickets, is available on the Charlotte 49ers website.

  • Faculty and Staff -- In celebration of the We Are All Niners theme, Athletics is offering two free tickets to all employees. To claim your tickets, fill out this form or stop by the Halton Arena Ticket Office in the SAC with your 49er ID Card.

Parking

  • The University’s game-day parking and traffic management plan will be in effect in select areas starting Thursday, Aug. 29, at 12:01 a.m. and in full effect by Thursday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. There will be changes to parking availability and transit service. Visit the PaTS website for more information.

Classes at 2:30 p.m. and later

  • Faculty are required to make alternate arrangements for all classes held on main campus starting at 2:30 p.m. or later that are scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 29. Please refer to theUNC Charlotte Schedule Interruption Guidelines for more information. Changes to classes will be communicated directly from faculty members to students.

Leaving campus by 4 p.m. and accounting for time

  • Because of expected congestion, employees not attending the game are encouraged to exit campus by 4 p.m.

  • The University, however, will be open and appropriate staffing levels are required to provide access to resources during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Departments with second- and third-shift operations should likewise anticipate staffing needs for that evening.  

  • Supervisors are encouraged to be flexible in allowing staff to use leave time, compensatory time and/or alternate teleworking arrangements to make up for any lost hours from exiting campus early.  

  • If you have additional questions about work schedules on game day, please contact Gary Stinnett, associate vice chancellor for human resources, at gwstinne@uncc.edu or 704-687-0644.

Next NinerNotice
There will be no additional NinerNotices on this subject.


may 23: Hotel and Conference Center Construction
Construction has begun on the new UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, located between PORTAL and J.W. Clay Boulevard. Starting on Tuesday, May 28, and continuing for approximately six to eight months, workers will conduct routine underground rock blasting.
 
Though the exact times will vary, this work is expected to occur twice daily, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Approximately five minutes prior to each event, a warning siren will sound to notify those nearby. Dust, debris and audible impacts will be minimal. Occupants in PORTAL and other proximal locations may experience slight vibrations during each event. Short-term lane closures in the area may also be necessary.

There should be no disruption to campus operations, and personal safety will not be impacted during these routine events. Seismic monitoring stations have been placed around the site for additional observation.

The extracted rock will be transported via North Tryon to the new Early College High School site behind Motorsports II and crushed for use in that project. This work will cause additional noise.

Questions should be directed to Brian Kugler, project liaison, at 704-687-0522 or bhkugler@uncc.edu.

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there will be no additional NinerNotices about this event.


May 9: Campus Update

Support Services
Support services remain available to members of the University community:

  • Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) -- CAPS is open to serve students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Price Center is located next to the Student Health Center on 9502 Poplar Terrace. After-hours phone counselors are available by calling 704-687-0311.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -- Employees who need support should contact the EAP at 1-877-603-8259. Additional information is available on the HR website or by contacting Cindy Edwards at ckedward@uncc.edu or 704-687-0658.

  • Share your personal thoughts and reflections -- Niner Nation Remembers has been established to honor Riley Howell and Reed Parlier and in support of the four other students who suffered injuries. There is also a place for members of Niner Nation to share their own thoughts and reflections about the events of April 30.

Memorial Items
To ensure memorial items are preserved in memory of those we lost and in honor of those who were injured, you may see Facilities Management and University Archives moving select items placed on the steps of Kennedy and at the 49er Miner statue inside the library to protect them from exposure to weather conditions.

Planned Rolling Power Outages May 13-19
The rolling power outages for campus will continue as planned May 13-19. These outages will allow Facilities Management to safely test and repair underground electrical circuits. More information is available on the campus disruptions webpage.

Reminders about Commencement
What to expect for security:

  • Everyone will be required to pass through metal detectors.

  • No large bags, umbrellas, banners or balloons will be allowed in the arena.

Parking
Changes in parking will be in effect beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Please visit the PaTS website to learn more. Please also consider riding light rail to campus to help avoid parking congestion.

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there will be no additional NinerNotices this week.


May 8: campus Update

Support Services
Support services remain available to members of the University community:

  • Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) -- CAPS is open to serve students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Price Center is located next to the Student Health Center on 9502 Poplar Terrace. After-hours phone counselors are available by calling 704-687-0311.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -- Employees who need support should contact the EAP at 1-877-603-8259. Additional information is available on the HR website or by contacting Cindy Edwards at ckedward@uncc.edu or 704-687-0658.

  • Share your personal thoughts and reflections -- Niner Nation Remembers has been established to honor Riley Howell and Reed Parlier and in support of the four other students who suffered injuries. There is also a place for members of Niner Nation to share their own thoughts and reflections about the events of April 30.

Free Food for the UNC Charlotte Community on Thursday
Belk, Inc. is generously bringing food trucks to campus tomorrow, Thursday, May 9, to support the University community. Just bring your 49er ID card and enjoy lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from any of the food trucks parked across from the Popp Martin Student Union --while supplies last.

Memorial Items
To ensure memorial items are preserved in memory of those we lost and in honor of those who were injured, you may see Facilities Management and University Archives moving select items placed on the steps of Kennedy and at the 49er Miner statue inside the library to protect them from exposure to weather conditions.

Commencement Security
Security will be increased for all commencement ceremonies. All graduates and their guests should allow extra time to make their way through security and into the Barnhardt Student Activity Center (Halton Arena):

What to expect:

  • Everyone will be required to pass through metal detectors.

  • No large bags, umbrellas, banners or balloons will be allowed in the arena. Anyone with these items will be required to return them to their vehicles.

Commencement Parking
Changes in parking will be in effect beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Please visit the PaTS website to learn more. Please also consider riding light rail to campus to help avoid parking congestion.

Planned Rolling Power Outages May 13-19
The rolling power outages for campus will continue as planned May 13-19. These outages will allow Facilities Management to safely test and repair underground electrical circuits. More information is available on the campus disruptions webpage, and Facilities Management will share more information via email later this week.

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, the next NinerNotice will be sent by noon on Thursday, May 9.


May 7: campus Update

Support Services

Support services remain available to members of the University community:

  • Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) -- CAPS is open to serve students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Price Center is located next to the Student Health Center on 9502 Poplar Terrace. After-hours phone counselors are available by calling 704-687-0311.

  • Support and Discussion Group for Students on Tuesday -- Counseling and Psychological Services will host a support and discussion group for students on Tuesday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Price Center (adjacent to Student Health Center). The session will provide education regarding trauma responses, coping strategies for managing responses, and opportunities for students to talk with each other about their experiences and reactions.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -- Employees who need support should contact the EAP at 1-877-603-8259. Additional information is available on the HR website or by contacting Cindy Edwards at ckedward@uncc.edu or 704-687-0658.

  • Share your personal thoughts and reflections -- Niner Nation Remembers has been established to honor Riley Howell and Reed Parlier and in support of the four other students who suffered injuries. There is also a place for members of Niner Nation to share their own thoughts and reflections about the events of April 30.

Commencement Security

Security will be increased for all commencement ceremonies. All graduates and their guests should allow extra time to make their way through security and into the Barnhardt Student Activity Center (Halton Arena):

What to expect:

  • Everyone will be required to pass through metal detectors.

  • No large bags, umbrellas, banners or balloons will be allowed in the arena. Anyone with these items will be required to return them to their vehicles.

Commencement Schedule -- 3 p.m. Saturday Ceremony Now 4 p.m.

As a result of increased security measures and the resulting time necessary to get all guests in and out of Barnhardt Student Activity Center (Halton Arena), the commencement ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been pushed back to 4 p.m. on the same day. 

The final commencement schedule:  

  • Thursday, May 9, 3 p.m. -- Graduate School Hooding Ceremony

  • Friday, May 10, 5 p.m. -- College of Arts + Architecture, Belk College of Business and College of Health and Human Services

  • Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. -- College of Computing and Informatics, Cato College of Education and The William States Lee College of Engineering

  • Saturday, May 11, 4 p.m. -- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

More information is available on the Commencement websiteGraduates and those faculty and staff involved in the ceremonies will receive more information via email from the Commencement Office.  

Commencement Parking

Changes in parking will be in effect beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Please visit the PaTS website to learn more. Please also consider riding light rail to campus to help avoid parking congestion.

Grades Due Tuesday, May 14

Final grades are due on Tuesday, May 14, by noon. More information will be provided to faculty by Academic Affairs.

Planned Rolling Power Outage May 13-19

The rolling power outage for campus will continue as planned May 13-19. This outage will allow Facilities Management to safely test and repair underground electrical circuits. More information is available on the campus disruptions webpage, and Facilities Management will share more information via email later this week.


May 6: Afternoon Update

Saturday 3 p.m. Commencement Moved to 4 p.m.
As a result of increased security measures and the resulting time necessary to get all guests in and out of Barnhardt Student Activity Center (Halton Arena), the commencement ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been pushed back to 4 p.m. on the same day.

Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Graduates and their guests are encouraged to allow plenty of time to get through security.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will continue as planned.

Graduates and those faculty and staff involved in the ceremonies will receive more information via email from the  Commencement Office.

More information about what to expect for security at all ceremonies:

  • All guests will be required to pass through metal detectors.

  • No large bags, umbrellas, banners or balloons will be allowed in the arena.


May 6: Morning Update

Support Services
Support services remain available to members of the University community:

  • Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) -- CAPS is open to serve students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Price Center is located next to the Student Health Center on 9502 Poplar Terrace. After-hours phone counselors are available by calling 704-687-0311.

  • Support and Discussion Group for Students on Tuesday -- Counseling and Psychological Services will host a support and discussion group for students on Tuesday, May 7, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Price Center (adjacent to Student Health Center).  The session will provide education regarding trauma responses, coping strategies for managing responses, and opportunities for students to talk with each other about their experiences and reactions.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -- Employees who need support should contact the EAP at 1-877-603-8259. Onsite support is available Monday in King 201A and 201B.  Additional information is available on the HR website or by contacting Cindy Edwards at ckedwards@uncc.edu or 704-687-0658.

  • Therapy Dogs and Ice Cream on Monday -- The University community is invited to the Student Union Rotunda from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday to enjoy the company of therapy dogs.  Ben & Jerry's ice cream will also be available.

Final Exam Schedule
The updated exam schedule is now available. Please note: There are no changes to Monday's schedule. Faculty and students should monitor their email for more information.

Chartwells-Sponsored Events
To support the UNC Charlotte community during exam week, Chartwells is providing the following events:

  • Tuesday, May 7 -- 9 a.m. - Starbucks coffee table outside Student Union; 11 a.m. - Papa John’s pizza and Chick-fil-A wrapped sandwiches outside the Student Union.

  • Wednesday, May 8 -- 9 a.m. - Peet’s coffee table outside of Atkins Library; 11 a.m. - Subway sandwiches and Salsarita’s chips and salsa outside the Student Union.

Timekeeping in Kronos
Employees should consult  the Kronos WRF Time Accounting Guidelines document for information on accounting for time Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1. This document has also been uploaded in Kronos WFR.  Questions regarding timekeeping in Kronos should be directed to Donna Cochran, donna.cochran@uncc.edu, Ext. 7-6110.

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, the next NinerNotice will be on Tuesday, May 7.


May 3: Morning Update

Support Services
Support services remain available to members of the University community:

  • Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) -- CAPS is open to serve students and will have hours on Saturday from 12-2:30 p.m. The Price Center is located next to the Student Health Center on 9502 Poplar Terrace. After-hours phone counselors are available by calling 704-687-0311.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -- Employees who need support should contact the EAP at 1-877-603-8259. Onsite support is available in King 201A and 201B.  Additional information is available on the HR website or by contacting Cindy Edwards at ckedwards@uncc.edu or 704-687-0658.

  • Open Employee Session 2 p.m. today -- All employees are invited to participate in a facilitated discussion today, Friday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in McKnight Auditorium.

Timekeeping in Kronos
Employees should consult  the Kronos WRF Time Accounting Guidelines document. This document has also been uploaded in Kronos WFR.  Questions regarding timekeeping in Kronos should be directed to Donna Cochran, donna.cochran@uncc.edu, Ext. 7-6110.

Memorial Items
Because of the rainy forecast, University Archives will move the items placed on the steps of Kennedy and at the 49er Miner statue inside so they may be preserved in memory of those we have lost.

Possible Severe Weather This Weekend
It is possible the Charlotte area will experience severe weather this weekend. If that occurs, it is likely NinerAlerts will be sent. It will be clear in the alert the issue is related to weather.

Final Exams

  • Students -- Information is available in your email account or on the Niner Central website

  • Faculty --  Information is available in your email account or on the Academic Affairs website. The Center for Teaching and Learning has prepared instructions to assist faculty in completing final grades through the Canvas gradebook.

Commencement Updates

  • To accommodate the necessary changes to exam schedules, the 1 p.m. commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 10, will be moved to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10. The ceremony will still take place in Halton Arena.

  • Saturday ceremonies will continue as scheduled.  

  • More information will be shared as soon as possible, and graduates should monitor their email for additional information from the Commencement Office.

Media on Campus
Media continues to visit our campus. You are under no obligation to speak with them and should feel free to decline any requests you receive.

Niner Nation Unites
Niner Nation Unites, the University’s official crowdfunding site, was established in response to the overwhelming desire to support the victims and the UNC Charlotte community during this time of tragedy. For those interested, more information can be found here.

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, there will not be any additional NinerNotices about operational updates this week.


May 2: Morning update

Support Services
Support services remain available to members of the University community:

  • Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) -- CAPS is open to serve students. The Price Center is located next to the Student Health Center on 9502 Poplar Terrace. After-hours phone counselors are available by calling 704-687-0311.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -- Employees who need support should contact the EAP at 1-877-603-8259. Onsite support is available in King 201A and 201B.  Additional information is available on the HR website or by contacting Cindy Edwards at ckedwards@uncc.edu or 704-687-0658.

Final Exams

Commencement Updates

  • To accommodate the necessary changes to exam schedules, the 1 p.m. commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 10, will be moved to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10. The ceremony will still take place in Halton Arena.

  • Saturday ceremonies will continue as scheduled.  

  • More information will be shared as soon as possible, and graduates should monitor their email for additional information from the Commencement Office.

Media on campus
Media continues to visit our campus. You are under no obligation to speak with them and should feel free to decline any requests you receive.

Official Crowdfunding
Niner Nation Unites, the University’s official crowdfunding site, was established in response to the overwhelming desire to support the victims and the UNC Charlotte community during this time of tragedy. For those interested, more information can be found here.

Reclaiming Belongings
Anyone who still has unclaimed belonging in buildings should contact Police and Public Safety at 704-687-8300.

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change, the next NinerNotice will be sent by noon on Friday, May 3.


May 1: ​Update on incident at University Village apartments
CMPD has confirmed one person has been pronounced dead after an altercation led to gun violence at University Village apartments. There are no other reports of injuries. Neither the shooter nor the victim had any affiliation with the University, and there is no threat to campus. CMPD continues to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600. 
 
There are no additional NinerNotices planned for this incident.

May 1: University monitoring situation at University Village apartments
UNC Charlotte is monitoring reports of multiple persons injured at University Village apartments, which is located near main campus. Police officials do not believe there is a threat to campus, but University officials are closely monitoring the situation. CMPD is on the scene investigating.

May 1: evening Campus Update

Resuming Regular Operations Thursday

UNC Charlotte will return to its regular operating schedule effective 12 a.m., Thursday, May 2.  

Employees should report as scheduled; however, support services to assist those affected by the events of April 30 will continue as the University community unites to move forward.

The following support services are available to members of the University community:

  • Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) -- CAPS will be open to serve students beginning at 8 a.m. The Price Center is located next to the Student Health Center on 9502 Poplar Terrace. After-hours phone counselors are available by calling 704-687-0311.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -- Employees who need support should contact the EAP at 1-877-603-8259. Onsite support is available in King 201A and 201B.  Additional information is available on the HR website or by contacting Cindy Edwards at ckedwards@uncc.edu or 704-687-0658.

Final Exams
To conclude the semester and to allow for the challenges that some students may be experiencing, a new exam schedule with options for completing courses has been developed. The details for students and faculty will be forthcoming tomorrow morning in emails from Academic Affairs.

Changes to Friday Commencement Only

  • To accommodate the necessary changes to exams, the 1 p.m. commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 10, will be moved to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10. The ceremony will still take place in Halton Arena.

  • Saturday ceremonies will continue as scheduled.  

  • More information will be shared as soon as possible, and graduates should monitor their email for additional information from the Commencement Office.

Vigil to Be Held in Halton Arena
The student-organized vigil planned for 6 p.m. this evening will take place in Halton Arena, located in the  Barnhardt Student Activity Center. Note that this is a change from the original location. Parking will be free for this event.  

Reclaiming Belongings
Anyone who still has unclaimed belonging in buildings should contact Police and Public Safety at 704-687-8300.

Dining
Dining halls will remain open this week, along with reduced retail operations. Please continue to monitor the Emergency Management website for the latest information on other campus services.

On-campus Residents
All residence halls are and will continue to be open to residents. Residents should continue to monitor their email for additional information from Housing and Residence Life.

Ongoing Updates
Please continue to monitor the Emergency Management website for the latest information on other campus services, including dining and transportation.

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change in operations, the next NinerNotice will be sent by 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2.


May 1: Morning Campus Update
Below is the latest on campus operations and events as of 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, May 1.
Support Services
The following support services are available to members of the University community:
  • Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) -- CAPS is open to serve students. Students also can visit the Foundation Building (across University City Blvd. from the main UNC Charlotte campus) to speak with a counselor.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -- Employees needing support should contact the EAP at 1-877-603-8259. On-site support is available in King 221, 201A and 201B.  Additional information is available on the HR website.

  • Family Assistance Center (FAC) -- The FAC is open in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC) to provide specialized support services to victims and their immediate families.

Campus vigil
A student-organized vigil to unite and support the UNC Charlotte community is planned for 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, at the University’s Star Quad, located between Atkins Library and Barnhardt Student Activity Center (buildings 46 and 4 on this campus map.)

Campus operating condition
The University has received approval for a Condition 3 (C3) closed status. All time will be forgiven for non-mandatory employees. More information on the C3 status is available in this FAQ. The C3 status is currently in place until 11:59 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 1. More information will be shared on tomorrow’s operations by 5 p.m. today.

Exams
Exams through Sunday remain canceled. More information on exams will be released as soon as possible.

Commencement
Commencement ceremonies will continue as planned. Graduates should monitor their email for additional information from the Commencement Office.

Retrieving Items
For students and employees who had to leave items behind in buildings yesterday, they will be open today for 30 minutes, with the exception of  Atkins Library, on the following schedule:

  • J. Murrey Atkins Library -- Open at 11 a.m. to retrieve items; open for all at noon.

  • Zone 1 -- McEniry, Botanical Gardens McMillan Greenhouse, Prospector, Auxiliary Services, Smith and Friday, open at 1:30 p.m. to retrieve items

  • Zone 2 -- Cato, Storrs, CAB, Cedar, Hickory and Sycamore, open at 2 p.m. to retrieve items

  • Zone 3 -- Facilities Management-Police and Public Safety, Hawthorne, Martin Hall, Grounds Compound, and J Building, open at 2:30 p.m. to retrieve items

  • Zone 4 -- Scott Hall, Hunt Hall, Laurel, Holshouser, Sanford and Moore, open at 3 p.m. to retrieve items

  • Zone 5 -- Denny, Fretwell, Rowe Arts, Colvard, Cone, King, Reese, Macy, Barnard, Winningham and Garinger, open at 3:30 p.m. to retrieve items.

  • Zone 6 -- Cato College of Education, Woodward, SAC and College of Health and Human Services, open at 4 p.m. to retrieve items.

  • Zone 7 -- CRI campus, open at 4:30 p.m. to retrieve items.

  • Kennedy Building -- Employees and students in Kennedy yesterday should contact Police and Public Safety directly at 704-687-8300 to obtain their possessions.

  • Items not retrieved will be picked up by building managers and secured in each building’s lost and found.

  • Other questions about item retrieval -- Contact Police and Public Safety at 704-687-8300.

On-campus police presence
You are likely to see an increased police presence on campus today.

Other campus operations
Please continue to monitor the Emergency Management website for the latest information on other campus services, including dining and transportation.

Dining services will operate Crown Commons and Sovi Food Hall, along with reduced retail operations today. Check aux.uncc.edu/hours for changes throughout the day. 

Regular Niner Transit and Paratransit service will be running today. However, bus routes may experience delays. Track changes in service with https://nextride.uncc.edu/

Next NinerNotice
Unless there is an unexpected change in operations, the next NinerNotice will be sent by 5 p.m. today, May 1.


April 30: Upcoming campus power outages
Facilities Management will conduct necessary testing and repairs to the University's underground electrical circuits May 13-19. During this time, campus will experience rolling power outages that will last between eight and 18 hours, affecting select buildings each day. A full schedule is available here.
 
The effects of the power outage
On the day buildings are affected, they will experience complete power and service loss: no electricity, internet or phone service will be available. The buildings will be locked, and no one will be allowed to enter. More information is available here.
 
What this means for you
If your building is without power, you will be in a Condition 1 (C1) reduced operations status during that time. You should work with your supervisor to determine which of the following works best for you and your office’s needs:  
  • Work remotely (if you have appropriate work and equipment to do so)
  • Take time off (compensatory time must be used if available)
  • Make up time (you have 90 days to do so)
  • Work from a different location on campus (learn more about this option)
 
More information about what to do in a C1 status is available in this FAQ.
 
Please note: The C1 change applies only to individuals in buildings with power loss and only for the day of the power loss.
 
Additional information about campus operations
More information about the buildings affected each day and the resulting changes to campus operations is available on the Emergency Management website. Please note: Details are still being finalized, and the website will be updated frequently.
 
Next NinerNotice
The next NinerNotice on this event will be sent on May 8.

March 25: Campus phone service restored
ITS has confirmed with Windstream that on-campus telephone service has been fully restored. This includes calls to campus police and all inbound and outbound calling. Duo and WebEx functionality is also fully restored. Additionally, the University now has Caller ID for external calls.
 
If you continue to experience any issues, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 704-687-5500 or by submitting a help ticket
 
There will be no additional NinerNotices about this issue. 

March 25: Phone service update
ITS has been informed by Windstream that outbound calling has been restored to University phones.
 
However, inbound calling remains affected. Some departments may start to receive inbound calls, but it will take time for inbound call service to be fully restored. ITS is working with Windstream to get this issue resolved as soon as possible.
 
Please review previous NinerNotices for additional information.
 
Next NinerNotice
Another NinerNotice will be sent when the issue is resolved or when Windstream provides additional information about the restoration of inbound calling.

March 24: Delay in restoration of phone services
Windstream, the telephone company providing service to UNC Charlotte, has informed the University they currently have no estimated restoration time for services.
This means no one with an on-campus phone number can receive calls from or make calls to off-campus numbers. However, phone traffic within UNC Charlotte is working; someone can call from a campus number to another campus number.
 
Business calls on Monday
External callers will be unable to reach University numbers on Monday and should instead be directed to use email or to visit the office from which they need assistance.
 
Emergency Calls
Campus blue light phones are working, but this problem affects emergency calls to campus police.
 
Campus phones
If you are using a campus phone, call Police and Public Safety directly:
  • Emergency: 704-687-2200
  • Non-Emergency: 704‑687‑8300
 
Cell phones
If you are using a cell phone from on-campus, call 911.
 
You will be directed to CMPD 911 who will notify UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety dispatch of the issue.
 
LiveSafe
You may also use the LiveSafe app to contact UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety.
 
Background
The outage is a result of equipment failure and is impacting the East Coast. The vendor, Windstream, does not know when this issue will be resolved, but is in contact with ITS.
 
Next NinerNotice
Another NinerNotice will be sent when the issue is resolved or when Windstream provides more information on the status of the outage.

March 23: Issues with on-campus telephone service
Windstream, the telephone company providing service to UNC Charlotte and other areas in the region, is experiencing prolonged service disruptions
 
As a result, the University is currently experiencing problems with the campus phone system. No one with an on-campus phone number can receive calls from or make calls to off-campus numbers. However, phone traffic within UNC Charlotte is working; someone can call from a campus number to another campus number.
 
Emergency Calls
Campus blue light phones are working, but this problem affects emergency calls to campus police.
 
Campus phones
If you are using a campus phone, call Police and Public Safety directly:
  • Emergency: 704-687-2200
  • Non-Emergency: 704‑687‑8300
Cell phones
If you are using a cell phone from on-campus, call 911.
 
You will be directed to CMPD 911 who will notify UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety dispatch of the issue.
 
LiveSafe
You may also use the LiveSafe app to contact UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety.
 
Background
The outage is a result of equipment failure and is impacting the East Coast. The vendor, Windstream, does not know when this issue will be resolved, but is in contact with ITS.
 
Next NinerNotice
Another NinerNotice will be sent when the issue is resolved.

Feb. 14: Reminder about light rail disruptions this weekend
As a reminder, CATS is making the following changes to light rail this weekend, Feb. 15-17, as a result of NBA All-Star 2019 events.
 
Prohibited items on light rail: Beginning at 5 p.m. each day, the following items will not be allowed on the train or at platforms:
 
  • Purses
  • Backpacks
  • Suitcases
  • Large tote bags
  • Other bulky items
Please note: You are allowed to carry personal belongings in a clear bag.
 
Train security sweeps: Beginning at 5 p.m. each day, light rail riders traveling from UNC Charlotte toward I-485 must exit the train at the 7th Street Station for a security sweep. For riders traveling from I-485 toward campus, the security sweep will occur at the 3rd Street Station. For more information, visit the CATS website.
 
Schedule changes: Four hours before each day’s first all-star event, the light rail will operate every 15 minutes. However, with increased security and anticipated crowds, delays are still possible. From 5 p.m. to the end of service each night, the train will not stop at the CTC/Arena Station. Buses will run on their normal schedules, but delays are still possible. It is highly recommended you monitor the CATS website and Twitter account for any updates on both train and bus schedules.
 
Transportation center relocation: During the event weekend, the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC) will temporarily relocate to the 7th Street Station parking lot. This includes bus connections typically taking place at the CTC.  
 
Additional information

Feb. 8: Increased security, Delays for Light Rail Feb. 15-17

Charlotte will host NBA All-Star 2019 events Feb.15-17. An estimated 150,000 visitors are expected in the city during this time. As a result, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will make the following changes that may affect members of the University community:

Prohibited items on light rail: On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing through the end of service each day, the following items will not be allowed on the train or at platforms:

  • Purses
  • Backpacks
  • Suitcases
  • Large tote bags
  • Other bulky items
  • Please note: You are allowed to carry personal belongings in a clear bag.

Train security sweeps: On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing through the end of service each day, light rail riders traveling from UNC Charlotte toward I-485 must exit the train at the 7th Street Station for a security sweep. For riders traveling from I-485 toward campus, the security sweep will occur at the 3rd Street Station. Riders may continue their travel through the CTC/Arena station after the sweep if their belongings are in clear bags or they are carrying no bags. For more information on the security sweeps, visit the CATS website.

Schedule changes: Four hours before each day’s first all-star event, the light rail will operate every 15 minutes. However, with increased security and anticipated crowds, delays are still possible. From 5 p.m. to the end of service each night, the train will not stop at the CTC/Arena Station. Buses will run on their normal schedules, but delays are still possible.

Transportation center relocation: During the event weekend, the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC) will temporarily relocate to the 7th Street Station parking lot. This includes bus connections typically taking place at the CTC.

If you must travel to the uptown area during the event weekend, allow yourself plenty of extra time to reach your destination. It is highly recommended that you to check the CATS website for any last minute updates if you are planning on riding the light rail or a CATS bus.

 

 

Center City classes and events
Individuals with Friday and Saturday classes and events at UNC Charlotte Center City will receive additional information in their email.

Additional information
The City of Charlotte’s website
Schedule of events
CATS’ rider alert brochure (pdf)


Jan. 31: Follow-up to incident at UNC Charlotte Center City

Today at approximately 9:25 a.m., shots were fired outside of the Center City building. Two shots hit the building, and the building went on lockdown immediately.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety both responded to the scene.

It is believed the shots were fired from a moving vehicle that quickly left the vicinity. Police do not believe anyone involved with the incident is associated with the University.

No one inside the building was injured, and the lockdown was lifted at approximately 10:03 a.m. Main campus was not affected.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call CMPD at 704-334-1600.

There are no additional updates planned for this incident.

 

 


dec. 11: Incident Outside Rowe Arts Building
University officials were notified today of what appeared to be noosed figures hanging from a tree outside of the Rowe Arts Building.
 
After investigation by the Department of Police and Public Safety, it was determined to be an art project submitted by a student of color for an end-of-semester assignment. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest the project was motivated by racial bias. It was not a response to the Student Government Association’s Silent Sam letter, as has been reported in some media outlets.
 
The representation of a figure being lynched is hurtful, threatening, and offensive. The project was immediately removed.

Dec. 10: University evaluating Tuesday morning exams, operating condition
Because of expected lower temperatures overnight and into early morning hours, UNC Charlotte officials are evaluating Tuesday weather conditions and will provide an update on Tuesday morning’s exam schedule and operating condition by 4 p.m. today.
 
Please continue to monitor your email closely for additional information.

Dec. 10: Light rail service has resumed
CATS has announced light rail service has resumed for Monday, Dec. 10.
Trains will run every 10 minutes during peak service and every 15 minutes during non-peak service.
 
The CityLYNX streetcar service will not resume until Tuesday, but a bus bridge is in place.
 
For the latest LYNX train and CityLYNX streetcar schedule information, visit ridetransit.org,follow @CATSRideTransit on Twitter or call CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE (7433).
 
There will be no additional NinerNotices about this incident.

Dec. 9: Light rail service shutting down
As a result of deteriorating weather conditions, ALL LIGHT RAIL service will cease at noon today, Sunday, Dec. 9. No bus bridges will be available.
 
Other CATS services may also be affected by the adverse weather.
 
Riders should check for alerts at ridetransit.org and CATS’ Twitter account, @CATSRideTransit, or call CATS Customer Service at 704-336-7433.

Dec. 6: On-campus student arrest
Today, Thursday, Dec. 6, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) notified the UNC Charlotte Police Department they had a warrant for the arrest of a UNC Charlotte student related to an ongoing off-campus homicide investigation.
 
The student was taken into custody without incident.
 
There was no threat to the University community, and there will be no additional updates on this matter.

Dec. 06: Winter weather update
The University continues to monitor the local weather forecast. Confidence is building that the Charlotte area will experience a significant amount of adverse winter precipitation Saturday night and into Monday.
 
It is, however, still possible for the weather forecast to change, so it is important to monitor your email and text messages closely for information from the University. You should also stay updated on your local weather conditions.
 
Please take a few minutes to review the information below in preparation for any effects the weather may have on the University’s operating condition.
 
  •  **Exams** -- University administrators are closely monitoring any effects the storm may have on exam schedules. A decision on any necessary changes to Saturday afternoon and evening exams will be made and communicated via NinerAlert by tomorrow afternoon, Friday, Dec. 7. A decision about other exams will be made and communicated as soon as possible, based on the developing weather forecast. Please continue to monitor your email and text messages closely for updates.  
 
 
  • Operating Conditions -- There are three operating conditions the University can declare in the event of adverse weather or another emergency. This related FAQ page will help you understand what to do in each condition.
 
  • NinerAlerts and NinerNotices -- The University has several methods to communicate with you about winter weather. Make sure you understand how you will receive information.
 
  • Tips and Resources --  Take a look at these winter weather safety tips and a few helpful resources.
 
Next Update
Unless changing conditions warrant an earlier message, another NinerNotice will be sent by 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

Dec. 05: University monitoring winter weather
The University is currently monitoring local weather forecasts that indicate adverse winter precipitation is possible for the Charlotte area Saturday night and into Monday.
 
Make sure you are ready for any resulting changes in the University's operating condition.
 
 
  • Operating Conditions -- There are three operating conditions the University can declare in the event of adverse weather or another emergency. This related FAQ page will help you understand what to do in each condition.
 
  • **Exams**  --  Final exams begin Friday, Dec. 7. University administrators are closely monitoring any effects the storm may have on Saturday and/or Monday exam schedules.  If adverse weather forces the University to change operating conditions, a NinerAlert will be sent. You should monitor your email and text messages closely throughout the week and into the weekend for additional information as the weather forecast becomes clearer.  
 
  • NinerAlerts and NinerNotices -- The University has several methods to communicate with you about winter weather. Make sure you understand how you will receive information.
 
  • Tips and Resources --  Take a look at these winter weather safety tips and a few helpful resources.
Next Update
Another NinerNotice will be sent by 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.

Nov. 1: pOWER oUTAGES ON cAMPUS
The buildings below experienced power outages around 2:30 p.m. today. Facilities Operations isolated the issue and power is now restored.
 
  • Memorial Hall
  • Barnhardt Student Activity Center
  • College of Education
  • Woodward Hall
  • Regional Utility Plant (RUP 1)
  • Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex
  • West Deck
  • Belk Gym
 
If necessary, any questions and concerns regarding this issue should be sent to the Facilities Management Customer Service Line at 704-687-0562.
 
Please note: During a power outage, University phones in affected buildings may not work. Please use a cell phone to dial Police and Public Safety in the event of an emergency: 704-687-2200.

oct. 21: Full Light Rail Service Resumes Monday, Oct. 22
CATS has announced light rail service will be restored Monday, Oct. 22, for the first morning trip. Trains will operate on a normal schedule. Streetcar service will also resume Monday and operate on a normal schedule.  
 
For LYNX train and CityLYNX streetcar schedule information, visit ridetransit.org or call CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE (7433).
 
There will be no additional NinerNotices about this incident.

oct. 12: Update on Light Rail Service (revised)
Update on Light Rail Service
CATS announced today, Monday, Oct. 15, the light rail will operate on modified service for at least one more week while repairs are made to the overhead catenary system (OCS). The OCS was damaged during Hurricane Michael last Thursday when a tree fell on it near 12th Street.
 
Trains will run between UNC Charlotte and 36th Street Station and from New Bern Station to I-485. There is a bus bridge is in place between Sugar Creek Station and Scaleybark Station, providing dedicated bus service for rail riders. Please allow extra travel time if your route will require you to use the bus bridge.
 
Please also note that CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar service is suspended while repairs are being made, but Gold Line stations are accessible via CATS local bus service on routes 9-Central Avenue, 15-Randolph Road and 27-Monroe Road.
 
For the latest information, follow @CATSRideTransit on Twitter, visit ridetransit.org or call the CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE (7433).
 
Additional Resources

oct. 11: Light Rail service down
LYNX Blue Line light rail service has been suspended because of the overhead catenary system (OCS) being damaged in two places by downed trees. CATS is working to restore service as quickly as possible. Until repairs are done, a bus bridge is in place.
 
CATS is keeping the community informed through its Twitter account. The latest status is also posted on the Emergency Management website.

oct. 11: Hurricane michael update 4
UNC Charlotte is in Condition 1 (C1, reduced operations) with classes canceled until 11:59 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Oct. 11.
 
Initial moderate to heavy rain has begun to affect the Charlotte area, and stronger bands of rain and gusty winds are likely through this evening. It is possible there will be flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings issued for campus during this time. There is also a small chance a tornado warning could be issued. A NinerAlert will be sent in these situations.
 
Campus Activities and Services
  • All campus services, including dining, transportation, Atkins Library and the Student Health Center, will remain open today. If there are any changes to hours, they will be posted online.
  • Campus activities may continue as planned at the discretion of the event’s organizer. Please contact the event’s organizer directly with any questions.
 
Traveling Today
You should exercise caution when traveling today. 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.
 
Loss of Power on Campus
The combination of gusty winds and heavy rain can cause trees to fall, taking power lines with them. Should the University lose electrical power during the storm, on-campus residents are advised to follow instructions and information from Housing and Residence Life staff. Employees on campus should monitor their cell phones for NinerAlerts with instructions.
 
Next Update
  • Unless there are unforeseen changes in weather conditions, this will be the last NinerNotice for this event.
  • Should flash flood, severe thunderstorm or other severe weather warnings be issued,NinerAlerts will be sent.
  • A final NinerAlert will be sent to advise when the University returns to normal operations.

oct. 10: University in Normal Operating Conditions Thursday
Based on the current weather forecast, UNC Charlotte will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 11.
 
University officials recognize that other areas, especially those counties to the south and east of Charlotte, may experience more adverse weather than campus. That is why all students and employees should exercise good judgment about their ability to reach campus safely.
 
If you cannot reach campus:
  • Faculty: Consult the Academic Procedure: Schedule Interruption Guidelines and contact your department head to discuss alternative arrangements. Additionally, you should update your students.
  • Students: Contact your professors.
  • Staff: Contact your supervisor.
 
The University is aware that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and some surrounding school districts are closed tomorrow. However, it is important to remember that K-12 school districts are responsible for the transportation of their minor students on buses that are more susceptible to high winds, as well as the safety of students who walk to school, which must be considered in their decision making.
 
Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or if there is a change in University operating conditions, you will receive a NinerAlert.
 
Resources
National Hurricane Center -- the latest on Hurricane Michael’s path
NinerReady -- information about personal preparedness during a storm  
 
Next Update
Unless there are unforeseen changes in weather conditions, the next update will be by 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Oct. 10: Hurricane Michael Update 2
UNC Charlotte continues to monitor Hurricane Michael closely. Effects on University operations are still expected to be minimal.
 
The storm will make landfall today in the Florida Panhandle and then continue quickly north, arriving in the Carolinas as a tropical storm. Michael’s path is expected to stay slightly south and east of the Charlotte area.
 
We can expect to see moderate to heavy rain and some gusty winds. Isolated power outages and localized flash flooding are possible. It is likely the National Weather Service will issue flash flood or severe thunderstorm warnings for the area.
 
The University plans to operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 11.
 
Officials will continue to follow the forecast and keep you updated.
 
Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.
 
Resources
National Hurricane Center -- the latest on Hurricane Michael’s path
NinerReady -- information about personal preparedness during a storm  
 
Next Update
By 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.

Oct. 9: Hurricane Michael Update
UNC Charlotte is monitoring Hurricane Michael closely. At this time, the storm’s effects on campus operations are expected to be minimal.
 
The Charlotte area is likely to see rain beginning Wednesday, with the heaviest precipitation starting early Thursday morning and continuing through the day. Gusty winds are likely, which could lead to isolated power outages. Limited flash flooding is also possible. The storm system is moving quickly and should be out of the area by Friday.  
 
The University will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 10). Officials will continue to follow the forecast and keep you updated.
 
Resources
National Hurricane Center -- the latest on Hurricane Michael’s path
NinerReady -- information about personal preparedness during a storm  
 
Next Update
By noon Wednesday, Oct. 10.
 
Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.

September 27: Cell phone Scam Alert
Police and Public Safety (PPS) has received several reports of a scam on campus in which individuals are approached by strangers asking to use their cell phones. The stranger usually says their phone is dead and they need to call their doctor or parents.
 
Once they have possession of the phone, they try to access Venmo and other apps to steal funds.
 
Similar scams have been reported throughout Charlotte.
 
If you are approached by an unknown individual asking to use your cell phone, do not give them your phone. You could instead consider offering to dial the number yourself.
 
If you believe you have been approached by these suspects or have any additional information on these crimes, contact PPS at 704-687-2200 or through the LiveSafe app.

September 17: Final Update on Tropical Depression Florence
Here is the latest from UNC Charlotte.
 
Forecast
Tropical Depression Florence has moved out of the Charlotte area. UNC Charlotte fared much better than many other campuses with only some minor flooding and leaks, all of which are being addressed. There may be some pop-up thunderstorms this afternoon, but the impact of these storms is expected to be minimal.
 
Reminders about Campus Operations
Classes to resume as scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 18
Classes will resume as scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Students are expected to attend if they are able. If students cannot reach campus safely, they should consult the guidelines below.
 
University in Condition 1 (reduced operations) Tuesday, Sept. 18
UNC Charlotte will move to Condition 1 (reduced operations) effective on Tuesday from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for employees. Offices are expected to be open, with at least minimal operations, and employees are expected to report to work as assigned if they are able. If employees cannot make it to campus safely, they should consult the guidelines below.
 
Normal operations resume 12 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19
Unless there is an unexpected change in campus conditions, the University will resume normal operations at 12 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
 
Please remember safety comes first
While University officials are obligated to make decisions based on the conditions on campus, we recognize weather in other areas may be more severe.
 
Regardless of the University’s operating condition, members of the University community should exercise good judgment about their ability to reach campus safely. If you cannot reach campus safely, consult the guidelines below.
 
Faculty members are asked to use their discretion in determining appropriate academic accommodations for students who ask for consideration returning to campus late because of issues related to the hurricane. Flexibility is especially urged for those students who reside in areas more significantly affected by the storm.
 
Guidelines for what to do if you cannot reach campus
  • Students: Contact your professors directly. Monitor your email and class Canvas or Moodle website for messages from your instructors.
  • Faculty: Consult the Academic Procedure: Schedule Interruption Guidelines and contact your department head to discuss alternative arrangements. If needed, Saturday, Dec. 1, is designated as the date for making up classes canceled due to weather. Additionally, you should update your students about any attendance policies or modifications due to weather-related events.
  • Staff: Non-mandatory employees should contact their supervisors to discuss how they willaccount for missed time. Mandatory employees are expected to report to work as directed.
 
Reporting Building Leaks
A few buildings experienced some roof leaks during the storm. Facilities Management (FM)  is working quickly to address the problems. If you discover an issue upon your return to campus on Tuesday, please report it immediately to your building liaison or to the FM Customer Service Line at 704‑687‑0562.
 
Toby Creek Area and Greenway
The flooding issues around Toby Creek and the greenway have been resolved. However, you are encouraged to avoid the area as crews work to clean up any remaining debris.
 
Available On-Campus Services
The University continues to be in a Condition 2 status through 11:59 p.m. tonight, Monday, Sept. 17. Details on available on-campus services during this time can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Next Update
Unless something unexpected occurs, there will be no additional NinerNotices about this event.

September 16: Florence Update 7
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report and our local National Weather Service office, Florence is now a tropical depression.
 
Here is what is currently expected:
 
  • We are likely to see the greatest effects from the storm today. The most significant threat to Charlotte continues to be flash flooding and potential power outages.
  • Heavy downpours continue today. Sustained wind speed and wind gusts are expected to decrease; however, as the ground becomes more saturated from continued rainfall, downed trees and toppled power lines are possible.
  • There remains a slight chance for embedded thunderstorms and short-duration tornadoes in heavier bands of rain.
  • The storm has gained speed and will begin to move through the area more quickly, with conditions beginning to improve tomorrow.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus. Pay attention to your University email. In the event of a tornado warning for campus, text messages will be sent.
 
Campus Disruptions -- Avoid Toby Creek Area and Greenway
As heavier rains continue to fall today, areas around Toby Creek and the greenway should be avoided because of the possibility of flooding. Should the University need to close roads or other areas because of effects from the storm, you will find that information on the campus disruptions page on the Emergency Management website.
 
Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding Safety Reminders
  • Avoid going outside. If you must be outside, avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, stream beds and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be definitively determined.
  • Avoid driving through standing water. Most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water. Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Read more tips at ReadyNC.org.
 
Available On-Campus Services 
The latest details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Monday Operations
The University continues to operate in Condition 2 (suspended operations) through 11:59 p.m. Monday. Classes and activities are canceled. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work. Missed time must be accounted for. Mandatory employees should report as directed by their supervisors.
 
Next Updates
  • Tuesday Operations: A decision on Tuesday operations will be made by 6 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 16, and announced via NinerAlerts, including text messages for employees and students who have updated cell phone information in Banner.
  • General UpdateAnother NinerNotice with general updates will be sent by 3 p.m. tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 17.

September 15: Tropical Storm Florence Update 6, University in C2 through Monday
Here is the latest from UNC Charlotte.
 
Monday Operations
The University will continue to operate in Condition 2 (suspended operations) through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. Classes and activities are canceled. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work. Missed time must be accounted for. Mandatory employees should report as directed by their supervisors.
 
Applications for December Graduation
The Monday, Sept. 17, deadline for December graduation has been extended to Monday, Sept. 24, for those students unable to submit by Sept. 17.
 
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report and our local National Weather Service office, Florence is now a tropical storm. Its track continues to remain relatively unchanged, bringing potentially significant rainfall amounts to our area.
 
Here is what is currently expected in Charlotte:
 
  • The most significant threat to the Charlotte area is expected to be flash flooding. Right now, it is possible we will see more than 10 inches of rain. Please note: This is a slight decrease from yesterday’s forecast, but the anticipated rain amounts still have the potential to be dangerous. Flash flood warnings are likely, and a tropical storm warning is possible.
  • Today, rain and wind speeds will continue to increase. Sustained wind speeds are expected to be upwards of 25 m.p.h., with higher gusts likely. High wind warnings are possible.
  • It is also possible trees will fall because of ground saturation, toppling power lines in the process.
  • As heavier bands of rain move through today into Sunday, thunderstorms are likely and there is a slight possibility of isolated tornadoes. Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings are possible.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus. Pay attention to your University email throughout the weekend. In the event of a tornado warning, text messages will be sent.
It is important to remember that even a slight change in Hurricane Florence’s track could affect the forecast for Charlotte.
 
University officials are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide daily updates. You should also monitor local weather forecasts, such as those provided by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
 
Monitoring Campus Disruptions
Should the University need to close roads or other areas because of effects from the storm, you can monitor that information on the campus disruptions page on the Emergency Management website.
 
Important Safety Reminders
 
Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding Safety
  • Avoid going outside. If you must be outside, avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, stream beds and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be definitively determined.
  • Avoid driving through standing water. Most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water. Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Read more tips at ReadyNC.org.
Emergency Kits
Have an emergency kit prepared in case you cannot leave your home because of flooding or if you lose power. A checklist is available on the NinerReady website or on ReadyNC.org.
 
Tornado Preparation
The chance of an isolated tornado as a result of Hurricane Florence is low, but it is possible. To make sure you are prepared, please review the steps you should take if a seek-shelter order is issued. Information can be found on the NinerReady website and ReadyNC.org.
 
Remember: In the event of a tornado warning that includes campus, you will receive a NinerAlert 
 
Updating Cell Phone Numbers in Banner
An updated cell phone number in Banner helps ensure employees and students receive NinerAlert text messages. Please review this FAQ on how to update your information if needed.
 
FAQ Page
frequently asked questions (FAQ) page is available to address some of the most common inquiries the University has received related to Hurricane Florence.
 
Available On-Campus Services
The latest details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Safety and Security/Campus Staffing
Essential personnel will remain on campus to support safety, operations and communications during the storm. In the event of an emergency, call 911 from a campus phone or 704-687-2200 from a cell phone. You can also reach campus police through the LiveSafe app.
 
Tuesday Operations
A decision on Tuesday operations will be made by 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.  
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

September 14: Special safety edition
UNC Charlotte is expected to receive significant rainfall through the weekend and into next week associated with Hurricane Florence. During this time, it may be necessary for the University to send NinerAlerts to our community.
 
Flash Flood Warnings
In a flash flood warning:  
  • Do not go outside unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • Turn around, don’t drown! Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.
 
Remember:
  • Just six inches of moving water can knock you down.
  • One foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
 
For additional flood safety tips, visit Ready.gov.
 
Tornado Warnings
Tornadoes spawned by hurricanes are typically short-lived, but do not allow for much warning time. If you receive a NinerAlert for a tornado warning:
  • Seek shelter immediately.
  • Go to the most interior part on the lowest floor of the building you are in.
  • Avoid windows.
  • Do not leave your safe location until an all-clear message is issued.
 
For additional tornado safety tips, visit Ready.gov.
 
About NinerAlerts
It is important to remain aware of the weather throughout the weekend. Continually check your University email and @nineralerts on social media. If the University needs to issue a NinerAlert, here is what you could see and how you will be notified:
 
  • Tornado Warning = all available methods (text message, University email, @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media, digital screen takeover and campus sirens)
  • Flash Flood Warning  = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • Tropical Storm Warning = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • High Wind Warning = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • University Operating Condition Change = text message, University email, @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media and digital screen takeover
 
Important Notes
  • NinerAlerts are only issued for certain adverse weather events impacting campus and the immediate surrounding area. You are encouraged to monitor the weather for your specific location.
  • The University reserves the use of text messages for times when a threat is imminent or there is a change in University operating condition. If you receive a NinerAlert text message, be prepared to take immediate action.
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

september 14: Hurricane Florence Update 5, Additional Rain Expected
Here is the latest information from UNC Charlotte.
 
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report and our local National Weather Service office, Hurricane Florence’s track has remained relatively stable over the past few forecast runs; however, potential rainfall amounts have continued to increase.
 
Here is what is currently expected in Charlotte:
 

 

 

  • The most significant change in the forecast is the amount of rain expected in the Charlotte area. Right now, it is possible we will see a total of 10-15 inches of rain. Flash flood warnings are likely, and tropical storm warnings are possible.
  • While sustained wind speed is forecasted to be in the mid 20 m.p.h. range, with significant amounts of rain, it is possible trees will fall because of ground saturation, toppling power lines in the process.
  • Today, wind speeds will continue to increase and light to moderate rain will begin to fall. Sustained wind speeds are likely to start increasing with some higher gusts possible. High wind warnings are also possible.
  • By mid-day Saturday, rain will begin to increase.
  • As heavier bands of rain move through Saturday into Sunday, thunderstorms are likely and there is a slight possibility of isolated tornadoes. Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings are possible.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus.
 
It is important to remember that even a slight change in Hurricane Florence’s track could affect the forecast for Charlotte.  
 
University officials are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide daily updates. You should also monitor local weather forecasts, such as those provided by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
 
 Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding Safety
  • Avoid going outside. If you must be outside, avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, stream beds and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be definitively determined.
  • Avoid driving through standing water. Most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water. Turn around, don’t drown.
 
Emergency Kits
Have an emergency kit prepared in case you cannot leave your home because of flooding or if you lose power. A checklist is available on the NinerReady website or on ReadyNC.org.
 
Tornado Preparation
The chance of an isolated tornado as a result of Hurricane Florence is low, but it is possible. To make sure you are prepared, please review the steps you should take if a seek-shelter order is issued. Information can be found on the NinerReady website and ReadyNC.gov.
 
Remember: In the event of a tornado warning that includes campus, you will receive aNinerAlert.
 
Updating Cell Phone Numbers in Banner
An updated cell phone number in Banner helps ensure employees and students receive NinerAlert text messages. Please review this FAQ on how to update your information if needed.
 
Safety and Security/Campus Staffing
Essential personnel will remain on campus to support safety, operations and communications during the storm. In the event of an emergency, call 911 from a campus phone or 704-687-2200 from a cell phone. You can also reach campus police through the LiveSafe app.  
 
FAQ Page
frequently asked questions (FAQ) page has been created to address some of the most common inquiries the University has received related to Hurricane Florence.
 
Available On-Campus Services
Details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Monday Operations
Every attempt will be made to announce a decision on Monday operations by 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

September 13: hurricane florence update 4
Here is the latest information from UNC Charlotte.
 
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report, Hurricane Florence’s track has remained relatively stable over the past few forecast runs. However, it has grown in size, now spanning approximately 500 miles. Here is what is currently expected in Charlotte:
 
  • Wind speeds are likely to pick up slightly today.
  • Light to moderate rainfall may start in the early morning hours of Friday. Sustained wind speeds are likely to start increasing with some higher gusts.
  • By mid-day Saturday, rain will begin to pick up. There are likely to be sustained winds around 25 mph with higher wind gusts.  As heavier bands of rain move through, thunderstorms are likely and there is a slight possibility of isolated tornadoes.
  • Six to eight inches of rainfall are expected during the duration of the storm, which could lead to the flooding of streams and rivers and possible flash flooding.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus.
 
It is important to remember that even a slight change in Hurricane Florence’s track could affect the forecast for Charlotte.  
 
University officials are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide daily updates. You should also monitor local weather forecasts, such as those provided by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
 
Tornado Preparation
The chance of an isolated tornado as a result of Hurricane Florence is low, but it is possible. To make sure you are prepared, please review the steps you should take if a seek-shelter order is issued. Information can be found on the NinerReady website and ReadyNC.gov.
 
Remember: In the event of a tornado warning that includes campus, you will receive aNinerAlert.
 
Updating Cell Phone Numbers in Banner
An updated cell phone number in Banner helps ensure employees and students receive NinerAlert text messages. Please review this FAQ on how to update your information if needed.
 
New FAQ Page
frequently asked questions (FAQ) page has been created to address some of the most common inquiries the University has received related to Hurricane Florence.
 
Available On-Campus Services
The latest details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Monday Operations
Every attempt will be made to announce a decision on Monday operations by 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

September 12: Hurricane Florence Update, C2 Extended to 5 p.m. Sunday
Please see below for the latest updates and reminders regarding the weather forecast and related effects on campus operations.
 
Condition 2 Extension
Update: The University will be in Condition  2 (suspended operations) through 5 p.m. Sunday, with all weekend classes canceled.  Non-mandatory employees must avoid campus. Missed time must be accounted for. Mandatory employees should report as directed by their supervisors.
 
Forecast
University officials continue to monitor the hurricane closely. From the National Hurricane Center:
  • Florence remains a major hurricane and is expected to remain an extremely dangerous hurricane as it approaches the coast of the southeastern United States through Friday.
  • There are many indications that Florence (or its remnants) will stall over a portion of the Southeastern United States.
  • For Charlotte, the primary threats will be heavy rain, with the chance for flooding in certain areas. There are chances for tropical storm-force winds that could damage trees and power lines.
Monitor the latest on the National Hurricane Center’s website.
 
Please take a few moments to review adverse weather safety tips on the NinerReady website, including a checklist for building an emergency kit.
 
Safety and Security
Police and Public Safety and other emergency offices are always open, even when the University is closed. For emergencies, call 911 from a campus phone or 704-687-2200 from a cell phone. You may also contact them via the LiveSafe App.
 
Football and Other Athletics
The Charlotte 49ers football game scheduled for Saturday has been moved to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. More information is available on the Charlotte 49ers website and additional information on parking will be sent in a separate email.
 
Other games have been rescheduled or postponed.
 
UNC Charlotte Center City
The operational change to Condition 2 (suspended operations) also applies to UNC Charlotte Center City. Non-mandatory staff should not report.  All classes through the weekend are canceled.
 
Non-Mandatory Employees in Condition 2
If you are NOT a mandatory employee, as designated by your supervisor, you MUST NOT report to campus between 8 a.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Please note: Non-mandatory employees must account for missed time. More information is available online.
 
Family Weekend
Family Weekend has been rescheduled to Nov. 16-17. For more information, please visitnsfs.uncc.edu.
 
Available Services and Activities
The latest information on dining and other on-campus services is available online and will be updated throughout the week.
 
Operations Next Week
  • A decision for Monday operations and classes will be made by 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

September 11:  Information about Dining and Other Campus Services
Information on dining and other on-campus services is now available online. This website will be updated throughout the week, so check back often.
 
Please remember to exercise good judgment and monitor local weather forecasts when determining travel plans for the rest of the week.
 
Should there be a change in weather conditions that requires your immediate attention, you will receive a NinerAlert.
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

September 11: Hurricane Florence Update 2
 
The University continues to monitor Hurricane Florence. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. report, the storm’s forecasted track has moved slightly to the north and east, which would reduce impacts to Charlotte. Expected effects from the storm continue to be moderate to heavy rain and some gusty winds.
 
There is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding this storm. Small shifts in the forecasted track could change impacts to Charlotte dramatically. University officials expect to have a clearer picture of the storm’s path by this afternoon and will provide additional information about University operations at that time.
 
You should continue to monitor the local weather forecast closely and make preparations for an emergency kit of food and other supplies should one be needed. More information is available under Resources below.
 
Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.

 

 

 

 

Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
By 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.

September 10: Hurricane Florence 

UNC Charlotte is monitoring Hurricane Florence closely. At this time, our area is not expecting significant effects from the storm beyond moderate to heavy rain and some gusty winds. However, it is important to note that even a slight change in the storm’s path could lead to greater effects in Charlotte.

Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency for all of North Carolina to mobilize resources in advance of any effects the storm may have on the state, especially coastal communities. This does not mean danger from the hurricane is imminent in our area.

The University is operating on a normal schedule; however, officials will continue to follow the hurricane’s forecast and will keep you updated. You should also continue to monitor local weather forecasts.

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

Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor local forecasts
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips

Next Update
Unless there are significant changes in weather conditions or available information, the next update will be provided by 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.


July 23: Off-Campus Robbery
At approximately 10:30 a.m., the State Employees’ Credit Union located at 8605 University City Blvd. was robbed by a male suspect who passed a note to a teller demanding money. He did not indicate he had a weapon. He fled the credit union in an unknown direction of travel on foot, leaving behind his car.
 
CMPD believe they have identified the suspect, who is described as a white male, in his thirties, with a goatee and wearing blue-plaid shirt and shorts.
 
The suspect is also likely covered in red dye residue from a packet contained in the stolen money.
 
PPS is closely monitoring the situation, and there is no reason to believe there is a threat to campus.
 
If you have any information on this suspect, please call 704-687-2200 if on campus. If off campus, call 911.
 

Questions

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